Swappable Batteries Consortium by Honda, Yamaha, KTM and Piaggio for common EV battery standard – paultan.org

A Swappable Batteries Consortium for Motorcycles and Light Electric Vehicles will be established with the aim of standardising swappable batteries for electric powered vehicles. This comes from a Letter of Intent signed by Honda, Yamaha, KTM and Piaggio as founding members of the consortium. The consortium aims to establish a standard technical specification for swappable batteries, typically used in urban […]

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2021 CFMoto 700CL-X Heritage in Malaysia year end? – paultan.org

Launched in Malaysia as a brand back in 2019 with the CFMoto 250NK, followed by the CFMoto 250SR, a hint has been dropped by importers KTNS Holdings that the 2021 CFMoto 700CL-X Heritage will be coming to the local market by year’s end. Strongly resembling the Ducati Diavel, the 700CL-X Heritage is styled as a “power cruiser” with drag bike […]

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2021 Yamaha Tenere 700 available with lowering kit – paultan.org

It is not likely Malaysian riders will get to see the 2021 Yamaha Tenere 700 locally outside of grey imports, though this dual-purpose middleweight is available in both Thailand and the Philippines in the ASEAN market. What is interesting is the Tenere 700 is offered in the Philippines with a factory lowering kit. Comprising of two components, the Tenere 700 […]

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2021 MotoGP: Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP show their colours – 60 years of Yamaha in Grand Prix – paultan.org

With this marking 60 years since Yamaha first started their Grand Prix campaign, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP unveiled its racing colours for the 2021 MotoGP. With Fabio Quartararo moving up from satellite team Petrnas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team and paring with Maverick Finales, Yamaha Racing has high hopes for this year’s racing season. On display in a virtual presentation were […]

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2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure-tourer update – paultan.org

Coming out of India is the upgraded 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure-tourer. Aside from new colour schemes, updates have been applied to the seat, rear cargo carrier as well as the addition a new windshield. For 2021, Himalayan now comes with a navigation display in the instrument panel. This takes the form of a small, round LCD readout. Nestled next […]

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2021 BMW Motorrad F850GS "40 Years GS Edition" now in Malaysia – yellow on black graphics, RM85,500 – paultan.org

Launched mid last year, the 2021 BMW Motorrad F850GS “40 Years GS Edition” is now in Malaysia and priced at RM85,500, on-the-road, without insurance. The 40 Years GS Edition comes with striking yellow on black graphics commemorating BMW Motorrad’s GS-series adventure motorcycles and is at at RM6,000 premium over the 2019 BMW Motorrad F850GS which retails at RM79,500. Differentiating the […]

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What If Supercar Manufacturers Built Bikes Instead Of Cars?

It’s not such a bad idea. This fun feature is chock full of super stuff, and honestly, it leaves us asking a question that maybe should’ve been asked a long time ago. How come we don’t see any superbikes from supercar companies? The obvious answer is right in the name – supercar. Still, BMW can build some sweet bikes while […]

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There's An New Suzuki Hayabusa And It's Less Powerful (But Better)

The new third-generation Hayabusa is here, although you’d be hard-pressed to tell from these images. Suzuki’s approach to styling can be diplomatically described as ‘evolutionary’ – the latest version of the high-speed legend looks scarcely different from the original GSX1300R that launched over 20 years ago. There are over 550 new parts, though, and a lot of them can be […]

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VIDEO: 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa teaser, launch Feb 5 – paultan.org

Scheduled for its worldwide launch on February 5 is the 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa. As Suzuki’s top-of-the-range hyperbike, the Hayabusa has been in production since 1999, with a top speed rated at 312 km/h and the current iteration speed limited to 299 km/h. The release of the 2021 Hayabusa marks the third generation of Suzuki’s speed machines, the first generation Hayabusa, […]

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