Note 5 Strict Kicks to Make Your Motorcycle Suspension Long Life

 Suspension or shockbreaker is one of the important components on a motorcycle. Its main function is to dampen or absorb various vibrations generated from the road surface. Of course this device is related to comfort while driving.

If the suspension is damaged there are several effects that will be felt by the driver. For example, the handling of the motor becomes uncomfortable, the acceleration is reduced, or the most fatal can endanger safety.

Note 5 Strict Kicks to Make Your Motorcycle Suspension Long Life

According to After Sales Manager Main Dealer Yamaha PT Thamrin Brothers (South Sumatra & Bengkulu), Muslian, generally motorcycle owners often ignore the condition of the suspension because it is considered a component that rarely breaks. Though the suspension must be carried out routine maintenance.

"The suspension has an important role so that the motorcycle does not receive too much load due to the shocks that occur," said Muslian in an official statement received by OTO.com.

Given the importance of the role of suspension on a motorcycle, Muslian tries to give some accurate tips about suspension maintenance so that these components are durable and can support your daily activities. Anything? Check it out below.

Keep Suspension Clean

According to him, the dirt stuck to the suspension work area, if not cleaned, will scratch the inner tube or suspension rod. This will cause the suspension to leak and reduce the quality of the suspension work. 

Muslian's advice is to wash the motorbike regularly and clean the suspension area thoroughly. If it rains, rinse or wash the motorbike with clean water, make sure the suspension area is also safe. The corrosion properties of rainwater can slowly damage the suspension.

Avoid the Broken Road

The second, according to him, avoid uneven or rocky roads can provide additional burden for the suspension. Too often pass the road like this has the opportunity to reduce the life of the suspension.

"So when forced to pass through an uneven road you have to drive with extra care and not speeding so that it can help ease the work of the suspension," he said.

He further explained, driving at high speed on rocky roads is very risky, it can cause the suspension to leak due to shock without pause.

Don't Carry a Heavy Load

Motorcycles have a maximum allowable load according to the owner's manual. If you are forced to carry an excessive load, then the performance of your motorbike will of course be significantly reduced.

One of the functions that are disrupted due to carrying too heavy a load is the suspension function. The suspension will work extra hard when the load carried exceeds the maximum capacity.

Haram to Use Accessories and Modify Suspension

If you want a long suspension life for your motorbike, according to Muslian, avoid installing accessories on the suspension or commonly referred to as earrings. Installation of accessories that actually makes the back of the bike look elevated.

"These earrings actually make the suspension can not work optimally. In fact, in some cases the addition of accessories and modifications to the suspension makes the suspension not work at all and even the suspension can be broken," he explained.

Change Suspension Oil Regularly

The last thing is to change the lubricant or oil in the motor suspension periodically. Muslian explained, front suspension oil changes are usually done every 15,000-20,000 kilometers or 1.5 to 2 years of motor use (whichever comes first).

However, if the load is always heavy or you have to travel on uneven roads too often, then change your suspension oil sooner than the manufacturer's specified period.

Must Know, These Are Easy Tips for Motorcycle Braking System Maintenance So It Doesn't Get Damaged

 The braking system is an important component related to the speed of the vehicle, as is the case on a motorcycle. Therefore, the owner of the motorbike must pay attention to its condition so that it remains in prime condition.

"The brake function is of course very important in smoothing motorcycle riding activities. If the brake performance is disturbed, it can endanger the driving safety of motorcycle users," explained After Sales Manager of Main Dealer Yamaha PT Thamrin Brothers (South Sumatra & Bengkulu) in an official statement.

Must Know, These Are Easy Tips for Motorcycle Braking System Maintenance So It Doesn't Get Damaged

Now for maintenance of motorcycle braking, you don't need to make an effort to come to the workshop, it turns out that a series of motorcycle brakes can be inspected independently at home. However, it should be noted, if you require component replacement and do not have the expertise, it is better to use authorized dealers and mechanics.

This article will describe the sequence of maintenance and checking of the motorcycle disc braking system based on Muslian's explanation, in full as below,.

1. Periodic Brake Fluid Check and Replacement

Replacement of brake fluid, explained by Muslian, is generally done every 2 years or if it has reached a distance of 24 thousand km. Another indicator can be seen from the color of the brake fluid, if it has turned cloudy, don't compromise, immediately replace the brake fluid according to the manufacturer's standards.

"Regularly checking the brake pads or changing brake fluid is useful to maintain optimal disc brake performance," explained Muslian.

2. Caliper Component Cleaning

Motorcycle users should also pay attention to this, namely routinely cleaning the caliper components. Disc brakes are open so that when driving on the road, dust and dirt stick to the lining or piston.

"This condition affects the brake performance to be not optimal, therefore immediately do a cleaning on that part. Or if the brake handle feels heavy when pressed, you can check or replace the upper brake master seal," he said.

 3. Make sure the calipers are in good condition

According to Muslian, the effect that is quite felt when the calipers are problematic is the decrease in braking quality and the brake handle work becomes heavy or loose, this can lead to the risk of an accident.

"Make sure the calipers on your motorbike are in good condition, and do regular checks at the nearest authorized workshop," he explained.

4. Vehicle Chain Maintenance

In addition to caring for the brakes, we also provide tips on how to care for the vehicle chain.

The chain is an important component of a motorcycle. It plays a role in transmitting the power from the engine performance results to the rear wheels so that it is able to produce the required acceleration. Because it has an effect on performance, comfort and safety, it is necessary to carry out routine maintenance.

According to Rizky Reza Saputra, Sales Marketing for DID Indonesia under the NGK flag, there are several important things you need to know to take care of your favorite iron horse chain. According to him, this method is easy to do and can be done at home.

5. Clean the Chain

Sometimes this method is considered trivial. If mishandled, you can be sure the age of the chain will not last long. There are still many who clean the chain using soap, gasoline or even diesel. According to Rizky, this is a mistake that must be avoided. “Leave it like that because it can damage the seal on the chain. Simply clean the chain with water with a gentle brushing. After cleaning, proceed with using a chain cleaner and then spray chain lube," he explained.

 6. Treat regularly

Cleaning the chain should be done regularly, ie when usage has reached 500 kilometers and multiples thereof. This also applies to normal use when taking a normal road route. Meanwhile, if you go through a muddy road, after arriving at your destination, the chain should be cleaned immediately. This is necessary so that the chain does not wear out quickly considering that the chain contains important materials that can affect the performance of the motorcycle.

7. Check the condition of the chain and gear

Checking the condition of the chain is mandatory. One of them the users must always ensure the slack limit. For the free play distance of each motorbike, it is different but in general it is between 20-30 mm to 25-35 mm. It is recommended that the wheel chain check and adjustment be carried out periodically. If the slack exceeds the free play distance limit listed on the sticker, it is better to adjust the tightness or take it to the nearest authorized repair shop.

The worn chain can be seen from the sharp rear wheel gear. This sharp gear if left unchecked can erode the chain so that the chain wears out quickly and does not function normally.

8. wish to dry

To get optimal power, it is mandatory to provide lubricant. “This step is also still a lot wrong. Do not give the chain with used oil, grease (grease) because dust and gravel can stick. If that happens, it can erode the surface of the chain and the risk can be broken in the long term. So it's better to give a lubricant that is specifically for chains, namely chain lube, "explained Rizky.

Well, that's some ways to care for a motorcycle chain so that it lasts. Basically all objects and motor components have their own age and will certainly experience damage so replacement is needed. So it requires proper care.

Buy Toyota Veloz Highest Variant, Here's What You Get

 The All New Toyota Veloz enters the second generation. It comes with a stylish appearance and has a touch of SUV orientation, although it still has MPV status. It is available in three (3) types, namely Veloz M/T, Veloz Q CVT, and Veloz Q CVT TSS. The highest variant gets the Toyota Safety Sense feature, which is Toyota's newest driving safety technology. So what do you get from this new MPV for IDR 331 million.

Buy Toyota Veloz Highest Variant, Here's What You Get

Machine

The latest generation Veloz in all variants uses the same engine. Use engine code 2NR-VE. 4-cylinder in-line, 1.496cc, 16 valve, DOHC with dual VVT-i heart pacemaker. It produces 106 PS at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 137 Nm at 4,200 rpm which is sent to the front wheel drive. The CVT transmission also features a Sequential Manual Mode feature. So it can be moved manually.

The fuel system used is electronic fuel injection. He is able to accommodate approximately 43 liters of fuel.

Chassis

He already uses a unibody chassis type built on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform and is equipped with a front-wheel drive (FWD) system. TNGA which is a modular vehicle platform used by Toyota and Lexus. The platform has been introduced since 2015 for global use. Combining three main elements in one structure. These elements include agility, stability and visibility.

For suspension at the front using MacPherson Strut, while at the rear Torsion-Beam. Also equipped with stabilizers on the front and rear. While the braking system on the front and rear uses a 15-inch disc. The tire size used is 205/50 R17 Alloy with Machining. 

Safety and Security Features

Veloz CVT TSS or the highest type is equipped with various advanced features to support the safety and security of the driver and passengers. Apart from having 15-inch ventilated disc brakes at the front and solid disc brakes at the rear, the braking section is reinforced with the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Braking Assist (BA) features.

Then there are 6 Airbags that keep the whole cabin safe when things go wrong. Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) also ensures the car will not oversteer or understeer when bulldozing corners. Hill Start Assist (HSA) also keeps the car from backing up on an incline. This HSA system also cooperates with Electric Parking Brake & Brake Hold. This brakehold is very helpful when in the middle of a traffic jam.

Because this is a type Q CVT with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), it has been equipped with six excellent features. Includes a Pre Collision System (PCS) which is able to give a warning when it detects an object in front. And if we keep going fast, the car will automatically brake by itself.

Lane Departure Assist (LDA), keeps the car from getting out of line. If out of lane is detected, the system gives a warning. And if the driver does not pay attention, the system will automatically return the car to the right lane.

Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) or a warning appears in the rearview mirror when a vehicle either on the left or right side is in the blind spot position.

Pedal Misoperation Control, is useful to prevent the driver from stepping on the gas pedal too deeply when he should have stepped on the brake pedal. This feature can minimize collisions with objects in front of the car.

Front Departure Alert, very useful when you stop waiting for a red light. This feature can alert the driver that the vehicle in front has started to run.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) gives a warning if a vehicle suddenly comes from another direction behind when the car is going backwards. All existing features inform the driver via voice and description in the MID.

Another powerful feature that is very helpful is the All Round View Camera (360 Camera). The screen on the center console gives a clear view of the situation around the car. The appearance of the car as seen from above. It's easier to park your vehicle at the mall or in the carport of a house that is relatively narrow. Coupled with a sound alert when there is an object that is quite close. This technology is also activated immediately when the driver turns on the turn signal. But this only happens when the car is running slowly.

Exterior

The exterior of the Veloz is to be proud of. The impression of being sturdy, tough, and aggressive radiates from the high hood as part of the New Distinctive Front Look. Strong character is also seen in the fascia. It appears on the New Formidable Design Front Grille, New Advanced LED Headlamp with Sequential Turnlamp, and with New Fog Lamp.

As a premium MPV, the Veloz side view exudes a powerful line through the Remarkable Chrome Window Belt, Fender Line & Roof Rail. The All New Veloz further emphasizes its new positioning as a Premium Cross MPV.

The application of the New Side Stone Guard not only protects the side body, but also strengthens the impression of being tough. Reinforced by the design of 17-inch alloy wheels and New Foot Lamp under the rearview mirror. In the rear sector he has been equipped with a Progressive Rear Combination Lamp with Full Backdoor Lamp to make the appearance more modern and wide. Reinforced again with Sturdy Rear Bumper.

Interiors

The interior of the Veloz is able to pamper the driver and passengers. One of the features in the driver's seat is the instrument panel. Already full digital measuring 7 inches and there are 4 display display options. Everything plays with colors that are quite detailed and attractive. And the various information that is there is easy to monitor. Among them there are seat belt warnings, outside temperature, odometer, tripmeter, digital clock, speedometer and even inclinometer and is also able to present an explanation of the Toyota Safety Sense feature. Just press the button on the left and right of the steering wheel to see it.

Then the fancy dashboard layout. Using three color combinations, namely black, beige, and silver ornaments. Not to mention that some of the panels on the front have embraced soft touch material. It's on the front passenger dashboard, armrest to the steering wheel.

The steering wheel is wrapped in luxurious leather and has adopted tilt and telescopic, so it's easy to adjust the driving position for comfort when traveling long distances. On the steering wheel there are several buttons that can be operated easily. Left and right can set the Multi Information Display, Toyota Safety Sense, audio, to bluetooth. Bottom right there is a button to set the Drive mode. There are several driving modes to choose from, normal, eco mode and power mode.

There is thin ambient lighting or New Vibrant Illumination Light on the center console and the first row door trim, exuding an elegant and premium impression. It is clearly visible at night and creates a sense of calm and relaxation for front passengers during the journey.

Then there is Veloz embossed on the left side of the dashboard or in front of the front passenger seat. This is an identity that he is different from the All New Avanza.

Still on the center console, there is a head unit with a 9-inch floating screen landscape. Has the ability to accommodate a variety of connectivity such as Android Auto and the latest Apple CarPlay®. Operation is also quite easy, because it has adopted a touch screen. There, the driver can experience the sophisticated All Round View Camera.

Underneath there is an auto climate control feature on the air conditioner, which is effectively and intelligently able to keep the cabin temperature cool even though the weather is hot outside. The left knob is to operate the fan power, the right is to adjust the air conditioner temperature. Then behind the transmission is an Electric Parking Brake with Brakehold, replacing the conventional parking brake lever at the touch of a button.

Furthermore, there is a wireless charger on the center console. For the driver's left arm rest and the front passenger's right arm rest is sufficient. The material is soft and very useful. Inside there is space to store small objects and is provided with a charger port that requires an additional connector.

The passengers get comfort from the seat design that uses premium quality. Use a combination of leather and fabric with a two-tone concept. Able to support the body well when maneuvering fast or walking leisurely. In addition, the structure is soft.

The driver's seat can be adjusted reclining for the back, and also the height and low through the height adjuster feature. Although still a lever, this is enough to help the driver get a relaxed position.

Leg and head room in the first row is really roomy. Likewise in the second row that can be shifted back and forth. Plus it already has a new blower design with a thinner look. The setting is in the form of a round knob whose position is placed slightly backwards. Although it is similar to Calya's with a flat design, air conditioning can reach the passengers in the third row seats.

The center back can be folded to become a handrest. Unfortunately no cup holder is provided. But quite helpful when passengers want to relax. Speaking of features, passengers in the second row get two USB ports which are located under the center console.

All passengers including the driver are also guaranteed to be safe, because each seat is equipped with an adjustable headrest, three-point seat belt and airbags that ensure ultimate safety.

The issue of comfort continues with the presence of the long sofa mode. This feature allows all seats, both front and center, to lie down like a sofa. Because the second row seats can go back and forth, adult passengers can still sit in the back seat. However, it can only be used for those who have a height below 170cm. If more than that, the head is easily stuck with the roof.

The isofix feature for baby seats is also available. This technology is very important to install a baby car seat so that the baby can ride safely.

Entertainment for the middle and rear passengers is provided with rear seat entertainment (RSE) aka a monitor attached to the ceiling. They can watch their favorite videos while enjoying the trip. The resulting sound quality is quite adequate. There are six speakers (including two tweeters on the A-pillar). And to adjust the audio is also easier with the audio steering switch on the steering wheel.

The trunk capacity of this car is 400 liters (all seats are used). So it's not a hassle when you have to bring all the family necessities. When the second and third row seats lie down, the luggage volume feels very spacious. Because it is supported by a flat luggage floor, making it more flexible in entering all types of goods.

In addition to luggage, the All New Veloz highest variant has quite a lot of storage space and cup holders. Almost all doors are available, even up to the back seat. Enough to make it easier for passengers to put drinks or other small items.

T Intouch

No less interesting, there are Toyota's latest advanced features, namely T Intouch. Previously only applied to the New Camry premium sedan. T Intouch is a telematics technology by connecting the car with the mTOYOTA application. So that customers can connect to all Toyota mobility services.

T Intouch aims to answer customers' needs for convenience and a sense of being connected to a car. In addition, T Intouch is also an important milestone for Toyota to become a mobility company that provides Total Mobility Solutions, especially for customers in Indonesia.

Offers everyday life digital connectivity experiences and integrated solutions and benefits. First, there is the Find My Car feature which can accurately find out where the vehicle is parked to provide a sense of security and comfort for customers.

Then, there is the Geofencing feature which provides a warning when the vehicle is outside the official zone to ensure customer safety at all times. In addition, T Intouch also comes with features that can provide peace of mind for customers. For example, there is an E-Care (Maintenance) feature that helps set reminders for regular vehicle maintenance so that the customer's vehicle is always in its best performance.

Then there is the Inquiry & Support Center feature that offers direct assistance from the Toyota call center to help solve customer problems. There is also a Road Assistance feature that provides an SOS button when you have an accident. T Intouch will connect users with Toyota's call center to be directed to the Emergency Road Assistance (ERA) provider for faster assistance.

Comparison of Hyundai Ioniq 5 Electric Car vs Lexus UX 300e

 Ioniq 5 is Hyundai's newest investment to play in the electric vehicle segment in Indonesia. No half-hearted, his presence was immediately responded positively to the achievement of ordering nearly 1,700 units since his presence last month.

Comparison of Hyundai Ioniq 5 Electric Car vs Lexus UX 300e

Then speaking of rivals, the Ioniq 5 does not stand alone as an EV model in Indonesia. There are several interesting models to compare with the Hyundai product. One of them, the Lexus UX 300e. It seems there is no problem trying to look at the data on paper of these two premium electric vehicle products, which certainly invites interest for electric vehicle enthusiasts to choose each product.

First, just about the price. Ioniq 5 cannot be said to be cheap for most of the automotive market in Indonesia. The official price starts at IDR 718 million. For the model we are comparing, this is the top variant, namely the Signature Long Range at a price of Rp. 829 million. Worth the price to get the current premium status. Then the Lexux UX 300 e comes with a price range of IDR 1.2 billion, a difference of around IDR 400 million from the Ioniq 5, the highest variant. However, Lexus carries the premium image that has been attached to the Japanese brand.

Hyundai Ioniq 5

This leads us to the next discussion, namely design. Lexus still carries the design lines commonly found in modern products, such as the distinctive spindle grille, sturdy body shape and distinctive front and rear lamp designs as premium products. Meanwhile, the Ioniq 5 is said to be a revolutionary design because it is different from previous products.

Indeed, this EV still carries a parametric jewel design in some parts, but the retro impression with a square shape is Hyundai's approach to this modern vehicle. It can be said out of the box, but this is evidenced by the various design awards that Hyundai has received for its EV model. Both have their own approach and definitely have their own fans, again about this design, it's more about their individual preferences.

Still discussing the exterior, another comparison is in the size of the tires. The Ioniq 5 uses 19-inch rims with 235/55 R19 tires. The design is quite unique, namely it comes with a parametric design. For Lexus, use 17-inch rims with 215/60 R17 tires. The Lexus rim design approach is more sporty, in accordance with the sports SUV design that he chose.

In terms of color choices, the Ioniq 5 offers optical white, titan gray metallic, magnetic silver metallic, midnight black pearl and gravity gold matte as an option with one interior color choice, namely black. Lexus UX 300e comes with more choices, namely soniq quartz, platinum silver me, sonic titanium, mercury gray mc, black, graphite black, madder red, amber cs, terrane khaki, blazing carnelian and celestial blue. For the interior there is a choice of colors cobalt, black, orcher, rich cream and white ash

Continue to another comparison that is a matter of dimensions. The Ioniq 5 comes with a length of 4,635 mm, a width of 1,890 mm and a height of 1,647 mm with a ground clearance of 160 mm and a wheelbase of 3,000 mm. The Lexus UX 300e offers a length of 4,495 mm, a width of 1,840 mm and a height of 1,545 mm with a wheelbase of 2,640 mm and a ground clearance of 140 mm. Dimensionally, the Lexus is smaller than the Ioniq 5, but has the same carrying capacity of 5 passengers.

The interior design chosen by the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is futuristic, which represents a lounge in the cabin space for a comfortable impression. Some of the main interior features are the presence of a panoramic glass roof, seats wrapped in leather, a seat with footrests in the first row, a 12.3-inch screen that serves as a meter cluster and head unit, as well as a Bose premium eight-speaker sound system for a maximum entertainment experience. drive. The Lexus UX 300e model is still faithful to the same interior design form as other Lexus models. The premium touch comes from the stitching with the sahiko technique, the 10.3-inch head unit, 13 speakers throughout the cabin made by Mark Levinson, as well as a digital meter cluster.

The features of these two electric cars are also quite sophisticated. Ioniq 5 is equipped with Hyundai SmartSense which consists of several active safety features such as high beam assist, forward collision avoidance assist, driver attention warning, smart cruise control with stop & go function. There are still lane keeping assist and lane following assist, blind spot view monitor, blind spot collision avoidance assist, rear cross traffic collision avoidance assist, tire pressure monitoring system, parking distance warning and view monitor. The UX 300e features the Lexus Safety System+ which consists of lane tracing assist, pre-collision system, blind spot monitor, dynamic radar cruise control, parking support brake, rear cross traffic alert, head up display and view around monitor.

Go to the performance section. The Ioniq 5 uses a permanent magnet sychronous motor with a power production of 217 ps and a lithium ion battery with a capacity of 72.6 kWh. In Indonesia, the Ioniq 5 uses a rear drive with a torque of 350 Nm. The AC socket uses type 2 and the DC socket uses the CCS Combo2 type. Its charging capability is for AC charging for six hours and six minutes and DC fast charging for around 56 minutes 30 seconds, while the use of 350 kW fast charging will last for 17 minutes 16 seconds. The Long Range type is claimed to be able to cover a distance of 451 kilometers.

Regarding the advantages of the Ioniq 5 battery, Hyundai includes V2L or vehicle to load capabilities. This capability makes the Ioniq 5 an additional power generator for outdoor activities such as charging gadgets during travel. Its largest total power source is about 3.6 kW which is equivalent to the average household electricity.

The UX 300e uses a permanent magnet motor that produces 201 hp of power with a Li-ion battery with a capacity of 54.35 kWh with a current of 153 Ah. The motor located at the front produces 300 Nm of torque. The charger socket uses type 2 for AC and Chademo for DC. The charging time for the AC wall charger is about 6.5 hours, for a home charging socket it is about 24 hours and for DC fast charging it can be charged in only 50 minutes. Lexus claims this model can cover a distance of 300 km with the WLTP method.

The various advantages above are also added to the after sales program for each model. Hyundai comes with a 24-hour Hyundai Call Center offer, a basic warranty of 3 years or 100,000 kilometers, free maintenance services for up to 5 years or 75,000 kilometers, free 24-hour roadside assistance, Hyundai Comes Anywhere service program, Free 24-hour Emergency mobile charging, and free spare parts for up to 3 years or 45,000 kilometers. In addition, Hyundai includes an electric vehicle battery warranty for 8 years or 160,000 kilometers. Electric car consumers will also get a free AC Home Charger and installation fees as well as a free portable charger. Lexus also offers a warranty that is almost the same as an eight-year warranty, as well as five years of free service and parts.

Conclusion

Looking at the comparison above, the Ioniq 5 and UX 300e can be benchmarks for electric vehicles in the country. Each provides advantages that potential customers can consider. Ioniq 5 offers a fairly complete product, although with a price tag of Rp800 million. For prospective Lexus consumers, it is certain that they will get a premium image that has been built for years but now with a touch of the future through the electric motors offered.

The dominance of consumers of both products is likely to be second or third car buyers. For Ioniq 5 consumers, it could be due to novelty or already having a conventional vehicle in their garage. For Lexus, it is likely loyalists who want a different touch on their SUV. Each one returns to the tastes and needs that are tailored to the existing funding needs

Meet Kymco Ionex

 Kymco Italia has introduced its newest electric scooter, the Kymco Ionex. The advantages offered by this pollution-free motorbike is a long distance of up to 200 kilometers when the battery is fully charged. Then a practical charging system with an exchange system (battery swap) also makes this motorbike interesting to own.

Meet Kymco Ionex

Quoting Rideapart, the scooter with the full name Ionex Many 110 EV was actually exhibited at the EICMA Milan 2021 automotive exhibition but at that time it was still in prototype form. Well, the model that has been officially introduced looks more perfect with some of the technology it has.

In terms of electricity, the Kymco Ionex Many 110 is equipped with an electric dynamo with a capacity of 3,200 watts or the equivalent of 4.3 horsepower. While the battery system uses a LiFePo4 (LFP) model which the manufacturer claims on a single charge, the vehicle can go up to 124 miles or 200 kilometers.

As explained earlier, one of the advantages offered by this stun motor is the battery exchange system in several spots that has been prepared by Kymco. However, if you want to charge independently, you can also do it at home, it only takes 1 hour to fully charge the battery.

Interestingly, this electric scooter provides space for 5 batteries, each of which weighs 4.9 kilograms. The battery has a kind of handle that is easy to remove or carry around.

In terms of weight, the Kymco Ionex Many 110 weighs up to 93.9 kilograms and can be claimed to reach a top speed of up to 50 kilometers per hour. This electric scooter is said to be suitable for use on congested and congested streets because of its relatively compact dimensions.

Kymco Ionex Features

To accompany the owner's activities, this motorbike is also equipped with various interesting features. For example, there is a connectivity device between a motorbike and a smartphone, so you can monitor all important information including battery power from the screen of your device. 

Next is the embedding of the meter panel with smart navigation access. The direction app is also integrated with battery charging points so that its use will be more enjoyable.

The Ionex Many 110 EV is claimed to be suitable for the needs of typical urban commuters, but Kymco has not released an official price list for this electric scooter. The plan is that KMI (from the Padana Sviluppo group) will distribute Ionex scooters throughout Italy.

However, from various leaks, it is said that the price set by the manufacturer touched 1,420 United States (US) dollars or which, when converted to Rupiah, was equivalent to Rp. 20.6 million. It will be interesting if this motorbike is also imported to Indonesia, especially since the Taiwanese motorcycle brand also trades in the Indonesian two-wheeled market. We are waiting for the surprise

These are 10 things you need to know before buying a Honda Scoopy

 Honda Scoopy last received a refresh on November 11, 2020. PT Astra Honda (AHM) gave birth to it in an all new and successfully made the appearance of this scooter even more attractive to own.

These are 10 things you need to know before buying a Honda Scoopy

1. Dimensions of the Latest Honda Scoopy Enlarged

First, referring to the official motor specification data, the size of the latest Honda Scoopy is now enlarged. The overall length is 1,864 mm, width 683 mm, height 1,075 mm and wheelbase 1,251 mm.

The old Honda Scoopy generation has a length of 1,847 mm, a width of 686 mm, a height of 1,061 mm, and a wheelbase of 1,257 mm. The change in dimensions also makes the seat height of the Scoopy increase by 2 mm or to 746 mm. Meanwhile, the lowest distance to the ground (ground clearance) also increases by 2 mm to 145 mm.

2. New Engine Offal But Decreased Output

Still referring to the specification sheet, the all new Honda Scoopy still packs a 110 cc engine. However, in this new generation, the cubication is actually larger to be 109.5 cc from the previous 108.2 cc.

Investigating, it turns out that the engine used is the same engine as that of the all new Honda Beat and New Genio. Now the bore x stroke size is 47 x 63.1 mm, which was originally 50 x 55 mm. Then the compression of the engine also increased to 10:1 from the initial 9.5:1.

Unfortunately, from the use of the new machine, the output on paper actually decreased. From the maximum power, for example, from 8.9 horsepower at 7,500 rpm, it has now become 8.8 horsepower at the same engine speed. While the peak torque also drops to 9.3 Nm from 9.4 Nm at 5,500 rpm engine torque.

3. The Volume of the Fuel Tank Becomes Bigger

In the new generation Honda Scoopy, Honda engineers calibrate the fuel tank volume. Now the latest Scoopy can drink up to 4.2 liters of gasoline or up 0.2 liters from the previous version.

The manufacturer claims that with the new fuel tank capacity, Scoopy can record fuel consumption of 59 kilometers per liter when the Idling Stop System feature is on. This is very economical, guys!

4. New eSAF Lighter Frame

In this latest Scoopy, the empty weight is reduced quite well, ranging from 95 and 94 kilograms (specifically for the Smart Key type). In the previous model the weight is fairly heavy to 99 kilograms.

This is thanks to the use of the same new chassis as the BeAT and Genio. AHM named it the eSAF (enhanced Smart Architecture Frame) chassis. The manufacturer says, with the application of this frame, the weight of the bike is reduced by 8 percent and promises good stability

5. USB Model Charging Dock

His name is a motorbike for young people, of course he wants everything to be practical and easy. When it comes to charging your device, you don't need to bother carrying around an adapter anymore, the latest Scoopy already uses a USB type power outlet.

Its position is still in the slot on the left deck which is complete with a cover drawer. So you don't have to worry about your smartphone getting wet when riding in rainy conditions.

6. Item Hook is Safer

The manufacturer also provides a new model of hook or hook in the all new Scoopy. Now use a locking model at the top, so that when you carry items that are hung on the components, they don't come off easily.

A minimalist but highly functional change isn't it? Especially considering that Scoopy is a commuter motorbike, the majority of its use is for daily mobility.

 7. More Sophisticated with Keyless

All new Honda Scoopy now comes with more sophisticated technology. There is now a keyless option with Anti Theft Alarm, a device similar to that of the PCX and Vario 160.

It's just that if you want to have a Scoopy with keyless features, the variants you have to choose are Scoopy Stylish and Prestige. While the 2 variants below it, Sporty and Fashion still pack conventional key models.

8. Change the Lights to Make the Look More Classic

The most striking changes and make it more classic are in the components of the front and rear lights. The design is consistent with using a rounded model, but now tends to be more oval. What's interesting is that the turn signal is now separated.

The new headlight design is maximized by the use of LED projector technology. While at the back, the lamp model is perfectly round, but interestingly, even though it is still a halogen, it resembles an LED lamp. 

9 Complete Features

basically Scoopy has a different target consumer from Genio. Although both have a stylish appearance, Scoopy was created to have a higher class through design, especially the completeness of features.

Above, we have explained that the latest Scoopy is keyless to the LED projector lamp in front. Moreover, this scooter has also used an informative digital-analog panel meter, ACG Starter, ISS, Side Stand Switch, and has also used new 5-spoke wheels with a 12-inch diameter that provide a better driving style.

10. Types and Prices of All New Honda Scoopy

And the last thing you should know is the type options and selling price tag from Scoopy. This is important to adjust to your budget and needs. The all new Honda Scoopy consists of four variants: Sporty, Fashion, Stylish, and Prestige. Especially Stylish and Prestige have adopted Smart Key alias keyless.

Based on the official AHM website, as of May 2022, the price of the all new Scoopy is released at IDR 21 million OTR Jakarta.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Records Order of Nearly 1,700 Units Since Sold Last Month

 PT Hyundai Motors Indonesia (HMID) seems to be enjoying the sweetness of electric vehicle products in Indonesia. Other manufacturers are still 'later on' selling electric cars, the Ioniq 5 has already been marketed as an Electric Vehicle (EV). His introduction last April, one month already the first electric car produced in the country was present.

As a result, as of Monday (9/5/2022), Ioniq 5 has pocketed nearly 1,700 vehicle order letters (SPK) from all over Indonesia. Of course, this is a surprising number considering that although the official price starts at Rp. 718 million to Rp. 829 million, it attracts the interest of so many potential consumers. Moreover, the infrastructure of electric vehicles is still inadequate.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Records Order of Nearly 1,700 Units Since Sold Last Month

"We really appreciate the warm welcome from the Indonesian people for Hyundai's first BEV product assembled in Indonesia. This is a new achievement and motivation for Hyundai to continue to innovate in the future. We also want to thank our beloved customers who continue to trust Hyundai as the EV market leader," said Makmur, Chief Operating Officer of PT HMID in his statement.

Regarding the most popular variant, currently the Signature Long Range type dominates more than 70 percent of the existing SPK. Other variants follow such as the Signature Standard Range, Prime Long Range and Prime Standard Range. For information, the Signature Long Range is priced at the most expensive Rp. 829 million, followed by the Signature Standard Range of Rp. 779 million, the Prime Long Range of Rp. 759 million and the Prime Standard Range as the cheapest at Rp. 718 million. This means that Ioniq 5 consumers are not half-hearted in ordering the top model with a capital fund of IDR 800 million. Consumers of this electric car also come from various cities in Indonesia, including from the Papua region.

Another interesting data, regarding color choice, many potential consumers choose Gravity Gold Matte by dominating more than 50 percent of SPK. Other colors such as Magnetic Silver Metallic, Optic White, Midnight Black Pearl and Titan Gray Metallic are the colors of choice for potential consumers.

Ioniq 5, Hyundai's first EV to use the modern E-GMP platform. This platform increases flexibility, driving performance, increased mileage, safety features and interior space and a wider trunk is also comfortable. As a vehicle that carries a battery, the Ioniq 5 has a vehicle to load or V2L capability that offers 3.6 kW of electrical power to be used for various purposes such as charging electrical devices and so on.

Regarding mileage, the Ioniq 5 has the ability to travel as far as 481 kilometers. This is considered sufficient for use in the city which has a short distance and is quite convincing for traveling outside the city even though you have to take into account the charging place used. Regarding acceleration, this electric car is capable of traveling from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 7.4 seconds.

Hyundai offers the Ioniq 5 with several after-sales programs including 24-hour Hyundai Call Center service, 3 years or 100,000 kilometers basic warranty, free maintenance fees for up to 5 years or 75,000 kilometers, free 24-hour roadside assistance, Hyundai Comes to Anywhere service program, Free 24 hours Emergency mobile charging, and free spare parts for up to 3 years or 45,000 kilometers. In addition, Hyundai includes an electric vehicle battery warranty for 8 years or 160,000 kilometers. Electric car consumers will also get a free AC Home Charger and installation fees as well as a free portable charger.