Edaran Modenas Sdn. Bhd. (EMOS), the distributing arm of Motosikal dan Enjin Nasional Sdn. Bhd (Modenas) has been appointed as the new official Kawasaki distributor in Malaysia effective 1 October 2021.
The appointment covers wholesaling of all range of Kawasaki products including vehicles, spare parts and accessories, as well as providing customer service information involving technical service and recall activity information if required.
According to EMOS, the whole process of changing distributorship will take up to six months, and will be put in place with assistance by KMSB Motors Sdn. Bhd.
During this period of transition, Kawasaki motorbike owners may still revert to the dealers where they purchased their vehicles or any Kawasaki dealer or stockist for spare parts & technical services enquiries.
Prior to EMOS’ appointment as the new distributor, the Kawasaki brand was represented by KMSB Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Kawasaki Motors (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd for the past 33 years.
According to KMSB, the decision to cease distributorship of Kawasaki motorcycles in Malaysia was made as a result of several key developments in Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) such as KHI’s investment policy in Malaysia, as well as their decision to increase equity of participation in Modenas.
Moving forward, KMSB announced that they will be diversifying their business and represent five different brands: 1) Suzuki 2) Two European Brands (to be announced) 3) An EV Brand (to be announced) 4) A home grown ASEAN Brand (to be announced)
KMSB’s new business plan was officially put into motion a couple of months ago when the company launched not one or two, but six new Suzuki models in Malaysia, supported by a network of over 70 experienced sales and service dealerships nationwide.
The six models that marked the return of Suzuki motorcycles in Malaysia are the GSX-R1000 (RM99,289) and GSX-R1000R (RM110,289) superbikes, the Katana (RM77,989), the GSX-S750 (RM40,989), the V-Strom 650XT (RM37,989) and the SV 650 (RM37,289).
Taking over from Suzuki Assemblers Malaysia, Suzuki Malaysia (KMSB) is now the sole and exclusive importer, distributor and assembler for Suzuki motorcycles, ATV, spare parts and accessories in Malaysia.
They are based at the same location as Kawasaki Malaysia at the Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park in Shah Alam, Selangor.
Modenas has introduced three new colour options and graphic designs for the Modenas Pulsar NS200 street bike.
The three new paint schemes are Plasma Blue, Burnt Red and Pewter Grey – all with matte finishes.
According to Modenas, these new colour and graphic schemes add to the attractiveness of the Pulsar NS200, which is aimed at riders migrating to bigger bikes, as well as experienced riders.
First launched in Malaysia back in May 2017, the NS200 has since sold more than 8,000 units nationwide.
The NS200 is also the most affordable model in the Pulsar lineup to be equipped with an Anti-Lock Braking System (“ABS”).
Coupled with its the Pulsar 200cc DTS-i engine that produces a maximum power of 18kW and a maximum torque of 18.6Nm, the the NS200 comes with front telescopic absorbers, which are equipped with an anti-friction bush and a nitrox mono-shock gas chamber at the rear.
The recommended selling price for the 2021 Modenas Pulsar NS200 is RM 9,655 (without insurance and road tax), which is priced the same as the previous variant. The bike will be available at all authorised MODENAS showrooms beginning in October 2021.
The addition of the three new colours and new graphics will be the only update for the Modenas NS 200 for the year 2021, as there will not be any mechanical updates, or any other new features.
That being said, below is the full specification of the Modenas NS200:
4-Stroke SOHC, 4V Liquid Cooled, Single Cylinder, Fuel Injector
Max power (PS@ RPM)
24.5 PS @ 9,750 RPM
Max torque (Nm @ RPM)
18.6 Nm @ 8,000 RPM
Telescopic with anti friction bush
Nitrox mono shock absorber with Canister
300 mm hydraulically operated disc with ABS
230 mm hydraulically operated disc
100/80-17” 52 P Tubeless
130/70-17” 62 P Tubeless
12V Full DC MF
H4W Blue Tinge(12V 55/60W) With Auto Headlamp On (AHO)
The new and upgraded 2021 Modenas Dominar D400 UG has been launched recently, with several technical upgrades as well as two new colour options.
How much is the Modenas Dominar D400?
Priced at RM13,997 excluding insurance and road tax, the new Dominar D400 now comes with a new Upside Down fork unit that replaces the conventional telescopic fork, and a twin barrel exhaust system.
Powering the Modenas Dominar D400 is a DOHC 373 cc liquid cooled engine with DTS-i technology that is capable of producing maximum power of 40 PS and 35 Nm of torque.
The new 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.
Adjustable rear absorber
Also, its rear is equipped with an adjustable Nitrox monoshock absorber that allows its rider to tune it according to their riding needs.
The model also comes with an “Assist and Slipper” clutch system that will help during sudden change of gears.
Design wise, the new Dominar D400’s fuel tank-pad features a new carbon fiber finishing as well as a Dominar logo stamped on its rear seat.
LCD instrument panel
And then we have the digital LCD instrument console which displays information like the speed reading, rpm counter, fuel gauge, odometer, and gear indicator.
Its automatic headlights are of the “LED mosaic” type, which is able to provide clear lighting especially at night which allows riders to be seen from a distance of 1.5km.
That being said, the new Modenas Dominar D400, which is now available in two new colour options (Savanna Green and Charcoal Black), will be available for purchase at all Modenas authorised dealership nationwide.
“The Modenas Dominar D400UG is the most affordable premium “Tourer” model in its market segment. To all of you who have been patiently waiting for the arrival of this model into the Malaysian market, your wait is finally over.”
“Thank you all for faithfully waiting. With all the latest upgrade and current price tag on it, this bike will surely be a great investment for all of you, the adventure tourers out there,” said Roslan Roskan, Chief Executive Officer of Modenas.