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Sunday, March 30, 2008

HONDA NEW REVO 2008



Jakarta : Sejak pertama kali diluncurkan pada bulan April 2007, Honda Revo merupakan "Best Seller Motorcycle 2007" yaitu satu-satunya produk sepeda motor yang sukses terjual hingga 561.275 unit selama 9 bulan di tahun 2007, bahkan di bulan Agustus 2007 Honda Revo terjual lebih dari 89 ribu unit. Hal ini merupakan prestasi dan membuktikan bahwa Honda Revo dapat diterima dengan baik oleh konsumen dan masyarakat Indonesia.

Agar selalu dapat memuaskan keinginan dan kebutuhan konsumen, maka PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) sebagai produsen dan distributor sepeda motor terbesar di Indonesia pada Hari Jumat, tanggal 29 April 2008, meluncurkan New Revo 2008 yang tampil lebih stylish dan sporty.

New Revo 2008 tampil lebih advanced, sporty, futuristik, dinamis dan trendy. Garis bodi memberikan kesan yang tegas dan tajam, serta menimbulkan karakter moderen dan sporty sangat kuat. Perpaduan garis bodi yang tajam dan ramping menghasilkan bentuk sangat aerodinamis.

New Revo 2008 tampil tipe casting wheel (velg racing) dan tipe spoke wheel (velg jari-jari) dengan 6 varian warna yaitu Mysterious Black, Platinum Silver, Flame Red, Electric Blue, Speed Yellow dan Athletic white.

Selain tampilan desain yang lebih stylish dan sporty, New Revo 2008 memiliki fungsi utama yang praktis dan responsif dalam bermanufer. Dengan posisi stang kemudi yang ergonomis membuat Revo nyaman, lincah dan stabil dikendarai ketika menikung ataupun menyalip, seolah mengikuti kemanapun arah tangan si pengendara.

Tampilan yang sporty ini dapat terlihat dari perlengkapan yang ada, diantaranya adalah;

  • Desain Lampu depan yang trendy dengan multireflector serta lampu belakang yang bergaya lancip yang menimbulkan kesan sporty dan trendi, namun tetap menghasilkan cahaya yang terang dan aman dimalam hari
  • Desain stang pengemudi dan knalpot yang bergaya racing
  • Speedometer yang bergaya sporty dan moderen namun tetap informatif bagi pengendaranya
  • Engine Cover yang menimbulkan kesan gagah serta lubang saluran udara yang memperkuat karakter aerodimanamis
  • Aki Bebas Perawatan (Maintenance Free) yang memiliki daya tahan lebih baik
  • Secure Key Shutter, system penguncian bermagnet yang aman sehingga mengurangi resiko pencurian.
New Revo 2008 mulai dipasarkan diseluruh jaringan penjualan sepeda motor Honda diIndonesia pada awal bulan Maret 2008, dengan harga yang tidak berubah yakni : Rp. 11,9 juta untuk tipe spokewheel atau velg jari-jari (harga OTR DKI Jakarta) dan Rp 12.9 juta untuk tipe casting wheel atau velg racing (harga OTR DKI Jakarta).

New Revo 2008, Lebih Sporty, Lebih Gaya. (Corp.Comm)

copy from :astra-honda.com

2008 Honda CBR125R






It's light. It's nimble. It costs only a few loonies to run. Hey, it's even easy on the environment! Say hello to the Honda CBR125R, the fun and friendly sportbike that makes it super simple to enjoy all the cool things about motorcycling. You can't miss the exotic styling — from the sleek fairing with twin cat's-eye headlights to the race-style cast wheels, it's pure eye candy. And what's underneath the sweet exterior is just as exciting. The CBR125R includes all the features you're looking for in your first bike or your next bike, all combined in an amazingly light and compact package.

Features & Benefits

Engine/Drivetrain

- The 125cc SOHC four-stroke engine delivers excellent low-end and midrange power that makes getting going from a stop super easy.

- Liquid-cooling ensures consistent performance in hot or cold weather, or city or highway riding, while also improving reliability.

- Honda's advanced PGM-FI fuel-injection system delivers the precise amount of fuel for optimum performance. You get easy starting, accurate throttle response, better overall performance, and even lower emissions and improved fuel economy compared to a bike that uses a carburetor.

- A balancer shaft inside the engine reduces vibration for a ride that's all-day comfortable.

- The close-ratio six-speed transmission shifts smoothly and helps keep the engine in the meat of its powerband.

- A catalyzer in the exhaust system keeps performance high, and emissions low. In fact, the CBR125R exceeds the stringent Euro3 emissions standards for 2008.

- The clutch and throttle have a light operation that makes them easy to use.

Chassis/Suspension

- Powerful front and rear disc brakes mean sure, predictable stopping power and light effort at the brake lever and pedal.

- A slim yet sturdy twin-spar steel frame and a box-section swingarm reduce unwanted flex for better control during spirited riding.

- 17-inch U-section six-spoke cast aluminum wheels mounted with high-traction sport tires look great and ensure excellent traction.

- A short wheelbase combined with carefully calibrated suspension components mean sporty handling, reassuring control, and excellent comfort.

- High-tech chassis components contribute to the CBR125R's easy-to-handle weight.

Additional Features
- The racing-style seat blends smoothly into the tank and side panels, providing a secure perch for sporty riding plus superb comfort for when you're just cruising.

- Flip up the lockable passenger seat and you'll find a spacious storage area for a spare pair of gloves, a light rain suit, or even your lunch.

- The riding position is sporty without feeling cramped, and the low seat height means most riders can easily put their feet flat on the ground.

- You can't miss the CBR family resemblance in the CBR125R's sleek fairing and racy pair of Line Beam headlights. The fairing also cuts cleanly through the wind for excellent aerodynamics and weather protection.

- A true sportbike needs a fully featured instrument panel, so you'll find a speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and temperature gauge tucked neatly behind the CBR125R's windscreen.

- The CBR125R comes with Honda's renowned quality and reliability built right in.

- Almost every component of the CBR125R is recyclable.

Specifications USA

Not available for sale in the USA

Specifications Canada:
MSRP: $3,499 CDN

Engine Type Liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Displacement 124.7 cc

Bore & Stroke 58 mm x 47.2 mm

Compression Ratio 11:1

Valve Train Chain-driven SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder

Fuel Delivery PGM-FI fuel injection

Transmission Six-speed

Final Drive O-ring-sealed chain

Front Suspension 31mm telescopic fork; 109 mm (4.3 inches) travel

Rear Suspension Single shock; 120 mm (4.7 inches) travel

Tires 80/90 - 17 front; 100/80 - 17 rear

Brakes Front 276 mm disc with dual-piston caliper; rear 220 mm disc with single-piston caliper

Seat Height 776 mm (30.5 inches)

Wheelbase 1,294 mm (50.9 inches)

Dry Weight 127.3 kg 280.6 lb including required fluids and full tank of gas - ready to ride

Fuel Capacity 10 litres

Colour Fireblade Red, Nighthawk Black, Hurricane White

copy from : totalmotorcycle.com

2008 Honda CBR600RR



otor Honda Baru di tahun 2008

Saat ini gencar sekali Astra Honda Motor mengeluarkan produk-produk kuda besinya kepasaran baru-baru ini. Seperti kita ketahui seperti Fit X yang merupakan penyempurnaan dari Fit S. Dilanjutkan dengan new face lift dan new stripping pada Supra X 125 CW dan Supra X 125 PGMFI. Dan terakhir new stripping pada Honda Vario. Entah lah yang ada di benak petinggi-petinggi Honda (baca AHM). Yang penting 2007 ini mereka jangan sampai kesalip oleh Yamaha Motor Kencana Indonesia (YMKI) dalam hal total penjualan kendaraan roda dua.

Yang jadi pertanyaan, dengan begitu banyaknya produk-produk baru AHM di tahun 2007 ini, apakah AHM juga akan mengeluarkan produk-produk baru di tahun 2008 nanti? Eittt. Tunggu dulu. Jangan pesimis dulu dengan AHM. Sebab 2008 nanti, menurut salah satu sumber yang dikutip dari Tabloid Otomotif kemarin, justru akan keluar 5 produk baru baik itu penyempurnaan bodi, face lift, bahkan mesin. Untuk mesin bahkan ada yang benar-benar baru dan belum pernah dirilis selama Honda menginjakkan kakinya dibumi pertiwi ini. Apa saja itu

  1. Honda Air Blade
  2. Honda New Mega Pro
  3. Honda Sonic 125 cc
  4. Honda 135 cc
  5. Honda Revo 110 cc

Mari kita telaah satu per satu tentang produk baru tersebut.

1. Honda Air Blade.


Jelas sekali Air Blade yang telah dirilis Honda Thailand beberapa waktu yang lalu, akan menjadi pesaing kuat bagi Yamaha Nouvo Z maupun Suzuki Skywave yang baru diluncurkan. Dengan tipikal bebek-matic, dan bukan skuter-matic, tampaknya AHM menyadari penggemar motor matic 2008 bisa lebih besar dari motor manual.


2. Honda New Mega Pro

Masih belum jelas apa yang akan banyak dirubah pada New Mega Pro ini. Yang jelas akan lebih dimaksudkan agar bersaing dengan Yamaha Vixion yang sampai saat ini indennya saja masih panjang sekali. Tentunya AHM tidak mau tinggal diam, karena justru Mega Pro buatan AHM kalah bersaing. Bisa jadi New Mega Pro ini menggunakan teknologi injeksi seperti halnya Supra X 125 PGMFI yang sudah menggunakan teknologi injeksi.

3. Honda Sonic 125 cc

Honda Sonic ini sebenarnya saudara dari Honda CBR 125 yang dipasarkan di Eropa. Dengan tenaga yang mencapai 13,5 HP pada kitiran 10.500 rpm. Mesin Sonic ini juga sama dengan yang digunakan Honda CBR 150 yang banyak lalu lalang dijalanan Jakarta, cuma beda cc saja. Jelas-jelas AHM akan menjadikan Honda Sonic ini saingan dengan Suzuki Satria F150.

Dengan ukuran bore x stroke 58 x 47,2 mm, jelas akan membuat mesin ini cukup bertenaga dan membuat Honda percaya diri mengikuti balapan nasional dan tidak hanya menyelenggarakan OMR. Bila dibandingkan ukuran bore x stroke Supra X 125 yang mempunyai 52,4 x 57,9 mm yang mengandalkan keiritan, tampaknya AHM mulai menyadari justru mulai banyak orang yang suka dengan motor yang kencang, dibandingkan dengan motor yang irit. Selain itu, Honda Sonic ini sanggup menembus kecepatan 160 km/jam dengan mesin standar.

4. Honda mesin baru 135 cc

Apa yang ada dipikiran banyak orang dengan produk baru Honda 135 cc ini? Di Indonesia tidak ada satupun yang bermain pada cc ini kecuali Yamaha. Produk pesaing jelas-jelas Jupiter MX 135 cc yang sudah berpendingin air. Namun belum jelas juga apakah AHM akan mengusung mesin yang berteknologi sama, atau hanya bore-up saja dari mesin 125 cc nya.

5. Honda Revo 110 cc

Saat ini kita tahu Honda Revo hanya menggunakan mesin 100 cc peninggalan Astrea jadul (jaman dulu - red). Dengan peningkatan kapasitas mesin Revo ini, jelas akan head-to-head dengan Suzuki Smash 110 cc dan Jupiter Z 110cc.

2008 Honda Interceptor VFR800FI ABS / VFR800A


For sport touring with an emphasis on Sport, the Interceptor continues to stand far above all others thanks to its exemplary handling, high-performance VTEC engine and long-range amenities.

Universally considered one of Honda's most illustrious race-bred sportbikes, the Interceptor® is also arguably one of the best all-around streetbikes ever built. Featuring a fuel-injected, VTEC-equipped V-4, aluminum chassis, antilock braking (ABS), and an all-new color scheme for '08, this is a machine, though born of the track, whose razor-sharp performance is equally at home on any paved surface.

Reviewer after reviewer has praised the Honda VFR800A Interceptor as the best all-round performer on the road. And no wonder. Its 781cc V-four is one of the most sophisticated motorcycle engines in the world, featuring Honda's VTEC variable valve-timing system that allows it to perform like two engines in one. Fuel injection delivers the precise amount of fuel for optimum performance, and you can't help but notice the Pro Arm single-sided swingarm, underseat mufflers, twin-spar aluminum frame, and a seating position that's all-day comfortable. Hop on a VFR800A Interceptor, and find out for yourself what everyone's been talking about.

Features & Benefits

New for 2008

- New Metallic Silver color

Unique features

- Revolutionary VTEC combines the power characteristics of both two- and four-valve cylinder-head designs. The engine runs on two valves per cylinder below 6400 rpm then switches to four valves per cylinder to deliver significantly stronger low-end and mid-range torque, while maintaining the Interceptor's impressive high-rpm power delivery.

- Programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI) (see Technology Section).

- Unique Pro Arm® Rear Suspension (see Technology Section)

- Pro-Link Rear Suspension (see Technology Section)

- Unique NR-style center-up exhaust system incorporates two stainless steel mufflers tucked beneath the Interceptor's tail section.

- Large-diameter 43mm Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) cartridge front fork provides enhanced handling under all riding conditions.

- Linked Braking System (LBS™) (see Technology Section)

- Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) model available (see Technology Section).

- Four brilliant multi-reflector headlights employ two centrally positioned H4 low/high beams positioned under two widely spaced H7 high beams for brilliant nighttime illumination.

Engine/Drivetrain

- Compact 781cc DOHC 90-degree V-4 with an oversquare bore and stroke of 72mm x 48mm.

- Silent-type cam-chain drive eliminates mechanical gear noise. The system features a set of dual tensioners that maintain optimal pressure and lubrication for the camshaft chains, ensuring quiet operation and long life.

- Programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI) (see Technology Section).

- Iridium-tip spark plugs are ignited by compact high-energy coil-on-plug spark plug caps that produce a strong, high-voltage spark.

- Interceptor engine serves as a stressed member of the pivotless frame, which features specially designed engine mounting bolts tuned to work in harmony with the damping characteristics of the frame.

- Aluminum-composite cylinder sleeves are high-pressure-formed from sintered-aluminum powder impregnated with ceramic and graphite. The composite sleeves provide better wear resistance and superior heat dissipation than conventional sleeves.

- Cast-aluminum pistons feature LUB-Coat solid lubricant to minimize friction between piston and cylinder wall.

- Auto-enriching system is integrated into PGM-FI module, which optimizes the air/fuel mixture on cold starts and eliminates the need for a manual choke.

- Solenoid-operated dual air-intake duct design keeps one duct closed during low-speed operation to ensure optimal control of air-intake velocity.

- Dual side-mounted radiators maximize cooling efficiency using low-air-pressure areas created by side cowls to draw cooling air through the radiators. During low-speed operation, a thermostat-controlled left-side fan pulls cooling air across the radiator into the fairing to keep hot air away from the rider.

- Rugged 125mm-diameter eight-plate clutch offers light weight and high load capacity.

- Clutch features an offset outside friction plate for quiet operation when starting from a stop.

- Exceptionally smooth-shifting six-speed transmission.

- Three-phase coil-spring damper in the transmission provides for seamless upshifts.

Chassis/Suspension

- Triple-box-section twin-spar aluminum frame features a tuned, pivotless design that isolates the engine-mounted swingarm from the frame and contributes to handling comfort.

- Unique Pro Arm® Rear Suspension (see Technology Section).

- Pro-Link Rear Suspension (see Technology Section).

- Linked Braking System (LBS™) (see Technology Section).

- The Interceptor's 296mm floating front-brake discs feature a lightweight seven-spoke inner rotor design.

- U-section cast-aluminum wheels are light and reduce unsprung weight.

- The six-spoke, 3.5-inch-wide front wheel carries a 120/70ZR-17 radial tire. The five-spoke, 5.5-inch rear wheel sports a wide, low-profile 180/55ZR-17 radial tire.

Additional Features

- 5.8-gallon fuel capacity for excellent sport-touring range.

- The Interceptor's sleek, aerodynamic bodywork is functional and beautiful.

- Satin-finish treatment on muffler covers and exhaust heat shield for distinctive styling.

- Stylish silver finish on clutch and brake master cylinders.

- Clear turn-signal lenses front and rear provide a high-tech look.

- Air flowing through the windscreen's central air vent provides cool air to the rider at low speeds and increases rider comfort at higher speeds.

- High-tech instrument display includes electronic tachometer, LCD readouts for speedometer, air temperature, coolant temperature, odometer, two tripmeters and clock.

- ACG output of 497 watts.

- Detachable seat provides storage for a U-lock and other necessities. (Lock not included.)

- Removable passenger seat cowl.

- Adjustable brake and clutch levers.

- Injection-molded nylon passenger grabrails are comfortable to the touch in cold or hot weather.

- Folding aerodynamic mirrors.

- Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

- Purchase of a new, previously unregistered Honda USA-certified unit by an individual retail user in the United States qualifies the owner for a one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Rider's Club of America® (HRCA®). Visit www.hrca.honda.com for details.

Available Honda Genuine Accessories

- Touring Accessories: Color-Matched Hard Saddlebags, Sport Touring Trunk, Saddlebag Liner Set, Trunk Liner.

Specifications USA: Model: Interceptor VFR800FI ABS / VFR800A

Engine Type: 781cc liquid-cooled 90° V-4

Bore and Stroke: 72mm x 48mm

Compression Ratio: 11.6:1

Valve Train: VTEC DOHC; four valves per cylinder

Induction: PGM-FI with automatic enricher circuit, 36mm throttle bodies, and 12-hole injectors

Ignition: Computer-controlled digital with three-dimensional mapping and electronic advance

Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed

Final Drive: #530 O-ring chain

Suspension
Front: 43mm HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload adjustability; 4.3 inches travel
Rear: Pro Arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link single HMAS gas-charged shock with seven-position spring preload and rebound damping adjustability; 4.7 inches travel

Brakes
Front: Dual full-floating 296mm discs with LBS three-piston calipers
Rear: Single 256mm disc with LBS three-piston caliper; Optional ABS

Tires
Front: 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear: 180/55ZR-17 radial

Wheelbase: 57.4 inches

Rake (Caster Angle): 25.3°

Trail: 100mm (3.9 inches)

Seat Height: 31.7 inches

Fuel Capacity: 5.8 gallons, including 0.8-gallon reserve

Color: Metallic Silver

Curb Weight*: 540 pounds
551 pounds w/ABS

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.

Meets current CARB and EPA standards.

Specifications: Canada Interceptor VFR800FI ABS / VFR800A

Engine Type Liquid-cooled 90-degree V-four

Displacement 781 cc

Bore & Stroke 72 mm x 48 mm

Compression Ratio 11.6:1

Valve Train VTEC chain-driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

Fuel Delivery PGM-FI fuel injection

Transmission Close-ratio six-speed

Final Drive O-ring-sealed chain

Front Suspension 43 mm HMAS cartridge fork; 109 mm (4.3 inches) travel

Rear Suspension Pro Arm single-sided swingarm with Pro-Link single HMAS shock; 119 mm (4.7 in.) travel

Tires 120/70ZR - 17 radial front; 180/55ZR - 17 radial rear

Brakes Front dual 296 mm discs with Linked Braking System three-piston calipers and ABS; rear single 256 mm disc with Linked Braking System three-piston caliper and ABS

Seat Height 805 mm (31.7 inches)

Wheelbase 1,458 mm (57.4 inches)

Dry Weight TBA

Fuel Capacity 22 litres

Colour Sword Silver Metallic

2008 Detroit Auto Show Photos & Coverage - Part 2



It's January and that means that its time for the annual three day extravaganza of world premieres that is the Detroit Auto Show. Dozens of production and concept vehicles will be vying for the attention of the gathered throngs of journalists that make the trek to the Motor City from all corners of the globe. This year's Detroit show press days run from Sunday, Jan. 13, through Tuesday, Jan. 15.

As in years past, the Detroit Three will be hogging much of the limelight, with center stage likely going to Ford and Dodge, as both will be rolling out all-new versions of their iconic F-150 and Ram trucks. In addition, Chrysler will be showing off a troika of eco-friendly concepts, GM will roll officially roll out its monster Corvette ZR1 and the V version of the CTS, along with a smattering of green machines including Saturn Vue Green Line Two Mode. Ford will also showcase the possible future of the Explorer with the Explorer America Concept.

Notable debuts from Asia include the production version of the Hyundai Genesis sedan, Nissan's FORUM concept, a crossover sedan from Toyota called Venza, a prototype of the next-generation Honda Pilot and Mazda's Furai race car. The Germans are also bringing plenty of sheetmetal from Europe, including the first ever U.S.-bound BMW diesels, the Baby Benz GLK ute, performance-themed Audis and a special Volkswagen Passat.

The Chinese are coming to Detroit again too, and this time in greater numbers. Five Chinese automakers in all will be present in Detroit. Making repeat appearances are Geely (2006) and Changfeng (2007). The three newcomers are BYD Auto, Chamco, and Li Shi Guang Ming. BYD is best known for its Brilliance sedan, which infamously failed Euro NCAP tests, Chamco is the American operation for a company called Zhongxing, headed by Steve Saleen, and Li Shi Guang Ming is a small purveyor of small electric cars.

copy from :motortrend.com

Performa yaris

Yaris hadir dengan performa mesin yang prima dalam akselerasi, tenaga dan torsi serta efisiensi bahan bakar yang optimal.

Mesin 1500 cc + VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing with Intelligent)


Generasi terbaru dari mesin 1.500cc dengan teknologi VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing with Intelligent) mampu mencapai tenaga maksimum 109 PS saat putaran mesin mencapai 6.000 rpm dan torsi maksimum 14,5 kgm saat putaran mesin 4.200 rpm, memenuhi keinginan pengendara muda akan kendaraan dengan performa prima, tenaga dan torsi besar namun efisien dalam konsumsi bahan bakar.

Super ECT (Electronic Controlled Transmission)

Dengan teknologi Super ECT (Electronic Controlled Transmission) tidak akan terjadi hentakan – hentakan yang mengejutkan saat pergantian transmisi otomatis pada Yaris. Teknologi ini akan membuat pergantiaan transmisi lebih halus dan memperkecil frekuensi pergantian transmisi saat melewati jalan mendaki atau menurun.

Electric Power + Tilt Steering

Kendali total kemudahan dan kenyamanan berkendara terdapat pada Yaris, dengan dilengkapi teknologi power electric + tilt steering pada roda kemudi akan membuat Yaris sangat mudah dikemudikan untuk melakukan manuver – manuver dan penyesuaian ketinggian roda kemudi sesuai keinginan dan kenyamanan pengemudi



Sistem Suspensi


Kombinasi suspensi macpherson strut dengan coil spring + stabilizer pada suspensi depan, dan suspensi torsion beam dengan coil sping pada belakang Yaris, mampu meredam getaran akibat dari jalan yang rusak dan bergelombang serta tidak meneruskannya ke kabin penumpang sehingga menghasilkan pengendaraan yang nyaman dan stabil bersama Yaris.

Interior yaris Nyaman & Lapang

Interior Modern dan praktis dengan penempatan panel Instrumen yang ergonomis




Loop
Desain

Gaya loop desain menghubungkan garis pada langit – langit interior dengan arm rest depan dan belakang berbentuk kurva yang menyatu menampilkan kesan futuristik dan mewah pada interior




Dashboard

Masuk dan pandanglah sisi depan dari Yaris, pengemudi dan penumpang akan langsung melihat dashboard yang modern dan trendi dengan desain panel instrumen dan center cluster berbentuk V serta meter kombinasi analog yang ditempatkan di tengah yang memberikan jangkauan pandangan ke depan lebih luas.


Kursi sport

Bentuk lekukan yang sporti pada kursi dengan bahan fabric sport (tipe S) dan berwarna hitam dengan dua paduan warna interior light gray & dark gray (tipe E) memenuhi keinginan pengendara muda akan kendaraan yang sporti dan elegan di interior


Door Trim

Desain futuristik dari door trim dengan arm rest dan panel operasional power window berbentuk 3 dimensi dan ergonomis memberikan kemudahan bagi pengemudi untuk mengatur operasional kaca jendela dan pintu Yaris



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