Boon Siew Honda has launched the new Honda Wave Dash this morning in KL. This 110cc cub (or kapcai, as these underbone bikes are more popularly called) is based on the Wave 110 that was launched early last year, but does not replace it or the evergreen EX5.

The Wave Dash is a sportier option to the more conventional looking Wave 110, and is a big part of Boon Siew Honda’s plans to capture 50% market share in the mid size cub segment (110-115cc) this year.

The Wave Dash shares the proven 109.1cc four-stroke engine with the Wave 110. It produces 6.22 kW at 7,500 rpm and 8.59 Nm at 5,500 rpm, figures that beat Yamaha’s Lagenda 115Z. The air cooled OHC unit is mated to a 4-speed transmission. There are two variants: the kick start RS and the RSR with electric starter. The former weighs 96 kg while the latter is 2 kg heavier.

The bodywork of the Dash is obviously different from the Wave 110, and the colours and graphics are particularly striking (I like the one in HRC colours, officially called Vivacity Red). The headlight has migrated south and the instruments have a new design.

The aerodynamic upper and lower cowl is said to reduce wind noise and help stability in high speed cruising. The RSR adds on the gold sport rims you see here. Another noteworthy feature is the “Double-glow Shuttle Lock System”, which glows in the dark.

The first thing yours truly noticed at the launch was the bike’s tagline, which is “Kekasih Gelapku” in BM. My brain’s faulty auto translate took it to mean “Black Lover”, which doesn’t make any sense. To our relieve, Boon Siew clarified that the Wave Dash is meant to be a “Secret Lover” to its owners :)

The Wave Dash RS is priced at RM4,998 while the RSR costs RM5,268, both with 1-year comprehensive single rider insurance. They will be available at all Boon Siew Honda dealers from 15 May.

UPDATE: At the event, Boon Siew Honda also conducted the lucky draw for the “Beli & Menang” Honda Genuine motor oil campaign. The drawn winners are Kanhaa a/p Ai Ting from Kedah who won a Honda Icon and Gan Chin Keong who won himself a Honda Wave 125X Ultimo.

Full gallery from the launch after the jump!

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