2013 has been an exciting year in motorcycle arena and a good year to MotoMalaya.net too. We have seen many product launches and we as a motorcycle blog has been awarded 2nd Best Automotive Blog by Blogrrr. Looking back to 2013, here are five most interesting bike in Malaysia, in my humble opinion, that we should recap. The list are after jump:
5. 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R RM133k on the road (pictured above)
The Beast, as it is nicknamed, features a great design with interesting engine to go with it. A radical upgrade from the previous Super Duke 990.
4. 2013 Kawasaki Z250RM21,589 basic price
A segment that always been fighting for but never equalled by Kawasaki. For more than 20 years, Kawasaki keep bringing us interesting 250cc bike since the original 4-cylinder 250cc ZX-250R. Then, the 2011 Ninja 250R and 2013 Ninja 250. All that is in the supersports category, but now they tell us to enjoy the 250cc in naked form. Enter the Z250.
3. 2014 Yamaha Lagenda 115Z/ZR Fuel Injection RM5,168 basic price
Released in September, it has become the second bike under 150cc category in Yamaha lineup to be fitted the Fuel Injection system. Upgraded with 20% more horsepower and better fuel efficiency, this is the bike to get for 115cc category.
2. Honda EX5 Dream 100 discontinued, no longer for sale
This bike has always been interesting and popular among the rider in Malaysia. Sadly, the year 2013 signals the end of the production of this bike after 26 years of its appearance on the Malaysian market.
1. 2013 Honda CB500 Trio – CBR500R RM28,588, CB500F RM28,288 and CB500X RM28,688
Introduced in August 2013, the riders in Malaysia shocked to see the price of the bike is below the expected price of RM32k, but at just RM28,288. It was then become the benchmark of a price to beat in 500cc and even the lower 250cc segment. At only 47hp, this cannot be said to be the ‘baby rabbit’, but more fitting to be called a hamster. A good hamster that is. A good hamster that many will love especially the beginners, like me.