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Boon Siew Honda optimistic with 2018

14 Dec

As 2017 draws to close, Boon Siew Honda (BSH) today hosted a year end gathering session for members of the media to test ride the RC213V-S at Sepang International Circuit. BSH also revealed its plans moving forward to 2018 during the gathering session.

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During the event, BSH had announced on their expected sales results had increased 18% compared to last year, and unveiled their 2018 model lineup plan to capture and grow their market share in Malaysia in more precisely.

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BSH also plans to boost its sales of bigger capacity motorcycles in 2018 with the launch of four Honda Big Wing dealerships within the first and second quarters of the new year.

The first of such outlet will be opened by the first quarter of 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, to be followed by Selangor, Penang and Johor Bahru thereafter.

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The 2nd image above was snapped using the EOS M5 mirrorless camera. The other 2 images were captured with EOS-1D Mark IV by pro photog Aiemax Madehi.

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Canon Malaysia Unveils EOS M100 Mirrorless Camera

23 Nov

The Canon EOS M100 has made its debut in the Malaysian market from today as Canon Marketing Malaysia held a media launch for it this morning. The eagerly-awaited EOS M100 represents the latest entry-level model in Canon’s EOS M mirrorless line-up, following on the success of the existing EOS M10. As with the EOS M10, the new EOS M100 is designed for smartphone upgraders or Instagram “storytellers”, thanks to its ultra-simple exterior controls and a smartphone-style touchscreen interface with a 180º flip-up Selfie screen.

The 180º flip-up screen is way better than the version found on the higher end EOS M5, which is designed with Selfie in mind but more for advanced shooters. With today’s Selfie/WeFie generation, any camera that is isn’t designed for this purpose won’t gel with the Instagram (IG) users.

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It’s designed for simple sharing of images on social networks, with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC and an always-on Bluetooth LE connection for automatic image transfer from your camera to your smartphone. If you think Instagram rather than Lightroom, you won’t be far wrong. Inside, though, the EOS M100 has Canon’s latest 24-megapixel Dual Pixel CMOS sensor, the same technology that features in DSLRs and mirrorless models much further up the product range. It delivers fast autofocus and great picture quality.

The EOS M100 comes in 3contemporary colour schemes of Gray, White and Black. In my opinion, the Black version stands out the best for men. However, for most IG users, the Gray and White would be the obvious choice particularly for the ladies. During the launch, I had a hands-on with the White version as it was the unit placed on the table I had seated with.

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While the outer appearance looks great thanks to its compactness and lightweight on the outside, Canon has pushed all the technical stuff inside, where it can only be accessed by tapping on the interactive touchscreen interface. This makes common adjustments like exposure compensation, white balance, exposure mode and other functions a little trickier to access for people with large hands/fingers such as me. There’s no electronic viewfinder (EVF) built-in either. Given the customer base it is intended for, I don’t think the lack of an EVF is a major issue at all other than serious photo enthusiasts.

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The above image, which was snapped via the higher-end EOS M5, demonstrates the ability of the EOS M-series in capturing background bokeh, which is impossible to be rendered with a smartphone optically unless it is achieved with certain apps.

Photos from the EOS M100 launch:

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Scenes from the EOS M100 launch event:

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Acer Malaysia unveils Predator Triton 700 Laptops

22 Nov

Acer Malaysia has unveiled new additions to its Predator Gaming line, led by the powerful and thin Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop, Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktop with Quad GPU, 18-Core CPU, curved gaming monitors as well as new Predator accessories to provide complete premium gaming experience.

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Powering the beast within is 7th Gen Intel’s CoreTM processors and the latest overclockable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q design1 to deliver extreme gaming performances. The Predator Triton 700 is built with two NVMe PCle SSDs in RAID 0 configuration and up to 32GB of DDR4 2400 MHz memory for maximum speed and massive storage. Thanks to Acer’s industry leading unique Dual AeroBlade 3D Fan with the world’s thinnest metal blade at only 0.1mm, the thermal system is robust; paired with efficient battery power usage when executing a mix of tasks, it supports longer hours of gaming demands.

The Dual AeroBlade 3D Fan and hyper efficient air cooling of upper and bottom air intake helps to increase airflow by 35% and unleash the power potentials from the Predator Triton 700. Adding to the factor is the oversized Corning Gorilla Glass plate above the keyboard that serves as a window into the laptop’s cooling system, showcasing the unique AeroBlade 3D Fan and five heat pipes. This glass plate functions as a Precision Touchpad.

For a truly immersive gaming experience, the VR-ready Predator Triton 700 offers bright, vibrant visuals on a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display supporting NVIDIA’s G-SYNCTM for faster and smoother gameplay. Perfect gaming visuals with 170-degree viewing angle, 120Hz super fast refresh rate and 300 Nits high brightness delivers blur-free action by eliminating screen tearing and minimizing stuttering. With the combination of Acer TrueHarmony and Dolby Atmos� surround sound, gamers can enjoy audio with crisp and rich acoustics for a more immersive experience.

The Predator Triton 700 also features Killer DoubleShot Pro technology which will pick the fastest network connection (Ethernet or Wireless) to send high priority traffic while sending standard traffic over the other, for the ultimate high-speed attack. Meanwhile, speedy Thunderbolt 3 connectivity provides transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps and supports 4K video output. With three-monitor surround gaming, the Predator Triton 700 is capable of playing games in an immersive super-wide setup.

The preloaded Acer PredatorSense software allows gamers to customize RGB lighting effects and control the whole gaming experience from one central interface. Gamers can optimize, boost and monitor via the advanced gaming tweaks available at their disposal, to have a gaming experience unique to them. To complete the package, the Predator Triton 700 comes with an accurate, super-responsive mechanical keyboard. The keys are RGB backlit and can be individually programmed for a more signature look and unrivalled total gaming experience.

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  • Predator Orion 9000 that supports up to four Radeon RX Vega cards or two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti cards in SLI, supports virtual reality and 4K2K UHD with ease

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  • Predator X34P and Z35P gaming monitors that offer 21:9 UltraWide QHD display with NVIDIA G-SYNCT and overclocking up to120Hz

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  • Predator Galea 500 gaming headset that rocks Acer TrueHarmony 3D Soundscape technology

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  • Predator Cestus 500 gaming mouse with the Omron dual switch design 

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Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez is fastest in 2-day Valencia MotoGP Test

15 Nov

Photo by Repsol Honda

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Either Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has grown taller or the 2018 prototype RC213V MotoGP bike is more compact than previous editions. Nevertheless, the 6-time World Champion completed the official 2-day post-Valencia test as the fastest rider with a laptime of 1:30.033s, and the only rider to consistently lapping the circuit in the 1:30+s bracket – 15 laps!

 
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HRC clinches all 3 titles of 2017 in MotoGP

12 Nov

Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) has clinched all 3 championship titles on offer for the 2017 season, which are the rider, team and constructor with the conclusion of the series via the Valencia MotoGP race held at the Ricardo Tommi circuit in Spain last Sunday.

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The Constructor’s title was clinched by HRC thru Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez at Sepang 2 weeks ago via the Spaniard’s 4th place in the wet MotoGP race while the Team title was settled with teammate Dani Pedrosa’s 2nd victory of Sunday’s Valencia race together with Marquez’s 3rd place.

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Finally, the rider’s title was settled by the Spaniard himself after his main rival for the 2017 championship, Ducati Course’s Andrea Dovizioso, crashed out (DNF) of the race while in third position. The Italian’s DNF had no effect on Marquez’s ability to retain his MotoGP title as the Spaniard only need to finish in the Top 11 position had the former won the race.

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A 2nd, 3rd, 4th or below placing for Dovizioso means the title chase is already in Marquez’s favour regardless of the Spaniard’s finish in the Valencia race.

 
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Malaysian Autoshow 2017 Opens Nov 9-12 @ MAEPS

09 Nov

Malaysia Automotive Institute has taken a step further this year by taking the Malaysia Autoshow, the country’s largest annual motoring showcase to a whole new level, with the theme focusing on “Smart, Safe and Sustainable Mobility”, which takes place from November 9 – 12.

Opening hours are from 10am until 9pm at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park, Serdang (MAEPS) – the new venue for the show, with an area boasting 368 acres of land. The larger area has allowed MAI to bring the first autoshow in Malaysia that also features a symposium and music festival – the Kuala Lumpur International Automotive Symposium (KLIAS) and SoundValley Festival 2017, taking place concurrently in the same location.

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The Malaysia Autoshow 2017 brings in more excitement this year, with a total of 170 exhibitors showcasing a wide range of automotive technology products and services – allowing motor enthusiasts to gain an insight into the products and services that are being offered by their favourite brand. Car brands of all market segments have shown tremendous support with a full turnout at this year’s edition of the Autoshow.

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Honda Malaysia launched the 2017 Honda Civic Type R at the show, which is priced at RM320,000 with GST while Naza Kia previews the Kia Stinger. Perodua also previews the new 2018 Myvi but the car is 95% hidden from view, with only the front/rear ends and some side panels available for viewing to the public.

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Boon Siew Honda have a preview of what motorcycle enthusiasts could expected from the upcoming Big Wing dealership planned for the 1st-quarter of 2018.

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Othermotorcycle brands taking part are Female, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, SYM and Zero Engineering, all of which are housed at Hall D except for Boon Siew Honda which is located in Hall A, next to Honda Malaysia.

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This is a must-attend event where visitors can test drive different models of cars from most brands, in search for their ideal car. The test drives take place on a 3 km test route, so visitors can truly experience the models they are testing.

 
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Boon Siew Honda announces Big Wing dealership for 2018

09 Nov

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Boon Siew Honda (BSH) officially announced the upcoming Honda BigWing in Malaysia, an exclusive one-stop sales and service centre for Honda Big Bikes with models ranging from 250cc and above, at the Malaysia Autoshow 2017. Together with the existing Honda networks that focus on models below 250cc, BSH is set to meet the diversified market demands in Malaysia. 

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Honda BigWing sets to open in the 4 main cities – Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Johor, which contributed to estimate 75% of the Honda Big Bike sales in Malaysia. The first Honda BigWing will be launched in Kuala Lumpur, in January 2018 by Ee Tiong Motorsports Sdn. Bhd.

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New Storage Products from Western Digital

09 Nov

Western Digital has launched a suite of consumer storage solutions, including My Cloud Home, SanDisk, iXpand Base and 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, that are designed to empower consumers to easily manage the increasing quantities and varieties of personal data they are amassing.

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With more capture devices available than ever before, such as smartphones, tablets or even drones, consumers are experiencing an explosion of digital content creation, and this is expected to grow further with increasing popularity of capacity intensive applications such as virtual reality, 4K, 8K and 360 video. As a result, consumers are faced with growing, disparate collections of cherished content across devices and no way to easily access it all.

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My Cloud Home

Addressing this issue, Western Digital is introducing the My Cloud Home – a new personal cloud storage solution that empowers consumers to take control of their often-scattered digital content.With the My Cloud Home solution, consumers can easily aggregate all of their photos, videos and files from their smartphones, computers, USB storage, cloud and social media accounts in one central place. Using their smartphone, tablet or computer from anywhere with an internet connection, consumers then are free to experience and share that content with family and friends.

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SanDisk iXpand Base

An extension of the award-winning line of iPhone mobile storage solutions from SanDisk, the iXpand Base is a new offering designed for consumers who are looking for a convenient way to back up their iPhone photos, videos and contacts. With the iXpand Base, there’s no need for consumers to change any daily habits – users simply plug their iPhone into the iXpand Base and automatically back up their content while the phone is charging.

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400GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card

For non-iPhone users, Western Digital is launching its 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card, the world’s highest-capacity microSD card for use in mobile devices available in Malaysia from December 2017 onwards.

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Keeping up with the demands of today’s mobile-centric lifestyle, the new SanDisk microSD card provides consumers with the freedom to capture, save and share photos, videos and apps, and enjoy offline content – all without worrying about storage limitations.

 
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Boon Siew Honda Penang Flood Assistance for affected Honda motorcycles

08 Nov

Following the recent incident flood tragedy in Penang, Boon Siew Honda is offering assistance to all Honda bike owners who were impacted by the flood in Penang. BSH will be running the
After Sales Service for Flood Relief Programme for Penang.

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BSH is offering a discount of 40% on the genuine parts and a free labor charge for any service within the selected dealers.

The flood relief programme will start from 10 November till end of January. All affected customers are advice to call the nearest selected dealers to schedule an appointment.

Dealer details are as follows:
Taycon Motor Sdn Bhd 012-5534821 (Ah Pin)
Chang Motor Sdn Bhd016-4433856 (Ms. Foong)
Sing Huat Motor Sdn Bhd012-4088398 (Mr. Cheah)
Boon Hai Motor Sdn Bhd012-4923446 (Ah Hooi)
KB Soon Huat Motor Sdn Bhd019-5751241 (Mr. Khoo)
Chung Seng Motor (S.Perai) Sdn Bhd017-4958705 (Ah Chye)
EL Chong Motor Trading Sdn Bhd014-5822489 (Mr. Chong)

“BSH hope to relieve some of the burden that our customers are dealing following the unprecedented flood disaster in Penang. We (BSH) will do our best to provide assistance to our valued customers” said Dato’ Sri Datuk Wira Tan Hui Jing, Deputy Chairman and Deputy CEO of Boon Siew Honda.

“Please be reminded that those motorcycles that get water above air cleaner level are advised to not start the engine. BSH hope to relieve some of the burden that our customers are dealing following the unprecedented flood disaster in Penang. We (BSH) will do our best to provide assistance to our
valued customers” said Tan.

BSH’s customers whose motorcycle suffered flood related damages and not been able or unable to be sent to the dealers are encourage to call BSH toll free line at 1800-88-3993 for further assistance and arrangement.

 
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Boon Siew Honda announces new colour & muffler for CB500XA

09 Aug

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Boon Siew Honda is proud to introduces the 2017 Honda CB500X equipped with new muffler and colours! This purpose-built lightweight power plant uses a square bore and stroke of 67mm x 66.8mm has enhanced the delivers superb peak power of 37kW at 8,500 rpm and maximum torque reaching 44Nm at 7,000 rpm. Bore size of 67mm is identical to that of the CBR600RR. The piston shape is based upon those used in the CBR1000RR to reduce piston ‘noise’ at high rpm. On top of the LED head and tail lamp, it also carries 17.5 liter big fuel tank that enable the riders go further than ever.

It will be available in Honda Impian showrooms from 9th August 2017 and the recommended showrooms price starts from RM 31,893.28 (CB500X – Standard Type) to RM 35,391.28 (CB500XA – ABS Type). Prices include GST but exclude road tax, insurance and registration. The model comes with two years or 20,000km manufacturing warranty (whichever comes first).

 
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