Spotted testing on the highway around Bukit Beruntung to Rawang is the 2017 Yamaha NVX, or Aerox, as it is known in some markets. Sent in by readers Hatta Phuah Bazlan and Ila Cokobies, this scooter, launched at the Sepang International Circuit last year, was spotted while the reader was on a journey to Kuala Lumpur.

Using the same liquid-cooled, SOHC four-valve single-cylinder with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) as the 2016 Yamaha NMax, power for the NVX is claimed to be 14.8 hp at 8,000 rpm and torque at 14.4 Nm at 6,000 rpm. Driving a CVT gearbox, the NVX features bulkier styling than the NMax, notably in the fairing.

A 25-litre storage compartment is found under the seat, and there is a small glove box on the right side of the dashboard for miscellaneous items. A key feature of the 2017 NVX is its keyless start, letting the rider push a button for engine start without having to use a key.

Fuel for the NVX is carried in a 4.5-litre tank, and engine start-stop is standard, in line with Yamaha’s “Blue Core” engine design philosphy. The instrument panel is an LCD display, whichs shows the rider all the necessary information.

Hong Leong Yamaha Malaysia has said the NVX will be competitively priced, with an estimated production of 300,000 units per year, across ASEAN. The 2016 Yamaha NMax is priced at RM8,812, including GST, excluding insurance and road tax.

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