If there’s anything bikers in Malaysia know about big capacity Honda motorcycles imported from Japan for the local market, it is the ridiculous price tags of the machines made by Big Red.
So imagine the surprise of almost everyone present during the official prices announcement by Boon Siew Honda (BSH), the importer/distributor of Honda motorcycles for Malaysia today.
The BSH pricings announcement came approximately an hour after the opening ceremony of the 2018 MAI Malaysia Autoshow held at MAEPS near Serdang today.
The official selling price for the X-ADV is RM57,999 while the Africa Twin goes for RM69,999. Both prices are without GST. With GST, the prices are RM61,478.94 and RM74,128.94, (valid for standard colour option) respectively.
For Special Edition colours, the X-ADV is priced at RM63,598.94 and RM80,558.84 (DCT transmission) respectively, inclusive of GST. For the Africa Twin Adventure Sports, the prices are RM77,378.94 (standard) and RM83,738.94 (DCT transmission) inclusive of GST.
BSH is also showcasing the 2018 Honda CB1000R, also known as the Neon Sports Cafe Racer, at the event, a naked sports featuring the same 999cc inline four engine used in the 2017-18 Honda Fireblade sportsbike but retuned for better midrange and torque.
The Neon Sports Cafe Racer CB1000R will be launched by BSH sometime during the 3rd-quarter of 2018, most likely in conjunction with the official opening of the 2nd Honda BigWing dealership on Penang island.
The first Honda BigWing dealership in Malaysia was opened for business since February 4th 2018, located in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur.
The 3rd BigWing dealership is scheduled for opening around November 2018 in Petaling Jaya while the 4th outlet is expected to commence business in Johor Bahru during the first quarter of 2019.
According to BSH, customers who have booked the Africa Twin and X-ADV motorcycles can be expected to receive their units in May from these 4 BigWing dealers. The bikes can be pre-booked from the 3 yet-to-be opened BigWing dealerships at their existing Impian venues.