Friday, January 25, 2008

Victoria Arms Big Bikers Club : Kuching

Victoria Arms Big Bikers Club is well known Big Bikers Club in Borneo and Malaysia,based in Kuching,the members of VABB is bikers with motorcycle ranging from 400 cc and above and including all type of bikes as cruiser,sports,touring,chopper and many more.

This picture were taken lately (January 2008) from one of the club function ..(pic from pieezx : Vabb member) this pictures taken from kakimotodotcom forum







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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Evil empire Chopper : Jaguh Custom Chopper

This chopper belong to my friend Fayzal a.k.a Chopper rasta,he named his Chopper as Evil Empire Chopper,i donno why,maybe just name it ..sound like brutal Machine.Anyway,this chopper is home made choppere,and the original body and the engine is From Modenas jaguh 175 cc (a.k.a Kawasaki Boss 175 )

All part of this jaguh Motorcycle has been customised,chopped and modified into something different from the original Jaguh itself.It took more than a year to make this jaguh become a chopper like this,and to this date,couple of modification also have been made to modified this machine into a customised machine.












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Sunday, January 6, 2008

Supermotard

Supermoto (also called Supermotard due to its strong foothold in France) is a cross-over or evolution of motocross and road racing. Races are commonly held on road racing or medium sized go-kart tracks with an off-road section in the infield. Most supermoto race tracks are typically configured with approximately 70% tarmac and 30% dirt with small jumps but a dirt section is not required. The motorcycles used are frequently custom-created combinations of off-road motorcycles and road-racing rims/tires. Riders also wear a combination of road race and offroad equipment, normally leathers and a motocross helmet and boots. Unlike normal motorcycle racing, the emphasis lies on slower (<100 mph / <161 km/h), short and twisty tracks, where rider skill matters far more than outright machine performance.

History

Supermoto has its origins in the 1970s where ABC’s Wide World of Sports was the highest-rated sports show in the United States. In 1979, ABC commissioned a made-for-TV event to be included in the series, named Superbikers, whose intention was to find the ultimate all-around motorcycle racer. Superbikers was then manifested as a yearly event run at southern California's Carlsbad Raceway. The show's tarmac-and-dirt courses were intended to draw on talent from the worlds of off-road, flat-track and road-racing. World and National Championship-winning motorcycling greats such as Kenny Roberts and Jeff Ward, whose respective sports at the time were road-racing and motocross, participated in the races. The Superbikers quickly became a huge Nielsen rating contender, running until 1985, at which point ABC was forced to cancel the show due to new management and cuts; its cancellation also initiated a long sabbatical of the sport in the USA. The European racers who participated in the sport at Carlsbad, however, brought it back to Europe with them, where it quickly gained popularity in countries such as France.
2003 signalled the resurrection of the sport in the United States with the birth of the AMA Supermoto championship and with the ESPN X-Games Supermoto championship
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Machines

Prior to the 1990s, supermoto bikes, including the precursor motorcycles used in Superbikers, were converted open-class two-stroke motocross or enduro bikes desired for their lightweight and jumping abilities. The motorcycles currently used for Supermoto racing are predominantly single-cylinder 4 stroke powered dirtbikes with 17" or 16.5" wheels. The 17" rims allow the use of up to 5.5" wide superbike road racing slicks. Slick tires are often hand grooved on the rear tire to facilitate slightly better acceleration on the dirt stretches of a supermoto course. Suspension is lowered and slightly stiffened in comparison with a stock dirt bike, and braking power is improved with oversize front brake rotors and calipers. Despite the lack of trees on supermoto courses, 'bark busters' (hand guards) are frequently added to supermoto bikes due the extreme cornering angles achieved by riders. Hand guards also greatly improve survivability of the brake & clutch levers during a fall making supermoto bikes highly crash resistant and often able to quickly re-enter the fray during a race following a crash.

In 1991 Italian manufacturer Gilera released the 'Nordwest' model, the first factory produced supermoto. Other European manufactures quickly followed suit, among them KTM, Husqvarna, Husaberg AB and CCM Motorcycles; all manufacturers whose emphasis were off-road models at the time. Models were developed for both track and road use. It took another 10 years, until the mid 2000s for Japanese manufacturers, such as Yamaha (2004), Honda (2005) and Suzuki (2005) to start introducing supermoto models in the European market. Most of the supermoto bikes sold to the public are more domesticated models for road use rather than outright racing, for example the Suzuki DRZ400SM. Slower and heavier but rock solid dual-purpose motorcycles such as the Kawasaki KLR650 are good examples of this. In the spring of 2006, Italian bike manufacturer Ducati announced their entry in the class with the "Hypermotard" machine which has more in common with streetfighter-type motorcycles than realistically being considered a true supermoto bike capable of surviving jumps and crashes. KTM currently has available a 950 "V" twin that could be described as the ultimate road going Hypermoto, and a brand new (and well appreciated) the single cylinder KTM690SM. Aprilia also has two new (450 and 550) SXV v-twin track oriented supermotos for sale.

Due to the popularity, versatility, excitement and durability of these motorcycles, some owners modify them for street use. In order to do this, headlights, taillights, horn, mirrors and street-legal tires among other occasional modifications are needed. Some state motor vehicle departments take a dim view of turning off-road bikes into street legal bikes. In Europe most Supermotos are sold street legal from the factory and later tuned for race use. Supermoto type bikes make excellent city-goers as their upright seating position provides great visibility in traffic. Their narrow frames and light weight also make them incredibly maneuverable, as well as easier to ride in twisty or less than ideal road conditions that make most sportbikes have to slow down.





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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Vespa : Evergreen as ever







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Nolan N-Com Helmet Audio Systems

Hey everyone. My shop just got in the Nolan N-Com line, and I wanted to share the availability with you guys. I was interested in a kit for myself, and wasn't able to find them online or locally before we picked the line up.I'll also try to serve as a resource for anyone who might have questions about the kit.For those who aren't familiar, the N-Com system is a proprietary system developed by Nolan to provide audio and communications into their new line of helmets without the need of any external devices. This system is ONLY designed to work with current generation Nolan helmets with the N-Com port in the left jaw area.Basic InfoThe Nolan N-COM family consists of five components. Basic kitThis is the standard equipment with the N-Com system, and is easy to install on the inside of your Nolan N-102 N-Com ready helmet. This is necessary to start ANY N-Com setup. Bluetooth BoxThe Bluetooth Box allows both helmet-to-helmet communication with another in range bluetooth equipped Nolan (designed for rider/passenger communication), as well as connectivity with most bluetooth mobile phones, or the Tom-Tom Rider GPS system. Intercom BoxThe Intercom Box allows wired communication between rider and passenger when installed in the rider's helmet.Mobile WireThe Mobile Wire can be used to connect your cell phone to the basic kit without use of the bluetooth box. Please specify phone type when ordering. Multimedia WireThis cable allows you to connect an external audio source to your N-Com system.

Source : Motorsport USA

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Helmets in Malaysia

Malaysian Helmet Initiatives is a consortium of university, governmental (Ministry of Health, Department of Road Safety, etc) and non-governmental organizations that promote the use of motorcycle and bicycle helmets. The program is being supported by research funds and corporate bodies.
Motorcycles are a common means of transport both in urban and rural areas. Motorcycle helmet legislation was introduced in the year 1980. It was the first law to mandate the use of a consumer good which met national safety standards. For religious reasons, the law exempted those wearing turbans or other headgear from wearing helmets. Since the introduction of the law, a decrease in the number of motorcycle injuries was noted. (1) In recent years, research showed that though a majority of motorcyclists in urban areas wore helmets, they did not fasten the straps correctly. (2) If a helmet is not fastened correctly, it would dislodge from the head during a crash or fall, rendering the head susceptible to injuries. A multimedia campaign was organized by the Road Safety Council to educate the public on correct wearing of a motorcycle helmet.
Compliance to helmet legislation in rural areas is of major concern and needs to be addressed since about 70% of motorcycle fatalities occur in rural areas. The issue of very young children being carried (without protection) on motorcycles, especially in rural areas raises the need for adequate public transportation as an important strategy in the prevention of motorcycle injuries.
In recent years, the government made the motorcycle helmet standards more stringent because of higher speed of travel of vehicles on the road. Manufacturers of motorcycle helmets agreed to the new standards after a survey of standards of helmets from retail outlets showed noncompliance.
Bicycle fatalities constitute about 4% of road fatalities in Malaysia. Majority of these fatalities are associated with head injuries, occur in rural areas and involve persons of all ages.
The use of bicycle helmet was rare in Malaysia, till the 1990s. The first program was started as a research project in 1995 under the Intensification of Research in Priority Areas Scheme (IRPA) scheme of the government. Programs were targeted at rural children and a school-based program was chosen for ease of follow up for compliance. The programs involved all relevant sectors in the Road Safety Council at state and district levels.
School children who rode the bicycle to school were trained in helmet use. Parents and students gave written consent and students pledged to use the helmet at all times when they rode their bicycles. Compliance to helmet use was assessed by the students themselves and school authorities. Monthly assessment was made unannounced for six months either at school starting or ending times. Students were given a standard questionnaire for reporting any involvement in crashes. Compliance ranged from 31% to 98% and depended on commitment from children and school authorities. Reasons for non-compliance negative included negative peer pressure lack of storage places in schools for helmets, lack lustre colour of helmets, etc.
Lessons learned included charging the children a small co-payment the helmets (not to give helmets free), choice of trendy colours and design for helmets, arranging storage places for helmets in schools, involving community partners in programs and obtaining ongoing commitment from schools. Lessons learnt from earlier programs were implemented in subsequent programs. Many schools expanded their programs. Two recreational bicycle tours were organized as a road show for bicycle helmet use. At least one bicycle helmet program has been implemented in each of the nine states of Peninsular Malaysia.
State road safety and health authorities have implemented several programs. Since the first program in 1995, a total of about 4,000 students in 50 schools (involving 11 states) and about 200 teachers have been involved in the program. One child was involved in a crash but escaped unhurt since he was wearing his helmet.
The government is making considerable efforts to improve public transportation to curtail the rapid increase in number of motorcycles, especially in rural areas, where the majority of fatal motorcycle crashes occur. Though a motorcycle helmet law was enacted, constant monitoring is necessary to ensure compliance. Helmet standards need to reviewed with time to cope with increasing speed of travel.
The Malaysian Helmet Initiatives is an excellent example where many sectors work together to prevent head injuries.
References
Supramaniam V, Belle V, Sung J. Fatal motorcycle accidents and helmet laws inPeninsular Malaysia. Accident Analysis & Prevention. 1984;16:157-162
R.Krishnan, Hamidah Karim, “Research to prevent Injuries”, World Health Forum, World Health Organization, 1998, 19 (2) : 39 - 41

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Caberg helmet

This type of helmet,you cant find it in Malaysia market..Caberg Helmet..sound like carlsberg Helmet..i like the pattern and style of the helmet..modern in style..

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Helmet Advertisement

This is one helmet advertisement In Vietnam..This can happened to you..use head,wear a helmet..waa.....

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