Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn. Bhd. (HLYM) introduced its latest big bike flag-ship model, Yamaha MT-09 .The big bike market (cc > 250) performed very well in year 2013, increased by another 50% to 13,912 units as compared to 9,278 units in 2012. This “boom” in big bike sales started in year 2011, mainly attributed by introduction of exciting new models with affordable pricing coupled with availability of loan financing. However, for the first four months of 2014, big bike market experienced a correction with demand increasing by a modest 7% against the same corresponding period of last year.
The introduction of the Yamaha MT-09 marks HLYM second major big bike model in HLYM product line-up and will be our “flag ship” model, besides the Yamaha XJ6. This global model, MT-09 represents a whole new concept in sport bike design. With a compact new chassis and high torque 850 cc 3-cylinder engines; this new generation performance machine is designed for riders who appreciate character and soul