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BMW R1200GS and S1000XR

BMW Motorrad on Tour roadshow picked this famous place among locals and bikers to show off the R 1200 GS, S1000XR, S1000R and R Nine T. Their tour started on 13 until 14 August 2016 from 8.30am to 5.00pm.

Lemang To’ Ki Bentong was flooded with Motorrad owners and enthusiasts to enjoy the food and test rides. I have some details and specs for R1200 GS and S1000XR on brochures. Prices were updated as at 1st April 2016 as shown in the last picture.

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SYM Service Campaign 2016

We all have been waiting for this yearly campaign. Their last campaign I remembered was in 2014.

Service campaigns will be in KL/Selangor from 19 until 22 August 2016 at four different locations. Look for banner at the latter part of this article.

You will get all these:

Free CVT service (save about RM25-RM35)

Get 25% Discount on SYM spare parts (original belting RM75, brake pad, battery etc)

Get Free Gift (key chain, water bottle, t-shirts etc)

Pictures from SYM Service Campaign in 2012 at Rawang, Selangor



Here are the four locations of SYM Service Campaign


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No 384,386,388, Jalan Pahang, Setapak

53000 Kuala Lumpur

Date       :19 Ogos 2016

Time      :  9am – 5pm

Tel         :  03-40236192

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Location : P & U CYCLE (M) SDN BHD

Lot 19753, Jalan Kuala Selangor

Bandar Baru Sg Buloh, Sungai Buloh

47000 Selangor

Date       :20 Ogos 2016

Time      : 9am – 5pm

Tel         :  03-61576873

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No 2, Jalan Gigih 25/41,

Taman Sri Muda,

40400 Shah Alam, Selangor

Date       :21 Ogos 2016

Time      : 9am – 5pm

Tel         :  03-51228829

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No 5, Jalan 23, Taman Bukit Kuchai,

47100 Puchong, Selangor Darul Ehsan

Date       :22 Ogos 2016

Time      : 9am – 5pm

Tel         : 03-80707794 / 019-3652841



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Triumph Try Days on 6 & 7 August 2016

For this weekend, Triumph Malaysia is having a Try-Days weekend event at its flagship store in Section 13, Petaling Jaya.

A whole series of Triumph motorcycles are available for public test rides. These include the Daytona R and Street Triple R road bikes, as well as the retro-style “Modern Classics” series of the recently launched Triumph Street Twin, Bonneville T120 and Thruxton R.

On the dual-purpose side, there are four models on test – the Tiger 800 XCx, Tiger 800 XRx LRH, Tiger Sport 1050 and Tiger Explorer XC. Also available for test rides is the Triumph Trophy SE tourer, and two models from Triumph’s cruiser range, the America and Thunderbird Storm.

Some pictures from Triumph Try Days (some pictures taken from Official Triumph Facebook page)

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This is my comeback in updating this blog since 2014. I have ignored and hesitated to update it since I was busy with works and family life. I will make an effort to update when I have the time.

Where do I start? I guess writing about my scooter is the first attempt in polishing my writing skill.

I bought this scooter with a price tag of RM9,600.00 (with insurance and road tax) in September 2010. Now the price is around RM11,600.00 (with insurance and road tax) in 2016. An increase of a couple of thousands in six years. Demand and popularity has been pushing its price above ten thousand now. Practicality, fuel saver and large (45 liter) luggage space is making it even more attractive.Most people like to use luggage space for storing raincoats, spare shoes and even a small laptop. I even added a Coocase top box for another 48 liter of space. SYM VTS Cover Evo (2)

I have been using this scooter for six years with mileage clocking almost 72,000 km. So far no major problem with its engine and body parts. The windshield just nicely sits in front of you deflecting wind and rain. Top speed is about 130 km per hour on highway and it is just enough for a comfortable ride even for hours. The fuel tank can fill up 14.7 litre of petrol. You will get around 300 km for a full tank in a mix of city and highway use. Here are some pictures of my scooter.

I usually put my scooter under shade to avoid discoloration of plastic parts and windshield. If possible, you can use  Johnson baby oil or Son of a Gun Protector (STP) to maintain plastic part from fading and discolored.

Here are some features, specification and product brochures for SYM VTS 200 which are produced by Mforce Bike Holding Sdn Bhd (SYM Malaysia Distributor).



ENGINE TYPE 4-Stroke, 4 Valves, Electroplated Ceramic Single-Cylinder OVERALL LENGTH 2165 mm
MAXIMUM HORSEPOWER 14.5ps / 8,000rpm WHEEL BASE 1475 mm
MAXIMUM TORQUE 1.4kgf.m / 6,500rpm DRY WEIGHT 165kg
STARTING SYSTEM Kick and Electric Starter REAR SUSPENSIONS Swing Arm
FUEL SYSTEM Carburetor FRONT BRAKES Disc 240mm
BATTERY 12V (MF-Maintenance Free) TIRES
  FRONT TIRES 110 / 90-13 56p
  REAR TIRES 130 / 70-12 64p

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The Journey Back…

This is the route taken back to Kuala Lumpur.

We started our journey early at 9 am. I joined the convoy back to Kuala Lumpur with five of my friends from Freerider. They are Azlan, Nazeri, Kuchai Pomen, Zack and Ku Ah Lee.


We are good to go.

Steady bro Azlan and Nazeri. Pacakkk!!! Me, calculating some loose change back there.

Keropok Lekor with cheese. Marvellous. Stop here if you pass thru Seberang Takir.

Lunch at 3.20 pm………..warggghhh semua sudah lapar.

We continued towards Tasik Kenyir. Tasik Kenyir or Kenyir Lake is an artificial lake located in the state of Terengganu in northeast Malaysia created in 1985 by the damming of the Kenyir River to create the Sultan Mahmud Power Station. It is the largest man-made lake in South East Asia.

We endured heavy rain for 45 minutes or so before we left Tasik Kenyir. From there, we took smaller route Felda Aring towards Gua Musang. It is a small roads where you will encounter big lorries transporting palm oil kernel to the processing factory.

This stretch has uneven roads with potholes, sometimes in the middle of the road. And also a bumpy and dusty roads with gravels flying towards you. Shock absorber of BMW is superb. Steady handling where there is no wobbling or swaying of the bike. ABS kicked in several time helping me in braking.

Quite surprising because my friends keep asking about the rough ride they had. I just replied, BMW is a German engineering- potholes is no problem. Ya… Ya… Ya…we know that 🙂

We caught up with one big group of bikers heading to KL at Petronas Felda Kechau. Time to stretch my back and have some drink.

Finally, arrived at Gombak toll at 1.30 am. No untoward incident happen. Time to say goodbye because we are going to different destination.

Many thanks to Azlan, Kuchai Pomen, Nazeri, Zack and Ku Ah Lee. You are all good riding partner. I enjoyed the ride.

Thanks BMW Motorrad Malaysia. You made my day, at least for three days.