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Honda Rebel 1100 - Gaya retro dengan 3 mod pemanduan, DCT dan Cruise Control!

Honda Rebel 1100 telah diperkenalkan di Amerika Syarikat. Model bobber terbaru dari Honda ini adalah keseinambungan daripada model Honda Rebel 500 yang ada dalam pasaran kita.Perubahan ketara pada Honda Rebel 1100 adalah kuasa enjinnya. Enjin tersebut diambil daripada enjin African Twin tetapi dengan talaan yang berbeza.Enjin 2 silinder tersebut bersesaran 1,084cc sejukan cecair mampu menjana sehingga 87 PS kuasa kuda dan 98 Nm tork. Terdapat 2 pilihan transmisi iaitu DCT 6 kelajuan ataupun manu

Haris

Haris

Nov 25, 2020

Stability control is not the same as traction control

Last week, we shared our insights on traction control and how does the system work, and due to the nature of the topic, we have readers that got it confused with the stability control system instead. In a world full of jargon and acronym, this is understandable, because both safety systems do work hand-to-hand to keep you safe.What is stability control?You might have heard various acronym of stability control such as ESC, VDC, DSC, and ASC, but don’t be puzzled because it’s all the s

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Apr 28, 2020

What is the difference between ‘active’ and ‘passive’ safety systems?

Safety systems in cars have gone beyond just airbags and seatbelts. Along with the confusing ABC soup of acronyms that makes up ADAS, there are also the terms Active Safety System and Passive Safety System whenever safety is mentioned in a car. But what is the difference between the two?Active Safety SystemsTraditionally, active safety referred to things such as better visibility from the driver’s seat, good chassis balance, and a clear indication of instruments and warning symbols.But thr

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 14, 2020

Tyre blowout while driving: This is how you maintain control and avoid crashing

You’re driving on the highway at 90 km/h, listening to your favourite tune and jamming along to the lyrics, when all of a sudden you heard a loud boom coming from the rear. In that split second, you noticed the rear end of your car and steering doesn’t feel quite right, and your natural instinct is to brake amidst the chaos.It that the right action though? In this article, we’re going to take a look on how tyre blowout occurs, and what is the appropriate response that will eith

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 14, 2020

What is ADAS and why do we need them in our cars?

ADAS stands for Advanced Driving Assist System. It encompasses all the active safety systems in a car and is becoming an increasingly common automotive slang since 2014. More and more cars now come equipped with ADAS, even the Perodua Bezza Advanced facelift came equipped Perodua’s version of these systems. So, what exactly is part of ADAS?There are plenty of systems that fall under the ADAS umbrella. This list will focus on the common systems that are now fitted in most new cars

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 9, 2020

2021 MG HS – What is it and can it challenge the Proton X70?

The SUV segment in Malaysia is set to heat up in the near future, as MG is set to return to Malaysian shores real soon.Sightings of the MG HS have intensified recently, hinting that the company behind the iconic British brand is working hard to introduce the model before the year ends.What is the MG HS?The MG HS is a C-segment SUV that rivals the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Proton X70.First shown as a concept in 2018, it was then launched in Thailand back in September 2019. Pricing of the MG HS

Eric

Eric

Oct 7, 2020

When you should turn off traction control?

First of all, what is traction control?As the name suggests, the traction control system (or commonly referred to as TC, TRC, or TCS) is a safety feature designed to prevent your car from losing traction. When accelerating, its main task is to stop the wheel from skidding, slipping and/or spinning, especially going through a loose surface.Here's one in the Toyota Vios.There are various sensors (the most common one is wheel speed sensor) on the car that is able to detect speed differences in

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Apr 25, 2020

What is ABS?

ABS stands for anti-lock braking system which as its name suggests, is a system that prevents the wheels from locking up (stops spinning) while the car is still moving. If the wheels are locked up and there’s an object in front, the car would just plow straight ahead regardless of how much steering input it receives.If you’ve ridden a bike with well-functioning brakes and just brake really hard, chances are you’ll notice the wheel stopping/locking up especially t

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 15, 2019

New 2021 Hyundai Kona vs pre-facelift, what are the differences?

As you know, the new 2021 Hyundai Kona facelift has made its debut in town – just 6 months after the launch of the pre-facelift. The new Kona looks very different from the pre-facelift, but what other upgrades does the new SUV boast?Also read: Priced from RM 120k, 2021 Hyundai Kona facelift launched in Malaysia, no turbo for nowThis new vs old comparison will focus on the current range-topping variants for the Kona – in this case, it is the 2.0 Active versus the 1.6-litre Turbo varia

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 17, 2021

With 3 choices, what is the best variant of the Perodua Ativa for you?

The Malaysian car market welcomed a new competitor today in the form of the much talked-about 2021 Perodua Ativa. Its finally here, and boy is it feature-packed with eyebrow-raising price tags. Also read: Launched in Malaysia, the 2021 Perodua Ativa: Priced from RM 62k, 1.0L Turbo, 98 PS/140 NmWell say this - its the good kind of eyebrow-raising, especially when prices start from RM 61,500. Oh, and did we mention Pre-Collision Braking (PCB) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) is standard across the

Sanjay

Sanjay

Mar 3, 2021

What Is ADAS?

The Proton X70 has it. The Honda CR-V has it. Even a Perodua Myvi has a basic version of it. Different manufacturers refer to it in different names. Honda calls it Sensing, Mazda calls it i-ActivSense, Subaru calls it EyeSight, while Proton uses the generic ADAS term. So what is ADAS? Is it worth paying for? Is it reliable? What cars come with ADAS?ADAS is short for Advanced Driver Assistance System. According to the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) code of practice for

Robert

Robert

Sep 2, 2019

Why is my ABS warning light on? And what is a wheel speed sensor?

One of the warning lights in your car is the ABS warning light. ABS stands for anti-lock braking system, and it ensures you have complete control of your car in emergency braking situations.What does a glowing ABS warning light mean?Unless you see leaking brake fluid, the most common reason for the ABS warning light is a faulty wheel speed sensor. In fact, some car brands have this as a recurring problem.Check for leaking brake fluid first. If there is no leak, the ABS light is usually triggered

Arif

Arif

Feb 21, 2021

What is a car platform? It’s not necessarily what you think it is

BMA, CMA, MQB, MLB, TNGA, DNGA, these are just some of the more commonly spoken alphabet soup of acronyms (actually they more like marketing words) that refer to car platforms.BMA platform, developed by Geely-Volvos CEVT, used by the Proton X50But what exactly is a platform and why it’s such a big deal to some companies, but not others? Companies like Geely/Proton, Toyota, and Volkswagen bang heavily on modular platform technology in their marketing communications, while others like Merced

Hans

Hans

Dec 18, 2020

Subaru XV facelift launched in Japan; New grille, e-Active Shift Control

The new 2020 Subaru XV facelift has officially launched in Japan featuring a new Plasma Yellow Pearl colour, a new front end, and new feature called e-Active Shift Control for mild hybrid variant. Sales in the country are expected to start in October 2020.From the front, the XV now sports a new front grille and a redesigned front bumper while the rear remains largely the same. It also gets new aluminium 17-inch or 18-inch wheels. The highlight of the exterior changes is the introduction of a bra

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 10, 2020

Wheel alignment - what is camber, caster and toe?

Wheel alignment, also known as tyre alignment can help your tyres function properly, achieve even wear on all four tyres, plusing making them last longer. It’s an elaborate process and each car manufacturer has their own designated alignment angles.Maintaining the correct wheel alignment is crucial to avoid your vehicle from pulling in one direction or vibrating strangely on the road.The basics of wheel alignment is made up of three basic adjust

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 29, 2020

Looking for a used Suzuki Swift Sport (ZC32S)? Here’s what you need to know

Not too long ago, there were a variety of brand-new compact hot/warm hatches being offered such as the Ford Fiesta ST, Peugeot 208 GTi, or the car in question here - Suzuki Swift Sport. Now though, they are all but extinct.However, one can still browse the used car market for one and if you’re keen on a third generation Suzuki Swift Sport (ZC32S), here’s what you need to know.Value Users CarHistory of the Suzuki Swift Sport (ZC32S) in MalaysiaThe third generation Suzuki Swift Sport,

Shaun

Shaun

Feb 15, 2021

2020 Toyota RAV4 launching in Malaysia on 18 June, here's what you need to know

UMW Toyota Motor has announced that the all-new 2020 Toyota RAV4 will be launched (virtually) on 18-June. No further details have been shared but the interested customers can register their interest on UMW Toyota Motor’s website.Here’s what we know so far:The Toyota RAV4 will be imported from Japan, so don’t expect it to be cheap. Recent changes in sales tax is also not working on the RAV4’s favour it will only widen the price gap between it and archrival Honda CR-V and M

Hans

Hans

Jun 9, 2020

What is the GAC Trumpchi GS3 Power, and when is it launching in Malaysia?

Yesterday, we brought you spyshots of what is very likely the GAC Trumpchi GS3 Power doing its testing rounds in Malaysia. Photo credit: Jad BGLots of you were quite interested in it, and wed wager that its to do with it being a model from a make us Malaysians have hardly heard about. Photo credit: Jad BGSo lets change that in this article - heres your burning questions about the GAC Trumpchi GS3 Power, answered.First of all, what is GAC?Trumpchi GA8.GAC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Guangzhou

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jan 20, 2021

From RM 79k, this is the new 2020 Proton X50 for Malaysia

Fellow Malaysians, the moment you’ve been anticipating for has arrived at long last. Proton has officially launched the hotly-anticipated (or highly overrated) Proton X50 to the general public via Facebook livestream.The X50 will compete against its B-segment SUV rivals which include the current king, the Honda HR-V as well as the upcoming Hyundai Kona.Price and variantsThe prices for all 4 variants of the X50 are as follow (All prices exclude SST which is valid until 31-December 2020): 1.

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 27, 2020

2020 Toyota Hilux Rogue - is it worth paying RM 13k more?

The facelifted 2020 Toyota Hilux is upon us (we’ve given you a round-up here). Of which, the star of the show is the new 2.8-litre Rogue. At RM 146,880, it's RM 13,000 more than the current next-best spec (2.4 V at RM 133,888). It's also an RM 7,000 increase from the pre-facelift flagship, the Hilux Black Edition. What's new? Are the additions worth it? Let's go over them, and we'll wait for your arguments in the comments.Exterior – bulkier bits for a tougher

Sanjay

Sanjay

Oct 10, 2020

The 2020 Proton X50 is smarter and safer than a BMW X1 with all that tech

Today’s the media preview of the 2020 Proton X50 and while most of you are probably anticipating the price and how it drives, let’s not forget one of the X50’s key selling points, its safety features.Speaking to the media, Lead Engineer, En. Muhammad Zulfadzli Che Mustafar, has shared the safety features of the X50. From the looks of it, the crossover definitely has an impressive array of safety features that puts even the BMW X1 to shame.These features are only avail

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 30, 2020

15 units only of MINI Electric First Edition in Malaysia. What does an extra RM20k get you?

MINI Malaysia has announced 15 units of the MINI Electric First Edition. Sold at RM 238,380.78, it is a good RM20k more expensive than the MINI Cooper SE. What do you get with that additional money? We've listed them down so you don't have to bury your face in the spec sheets.1. New “MINI Yours Enigmatic Black” colour"White Silver" is still available on the MINI Electric First EditionThe First Edition MINI Cooper SE comes in an exclusive “MINI Yours Enigmatic

Arif

Arif

Sep 22, 2020

Proton X50 vs Perodua D55L - What specs to look forward to?

The Malaysian crossover segment is looking very exciting with the national carmakers pitting out against one another. In the blue corner, we have the Proton X50 and in the red corner, lies the Perodua D55L. Which will come up on top in features and equipment?Both crossovers are not really the same in size or category for that matter, but the one common denominator between the two is that they are definitely the most-anticipated cars to be launched in 2020 (or could it be 2021?)We know

CY Foong

CY Foong

Aug 10, 2020

In Brief: Toyota C-HR, where style is king

(Model | Gallery)The Toyota C-HR is a subcompact crossover that Toyota introduced back in 2017. UMW Toyota Motor previewed the C-HR back in 2017, before introducing the hip crossover in 2018. Toyota updated the C-HR in early 2019, giving the crossover some mild styling updates, including new 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, new garnish strips on the front and rear bumpers, and new body moldings along sides.More importantly is the addition of a new head unit, now with Android Auto and Apple CarPla

Eric

Eric

Oct 14, 2019

What on earth is VW’s Budack Cycle? It’s certainly not child’s play

The price for the Volkswagen Passat R-Line in Malaysia has been announced. It starts at RM203k. In the technical presentation after the launch, we had the chance to learn more about the car – engine, DCC, adaptive headlights, and digital cluster. Mechanically, the most interesting thing about the Passat is the Budack cycle that the EA888 gen.3b engine, which is also used in the VW Arteon.You’ve probably heard of the Otto cycle, Atkinson cycle, and Miller cycle. The otto cycle is

Arif

Arif

Oct 15, 2020

In Brief: Mazda CX-8 - Is it worth buying this RM 200k SUV?

(Mazda CX-8 Price and Specs | Gallery)The Mazda CX-8 made its public debut back at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.Initially, the 7-seater CX-8 was mooted as a Japan-only model, positioned above the CX-5 as the much larger CX-9 isn’t sold there. Japan taxes cars based on the cars body size and the USA-focused CX-9 is just too big for most Japanese buyers, hence the CX-8.Looks curiously like the larger CX-9, no?However Mazda distributors outside of Japan noticed the big price gap between the CX-5

Eric

Eric

Jan 31, 2020

The 2021 Perodua Ativa's standard safety kit is better than the Proton X50

With every passing day, we find out more information about the hotly-anticipated Perodua Ativa/D55L. If you didnt already know, the Ativa boasts a lot of car for not a lot of money. Today, we take a look at the safety features that are on offer in all the variants that will be sold in Malaysia. Impressive standard safety featuresIts quite commendable of Perodua to include the safety systems I consider non-negotiables, which are ABS, VSC and the usual gamut of airbags (front, side, curtain). More

Jason

Jason

Mar 3, 2021

The 2021 MG ZS is coming to Malaysia - does the HR-V still have a chance?

Say what you want, sports utility vehicles (SUVs) are here to stay. Which means the 2021 MG ZS introduction to Malaysia is all but certain. Lets take a look at the ZS and answer your frequently asked questions. First of all, what is MG?The MG B is a famous creation of theirs.Founded in Oxford, England in 1924, MG used to specalise in sports cars. Over the years, the marque changed hands a few times and theyre now owned by Chinese automotive giant SAIC Motor Corporation Limited, making everyday c

Sanjay

Sanjay

Nov 19, 2020

Personalize your drive with Volkswagen’s Dynamic Chassis Control

The new Volkswagen Passat R-Line, Volkswagen Arteon R-Line, and the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace share one thing in common – they all come with Volkswagen’s Dynamic Chassis Control, or DCC. DCC lets you adjust the characteristic of the damping system, the steering, and the drivetrain as you like.To make things simpler for you, DCC gives you three main presets - "Comfort", "Normal", and "Sport". “Sport” gives you stiffer dampers and di

Arif

Arif

Aug 13, 2020

New 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor X is seeing Red in Malaysia, priced RM 6k more

Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC) has added a new variant to its Ford Ranger range – the special edition 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor X, which is offered exclusively only in True Red colour.The model will join the standard Ford Ranger Raptor, which will continue to be offered in the same four colour options – Ford Performance Blue, Conquer Grey, Absolute Black, and Arctic White.Mechanically, the Ranger Raptor X remains unchanged from the standard Ranger Raptor that it is based on. It&rsquo

Hans

Hans

Mar 3, 2021