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THE DOCTOR MAKES HISTORY AT THE DUTCH GP 115th win, 20 years since his first ever win

Text and pictures from MotoGP Press Release

MotoGP rookie sensation and Moto2 champion, Johann Zarco had everyone at the edge of their seats yesterday when he claimed his maiden Pole Position for the Dutch GP, after a thrilling see-saw battle with defending MotoGP champion Marc Marquez.

But Valentino Rossi had other plans, although he had qualified only in fourth. But again, Rossi has always been known as the “Sunday rider.”

Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) penned another stunning chapter in what is now the longest winning career in the history of Grand Prix motorcycle racing at the ‘Cathedral’ of speed, as the number 46 took his 115th win in the Motul TT Assen, more than 20 years after his first. [...]

MAVERICK VINALES GOES FASTEST ON FRIDAY PRACTICE Championship leader tops the timesheets at the ‘Cathedral’ Text and pictures from MotoGP Press Release

Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) struck back after a tough Catalan GP to top Day 1 at the ‘Cathedral’ – the TT Circuit Assen – by over three tenths after a leap forward in FP2. The weather threatened in the afternoon after a fully dry FP1, but track conditions remained good enough for the field to improve in the afternoon.

The rider from Roses was followed by Jonas Folger (Monster Yamaha tech 3) on the combined timesheets as the German rookie impressed once again, with reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) shooting back up the order in FP2 to complete the top three overall on Friday.

The day began with drama in FP1 as Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) suffered a problem that subsequently brought out the Red Flag, with teammate Jorge Lorenzo [...]

DUCATI MULTISTRADA 1200 ENDURO PRO TAKES AIM AT ADVENTURE-TOURING More offroad-focused than the Multistrada 1200 Enduro

Text by Wahid Ooi Abdullah, Pictures courtesy of Ducati

Ever since its debut in 2003, Ducati hailed the Multistrada as their entry into the go anywhere motorcycle segment. In fact, the model’s intended purpose lies within its name itself: Multistrada meaning multi-roads.

However, it was in 2010 when the Multistrada became a technology-laden sport-tourer, which allows the rider to also ride offroad when it featured an ENDURO ride mode, among others. The ride modes tied in with the Skyhook semi-active electronic suspension.

The Multistrada has since gone through a number of changes and iterations, including the Multistrada [...]

KTM Malaysia – CA Cycle Advance Ride to Genting Highlands
Test ride session for riders of other brands

Text and pictures by Wahid Ooi Abdullah

Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, I went through that period of time when large capacity motorcycles were a rarity in Malaysia. Most manufacturers only spared small capacity test bikes, while importers had no bikes for review at all. I was working in another magazine in the late 90’s and we had to beg like mad to get one for review. Fat chance for the buying public to test ride one before making a purchase!

Times have certainly changed. With more and more people having the means to own one, manufacturers and importers find it increasingly meaningful to organize test ride events and roadshows.

19th Edition of Hong Leong Yamaha’s Balik Kampung Road Safety Campaign Hundreds showed up for motorcycle safety inspection, regardless of brand

Text and pictures by Wahid Ooi Abdullah

19th June 2017, Dataran Bentong, Pahang – Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn. Bhd. (HLYM) has been carrying out road safety campaigns annually during Ramadhan, in order to inculcate safety riding and motorcycle maintenance. These campaigns are carried out at selected locations throughout the country, and supported by various governmental and corporate bodies such as JKJR, Royal Malaysian Police, Road Transport Department, Malaysian Motorcycle and Scooter Dealers Association (MMSDA), P&O Insurance, AEON Credit, FKR Tyres and so forth.

As per norm, the event was launched by [...]

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