2016 Naza Blade N5R - 1

A full-fairing version of the Naza Blade N5, dubbed the N5R, is said to be entering the Naza showroom as soon as August. A face-lifted version of the current model N5 naked sportsbike, the N5R comes with twin headlights and from the pictures we received, appears to come in red or black.

Carrying a single-cylinder liquid-cooled 249 cc engine that puts out a claimed 28.4 hp at 8,500 rpm and 26.1 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm, the N5R’s engine is fed by EFI and drives a six-speed gearbox. A tubular steel frame ties everything together in a package that weighs in at 145 kg wet.

Braking is with a single 300 mm disc in front with a four-piston caliper and a two-piston caliper grabbing the 230 mm rear disc. Seat height is a rider-friendly 780 mm and an 11-litre fuel tank rounds out the package.

A source in Naza has said that the 2016 Naza N5R will likely be released “sometime in August” and refused to divulge details about pricing. The current model Naza N5 retails for RM9,999.