14 Sep HONG LEONG YAMAHA MOTOR INTRODUCES THE MT25
HONG LEONG YAMAHA MOTOR INTRODUCES THE MT25
YAMAHA’S HYPER NAKED MOTORCYCLE INTRODUCED AT LAUNCH EVENT THEMED ‘RUSH OF DARKNESS’
Kuala Lumpur, Saturday 12 September 2020 – Yamaha’s first hyper naked motorcycle, the MT09 took the Asian market by a storm when it was launched just as the naked bike category popularity grew. Here in Malaysia, there has been a significant increase of interest in the street naked category, and today Hong Leong Yamaha Motor announces its fulfillment of this void with the launching of the Yamaha MT25. Introduced with the usual Yamaha fanfare at the Sofitel Hotel and Resort in Kuala Lumpur, this new model promises to be another hot item in the Yamaha model range.
At the launch event themed ‘Rush of Darkness’, Hong Leong Industries Berhad’s Group Managing Director, Dato’ Jim Khor said, “In 2019, the sales of motorcycles grew to a volume of close to 590,000 units from [no of units]. This was an increase of 8% compared to 2018, and we expect this trend to continue as we fulfill the void in the naked bike category in Malaysia.
The Yamaha MT25 packs aggressive styling and notable performance and is indeed a cutting-edge new addition to Yamaha’s class-defining naked bike segment. With high torque performance, high handle bar and upright riding position, the MT-25 will be a comfortable ride in the city. It has all the original Yamaha MT-Series DNA built in with a multitude of innovative features”.
Powered by the tested and proven performance-driven with features ranging from liquid- cooled 249 cc, 4-stroke, in-line 2-cylinder, DOHC to an 8 valve fuel injected power plant capable of producing 26.5 kW/12,000 rpm of power and a torque of 23.6 Nm/10,000 rpm, the MT25 is a force to be reckoned with in its class.
The new Master of Torque uses Inverted Front Forks that not only provides sure cornering performance but also supports an agile and comfortable riding style while it’s predator-type dual slant LED position lights plus a central mounted LED headlight, full digital LCD meter panel with shift timing light, sleek LED signal indicators with hazard light functionality makes it an impressive looking bike. In addition to this, the MT25 is equipped with the dual channel ABS braking system for both the front and rear wheels, a sought-after feature most Malaysian riders have been waiting for.
Priced at an affordable RM 21,500 excluding insurance & registration fees, the Yamaha MT25 comes in 2 distinctive MT Series colours -Ice Fluo and Yamaha Blue and will be available at all Yamaha Big Bike dealers from 18 September 2020 onwards.
Hong Leong Yamaha Motor will so be giving away an exclusive First Edition MT Series pewter key chain for every purchase of the new MT25 model. Crafted by Royal Selangor, world renowned pewter craft smiths, the sleek arrow-shaped keychain design symbolises speed, dynamism and movement. In addition to this, every new owner of the MT25 model will receive a safety disc lock with their purchase.
at the launch event were also given a sneak preview of another Master of Torque masterpiece, the MT15 – Spirit of Darkness. The MT15 will only be made available in the market in November 2020.
About Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn. Bhd.
Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn. Bhd. (HLYM)(Co. no:46829-P), a company incorporated in Malaysia in 1979, is a joint venture between Hong Leong Industries Bhd and Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd , Japan. Hong Leong Industries Bhd., holds majority equity interest in HLYM, is part of a well diversified conglomerate, Hong Leong Group of Companies, Malaysia. HLYM was appointed official franchise holder for CKD and CBU Yamaha motorcycles in Malaysia since 1979. It rolled out its first CKD Yamaha street model, RX100 at the Shah Alam plant.