Serdang, Wednesday, 3 May, 2023 – Edaran Modenas Sdn Bhd (“EMOS” or “the Company”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Motosikal dan Enjin Nasional Sdn Bhd (“MODENAS”), introduced 4 new and upgraded models into the market at the Malaysian Autoshow 2023 held at MAEPS, Serdang, Selangor. The unveiling of the new models was graced by the Chief Executive Officer of MODENAS, En Roslan Roskan.
“We are excited with the new models from MODENAS and KAWASAKI that are unveiled to the market as this will provide more choices and selections for the customers out there when it comes to sports tourer and hypersport motorcycle said Roslan Roskan. Do visit our showroom to view and get a first-hand impression of the models, added Roslan Roskan.”
Modenas Dominar D400 Adventure – “Don’t Hold Back”
The Modenas D400 is a touring model that doesn’t need any further introduction, received a major update in 2021 where the Modenas Dominar D400 was upgraded in its hardware system that includes an increase in power.
During the Malaysia Autoshow 2023, EMOS launched the updated version of the EURO 4 Dominar D400 model with the same set of touring accessories previously introduced in India. The list includes a taller windscreen, new handguards, leg guards, an engine bash plate, and a passenger backrest, which allows the rider or passenger to recline against it while riding. The model also sees fitment of a smartphone / navigator mount with accessible USB charging port.
Apart from these details, the rest of the features remain unchanged. The bike will continue with its liquid-cooled 373cc DOHC FI engine that delivers 29.4kW of power and 35Nm of torque. Other features, include a 43mm Upside Down (“USD”) front suspension backed-up with a single Nitrox monoshock at the rear seat. It also comes with a twin-barrel exhaust system for a throatier exhaust note. The Modenas Dominar D400 also features a 320 mm front and 230 mm rear sized disc brakes; paired to a “dual channel” Anti-Lock Brake (“ABS”) system.
The Modenas Dominar D400 is available in two new colour options, namely - "Savanna Green" and "Charcoal Black"; with a recommended selling price of RM15,797 (excluding insurance and road tax). The model will be available for purchase at all MODENAS authorised dealership from this month onwards.
Aside from the Modenas Dominar D400 Adventure model, the Malaysian market finally welcomes the much-awaited smaller member of the Dominar family, the Modenas Dominar D250.
Modenas Dominar D250 – “The New Shades of Touring”
The Modenas Dominar D250 gets a smaller numerical value for the suffix, but the dimension stays identical to the Modenas Dominar D400 just like the design. Body panels like front mudguard, headlamp, fuel tank capacity, dual-barrel exhaust muffler and more are like its older brother, the Modenas Dominar D400.
The model is fitted to a dual-spark head, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 249cc DOHC FI engine which produces 19.9kW of power at 8500 RPM and 23.5 Nm of torque at 6500 RPM. The 6-speed gearbox feels slick and comes equipped with a slipper clutch as standard.
The Modenas Dominar D250 shares its ergonomics with the Modenas Dominar D400, which corresponds to similar riding dynamics. The biggest standout points between the two, other than the new engine, is the new 37mm USD front suspension fork that the model receives. Aside from that, the aluminium swing-arm has also been replaced with a conventional box-section type unit.
Weighing at 180 kg, the Modenas Dominar D250 is now 7 kg lighter than the predecessor, which means it is more agile than the Modenas Dominar D400 while changing directions.
This 250cc adventure touring motorcycle may be down on engine size, but it promises to offer the same long-distance touring ability and comfort that the Modenas Dominar D400 is known for.
The Modenas D250 will be available in three new colour schemes – “Sparkling Black”, “Racing Red” and “Citrus Rush”; priced at RM13,797 (excluding insurance and road tax). The model will be available for purchase at all MODENAS authorised dealership from this month onwards.
Kawasaki KX250 & KX250X – “Get The Off-Road Edge”
The KX250 is designed from the get-go to be a full-sized MX competition ready, strong motocross bike, while the KX250X is oriented towards cross-country. Both model uses a powerful, high revving 249cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single DOHC engine that manages to develop just under 40 HP.
Both of Kawasaki KX250 and KX250X models will be available in one colour option - “Lime Green” priced at RM35,000 and RM35,500 (excluding insurance and road tax) respectively; and will be available at selected Kawasaki Off Road Dealers showroom starting from today.
Kawasaki Z H2 SE – “Excitement Elevated”
The beginning of a new era of the Kawasaki brand starts today as it launches its flagship supercharged naked model into the Malaysian market, the Kawasaki Z H2 SE. The model is part of Kawasaki’s modern development philosophy that enables a wider range of riders to understand the pleasure of riding a motorcycle.
The styling of the Z Series flagship Z H2 SE was shaped according to its SUGOMI and minimalist design concept. The Kawasaki Z H2 SE are amongst the few models that own the right to use the “Kawasaki rivermark”, as this esteemed logo is limited to models with historical significance only such as this.
The Kawasaki Z H2 SE engine was designed to accommodate the higher air pressure from the supercharger as well as to ensure a high reliability with the over 200 PS output.
· 998 cc liquid-cooled engine
· In line four – cylinder balanced supercharged engine.
· Electronic Cruise Control
· Brembo M4.32 front brake calipers for Z H2
· Brembo stylema front brake callipers for Z H2 SE
· Electronic Throttle valves
· Integrated Riding Modes
· Assist & Slipper Clutch
· All-digital TFT Colour instrumentation
· Sharper New styling with Twin LED Headlamps
· Smartphone connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP
· IMU – Enhanced chassis orientation awareness
Top-notch electronic rider support:
· Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS)
· Kawasaki Electronic control suspension (KECS)
· KECS (Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension) with Showa’s Skyhook Technology *Only in Z H2 SE
· Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM)
· Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF)
· Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC)
· Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock brake system (KIBS)
The Kawasaki Z H2 SE will be available in “Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Gray” and “Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Ebony”, and price will be starting at RM97,800 (excluding insurance and road tax); and will be available at selected Kawasaki 4S Dealers showroom by end of June 2023.
For enquiries or for more information, you may visit both MODENAS and KAWASAKI official website at: