A motorcycle crash-course

A motorcycle crash-course

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Motorcycles are definitely intimidating, when you are unable to “flat foot” on the ground. Then of course, you will be prone to mishaps/accidents and of course, rain. With the proper precautions, safety gears and riding technique, you minimize the risk of turning into a mess.

What sort of motorcycle are you? We never believed that there is a correlation between the type of motorcycle and personality but we summarized a list of must have motorcycles (well at least one) every bloke should own in their lifetime.

A classic looking Triumph

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How could you say now to the Triumph Thruxton? Café racer by heart, if you want to own a piece of history, this would definitely be the bike for you. Don’t let the “aged” aesthetics fool you, this bike packs on an air-cooled, 900cc parallel-twin engine. Expect a slightly heavy bike since its made out of a block of steel, but then again 215kg isn’t actually that much.

The other classic Triumph

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You may not get your hands on Steve McQueen’sTriumph Bonneville, but you may get your hands on the 2014/15 model which is way better in performance. Compared to the Thruxton, the Bonnie comes with a slightly more upright seating position. Still pretty classy and “badass” though.

A Harley

We have not ridden a Harley (true-story). This might hurt all the purists but they look practically the same! We will still honour their V-Twin though. So here you go, a picture of their V-Twin engine…and probably the most modern looking Harley, the XR1200x.

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A very expensive Italian

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Not for the everyday rider unless you want to pop a hole in your pocket. The 899 panigale is the most affordable Panigale produced to date. Expect a hectic RM90,000 but also expect endless pleasure throttling your way to bends on this 149hp lightweight animal. If you managed to come across an additional RM100,000, then you might want to consider the 1199 Panigale. Don’t say we didn’t warn ya.

The modern everyday looking naked

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If you are planning to ride a motorcycle to work everyday, then this is definitely your best bet. If you have a thing for an Italian mistress, then the Ducati Monster 821 or the MV Augusta Brutale is the bike for you. If you fancy an Asian with two wheels, then head over to the Yamaha MT09. British may be appealing to some, then pick up the Triumph Street Triple. Our pick….*coughs*…Italian…

The adventurer.

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Spoken to many, and some swear by these two bikes, the KTM Adventure and the BMW GS 1200, these bikes will take you very very far without shattering your spine along the way. Forget the cramps because you’ll be able to stock up on potassium rich bananas inside the pannier boxes. Opt for a cheaper Asian variant if budget is an issue, a Versys. If you still want the sound of an Italian, the Multistrada may just whet your appetite.

Scoot-Scoot.

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At least that’s what they called it here, a scooter. The Vespa LX150 is the most decent looking Vespa in town. They go for approximately RM8,000-RM9,000. No comments on the handling though. The best part? It comes with a single arm and fairly big storage right below the seat.

The no head-turner motorcycle.

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And may we present to you the least attractive motorcycle but still the most durable and functional two wheels in Malaysia…The EX5 ! These pair of wheels have existed in Malaysia for at least 20 years. They cost nothing more than RM4,000 new. Not recommended for long distance or performance riding as the engine might just detach over time.

We at TMF can’t wait to do our first motorcycle adventure review, very…very soon…

#Motorcycle101  #TriumphThruxton  #HarleyXR1200x  #899panigale  #DucatiMonster821  #BMWGS1200  #VespaLX150

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Robert Chaen

Global CEO-Founder of ChangeU and Movsha Movers & Shakers, Hero-CEO Whisperer, Writer, The #1 Alpha Change Expert, Father of Asian FireWalking Robert Chaen is an International Keynote Speaker, writer, researcher, and corp games designer. He is famously known to be the “Hero-CEO Whisperer”, 1-on1 coaching with many CEOs and Celebrities for corporate strategies, staff & office political issues, personal branding, and even public figure OSHA safety drilling called Drager Defense. He has transformed CEOs and managers in Coca-Cola China, TVB Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airport Services, VADS, TM, Public Bank, Auditor General's Office Maldives, etc. He is the prolific creator and online Author of innovative management tools such as DragonCEO, Diamond Leader, Papillon Personal Effectiveness, OSHA Drager Defense, KPI Bank, etc. He is also the Founder of Movsha, an international networking with monthly mingles with MOVers & SHAkers, Angels, Entrepreneurs, CEOs, Celebrities, HR-PR-CSR, HODs, and the Most Influential IDEA people. ​Chaen is widely considered as one of the top International Platform Keynote Speakers for Resorts World Genting Senior Management Conference (Manila), 7-Eleven HK, Samsung, Coca-Cola China Mini-MBA @Tsing Hua University, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Jockey Club, The Story Conference where he interviewed Datuk Kamarudin (Chairman of AirAsia) and Siti Nurhaliza. He has been widely featured in TVB, AWSJ, CNBC, SCMP, The Star, and Sin Chew. As “The Father of Asian FireWalking”, he coached TVB celebrities (Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin) to walk on 650°C fire; and raised HK$68M in the world’s 1st and only live TV Charity FireWalk (TVB Tung Wah Charity Show), before Tony Robbins even came to Asia. If Robert can get you to walk on 650⁰C fire, he can inspire you to be THE BEST. He champions CN-HK-EU-US Tycoons to be philanthropic, and to be angel investors to support the next generation of Jack Mas, Steve Jobs, Richard Bransons, Steven Spielbergs, or Barrack Obamas. With some slick motivational speakers with fake doctorates out there, graduates often describe Robert to be "the most credible, empowering, truthful Coach" who believe in his graduates to believe in themselves. ​However, clients have described Robert as "The #1 Cool Badass Alpha Change Expert". He has the coolest first class stature, rapport and trust from clients. He will not hesitate to tell the badass truth ever so gently because clients are paying him big bucks to reveal the truth, find solutions, persuade the hostile HODs, and align cross-teams within the organization. Originally based in Hong Kong for 20+ years, he had worked with top Branding/Ad agencies at J Walter Thompson and Leo Burnett, and was a certified FranklinCovey (7 Habits) in USA, and NLP MasterCoach (USA). His warmth is known to soften the most hardened, resistant sceptics. He will inspire your team to Go for Top 1, or to be a Dragon CEO. With boundless energies, Robert owns 15+ successful business Joint-Ventures, and created unique products under his global VC network called Chaen's Angels VC. He is deeply passionate about ChangeUTH Youth CSR, Science-Based Medicine (vs. quackery), short films and Reality TV. Touched by a personal tragedy through the loss of his HK-born Portuguese wife, co-coach and business partner, Brenda José of 18 years, Robert explores the many ways in which the spirit world is communicating with the living with real scientific studies and evidence. He gives inspiring conferences on The Secret Afterlife.

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