Ducati 1199 in town

 

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It was quite a glorious day for Ducati Malaysia yesterday as they officially launch their new and biggest showroom in Asian Pacific Region. The launch was done simultaneously with the unveiling of their new line of motorcycle, the award winning and much desired Ducati 1199 Panigale.

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The launch was done by the Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry YB Dato’ Mukhriz bin Tun Dr. Mahathir. Also present during the ceremony was Datuk Wira SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, Joint Group Executive Chairman of NAZA Group, Dato’ SM Zulkifli SM Amin, Group Chief Operating Officer of NAZA Group, His Excellency Folco De Luca Gabrielli, Italian Ambassador to Malaysia, Mr. Mirko Bordiga, Chief Executive Officer of Ducati Asia Pacific. More than 250 guests joined the event which included representatives from 10 Ducati distributors from throughout Asia Pacific countries.

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The new Ducati showroom is truly a one stop center place for ducati owners and anyone who has the passion for the Italian bike. The 15,000 square feet showroom comes with a complete facilities with coffee lounge, Ducati club lounge for private meetings of Ducati Owners Club members, they even have a fitness center apart from all the necessity that we can expect from a showroom and service center

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But the real excitement from yesterday’s event was the appearance of the Ducati 1199 Panigale which truly a masterpiece that comes with quite a absurdly terrifying price tag. We are pretty sure that it won’t really be a problem for a true Ducati enthusiast. Us in Malaysian Riders will be working hard towards bringing you more insight looks of the 1199 Panigale. Stay tune with us for more updates and exclusive stories.

Source: Ducati Malaysia

 

 

Isu Tempatan: Mat Rempit

Mat Rempit, gelaran yang sinonim dengan penunggang-penunggang motosikal di Malaysia. Apa sebenarnya gejala merempit ini? Hasil dari pemerhatian kami, orang ramai melabelkan mat rempit ini sebagai penunggang-penunggang motosikal yang menunggang secara merbahaya dan turut mengganggu pengguna jalan raya yang lain. Terdapat juga sesetengah pihak yang terus melabel pengguna motosikal kecil sebagai mat rempit. Jadi adakah benar pendapat orang ramai ini terhadap golongan ini? Mari kita perbincangkan.

Gejala merempit ini sudah terlalu lama menular dalam masyarakat tempatan khususnya dalam kalangan masyarakat Melayu itu sendiri. Jadi apakah yang berlaku sebenarnya? Apa yang menyebabkan perkara ini berlaku? Pertama sekali, yang menjadi punca utama adalah tiada didikan dan pemantauan yang tegas oleh institusi kekeluargaan seseorang “Mat Rempit” itu sendiri. Ini menyebabkan seseroang itu mudah terjebak dengan kegiatan sebegini kerana terlalu bebas sehingga terpengaruh dengan ajakan rakan-rakan.

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Seterusnya, kurangnya kemudahan yang mempunyai kadar bayaran yang mampu dibayar oleh remaja-remaja ini. Sekali lagi ditegaskan, kekurangan kawasan seperti litar, kawasan lapang khas untuk mencuba jentera dan sebagainya sememangnya menjadi masalah paling utama dalam isu ini. Setakat ini, hanya terdapat lim sahaja lokasi yang boleh digunakan, pertama sekali Litar Antarabangsa Sepang yang bukan sahaja mempunyai kadar sewaan yang mahal tetapi kadar kekerapan aktiviti yang diadakan juga adalah terhad. Kemudian terdapat pula litar go-kart seperti litar USJ dan litar Melaka yang sememangnya menjadi tumpuan namun tidak cukup untuk menampung keperluan jumlah peminat sukan ini yang ramai.

Negara seperti di Eropah mempunyai lebih 30 buah litar dalam negara meraka dan ini memberikan kemudahan kepada peminat sukan permotoran disana untuk menguji jentera mereka dan juga kemahiran mereka. Dari situ juga, mereka mudah untuk menghasilkan pelumba-pelumba berbakat sejak dari umur bawah 12 tahun. Jadi sekiranya negara Malaysia ini khususnya pihak yang bertanggungjawab dalam menguruskan perihal negara dan sukan tanah air ini mempunya impian dan cita-cita untuk mempunyai pelumba bertaraf antarabangsa yang lebih ramai. Mereka perlu menegaskan perkara ini secepat mungkin.

Jadi, apakah yang ingin dibangkitkan oleh kami adalah. Sememangnya kami bersetuju bahawa gelaja merempit ini merupakan sesuatu yang negatif. Namun, tidak pula kami menyokong sepenuhnya untuk menyalahkan mereka dalam hal ini. Malah, isu ini merupakan isu seluruh rakyat Malaysia dan ia boleh diperbaiki dan dikurangkan agar isi kritikal ini boleh diselamatkan sebelum ia merosakkan negara sendiri.

Jadi apa langkah yang perlu dilakukan adalah, ibu bapa perlu tegas dalam mendidik dan menyokong minat mereka dan berusaha untuk membantu mereka dalam mencapai impian mereka. Seterusnya, pihak bertanggungjawab dalam perihal urusan negara perlulah agresif dalam membangunkan lebih banyak kawasan yang sesuai dan juga litar untuk kegunaan rakyat yang datang dari latar belakang sederhana. Akhir sekali, masyarakat perlu menyokong dan turut menyumbang idea dan mungkin menyumbang tenaga agar tidak menjadi golongan yang hanya pandai mengkritik namun tiada apa yang positif diberikan oleh mereka.

Kami berharap, usaha kami dan semua pihak dapat diketengahkan lagi supaya isu mat rempit ini dapat dikurangkan dan seterusnya dikawal agar tidak menjadi perosak bangsa dan negara.

A new Ducati Showroom?

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For the past few days, Next Bike Sdn Bhd the official distributor of Ducati in Malaysia has been actively promoting their new and upcoming showroom. It will be the largest Ducati Showroom in Asian Pacific Region.

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A great step by Next Bike for it’s Ducati marketing and surely this will help boost their name in the local motorcycle industry. The launch is set to be on the 19th of April and the new model from Ducati, the 1199 Panigale is also set to be available to view.

We will try our best to bring more news and updates for you.

 

Akan Datang | Coming Soon

Malaysian Riders baru sahaja selesai menjalankan proses penggambaran filem/video untuk ulasan bagi motosikal Yamaha XJ6 Diversion. Pihak Malaysian Riders berharap akan membawa video tersebut untuk tontonan umum secepat mungkin untuk dikongsikan kepada semua peminat motosikal tanah air.

Jadi dengan itu, sila saksikan sedikit klip yang sempat dirakam semasa sesi penggambaran dan teruskan bersama kami di Malaysian Riders.

Advance Riding School in Sepang

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 Owning a motorcycle and riding it sure is something that most people would love and enjoy. But being able to own one doesn’t really necessarily means that he or she can truly ride it and enjoy it to the fullest. Riding a small capacity bike like a moped probably doesn’t really need a set of skill that is needed like riding on something like a sportsbike with a 400cc to 1400cc capacity. Thus, making some of the lucky owners of these awesome bikes left frustrated and overwhelmed with the power.

 Certainly, this has been an issue since the early days of big capacity motorcycles made available for the general public to own one and ride it. But with the technological advancements in motoring and handling, bigger capacity bike has been evolving to be more and more powerful. Although the modern technical advancement like the ABS and Traction Control have been a great help for the riders and owners to enjoy the bike in a much more sensible ways and probably much more safer. But that is still not enough to be relied on for a total safe riding experience.

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 In Malaysia there has been a lot of cases where big bikes owners crashes their bikes due to failing of entering the corners and controlling the bikes at high speed. Some has been less fortunate where permanent damages being inflict into the riders and some even loss their life for it. This is truly sad and unnecessary as some of the incidents may be avoided with a good techniques in handling such bike. With that, a group of riders and professional racers decided to make a different by organizing a “Riding School at Track”

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 The program will be held at the Sepang International Circuit on the 2nd and 3rd of May 2012. Starting from 3pm until 6pm, the “Riding School at Track” participants will be instructed by professional racers like Zamri Baba who was one of the wildcard riders in Malaysian Grand Prix Moto 2 last year and many more. The “Riding School at Track” is definitely a worthy experience to learn and understand the proper way to handle and control a motorcycle so that the riders can enjoy it’s full potential. The event will be open to any kind of bikes and participants must obey the SIC Rules and Regulation such as wearing a full protective gears (Racing Suit, Full face helmet, etc).

  So to those who are able to join this event we truly recommend that you do and gain some extra knowledge on handling your motorcycles regardless if you are an advance riders or a new riders. For more info and registration please contact Shahrul [017] 2424103 or Sharidan [012] 3715504 Stay tune with us Malaysian Riders for more news and updates.

Below video shows how lack of skill in controlling a motorcycle can affect the rider.

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Dani Pedrosa Arrested?

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 Going through pages and pages of news regarding motorcycle around the globe and scribbling through the motorsports section to mark down any interesting topics, it has been a pretty boring day on the writing desk of Malaysian Riders for today’s update. But one particular thing caught our attention, Dani Pedrosa of the Repsol Honda Team from MotoGP has been arrested?

 In a glance, We’d say that this is something else, what could this little Spaniard rider be charged with? and to a surprised conclusion to our reading, It was reported that Dani Pedrosa has been found cheating for his Yachmaster exam. Now that is a news, and a fairly serious news especially coming from a world championship rider for an established team.

 It was reported that he was involved in a group of organization that run a cheating technique for which those who took the exam will have an earpiece, so that they can be assisted during the exam. It may sounds a little bit childish but this is not the case for the Spanish law enforcer. Ultimately, Dani’s lawyer stated that his client apologized for this unethical behavior and regrets it. Dani who is now in Qatar for the opening race of the MotoGP 2012 season.

Ladies of Harley

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It was the evening of 31st March at the Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur , Harley Owner Group (HOG) of Malaysia launched their new line of group which is the “Ladies of Harley” in conjunction with the group’s annual general meeting of 2012.

It was launched by Datin Noor Azah Abd Aziz the wife to Dato’ SM Zulkifli SM Amin Group Chief Operating Officer of NAZA Group of Companies. The launch was set to honour the involvement of women in Malaysia with Harley-Davidson activities.

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The launch of the new group set to demolish all gaps between Harley users especially for the ladies so that together, everyone will have the equality to enjoy the great riding experience of what Harley-Davidson’s offer it’s owners and riders. It certainly viewed by Malaysian Riders as a positive step for our local motorbike scene as this will mark an all new era of perspective to the general public towards motorcycle user.

The night was a glamorous event and accompanied by strong performances from local musicians and artist. Among whom are the rock legend of Malaysia, Awie and also present was the great “Man Kidal” to show off his supreme guitar techniques and melting almost all the attendees of the night.

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Overall, it was a successful night and sure was a very productive action by our local motorcycle scene and we hope more similar and better initiative will be done more in the future not just in Malaysia but all over the globe.

 

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article credited to NOH

Malaysia Motorcycle Tour

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Malaysia are now set to become one of the world’s top motorcycle tourism spot. With the recent launch of the tour packages, riders from all over the world can now enjoy a fully guided or self exploration tour around Malaysian Peninsular.

The price for the package seems reasonable and affordable to most common people especially for the Europeans or North Americans tourist out there.

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It’s a great effort for the country to focus on it’s motorcycle tourism industry aside from the motorsports scene like the Formula one or the MotoGP. Malaysia famous for it’s tropical climate and unique geography for being located on the equator is sure to give the riders a pleasurable and memorable riding experience.

So what are you waiting for? visit the Ride Malaysia site and check out the packages and the pricing of the tours and enjoy your visit in a unique way to Malaysia.