Boon Siew Honda, a household name for bikes of all kind has launched the new Air Blade scooter and the timeless classic EX5 Dream 110. The launch event was held at Awana Genting yesterday with the presence of Satoshi Okada, Managing Director and CEO, Boon Siew Honda Sdn Bhd, Dato’ Sri Tan Hui Jing, Deputy Chairman and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Koji Yamada, Chief Finance Officer, Tatsuya Minagawa, Large Project Leader, Honda R&D Southeast Asia Co. Ltd., and Ooi Choon Beng, General Manager of Business Division.
Coming to its third generation after 26 years of being in the market, the new EX5 Dream 110 retains most of its classic look, albeit featuring new head and tail lamps design, bigger cowling and revised instrument panel. Aesthetics aside, the EX5 Dream 110 is now powered by a new Euro 2 Standard 110 cc engine coupled to four-speed transmission that promises an 11 percent increase in performance as well as an excellent fuel efficiency, which is at 53.6 km per litre.
Apart from that, the classic moped comes with a 4.0-litre fuel tank, 0.5-litre bigger than what the second gen EX5 Dream has. Tyre size has also grown bigger from 60/100 to 70/90 at the front and 70/90 to 80/90 at the back. Available in four different colours, the new EX5 Dream 110 is price at RM3,908 for the kick starter version and RM4,145 for the self-starter variant. Both prices are without road tax and insurance.
On the other hand, the technology-laden Air Blade is the first scooter in the country to offer twin projector headlights and remote response key. Similar to modern car keys, the remote response key helps customers to find their bike with a beeping sound and flashing lights. Further contributing to visibility are bright LED brake and tail lights.
The Air Blade is powered by a 125 cc four-stroke single cylinder engine paired to a V-Matic transmission. Similar to the Honda PCX, the Air Blade features Idling Stop System, Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) and Combined Brake System, which the latter distributes braking power to both tyres evenly. Apart from efficiency, the Air Blade also offers convenience to the rider with the inclusion of large U-Box, convenient fuel tank cap and a side switch stand.
Priced at RM7,708 (without road tax and insurance), the Air Blade comes in three shades; Pearl Mettaloid White, Pearl Magellanic Black with Gold Metallic and Pearl Magellanic Black with Silver Metallic.