2016 Yamaha Avantiz Ego -4

After the recent launch of the 2016 Yamaha Ego Avantiz, official distributor Hong Leong Yamaha has confirmed the price of this urban scooter at RM5,717.64 including GST, but excluding road tax, insurance and number plates.

Carrying a 125 cc SOHC air-cooled engine, the Avantiz produces a claimed 9.3 hp at 8,000 rpm and 9.6 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. Power gets to the rear wheel via a wet multi-plate clutch and automatic gearbox driving a V-belt.

The 2016 Ego Avantiz weighs in at 96 kg, and has a seat height of 773 mm, making it very rider friendly. The tank holds 4.2-litres of fuel, and the underseat storage volume is 14-litres, enough to hold an open-face helmet.

A new parking lock system is also incorporated into the hand brake. Braking is with a single hydraulic disc brake, with a drum brake at the back. Rolling on 14-inch wheels, the Avantiz main competition in Malaysia is the Suzuki Address 115 at RM5,200.

The 2016 Yamaha Ego Avantiz comes in three colours – red, blue and black, with LED lighting in front. The Avantiz will be available in Yamaha dealer showrooms beginning this month.