Honda Wave Alpha Launch 18

Boon Siew Honda officially launched the Honda Wave Alpha motorcycle in Malaysia today. The new kapcai is basically an improved version of the Honda Wave 110 that was introduced here in May 2013. “The Urban Dominator” comes with updated and sportier styling plus improved performance over its predecessor.

The 109.1 cc four-stroke OHC engine remains, but it now makes 8.43 PS at 7,500 rpm and 8.59 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. To compare, the old Wave 110 pushed out 7.67 PS and 8.32 Nm at 3,500 rpm. The Alpha has both kick and electric starters.

The four-speed constant mesh gearbox remains, along with identical gear ratios. Two versions of the Wave Alpha are available – one with spoke wheels and a front drum brake and one with cast wheels and a front disc brake. The latter weighs 98 kg with a full tank, one kg more than the drum brake version.

Boon Siew Honda highlights the following features: a “sporty contoured exhaust”, a “stylish leg shield”, the “cool and clear speedometer” and the underbone bike’s U-Box under the seat. “We believe the all-new Wave Alpha with its overall impressive performance and design will win the hearts of many Malaysian motorcyclists,” said Koji Onishi, the company’s MD and CEO.

Buyers can choose from three colours – Pearl Magellanic Black, Vivacity Red and Pearl Metalloid White – and enjoy a two-year or 20,000 km manufacturer warranty. Prices start from RM4,133 for the drum brake/spoke wheels version and RM4,557 for the disc brake/cast wheels bike, with GST.

Outside of the launch hall, Boon Siew Honda displayed a “racing version” of the Wave Alpha, which is not for sale. The tricked out bike has no headlamp and meter, and sports aftermarket suspension and exhaust systems, among other things. Small gallery below the main one.

GALLERY: Honda Wave Alpha Racing