Expanding its scooter range for 2017, Hong Leong Yamaha Malaysia (HLYM) has launched the 2017 Yamaha Ego Solariz scooter at a price of RM5,548. Touted as a “lifestyle-utility” transport solution, the Ego Solariz joins Yamaha’s Malaysian “Ego” range of scooters – the Avantiz, Ego S and Ego LC – as well as the 150 cc Yamaha NMax.

Carrying a 125 cc, air-cooled, SOHC, single-cylinder power plant, the new Solariz puts out 9.38 hp at 8,000 rpm and 9.6 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The engine drives a CVT gearbox with V-belt final drive and starting is with either electric push-button or kick.

With a wet weight of 94 kg, fuel for this scooter is carried in a 4.2-litre tank, and there is a 10-litre underseat storage compartment. Seat height is set at a low 750 mm, with ground clearance at 135 mm, making the Solariz suitable for all riders.

Braking at the front is with a single disc brake, with telescopic front forks, while the rear uses a drum, with monoshock suspension on the integrated engine/swing-arm assembly.

The Ego Solariz is targetted towards the young urban commuter or student, and comes in four colour choices – Popular Red, Iconic Blue, Classic-Sport Brown and Trendy Magenta.

Priced at RM5,548, including GST, the 2017 Yamaha Ego Solariz will be available at Yamaha dealers from January.