Check out Kia Seltos GT Line Attractions for Rp415 Million

PT Kreta Indo Artha (Kia Indonesia) has launched Seltos GT Line at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2021 at ICE BSD, Thursday (11/12/2021). The highest variant in the Seltos family has many differences compared to the standard variant. The difference is from the exterior to the interior.

Kia Seltos has just got two new variants. One of them has a GT Line badge. We know the GT Line is the highest trim in Kia's line-up. It has the most features and the look tends to be sporty. Seltos GT Line occupies the highest seats, above ex+ gasoline and CRDi diesel types. With that, the line-up of the crossover is complete.

Kia Seltos GT Line
Kia Seltos GT Line


Seltos GT Line provides a new choice for consumers who want more abundant comfort features, as well as a cool look. It should be redeemed at the most expensive price. Labeled Rp415 million, he will face off against the Honda HR-V 1.8 Prestige and Mazda CX-3 2.0 in the range of Rp400 million as well. This means that there must be other features of the Kia Seltos GT-Line compared to the EX+ trim.

The exterior already depicts a sportier GT Line expression. It can be recognized from the silver frame on the bottom grille and the red line accents around, the front bumper, side body and rear bumper. The GT Line badge plus Kia's new logo that makes it look like it's been refreshed boosts exclusive levels.

The exclusive wrap of gt line also extends to the cabin. The penegas logo is also emblazoned on the steering wheel, seats to the carpet. The entire seat, steering wheel until the transmission lever is overlaid with leather material decorated with red stitching to emphasize sporty value. Pedals are like that, using aluminum models so that the impression of sport is getting thicker.

Kia Seltos GT Line
Kia Seltos GT Line

Noticeable differences from the pattern in the leather seats between Seltos EX+ and GT Line. If the EX+ is hexagonal patterned, the GT Line's horizontal line is simple. It turns out to harbor new features that are not in the variant below. That is Ventilated Seat, a gust of cold air out of the grille to cool the driver's back.

Another differentiator in terms of features also still exists. Such as the presence of 6-way Adjustable Power Seat to facilitate seat settings electronically. Also available paddle shift, offers manual gear displacement not through the lever only. Then added Head up Display to make it easier to monitor speed information without the need to glance at the instrument panel area. There are more Electric Chromic Mirror and Sound Mood Light that are actually already on Sonet.

Other features and features are the same as EX+. The display screen seems high-tech, easy to read and set up. The 8-inch monitor head unit is in one fiddling dashboard panel. Its contents include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Equipped with wireless charging, tucked under the AC button. However, it is not suitable for all smartphones.

Kia provides a driving mode with Drive and Traction sharing. Each has three more modes. For Drive mode set up the engine and transmission, there are Sport, Eco and Normal options. Traction mode is Mud, Snow and Sand. Drive mode is common and commonly used when driving normally. Want a quick response, you can choose Sport. If you want to be efficient, choose Eco. Regular driving simply choose Normal. Safety features have no other privileges. Airbags there are 6, have electronic stability control to hill assist. Cruise control is standard since the EX+ trim.

The Seltos GT Line is powered by a turbo-induced 1.4-liter Kappa engine. For power in its class, Seltos is still the largest. Power 140 PS / 6,000 rpm and torque 242 Nm / 1,500-3,200 rpm, surpassing the naturally aspirated engine 1,800 cc Honda HR-V Prestige and 2,000 cc Mazda CX-3. The torque is close to the Honda CR-V Turbo. Power transmission only through DCT transmission. Give pleasure when invited to run fast. The displacement is so swift, either in position D or manual mode.

Spy Shot Photos Scattered, KTM Allegedly Designed RC 8C Version of Road Legal

A few months ago, KTM officially sold 100 RC 8C 'track only' units and sold in just a matter of minutes. And it turns out that many of his fans were disappointed because they did not get the limited model. Answering the needs of its lovers, the Austrian manufacturer reportedly plans to sell similar units but in the Road Legal category.

KTM RC 8C
KTM RC 8C

Not wanting the lovers to be disappointed, Kronreif & Trunkenpolz Mattighofen is rumored to be designing the RC 8C 'Road Legal'. It was discovered after German media, motorradonline.de spread some 'spy shot' photos of the RC 8C that are completely legal for highway use. From the images that are spread, the model does not wear the typical orange color of KTM, but is wrapped in an all-black panel.

Based on scattered photos, it is clear this version of the highway looks similar to the RC 8C except for a few components. Among them is the use of a tubular skeleton that looks similar to that of the 890 Duke. That's inversely proportional to the track-only versions that use the technology of Moto2 and Moto3. A reasonable move, considering the frame is too expensive to mass produce.

KTM RC 8C
KTM RC 8C


The rear swing arm of the prototype clearly comes from the 890 Duke, where the linkage strut area has been significantly reinforced and the double mount area extended. In addition, the right swingarm is shaped like a banana, giving more room for exhaust.

Spoked filigree alloy wheels appear to be from the 890 Duke R. As well as the brake system, it has MotoGP-style brake ventilation. The rear shock absorber seems to be fully tuned. While at the top of the fork bridge, the RC8 carries a steering damper mounted crosswise. Radiators are also enlarged according to the motor for road use.

From an aesthetic point of view, it's hard to say how it turned out. They're all painted black. Even so, the fairing side panel with two vertical ventilation slots and the tank joint looks similar to the RC 8C. Even the jagged line in the steering stub area was adopted from the track model.

KTM RC 8C
KTM RC 8C


The small double headlights come from the RC390 and still look very temporary. The biggest difference between the RC 8 C and this model is certainly in the tank. It doesn't have a tank at the back and it's just in front. The exhaust system, which provides a catalytic converter at the bottom of the machine, is completely new. Positioned higher and farther back as well as a new steering stub ensures a sportier seating position. A famous TFT display of the sister model can be seen in the cockpit.

Asking about the mechanical heart, there is no official statement from the manufacturer. But the built-in two-cylinder looks like the Duke 890 R. Bolej so it offers 121 hp and 99 Nm of torque. There may be a performance benchmark here. The weight of the new sport version should not exceed 189 kilograms of the dry weight of the Duke R.

This street version of the RC8 C may have a different name when it launches. Even so, this mid-range series paved the way for KTM in the motorsport championship. Because the Supersport World Championship has just been equipped with new engine regulations. This can be an ideal way of playing for KTM. Ducati has been registered here with the Panigale V2. The RC8 for the highway could come for the 2023 season and it is likely to cost around 13,000 euros ($13,000). 

Triple Crown, Yamaha Champion in MotoGP, WSBK and WSPP

Triple Crown, Yamaha Champion in MotoGP, WSBK and WSPP
Triple Crown, Yamaha Champion in MotoGP, WSBK and WSPP

 Toprak Razgatlioglu's success in winning the World Superbike (WSBK) world title at Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, Mataram, also had an impact on other titles for the Pata Yamaha team with Brixx WorldSBK. After 12 years of waiting, Yamaha finally managed to bring not one title, but three champions in the 2021 WSBK season.

Yamaha took home the riders, team and manufacturing titles that were all secured in the last race. Outstanding achievements this year along with results in the World Super Sport (WSPP) class with world title champion Dominique Aegerter and MotoGP namely Fabio Quartararo.

Toprak Razgatlioglu's
Toprak Razgatlioglu's



Toprak secured victory by getting 30 points more than his nearest rival, Jonathan Rea of Kawasaki who also has six WSBK world titles. The certainty of victory was obtained by Toprak after finishing second in the first Race which was postponed due to heavy rain at the new circuit.

Toprak's achievement was followed by his teammate Andrea Lovatelli who earned fourth place. This means that the Pata Yamaha team managed by Paul Denning and Crescent Racing becomes the team champion for the 2021 season. In race 2, although Toprak only finished in fourth position but this was enough to make Yamaha the 2021 WSBK construction champion. This is the second achievement during WSBK with the last time the champion was in 2007.

"It's been an incredible season. It's an emotional moment. Toprak also works hard and what he's done this season is very special. He had a hard time falling but then got up and made no mistakes for 37 races. I feel this team deserves this title," Paul said.

After 12 years of failing to win the title from Yamaha riders, most recently Ben Spies in 2009, and 14 years without a manufacturing title, Yamaha deserves pride this season. In addition to the titles obtained by Yamaha in WSBK, Yamaha is also entitled to claim the Independent Team and Rider Champhionship titles through the GRT Yamaha WorldSBK team and Garret Gerloff.

In the WSPP class, the Ten Kate Racing Yamaha team also brought the world title through its rider Aegerter. The 31-year-old Swiss is in his first season at WSPP after previously competing in Moto2 and locking up the title. Aegerter bagged 10 wins in 21 races with 14 podiums.

This result makes Aegeter again trusted to become a Ten Kate Yamaha rider next season. Aegerter's victory became Ten Kate's 10th title in the WSPP class.

Yamaha completed the title in 2021 with victories in all world competitions. MotoGP with Fabio Quartararo, Jake Gagne in MotoAmerica, Katsayuki Nakasuga in Japan and Tarran McKenzie in British Superbike. It's been a sensational season for Yamaha

Ferrari SP3 Daytona, a Retro-Style Race Car

Ferrari SP3 Daytona
Ferrari SP3 Daytona

Along the way, Ferrari has always managed to present iconic models. This time, the Italian manufacturer introduced a limited edition model launched by Ferrari to become a new member of the Icona series model family, the SP3 Daytona. The new hypercar was introduced at the same time as the Mondial Finali in Mugello, Italy. Although carrying the latest technology, but in the form it brings the feel of a strong vintage race car.

Ferrari SP3 Daytona is a continuation of the Icona series that ferrari previously presented through the monza SP1 and SP3 duo introduced in 2018. For the SP3 Daytona inspired by endurance racing cars in the classic era, the form is at first glance similar to the LaFerrari Aperta. Hypercar designed by Flavio Manzoni and his team adopted the design of the Ferrari P3/4, P330 and 412P that became Daytona champions in his time.

Ferrari Daytona SP3
Ferrari SP3 Daytona

LaFerrari base was taken to build this car, which was wrapped in a series of references to the design of Ferrari cars in the 1960s. Starting from the front, a large bumper and splitter design was adopted from the 330 P4 (1967), accompanied by a taper snout. The front fascia is still equipped with bulging fenders and the typical width of a race car. Not quite there, the classic impression Ferrari gives through the headlights with a 'pop-up' mechanism on the sleek headlight.

Dramatic design touches are shown through the stroke of the lines on the side intakes in front. Then the butterfly wing-style door is also applied which is integrated with cooling air ducts, as once used by the 512 S (1969-1970). The integrated intake of the door makes the side profile can be made cleaner, especially for the curve of the rear fender. While the five crossbar wheels used are given Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires developed specifically for SP3 Daytona.

Ferrari SP3 Daytona
Ferrari SP3 Daytona

The stern display is arguably the most dramatic aspect of this car. Ferrari seems to make it look like a concept car with a retro feel, especially from the horizontal LED strip of its taillights. The design is integrated with a series of elongated blades, accompanied by a large carbon fiber diffuser and a trapezoidal double exhaust that shouts the sound of the V12 engine.

The exterior design of the SP3 Daytona is claimed by the Prancing Horse to have the highest level of passive aerodynamic efficiency among all models. This is thanks to innovative solutions on efficient heat disposal management of mechanical components. In addition, it is also due to the smart design on cooling channels and downforce producers. The most innovative of these there is a pair of channels in the underside of the car that connect to the rear wing.

Minimalist Retro Interior


The design elements of the LaFerrari continue to the cabin section of the SP3 Daytona, with a dashboard layout and a pair of fixed seat positions. The seat trim and some interior ornaments are inspired back from the 60s race car, where the racer sits in a seat that only has pads attached to the chassis. The seating position is even more relaxed than other Ferrari models, approaching the single seater.

The instrument panel is as fully digital as the latest model, with a curved 16-inch screen integrated with infotainment. While the steering wheel has adopted buttons with haptic touch as in the SF90 and Roma, which still equipped Manettino. The same is seen in the center console, for the transmission mode settings.

Although it looks similar to the LaFerrari, but the car that also has a carbon fiber monococcal does not accompany the hybrid powertrain. Ferrari took the traditional step for the SP3 Daytona, using only a naturally aspirated V12 engine. Even all chassis and bodywork components are made from composite materials to minimize weight.

The 6.5-liter F140HC-coded V12 engine of the 812 Competizione has 829 hp and 697 Nm of torque, which can scream up to 9,500 rpm. Engine output is channeled to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch F1 transmission with a limited-slip differential. Acceleration of 0-100 km / h is crucified in 2.85 seconds and top speed at 340 km / h. Other flagship features still include SSC 6.1 (Side Slip Angle Control) and FDE (Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer).

The limited SP3 Daytona as the Icona series will only be produced as many as 599 units. Each is priced around 2 million Euros aka equivalent to Rp 32 billion more. But unfortunately the claim is that all units of this car have been sold. It said all 499 monza SP1 and SP2 owners had bought them, and the remaining 100 were offered to selected consumers by Maranello. 

KTM 390 Adventure Test Ride: Two Realms Don't Matter

KTM, an Austrian brand, is trying its luck aiming for the two-wheeled entry-level market by packing products made a little similar to its big bike bikes. The warmest in the Indonesian market, they launched a motorcycle with the adventurous hangout KTM 390 Adventure at the end of August 2020.

KTM 390 Adventure
KTM 390 Adventure

At that time, this motorcycle was released with the status of local assembly aka CKD (Completely Knock Down) at the assembly facility owned by PT Penta Jaya Laju Motor (PJLM) in Gresik, East Java. The beginning of the launch, the price tag was set at Rp 119 million, but in October it was controlled to Rp 139 million OTR Jakarta.

It does not count the most recent bike if you assess this year, but it never hurts to try how comfortable and what are the advantages offered by the bike. Of course we will also find out the shortcomings of this adventurous bike.

At least I have tried KTM 390 Adventure for approximately 5 days testing it on asphalt roads and rock tracks. Drive 266.4 kilometers from Tangerang city to Jonggol area, West Java and return safely home.

KTM 390 Adventure Test Ride: Two Realms Don't Matter

KTM 790 Adventure design

It is not a new strategy when the design of premium motors is passed down on the manufacturer's entry-level products whose purpose is to smooth sales. KTM one of them, they made 390 Adventure has details similar to the older brother, KTM 790 Adventure. The most identical part is the shape of the headlights that have a rectangular visual split into 2 parts. Next is the shroud design near the fuel tank that has sporty DNA exactly its 790 cc engine.

KTM 390 Adventure
KTM 390 Adventure


If these two bikes are juxtaposed, you would agree if the KTM 390 and 790 betel nut tub are halved. The difference is of course in terms of dimensions, weight, and some other details such as the appearance of the drill, set of legs, of course the contents of the cylinder. Overall, as an adventurous motorcycle, the KTM 390 Adventure has a thick aura as a tough-looking motorcycle that is ready to be driven in various terrains.

Driving Position

So what about the driving position? From the design of the KTM 390 Adventure body he has a fairly tall but slender shape. The dimensions of the length play at 2,154 mm, width 900 mm, and height 1,400 mm. While for the wheelbase at 1,430 mm with the lowest distance to the ground 200 mm and the height of the seat at 855 mm.

This body concoction is indeed classified as high for the posture of Indonesians in the range of 170 cm. I myself have a height of 172 cm with a weight of 75 kilograms both feet can not tread perfectly on the ground. Nevertheless, outsmarting it is quite easy, just tilt the buttocks either to the left or right and one leg is sure to tread perfectly.

KTM 390 Adventure
KTM 390 Adventure


But another thing with the position of the hand, KTM 390 Adventure may I say absolutely not intimidate the rider. He's got a wide, tall and slightly forward handlebar profile. So the hand can open straight so that the sitting position when riding becomes more relaxed.

I have proven myself to ride this motorcycle for 2 hours with road conditions that tend to be jammed as far as 80 kilometers from Tangerang City to around Jonggol, West Java limbs do not feel excessive symptoms of aches. Moreover, the character of the seat in my opinion is quite comfortable, soft, and not slippery.

Engine performance

Speaking of technical, from the official website of KTM Indonesia, this motor is armed with a 373 cc engine, DOHC, 1-cylinder, 4-stroke, 4-valve, liquid cooling, and has an injection power. Yes, the engine is identical to the KTM 390 Duke but I think it's more fun to ride paired on the 390 Adventure frame.

With the pacemaker, this motor is able to produce maximum power up to 43 horsepower at 9,000 rpm engine rotation and peak torque touching 37 Nm at 7 thousand rpm. The first impression when turning the gas lever, KTM 390 Adventure has the torque that rhinoceros. The power is filled linearly, from low, medium, to upper engine rotation.

KTM 390 Adventure
KTM 390 Adventure

Moreover, coupled with a ratio gear suit that is not too short, so it feels fun to drive on asphalt roads which of course to pursue torque and power to hi-rev. As a record the vibration resulting from the 1-cylinder configuration engine is quite felt, especially on the soles of the feet to the hands of the rider.

Ease and preoccupation of driving is also supported by embedding Quick Shifter (up &down) technology. The character is quite smooth, does not over-stomp, and there is an option to turn it off. But during use, I prefer to continue to activate it because it is very helpful, changing gears without the hassle of pressing the clutch lever again.

I am detailed, KTM 390 Adventure is still suitable for reliable driving in the middle of the city. Asking stop and go no doubt, the torque is available at all times but friendly to novice riders.

The distribution of heat produced by the engine is fairly friendly, used to jam the hot character is still on the verge of normal. Groin, calf, buttocks do not feel excessive heat, it feels like riding a quarter-liter Japanese motorcycle. The key is in the use of curved or curved radiators plus 2 fans at once.

Dna this motorcycle is indeed thick as an adventurous vehicle that is more inclined in uneven terrain. But when used on the asphalt road it feels good to be invited fast to sometimes forget the speed needle is already at 100 kilometers per hour.

To stop the pace and offset its performance, the KTM 390 Adventure is equipped with 1 caliper 4 piston braking with a 320 mm disc in front of which is radially mounted. While in the back escorted braking a single disc 230 mm 2 piston directed by ByBre.

Then what if used on roads that are not smooth rocks, damaged such as in the area of Mount Kapur, Jonggol, West Java? I have to admit this bike gives a great sensation. Moreover, KTM 390 Adventure already carries the OFFROAD ABS feature, which if activated automatically disconnects the ABS sensor on the rear wheel. If you meet the ground, and open the gas lever, you will be invited to dance on the motorcycle. Once gassed, the rear wheels will scratch the ground wildly.

If you want to control the motor more independently, you can also turn off the traction control feature through the settings button on the left switch. Guaranteed, once the gas in the ground field the rear wheel will spin firmly and if you have a wheelie (lifting the front wheel) must have the pleasure of driving this bike.

Feature

The value of the KTM 390 Adventure feature, this bike is the most complete questionable technology in the entry-level adventurous motorcycle class. There are at least 10 features that the manufacturer offers as below:

  • Quickshifter (up & down)
  • Cornering ABS
  • Motorcycle Traction Control
  • ABS (onroad & offroad)
  • KTM My Ride Navigation
  • Upside Down adjustable (compression & rebound)
  • Rear suspension adjustable (compression & rebound)
  • TFT Panel Instrumen
  • Ride-by-wire
  • Lampu full LED.

Handling and Construction of the Legs

Now we surgically for handling, KTM 390 Adventure has a soft character and fairly nurut to be invited to shimmy on urban streets. It feels easy to slip in the middle of a traffic jam, the handlebars are not heavy making it easier for me to maneuver.

But for those of you who are new to driving it must be careful, especially on narrow roads. As explained above, he has a wide handlebar plus embedding of handguard components that are sometimes enough to make a nook when slipping. If you're used to it, it's not a problem.

To bulldoze the corner with a slightly falling riding style, this bike provides a sensation like a sport bike berfairing or naked. Confidence also increases because it has been equipped with ABS Cornering devices.

All the positives about handling are supported by the construction of slick legs. In front of the upside-down type made by WP Apex with a diameter of 43 mm with a travel of 170 mm available preload and rebound settings. While the rear shock absorber applies the monoshock type with 177 mm travel which also has the option of preload rebound settings.

Bulldozing uneven roads or speedtrap feels smooth and almost feelless. Like an offroad motor with DNA adventure, this bike also uses 19-inch rear-size alloy wheels on the front bow and 17 inches at the back. For the front wheels use 100/80 profile tires and at the back using a tire size of 130/80 which are both tubeless types.

Fuel consumption

Regarding fuel consumption, I conducted a test based on the average fuel in mid (Multi Information Display). As for the driving style using mixed methods, sometimes digeber and also sometimes walking casually.

From the information on the meter panel, recorded the number of one liter of gasoline can travel a distance of up to 30.2 liters. The figure was obtained after exploring up to 266.4 kilometers from Tangerang City to the Gunung Batu area, Jonggol West Java.

The result I categorize quite well for a motor engined almost 400 cc, arguably has similarities with the fuel efficiency of a 250 cc motor.

Conclusion

Ending in conclusion, KTM 390 Adventure is in the category of comfortable motorcycles to ride in urban areas. The limbs do not feel excessive aches, indeed must be accustomed to the dimensions of the handlebars that are wide enough and sometimes a little difficult to slip.

On uneven roads aka rocks are also slick to be used, especially in the damping sector. Stable motors bulldoze holes, speedtraps, and mounds that are not too high.

KTM 390 Adventure
KTM 390 Adventure


It's just that for the record, this bike is very difficult to neutralize and quite annoying when stopped at a red light or in traffic. The rest is a vibration of the machine that is quite felt in the toe to the hand.

Even so, the handling, suspension, power, and torque of the KTM 390 Adventure is fairly good, especially in the entry-level motorcycle segment. Well, with a price tag of Rp 139 million, you can enter the list of adventurous motorcycles that you can buy.

And it feels suitable also for those of you who are interested in going up the class to a large engine cubication, considering this bike is quite easy to drive and does not intimidate riders despite the beginner category.

New Yamaha TMAX 2022 Officially Introduced, Classier and Luxury Design

Yamaha launched an update model for its big matik heroes, namely TMAX 2022 and TMAX Tech. This motorcycle is only present for the European market and found major changes in the design, frame, construction of the legs, and the addition of advanced features.

New Yamaha TMAX 2022
New Yamaha TMAX 2022

Quoting Visordown, Yamaha TMAX was born since 2001 ago and continues to get a positive response from consumers in Europe, even being ranked as the best-selling sports scooter for two decades. The effort to revise TMAX by the manufacturer is the right step to continue to provide a premium experience for its lovers.

Let's talk about the design change, broadly speaking the sporty and aggressive DNA of TMAX is still present. As an update effort, now he uses a new lamp model that looks sharper and attractive. There are also two airways located under both headlights to reduce wind pressure when traveling at high speeds.

While for the chassis is also claimed to use a new construction made of aluminum. In addition to being lighter, the use of this type of frame has an effect on the handling of the motor that is getting better.

Explained if the new chassis also revises the driving position to be slightly more advanced. This makes the rider have an ideal position, ergonomic, and still relaxed even though the bike is driven at high speed or invited to corners.

Next there is a revision in the windscreen section whose layout is slightly more upright. As a result of performance to dispel the wind will be maximal whose purpose is also about the preoccupation of driving.

Yamaha TMax 2022
New Yamaha TMAX 2022

Then in the legs there was also a significant revision. Yamaha TMAX 2022 found new 10-inch Spin Forged alloy wheels that are lighter. Both alloy wheels have been wrapped by tires made by Bridgestone battlax SC2 model, this type of tire has become the standard TMAX old model.

For the front suspension still uses upside down measuring 41 mm. Explained if there are changes to the suspension settings that affect agility and improve radam style in various road terrains. The front suspension was combined with the monoshock horizontal type linkage rear suspension.

Speaking of features, both TMAX TMAX Tech Max 2022 is equipped with modern technology and features. For example, there is an instrument panel with a 7-inch TFT model that can be connected to a smartphone, as well as Garmin GPS connections via Bluetooth, WiFi, and USB. Everything is controlled with the joystick settings on the left handlebar.

The rest of the previous features such as electric adjustable windcree to D-Mode are still in the yamaha TMAX edition of the update.

Yamaha TMAX 2022 Pacemaker

Unfortunately for pacemakers, manufacturers prefer to use the same engine. TMAX 2022 is equipped with a 530 cc DOHC engine, 2-cylinder, 8 valves, liquid coolant, and injection mixer. On paper, it has a maximum power of 57 horsepower and peak torque of up to 55.7 Nm.

In this 2022 refresh edition, Yamaha TMAX comes with 3 color options, namely Yellow, Icon Blue, and Sword Grey. As for TMAX Tech is provided in 2 kelir options, namely Dark Petrol and Power Grey.

Until now there is no official benderol from the latest Yamaha TMAX. The information, the price of the motorcycle will be revealed in mid-2022 which is first sold for the European market. Nevertheless, this big matik dowry is estimated to be around 12 thousand Pounds or Rp 229 million.

Interesting to wait for the presence of the New Yamaha TMAX 2022 edition for the country's market. As is known, Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM) made the TMAC DX530 as a portfolio of premium motorcycles with large engines to date. 

Introducing Honda Navi, Grom-Like Body But Engine Use Has a Beat

Honda America is introducing new products in the miniMOTO (mini motor) lineup for 2022. The Honda Navi is aimed at riders who are just learning to ride a motorcycle. It is small, accessible, fun and affordable. The body looks like a Ruckus fusion with Grom. He carries an engine similar to the Honda Beat in Indonesia, namely one 109.2cc cylinder air-cooled and automatic transmission.

Honda Navi
Honda Navi

For style inspiration, we agree that in the mini moto class there is nothing better than the Honda Grom. But Navi offers the look and feel of a small, sporty motorcycle. Small fuel tank. Medium-rise model handlebars, padded seats, and footrests are not step-through floorboards. The rear brake is driven by the foot lever on the right, as opposed to the left hand lever as on the scooter.

The instrumentation package with a simple yet functional display, includes an analog and easy-to-read speedometer as well as a fairly useful fuel gauge. The engine is located on the back like a scooter, frees up space in front for storage and can be locked. Suitable for storing textbooks, jackets, or water bottles.

While the frame, wheels, suspension, engine, and exhaust are all black. Everything is offset by bold colored side panels, and its shape resembles the legendary Honda CRF family of trail bikes. Prominent headlights have a hexagonal shape.

The frame design is carefully designed to offer handling with good stability. Thanks to the relatively long wheelbase (1,285 mm), jgua driving comfort can be maintained. A 26.8 mm upside down fork with a single rear shock absorber mounted next to provides smooth ride.

Honda Navi
Honda Navi

The seat height is only 746 mm and the seat narrows towards the front, making it easier for the rider to set both feet on the ground when stopped. The rail grip on the back of the seat also provides neat estika.

The wheels use a combination size, 12 inches at the front and 10 inches at the back. While the task of stopping the rate is carried out by the front and rear brakes of the 130 mm tromol type, and the parking brake is driven by a lever to the left of the handlebars.

Make the machine, of course, the people of Indonesia know clearly. Yes, it uses a mechanical heart similar to the Honda Beat. 109.2cc, single cylinder, two valves, four air-cooled steps. And do not forget to embed eSP technology that is known to be efficient in fuel economy. Bore and stroke are 55.0 mm and 55.6 mm, respectively, and the compression ratio is 9.5:1. This obviously makes operating costs very affordable, especially when considering the durability and reliability that is already guaranteed.

Honda Navi
Honda Navi

Like Grom, Navi's design makes it a blank canvas for customization, owners can change according to personal needs. There are two options from Honda Signature Accessories. Like a special graphics kit that collaborates with edgy Icons. And another version of the Viper Urban Camo designed by hunting clothing manufacturer from South Carolina TrueTimber.

Everything is wrapped up in an interesting and fun miniMOTO package. The Honda Navi 2022 is scheduled for release in January 2022 (February in California) and will be available in Red, Grasshopper Green, Nut Brown and Ranger Green. Reportedly only sold for $ 1,807 or Rp 25 million.

10 Special Things about Motor Adventure Touring, Honda CB150X

 Astra Honda Motor has just launched its latest adventure bike, the Honda CB150X. This bike is intended for challenge-loving consumers and adventure enthusiasts venturing into new destinations.

Honda CB150X
Honda CB150X


Present as a touring adventure bike, the iron horse is equipped with a variety of advanced features and maximum performance. The latest model that adopts the design of the CB500X is sold from around Rp 32 million to Rp 35 million. Here we present 10 special things that will make you interested in having them.

10 Special Things about Motor Adventure Touring, Honda CB150X

1. Big Bike Adventure Design

The new CB150X has the aura of a big bike adventure. The design takes DNA from the CB500X, especially in the headlight area. Then the shape of the fuel tank area that blends with the shroud, making it look very dashing.

Honda CB150X
Honda CB150X

In line with the look of the adventure motor, the fuel tank cover is made large. The top there is a hole that can be used as a tank bag hook. The cover panampung for gasoline is fused with the shroud, making it look sturdy. Meanwhile, the back still displays the characteristics of a sporty bike that tapered to the back.

2. High Suspension

Front legs, using an upside down suspension scheme. To make it more luxurious, the suspension tube is 37 mm in diameter gilded with gold steel. In order to be good at bulldozing diverse terrain, this fork is given a long trip. In addition to looking dashing, the addition of the suspension playing distance makes it more comfortable when bulldozing various road contours. Automatic makes the CB150X ground clearance higher, which is 181 mm.

3. High Windscreen

Like a motorcycle of the type of tualang, the New CB150X has been equipped with various components supporting long trips. One of them is a high windscreen to withstand the wind from the front. In addition, it can provide protection from dust or gravel while driving. Of course, this will make riders safer, especially if they travel often and access out-of-town routes.

4. Tapered Handlebar

The handlebar position is designed higher and of wide character. So does the riser that leads to the rider. Make the rider's body more upright and relaxed when driving, and this style is certainly ideal for long trips.

5. Adventure Undercowl

Because it is intended to explore a variety of road surfaces, the manufacturer pins an undercowl or engine guard that covers a lot of front and bottom engine parts. This device will provide protection when passing through sandy roads, mud, to rocks. The design is also sporty with firm curves, a tough and macho impression is increasingly radiated from this model.

6. Full LED Lights

The headlights, back and sein are already LED. Produce maximum bright light. The headlight cover shape is also sporty.

7. Full Digital Meter Panel

The meter panel is full digital, without any analog elements. The design is futuristic and compact and has excellent visibility. The contents are complete, such as speedometer, tachometer, fuel indicator and gear position indicator

8. Machine

The power source of this motor is a liquid-cooled 1-cylinder 1-cylinder DOHC 4-valve PGM-FI unit. Superior performance on low to medium engine rotation, so the ability to climb it better, in accordance with the character of riders who like touring.

9. Color Variants

Honda New CB150X is sold in Volcano Matte Black, Glossy Red & Matte Green colors. Please choose according to your taste.

10. Attractive Price

All these advantages, packaged PT Astra Honda Motor with prices ranging from Rp 32 million. Of course this nominal becomes very attractive, because the price is very affordable with a dashing adventure design, embedding various features of comfort, safety.

With a variety of advantages, the New CB150X has excellent value for riders when traveling around the city and touring long distances. 

How to Save Cleaning Car Engines to Be Rust-Free

The car engine is the most important part of a car, because the car engine is the performance center that makes the car can drive. Therefore, as a car owner must be able to maintain and maintain the condition of the car to remain in good condition. Not only that, taking care of the car engine should also not be arbitrary which will later cause the car engine to rust which will eventually lead to engine damage.

When the car engine has been damaged, automatically the car will not be comfortable to use anymore, it can even cause a short circuit that causes sparks so that the car is flammable.

How to Save Cleaning Car Engines to Be Rust-Free
How to Save Cleaning Car Engines to Be Rust-Free

Caring for a car engine is not an easy thing, because not everyone understands the car engine. For those of you who do not want to bother, using the help of workshops or other mechanical services is the right solution. However, you also have to be willing to spend money whose rates can also reach hundreds of thousands of rupiah.

For those of you who want to save money in car engine maintenance, here are ways to clean your own car engine properly that can be done. 

1. Prepare Special Liquid Car Engine Cleaner

The first step that must be prepared by car owners is a special cleaning material of the car engine, the use to maintain the cleanliness and durability of the engine in the car. This cleaning fluid can be obtained in specialty stores of equipment and car equipment.

It is recommended not to use cleaning fluids, because it is feared that there will be short circuits or damage to the car engine. Instead, ask the shopkeeper or mechanic who really understands the question of car engine cleaners. Here are some car cleaning materials that can be used: 

Engine Conditioner

Engine conditioner is a cleaning fluid for the combustion chamber part of the engine. This liquid is textured like a smooth foam and made of solvent. How to use it simply by spraying fine foam through the spark plug hole that leads to the engine combustion chamber. However, before that don't forget to remove the spark plugs first.

Engine Degreaser

An engine degreaser is a liquid used to clean the outside of the engine. This liquid is made of the same material as the conditioner engine, it's just that the texture is harder, so this liquid can bind and dissolve the dirt on the outside of the car engine. How to use it is also quite easy, make sure if the car engine is still warm, then spray the liquid on the dirty part.

Engine Flush

Liquid engine flush has a function similar to detergent, which is to clean the engine part of the car that is in the oil place. You can use this liquid by putting it in an oil hole. When you have entered the liquid, turn on the car engine for up to 15 minutes and dispose of cleaning fluids such as when removing oil.

2. Clean the Easiest Part

Cleaning the easiest part can be using special soap or even dish soap. This method is generally used to clean the car independently without having to go to a wash or workshop. This part can be the hood under the car, and make sure it cleans in the right way.

3. Clean the Space On The Car Engine

Cleaning the space on the car engine can be used by spraying hose water towards the engine room. However, pay attention to the intensity and pressure on the water coming out of the hose. Make sure if you clean it properly and there is no dirt left on the engine room. This method can be done alone at home without using car wash services at a fairly expensive cost.

4. Use a Sponge or Toothbrush

Sponge or toothbrush is a cleaning tool that is often used to clean parts of the car that are difficult to reach. Well, you can use both of these media at the same time. Sponges are used for dirty machines and these toothbrushes can be used for stubborn dirty car engines. In addition, you can also use unused fabric.

5. Finishing Process

Make sure again if all parts have been cleaned, then spray the machine with clean water and dry it with kanebo cloth. You can also use a special spray to make the car shinier. 

Many Advantages of Cleaning Your Own Car


There are many advantages obtained by cleaning your own car, among which you can know more about the engine, can check the condition of the engine periodically, and most importantly again will save expenses rather than having to go to a workshop or car wash.

If usually in 1 month it costs 200 thousand more to clean the car, then this time you can spend 200 thousand just to buy car cleaning materials that can be used many times to the next few months. Automatically in the next few months you will be much more frugal and can save the money for other purposes. Just make sure if you clean the machine properly, that's the most important thing.

Want to Keep Car Paint Durable, Here's How to Take Care of It!

 Buying a car is not as easy as turning the palm of your hand. It takes hard work and sacrifice to get a car for hundreds of millions of dollars.

Want to Keep Car Paint Durable, Here's How to Take Care of It!
Want to Keep Car Paint Durable, Here's How to Take Care of It!


But unfortunately, this hard work does not continue to the maintenance stage so that the car paint quickly looks dull, even the car paint has been scratched and peeled even though it has only been a few months of use. Even though the car is maintained as a whole, in addition to providing comfort while driving, the car also looks smooth and clean, so that the condition of the car remains durable.

For that, do regular car paint maintenance early on. Here are six tips that can be done:

Want to Keep Car Paint Durable, Here's How to Take Care of It!

1. Wash the Car Regularly

Before wetting the car, the first thing to do is to clean the car tires first. Use a brush to clean tires from dirt that sticks like moss or mud. Once clean, spray water all over the body of the car.

Avoid the habit of letting the car dry on its own. This can accelerate the exfoliation of car paint due to the mineral content contained in tap water. Immediately wipe the car part after washing using a cotton cloth so as not to cause fine scratches on the body of the car.

2. Protecting The Car from Extreme Weather

In addition to damaging the skin, UV rays can also oxidize car paint so that it easily fades and peels. As a result, the car looks duller. Preferably, choose a shady place when parking a car, such as a basement, garage or under shady trees.

Also try to bring a car wrapper at all times just in case the parking area is exposed to direct sun. In addition, you also need to be aware of high rainfall. If the car has already been exposed to rainwater, immediately flush the car using clean water.

3. Set the Water Volume of the Hose

Cleaning the car with high-volume water automatically speeds up the work. But consciously or not, this actually endangers car paint. It is best to adjust the volume of water according to the stain attached to the car. Lower the volume of water when the stain is not too much, and vice versa.

To be safer, use the technique of washing the car by pouring. This technique is indeed draining, but it is good to keep the car paint more durable.

4. Avoid Detergents or Soaps

Cleaning materials such as detergents or soaps can speed up the exfoliation of car paint. As a result the color of the paint is no longer evenly distributed, so the car looks dull and old.

So that the paint does not fade quickly or peel, use a special shampoo that you can buy in supermarkets, minimarkets or markets. The price is around Rp20 thousand to Rp200 thousand, depending on the brand of shampoo.

Make sure the shampoo chosen is effective in removing stubborn stains so that you do not have to rub the car repeatedly when cleaned.

5. Apply a Shiny Looking Car Kit

Just a clean car is not enough. There is still another stage that needs to be done, namely applying the kit on the entire body of the car. The kit is useful for lifting the remnants of fine stains that are still attached, so that the car looks shiny from close or long distance.

Apply the kit evenly throughout the body of the car with a twisting motion. Do it gradually from one part to another. In addition to making the car shiny, the kit is also good for preventing the process of mold growth in car paint. The result is that the car paint looks like new all the time.

6. Fix It Immediately when Scratched

Small scratches on the car can not be avoided even though the car has been properly and correctly maintained. These scratches could be caused by sharp objects or the ruins of tree branches and so on. If this happens to your car, immediately make repairs to the nearest repair shop. Rapid repairs can overcome scratches extending to the surrounding area.

Routine Care is the Key

As expensive as any paint used to coat the car, it doesn't last well forever. The paint will fade over time. Don't worry, this can be avoided by doing a series of treatments regularly. Make the car as one of the valuable assets so that you want to love and care for the car with all your heart.

Here are 5 Reasons why it's Important to Wash Your Car After Rain

All vehicle owners must agree if the lazy feeling of washing the car will appear during the rainy season. The reason tends to be the same, namely the car will get dirty quickly when it rains again.

Indeed, rain is one of the causes of the car getting dirty. However, leaving the car unwashed after being exposed to rainwater is a fatal mistake that is often done by most owners of four-wheeled vehicles.

Here are 5 Reasons why it's Important to Wash Your Car After Rain
Here are 5 Reasons why it's Important to Wash Your Car After Rain



Because, there are many bad risks that may occur in the condition of the car when leaving it unwashed after rain. One of them is the appearance of rust on the car, thus making the appearance of car paint ugly.

Although indeed by wiping alone is enough to clean the car from rainwater, this method is not recommended so that the car remains durable. For that, know some reasons how important it is to wash the car after the following rains that have been summarized Cermati.com from various automotive sources.

1. Salt Content in RainWater

The first reason that makes you have to immediately wash the car after the rain is the salt content contained in rainwater. It is commonly known that rainwater comes from a collection of evaporated water. Of the many sources of water vapor in the rain, most must come from seawater.

It is this steam from seawater that carries a saline solution mixed in the rain. If left attached to the car, the salt content will make the car paint quickly damaged and can cause rust.

Of course you do not want to see rust or paint that fades just because it is lazy to wash the car after heavy rain. For that, immediately wash the car with special car soap so that the salt content attached to the car paint can be lost.

2. RainWater Has Been Mixed With Pollution

Not only water vapor, rain also settles pollution. When it rains, the pollutants will certainly be carried back with rainwater and attached to the car.

Rainwater that has been mixed with pollution has a higher acidity level. Even more so for those of you who live in urban areas that have high pollution levels.

If left to linger attached to the car, it is not impossible that rust will arise and damage the physical car. For that, so that there is no pollution attached to the car, you must immediately take it to the nearest car wash.  

3. High Dissolved Oxygen Content

Iron that is often exposed to oxygen can react and give rise to rust. What's more, the oxygen contained in rainwater. Iron in the car will more easily absorb oxygen and rust can easily appear.

Although not visible to the eye, on the surface of the car must have microscopic-sized cracks that can be entered by oxygen dissolved in rainwater. This is the main cause of the appearance of rust in the car and you should anticipate by washing the car as soon as possible.

In contrast to how to clean other impurities contained in rainwater, to get around the risk of rust because of the oxygen content in rainwater, you only need to water the car with clean water. However, in order for the car to be perfectly clean, washing the car using special soaps you still have to do.

4. Remove Sand at the Bottom of the Car

Driving when it's raining will make the car carry a lot of dirt. The rainwater that pooled on the streets must have mixed with sand and would have stuck under the car.

If not cleaned immediately, the sand attached to the car will risk making the car engine become damaged quickly. As a result, the performance of the car becomes reduced, even becomes unfit for the road.

So that the problem does not happen to you, try to always wash the car after heavy rain. That way, the dirt at the bottom of the car can be lifted and make the engine more durable.

5. Cat Becomes Soft

If left too long, the water attached to the body of the car will make the paint soft faster. Paint that has softened will certainly be easier to look dull and make the look of the car less good. Even paint can peel easily.

However, removing rainwater attached to the car should also not be done carelessly. If you wipe it, it is not impossible that the salt content contained in rainwater will make the car scratched. Wash the car well and dry it using a microfiber washcloth or Plas Chamois.

Keep the car clean

Most people think it rains well because it can simultaneously clean a dirty car. In reality, it rains only to make the car dirtier. Wash your car immediately if you want your car to look in good condition. Don't let your car get dirty for a long time. This will only make the car damaged quickly.