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Consider This First Before Buying a Mitsubishi New Colt L300

 The light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment in the country is a marker of economic activity and positive growth of its users. Its sales have always been the backbone of manufacturers and not a few rely on such products for various economic activities.

Most recently, Mitsubishi Motors introduced the Colt L300 update in the middle of last year. This legendary product that has been present for 40 years is now equipped with an engine with Euro4 emission standards.


The sales performance of the L300 is always convincing. Last September, the L300 maintained its position in the 4x2 small pick up segment with a market share of 54.5 percent. This light commercial vehicle sold up to 1,571 units. This figure stayed with the previous August record of 1,546 units.

So what are the advantages of the Colt L300 in the midst of competition in the light commercial vehicle market? Tetsuro Tsuchida, Director of Sales Marketing Division of PT MMKSI, revealed that one of the concerns of L300 consumers is about maintenance costs. Although it comes with a new Euro4 engine, Mitsubishi assures that the cost of this maintenance will not be a concern from consumers.

"We have thought, in the development of this machine, it should not make consumers worry about maintenance. Half the parts of this new model, the parts are the same as the previous model. It is not much different from the old model. So the maintenance between the Euro2 (old model) engine and the Euro4 is no different," said Tsuchida in a statement.

Tsuchida emphasizes on the periodic maintenance that fleet owners need to do. If it is time to perform periodic service, then machine maintenance will be carried out through checking by experienced mechanics and preventing fatal damage. Moreover, commercial vehicles are vehicles that must be ready to work hard.

On paper, this turbo-powered 4N14 2,268 cc engine produces 99.25 ps of power at 3,500 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1,000 to 3,500 rpm. The engine is paired with a five-speed manual transmission with a fuel tank of 47 liters for browsing needs even in remote areas.

Based on the records, the old model had a slightly larger engine cubication. But with this new engine it offers the same power and torque. This means that there is an efficiency that the latest L300 users feel.

One of the advantages that L300 consumers love and continue to maintain is the offer of a wide tub size. The length of the trough reaches 2, 630 mm, the width is 1, 600 mm and the height of the trough is 310 mm. Some examples say, the size of this latest tub is able to carry about 4 to 5 units of motors, more than the old model which is only 3 to 4 units of motors. There are also cabin chassis models that can be adapted to the needs of entrepreneurs. The model boasts dimensions of a vehicle length of 4,165 mm, a width of 1,695 mm, and a height of 1,915 mm.

In addition, the popular advantage of the L300 by entrepreneurs is its favorable resale price. From the Oto.com database, production units from 2018 to 2020 are still offered at IDR 150 million to IDR 190 million. If you are aiming for an older year, around 2015 and below, the price offer that was opened was at IDR 120 million. Of course, all prices depend on the conditions.

Mitsubishi Colt L300 is now offered in two variants, namely Pick up flat deck and cab chassis. The first model is priced at IDR 218.65 million and the second model is priced at IDR 213.65 million.

This October, Mitsubishi also offered the Colt L300 with additional attractive programs for potential customers. There are cashback programs or ease of financing such as a smart cash package with 0 percent interest as well as free insurance and admin fees. In addition, there is an offer of 0 percent interest up to a tenor of 1 year or a low down payment of 10 percent. Specifically for this light commercial vehicle, Mitsubishi prepares a direct gift of LED TVs for certain area

The Latest Yamaha XMax 2023 Finally Appears, Has Y-Connect Feature

 Yamaha just showed a refresh on the Xmax scooter for the European market, Thursday (27/10/2022). This 2023 model still comes with Yamaha's signature design for the scooter market.

The first time this model was presented in 2006, Xmax and its brother TMax have become one of Yamaha's popular scooter products. Its worldwide sales reached 720,000 units over 16 years which made Yamaha pay great attention to these two models.


The update to the Xmax 2023 includes connectivity technology that provides ride comfort to the rider. In addition, the driving comfort side is also a concern.

Regarding the design, Yamaha emphasizes on the shape of the "X" both in front and rear of the vehicle. The front looks sharp in the headlight area and the "X" shape is present on the stoplamp behind which is the hallmark of this model. In addition, the latest Xmax design in some parts looks more angular. This is one of them aims to provide ease of maneuver.

The latest Xmax is offered in two trim variants namely Standard and Tech. Tech variants come with mobile phone connectivity features and the presence of a 4.2-inch TFT screen on the steering handlebars. This display is already compatible with Garmin navigation devices. Furthermore, the connection of garmin devices for navigation can also be adjusted through the presence of buttons on the steering handlebars. Some of the information presented includes real time traffic, speed limit, air temperature, driving distance and possible time to arrive. In the Standard variant, the TFT screen changed to a 4.3-inch LCD screen that still offers connectivity with mobile phones.

Rider comfort comes from the leather-wrapped seat. There is still a touch of aluminum on the footstep and easy access to the vehicle through the keyles feature and safe driving with traction control features. In some parts of the Xmax 300 uses semi metallic gloss coloring that enhances the premium side of the vehicle. In addition, the scooter provides oversized luggage space that fits two full-face helmets.

Regarding body color, the Tech variant is offered in two choices, namely dark petrol and black. The standard variant is offered with icon blue and sonic grey color options.

Some other interesting features are the steering handlebars that can be adjusted high low. Plus for easy driving there is a 12V charging socket, 15-inch front tires, 14-inch rear tires and discs on both wheels.

There is no specific information related to the machine. However, this latest Xmax engine already meets Euro5 emission standards with Yamaha's Blue Core technology. The Xmax comes with a choice of 125 cc engine and 300 cc engine. This last machine was offered for the first time for the European market.

Regarding the 125 cc variant, the design also follows changes to the 300 cc variant. A 4.2-inch TFT screen with mobile phone connection capabilities is also present that is able to display navigation. The Intelligent Start & Stop feature paired with the Blue Core Euro5 technology engine provides more optimal fuel efficiency.

After Europe, Yamaha plans to present the latest Xmax globally in 2023. This model is expected to be present in the Southeast Asian market, the largest market for scooters and hopefully Indonesia in the near future.

Ducati Launches New Family of Streetfighter V4s, One of Them Exclusive Version

 In the fifth episode of the 2023 World Première series, Ducati launched a new family of Streetfighter V4s. In addition to the V4 and V4 S models, it also presents the V4 SP2, an exclusive and high-performance unit. This new version is an evolution of the "Fight Formula" that remains at the top of the segment with an unparalleled level of equipment.

Ducati Launches New Family of Streetfighter V4s, One of Them Exclusive Version

Since its launch to the public in 2020, the Streetfighter V4 has been an immediate success and set a new performance benchmark in the super sport naked bike segment. He received a lot of appreciation for his aggressive and minimalist aesthetic. It is also marked by the front that is inspired by the Joker character in the comic series and immediately received by Ducati fans.

The natural evolution of this family is a motorcycle that adopts the concept of "Fight Formula". The key elements are the stripped Panigale V4 fairing, high and wide handlebars, weight 178 kg, a 208 hp Desmosedici Stradale engine, biplane wings and the latest generation of electronic packages.

Design

The new Streetfighter V4 style has evolved from previous editions. Use a full-LED headlamp and a V-shaped DRL reminiscent of the panigale V4 front display. The low part of the fascia makes this bike look more aggressive.

Ducati Streetfighter V4 S

The streamlined radiator remains one of the best components, and serves as a functional support for the biplane wing. The Streetfighter shares a fuel tank with the Panigale V4, which is designed to support riders when braking and cornering. Its capacity has also increased to 17 liters and put on a new side cover. 

The 2023 Ducati Streetfighter V4 exudes a sporty feel thanks to the single seater configuration. The seat is soft with a thickness of 2.4 inches, and makes the height of the seat increase by 33.3 inches compared to the previous model.

Wear the new Front Frame and the Desmosedici Stradale engine parts are left open as much as possible. The body panels are also classified as minimalist and sleek, creating a clean and essential style.

Electronic

The new Streetfighter V4 implements the power modes already developed in the panigale V4 and V4 S before it. It uses calibration dedicated to the Desmosedici Stradale engine but in a Streetfighter configuration. There are four machine delivery options: Full, High, Medium, Low.

Full power mode allows the engine to express torque curves without an electronic filter, except for first gear. For High and Medium power modes, the Ride by Wire map management system has been developed with special calibration to ensure the rider always gets the optimal boost every time the throttle is opened. Low power mode, designed to limit maximum power to 165 hp and offers highly configurable throttle response.

The 2023 version of the Streetfighter V4 gets a Wet Riding Mode, making riding safer on low-grip surfaces. The standard equipment is enriched with a lithium-ion battery for the S version (1.7 kg (3.7 lbs lighter) than the previous one and is already equipped on the V4 SP version.

The Streetfighter V4's dashboard is also new, following the evolution that the Panigale V4 uses. The graphics are revised in all views, to make the information simpler and more descriptive and support the calibration of various parameters.

Like the Panigale V4, gear changes are indicated through an external green LED signal. The dashboard offers a "Track Evo" display mode, replicating the layout used on the Desmosedici MotoGP and guaranteeing a direct view as well as intervention from electronic controls.

Software such as the Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO 2 has also been revised. This new component guarantees better stability, precision and direction in the braking and corner entry phases. This new strategy was developed to optimize the intensity of the engine brakes as a function of the load at the rear. Similarly, Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) increases the fluidity of gearshifts at every level of throttle opening, both when the throttle is parallelized and when fully open.

Finally, update the cooling fan control. It offers better operating temperature management and greater thermal comfort for riders.

Chassis and Ergonomics

The chassis also follows the evolution of the Panigale V4 family, to offer improved driving stability and safety. The new frame includes a front frame and a single-sided swingarm, both in aluminum material, with an inverted fork and mechanically adjustable shock absorbers on the standard V4 version.

The Streetfighter V4 S features semi-active Ohlins suspension (43 mm upside-down NIX30 fork and TTX36 shock absorbers) with a SmartEC 2.0 interface, improving versatility, effectiveness and speed in tuning. In addition, on the V4 S version, the Marchesini rims are forged in aluminum alloy with important benefits in terms of agility when changing direction and responsiveness when accelerating.

Just like the Panigale V4, the swingarm shaft is positioned 4 mm higher, helping the rider in terms of stability, precision, and a better ability to maintain when exiting corners.

The weight distribution also moves in the forward direction, to increase accuracy and speed when entering corners. Finally, the ergonomic benefits of the fuel tank layout. The form offers greater support to the rider when braking and cornering. The wet weight of the Streetfighter V4 S 2023 reaches 197.5 kg.

Machine

The 2023 Ducati Streetfighter V4 is powered by a 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale engine. Equipped with a new damper that Ducati said reduces back pressure and optimizes performance. The official power figure is 208 Hp at 13,500 rpm, along with 123 Nm of torque at 9,500 rpm. Furthermore, Ducati says that 70 percent of the total torque is already available at 4,000 rpm.

Streetfighter V4 SP2

To boost the performance of the 2023 Streetfighter V4, Ducati also presents a top-of-the-range Streetfighter V4 SP2 model. A motor that is ready to go on the track, thanks to exclusive technical equipment. The unit combines the concept of "Fight Formula" with the "SP" specification, making it more effective when on circuit asphalt.

The Streetfighter V4 SP2 is offered in a "Winter Test" livery, designed by Ducati's Centro Stile and takes inspiration from the Ducati Corse bikes used during the Pre-season tests of the MotoGP and SBK Championships. The matt black color of the bodywork, combined with a matt carbon coating on the rims and wings, contrasts with the bright red accents and brushed aluminum tanks.

Ohlins alert wear suspension with identical springs and hydraulics to the Panigale V4. It is equipped with split-spoke carbon rims weighing 1.4 kg each. it's lighter than the forged aluminum mounted on the Streetfighter V4 S and is capable of reducing inertial moments by 26 percent at the front and 46 percent at the rear. Makes the motorcycle more agile and light when changing direction. The Brembo Stylema R front brake calipers also guarantee high braking power, as well as highly consistent performance even if used for a long time on the track.

On the Streetfighter V4 SP2 Desmosedici Stradale is equipped with a dry clutch STM-EVO SBK. Guarantees better clutch function, even on the most aggressive inclines, and more fluidity in all "off-throttle" phases.

Color and availability

Streetfighter V4 and V4 S models are available at Ducati dealerships from January 2023, while the V4 SP2 version is from March 2023. The color range consists of Ducati Red and the livery "Grey Nero", which are available only for the "S" version. The new kelir "Grey Nero", played with a contrast between gray and various black tones. It features technical components such as brakes and suspension and gives it a more aggressive look, but still smooth.

A wide range of supporting accessories is also provided. Like the ducati Performance exhaust by Akrapovic full-racing. Equipped with a high silencer on the side of the tail, allowing a total weight reduction of 5 kilos and increasing the maximum power to 220 hp. Noise is within the limit of 105 dB (102 dB with a dB killer attached).

The accessory catalog also features a street legal slip-on system, mud protection, aero kits and carbon fiber frame and crankcase protection, billet aluminum controls, and tire warmers for those who want to use the Streetfighter V4 on the circuit.

AHM Offers the Latest Honda Monkey, the Price Can Be Used to Buy 4 Scoopy

 Astra Honda Motor (AHM) released the Monkey update. Carrying the concept of an Iconic-Fun Bike product. The latest refreshes are in the form of seat color patterns and kelir alloys in the frame that are in harmony with each variant choice. The price for this hobby motorcycle is still high in Indonesia. Almost equivalent to four Scoopy units (IDR 21 million) which is IDR 82.53 million OTR Jakarta.

AHM Offers the Latest Honda Monkey, the Price Can Be Used to Buy 4 Scoopy

The new seat color pattern is considered to be an affirmation of the classic impression, through the use of a box line pattern. It consists of a combination of three colors. This selection of kelir and style seems to restore the memory of the 1967 Honda Monkey. There is a choice of seats in a combination of red, white and black colors combined with pearl nebula red paint. While the black, white, and gray seat patterns are available for banana yellow and pearl shining black color options.

Another change is the frame paint following the color type. This adjustment applies to the swingarm, front fork, as well as the rear shock. In the tank section gets a neutral combination change, between white or silver.

"The community of motorcycle lovers who make riding part of a lifestyle is growing. The presence of the Honda Monkey is an option for them. Especially motorists who want a motorcycle with a classic design. Timeless as part of the way they express themselves," said Thomas Wijaya, Marketing Director of AHM.

Technical Specifications

AHM Offers the Latest Honda Monkey, the Price Can Be Used to Buy 4 Scoopy

The Honda Monkey carries a 4-speed SOHC 125 cc horizontal single-cylinder pacemaker. It has an air conditioner with a diameter and stroke length of 50 x 63.1 as well as a compression ratio of 10:1. Supported by PGM-FI technology, the resultant produces a maximum power of 6.9 kW or 9.38 PS at 6,750 rpm and a peak torque of 11 Nm at 5,500rpm. 

The model has a wheelbase of 1, 145 mm. The weight is also light, which is 104 kg with a seat height of 775 mm from the ground level. The maximum ground clearance of this motorcycle is 175 mm. The seats are made of high density urethane rubber to provide maximum comfort. Telescopic inverted type front suspension combined with dual rear suspension. In the braking section, the Monkey has front disc brakes 220 mm in diameter and a rear of 190 mm.

Monkey already uses single-channel ABS brakes. It has an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) system to prevent the rear tire from lifting during sudden braking. The 12-inch diameter rims with block pattern ensure a comfortable driving experience. The front tire profile measures 120/80 and the rear 130/80. How about, interested in buying?

Yamaha E01 Electric Motor Can Stay On the Road with 0 Percent Battery

 The Yamaha E01 concept bike can be tested by the public starting in November 2022. We have already tasted it. One of the highlights of Yamaha Indonesia's claims is about the batteries and systems that are planted on. The electric motor can still run even though the battery condition is at 0 percent.

Explained by the Aftersales Manager of PT YIMM, Hendra, the Yamaha E01 is still able to run even though the battery information on the meter panel shows a figure of 0 percent. This is because the E01 has a special backup power on its battery components.

Yamaha E01 Electric Motor Can Stay On the Road with 0 Percent Battery

"If in normal ECO mode the speed can be up to 60 km per hour, but when the battery is at zero percent, it can still run but is limited to only 30 km / h," said Hendra, on the sidelines of the Yamaha E01 Media Test Ride, in Bogor (25/10)

YIMM doesn't have the data yet. About how long and mileage can be achieved when the motor is still used in a 0 percent battery state. Even so, Hendra did not recommend this. Then it is recommended to charge the electric motor battery to be carried out a maximum of 10 percent.

"We can't say what the range is. But use when the battery is zero percent is not recommended because it takes up battery backup power. If it is often done, then with the character of the Lithium-Ion type battery, its performance will decrease," he concluded.

The Yamaha E01 electric motor uses a Lithium-Ion fixed model battery with a capacity of 4.9 kWh plus a Battery Management System (BMS). The manufacturer claims this motorbike is capable of being driven up to a top speed of 100 km / h and has a range of 104 km with a record constant speed of 60 km / h.

This pollution-free motorbike is equipped with 3 driving modes, namely Eco, Standard, and Power. Each of the options has a different output, more details are below.

  • Power Mode: 8.1 kW (10.8 horsepower) at 5,000 rpm and 30.2 Nm of torque at 1,950 rpm
  • Standard Mode: 8.1 kW (10.8 horsepower) at 5,000 rpm and 24.5 Nm of torque at 1,500 rpm
  • Eco Mode: 5.4 kW (7.2 horsepower) at 4,500 rpm and 21.4 Nm of torque at 1,500 rpm.

The Yamaha E01 has 3 charging methods. Namely Fast Charging which can charge from zero to 90 percent in just 1 hour, then Normal Charging (200-240V) which takes 5 hours. 

And finally portable charging which takes 14 hours to recharge the battery to the brim. According to Yamaha's description, 1,300 watts of home electrical power is also capable of supplying the E01 battery power with its striking record to the electrical contacts singularly (not using terminals or combined with other chargers).

It is believed that the E01 will become a mecca for prospective mass electric motors from Yamaha in Indonesia later. Before the E01, YIMM had brought the E-Vino for trials as well but the continuation of information about the motorbike evaporated.

Honda WR-V World Premier November 2, 2022, Here are the Spec Predictions

 The compact suv market was soon worked on By Honda Prospect Motor. They don't want to stay silent looking at the success of other manufacturers in this land. To court Toyota Raize, Daihatsu Rocky and class opponents. The company released a suspected strong vehicle called the WR-V on November 2, 2022 in Senayan. In fact, she had her world premiere here as well as a global model.

Honda WR-V World Premier November 2, 2022, Here are the Spec Predictions

"As one of the leading brands in the world. Honda always innovates and develops the latest technology in every car variant it has. Entering the fourth quarter of 2022, PT Honda Prospect Motor is preparing to do the world premiere of Honda's latest car," the company wrote in an official invitation (26/10).

For the machine, it is actually listed in the Samsat PKB DKI Jakarta. The WR-V uses the L15ZF i-VTEC four-cylinder Double Over Head Camshaft (DOHC) engine. A similar figure embedded in its sibling, the BR-V & City. The pacemaker's heart is capable of beating a maximum of up to 121 PS at 6,600 rpm. Then the optimal twisting moment was achieved at 145 Nm at 4,300 rpm. Kinetic energy distribution options use a five-speed CVT or manual type transmission.

Honda WR-V World Premier November 2, 2022, Here are the Spec Predictions

If you look at Honda's trading strategy regarding product completeness. HPM often provides comprehensive features compared to other rivals. It doesn't feel like a difficult thing if the new SUV compact is given a complete device. Such as power retractable mirror, eco indicator, digital AC, G-CON + ACE with side impact beam, SRS airbag + side airbag, driver seatbelt reminder.

Continue for standard braking systems use ABS + EBD, ISOFIX + tether, keyless entry, immobilizer, alarm system, pretensioner with load limiter seat belt. It's even more solid when given the Hill Start Assist (HSA) device, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA). The most important thing is the installation of Honda Sensing so that it is not inferior to the Raize-Rocky duet. Adas devices can be in the form of Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Auto-High Beam. So when it is officially sold to the market, it has more selling points. So what about the price?

Dynamic Force Engine Specifications that Will Be Used by Toyota Innova Zenix and Hybrid

 Preparing to welcome the new generation of Toyota Innova debut in Indonesia. He will use the latest TNGA-C platform and it is certain that the engine sector will also change. No longer carry the 1TR-FE engine. Based on the information obtained by the OTO.com team, the performance support uses the code M20A-FKS with a 1,986 cc. Globally, it is also referred to as the Toyota Dynamic Force engine, as it belongs to the Toyota Voxy.

Dynamic Force Engine Specifications that Will Be Used by Toyota Innova Zenix and Hybrid

When comparing it with the engine on the Toyota Kijang Innova exists. This seven-seater MEDIUM MPV carries a naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder 1TR-FE 2.0 liter. The engine is capable of spouting 139 PS of power at 5,600 rpm and 183 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission of a sequential type. As for the regular Innova Zenix, the engine uses M20A-FKS 1,986 cc, 4 cylinders, 16 valves, DOHC. Each cylinder is supplied by two injectors. Through the new formulation, there was a significant increase in power compared to the old model.

Referring to that engine, the compression ratio is 1:13. Then the four-piston combustion resultant gives a maximum torque boost of up to 205 Nm at 4,800 rpm. Meanwhile, the power surge was distributed by 172 PS since 6,600 rpm. Thermal efficiency reaches 40 percent. It is believed that the energy output does not differ much from the numbers listed.

So what about the hybrid variant? Both use the Dynamic Force engine M20A series. But the formulation is slightly different. The volume of the combustion chamber is 1,986 cc, the size of the bore x stroke is no different from 80.5 mm x 97.6 mm. But the compression ratio became 1:14. Through the D-4S fogging system, the power generated from the gasoline engine in the Innova Zenix Hybrid may be around 146 PS at 6,000 rpm. The maximum twisting moment is achieved at 180 Nm at 4,400 rpm. Thermal efficiency of 41 percent. This specification is based on global Toyota data.

The power supply in all variants, no longer uses the usual automatic transmission, but a CVT to the front wheels aka FWD. As a result, although it is more powerful, the new engine plus the TNGA frame structure can make the car more efficient. Reflecting on the Voxy, the consumption of combined gasoline is at the level of 15 kilometers / liter. It should be that the Toyota Innova Zenix (regular) can follow this step. In addition, the new generation no longer offers a five-speed manual transmission. It's just automatic.

Advanced info updates. The Toyota Innova Zenix has a big kans using the same TNGA platform as Voxy's, not the Corolla Cross. So that the wheelbase is getting longer, becoming about 2, 850 mm. There are many benefits to having a wheelbase of this size.