It appears Modenas’ intention to make a strong comeback to the Malaysian market is no idle boast. After the launch of the Modenas Karisma 125, the Elegan 250 and associate brand Kymco’s Downtown 250i, it has now teased photos of its upcoming underbone (kapchai) category model, the Modenas Kriss MR2 110, ahead of the official launch on April 6.

With the “MR” in the new machine’s name standing for Motosikal Rakyat (People’s Motorcycle), the Kriss MR2 is intended for the lower end of the market, as utility transportation. While there are few details about the Modenas Kriss MR2, from the posted photos it looks like the new kapchai will follow standard styling practice.

Of note is the front disc brake, a petal-type design popular amongst younger riders. Another design touch the the transfer of the turn signal from the handlebar pod, next to the headlight, to discrete housings on either side of the front cowl.

This gives better separation for the turn signals, and greater visibility towards oncoming traffic. The rear-end of the Kriss MR2 is suspended by twin shock absorbers, no real surprise for a bike at this price point, while the front has standard looking telescopic forks.

No other information was forthcoming from Modenas about the new Kriss MR2, but from the pictures, it appears as if three colour options are available – yellow, blue and red. The previous base model, the Modenas Kriss MR1, launched late in 2011, went for a price of RM2,948, and we assume the next generation model will not be that much different, possibly around the RM3,800 point.