Triumph Motorcycles to cut 400 staff due to Covid-19

Movement control orders and government imposed lockdowns have hit the world economy hard and Triumph Motorcycles UK is no exception, having to take the step of laying off “around 400” staff from its worldwide operations. Of that number, about 240 are expected to be from its Hinckley headquarters and factory,

Confederate Motorcycles rises again with 2020 lineup

Readers might recall the rebranding of boutique US motorcycle maker Confederate Motorcycles being rebranded as Curtiss Motorcycles, relocating to California and exclusively building electric bikes. The Confederate Motorcycles name and intellectual property has been purchased by venture capital fund Ernest Lee Capital. Motorcycles are now being produced in Birmingham, Alabama,

2020 Pursang E-Track e-bike from Spain, RM65,790

Hailing from Spain and now open for pre-orders is the 2020 Pursang E-Track electric motorcycle (e-bike), priced at 13,700 euros (RM65,790). Reborn from Spanish motocross bike brand Pursang which ceased production in 1984, the E-Track is the brain child of Jim Palau-Ribes, who previously worked with Mazda, PSA Peugeot Citroën,

CC Racing Garage wins Ducati Custom Rumble

Meant for custom bike builders to show off their prowess with the retro styled Ducati Scrambler 1100, the Custom Rumble contest is now in its third edition. This year’s winner, the Scrambler 1100 FT by Marco Graziani of CC Racing Garage, was decided by online voting with the prize giving

CC Racing Garage wins Ducati Custom Rumble

Meant for custom bike builders to show off their prowess with the retro styled Ducati Scrambler 1100, the Custom Rumble contest is now in its third edition. This year’s winner, the Scrambler 1100 FT by Marco Graziani of CC Racing Garage, was decided by online voting with the prize giving

2020 BMW S1000RR superbike in Malaysia, RM116,500

Following the launch of the BMW Motorrad S1000RR M Sport Package last year, priced at RM138,500, BMW Motorrad Malaysia has now released the 2020 BMW Motorrad S1000RR, retailing at RM116,500. Pricing for the S1000RR does not include insurance but comes with a three-year warranty and three-year Roadside Assistance Programme. Carrying

2020 SYM VF3i 185 LE launched in Malaysia – RM9,338, now with 19.7 hp and 17.4 Nm torque, ABS

Aside from the official Malaysian launch of the 2020 SYM Maxsym 500 scooter, distributors MForce Bike Holdings also released the 2020 SYM VF3i 85 LE supercub, priced at RM9,338, RM1,000 more expensive than the previous model. The VF3i 185 LE is now available at all authorised SYM Malaysia dealers and

Kawasaki Malaysia back online from this week

With the conditional movement control order (CMCO) taking effect from the previous week, Kawasaki Malaysia is back online and providing services to customers from this week. Kawasaki owners requiring service for their motorcycles should call 03-5566 5660 for a service appointment at the Shah Alam headquarters. Meanwhile, orders for spare

Honda Gold Wing gets Android Auto connectivity

Honda announced that Android Auto™ will be integrated with the current-model Gold Wing. Setting the standard for long distance motorcycle touring since 1975, the current model Honda Gold Wing – priced at RM208,800 in Malaysia – now gets Android Auto connectivity for the rider’s smartphone. This allows the rider to

Sepang Circuit reopens with conditions for CMCO

With the implementation of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), Sepang International Circuit (SIC) has reopened from May 12 with conditions and restrictions on use. This is in line with government directives on social distancing and to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Usage of the track is restricted to