Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn. Bhd. (HLYM) ushered in the year of the fire monkey with the preview of the new NMax scooter at the company’s annual Chinese New Year Dealers’ Appreciation Dinner at Genting Highland.
Developed based on the concept of “City Commuter with Global Prestige”, the NMax features a familiar body styling that reflects the Max family models such as the Tmax and X-Max that are popular in Europe. The scooter boasts LED lights all around, combined with a bright LCD instrument panel and a spacious floorboard.
In terms of dimension, the NMax measures in at 1,955 mm long, 740 mm wide and 1,115 mm tall. It has a 1,350 mm wheelbase and a weight of just 136 kg (wet). The scooter offers a generous storage space under the seat as well as a 6.6-litre fuel tank.
The NMax is motivated by a 155 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) technology. The unit churns out 11.1 kW at 8,000 rpm and 14.4 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm, delivered to the rear wheel via CVT. The engine features Yamaha’s Blue Core technology, which promises enhanced combustion, reduced loss of power and more efficient cooling.
Elsewhere, you’ll find the NMax a pretty well-equipped maxi scooter. It rides on telescopic fork up front and dual spring suspension at the rear. In addition, the scooter also features a 230 mm disc brake at both ends.
Nothing is official as of yet but HLYM targets to launch the new Nmax scooter somewhere in April this year. As for pricing, expect the Nmax to be priced at around RM10,000.
HONG LEONG YAMAHA MOTOR CELEBRATES CNY DINNER & PRESENTS NEW NMAX MODEL IN MALAYSIA
PAHANG, 17th January 2016 – Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn. Bhd. (HLYM) welcomed the year of the fire monkey through a celebration with the dealers in their annual Chinese New Year Dealers’ Appreciation Dinner. This year’s surprise ‘Ang Pow’ from Dato’ Jim Khor, the Managing Director of HLYM, was the introduction of the new global scooter model Yamaha “NMAX”.
Yamaha NMAX is a sporty scooter model based on the concept of “City Commuter with Global Prestige”. The NMAX has a newly developed BLUECORE engine, which boasts improvements in combustion efficiency, improved cooling performance and reduction of power losses. As a result of this trinity of improvement, the NMAX is able to achieve a “higher maximum power output and operating torque”, said Mr. Takehiko Gotanda, Engine Project Chief of Yamaha Motor Company, Japan. A new liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve, 155cc fuel-injected engine with CVT on a body with styling that reflects the “MAX” family of models like the “TMAX” and “X-MAX”, which is popular in Europe.
The NMAX has been planned and developed as a world-class next-generation 155cc scooter that offers strong torque at low speeds and power at high speeds, which makes it an ideal scooter for the Malaysian motor scooterists that traverse through urban city centers and highways. Yamaha NMAX inherits the DNA of the MAX series, and offers sporty performance, a compact body size for ease of use and a high level of convenience in urban areas, plus styling and functions that denote its status as a next-generation model that will fulfil the needs of customers wanting to step up from 100cc–125cc scooter models.
“I am very certain that this new NMAX model will earn you bountiful prosperity in the year of the fire monkey The bike will definitely give customers a new fun-filled riding sensation coupled with a prestigious image synonymous to the Yamaha brand “, said Dato’ Jim Khor during the closing of his speech to indicate his confidence in the success of the model.