For 2017, Demak – represented in Malaysia by Sarawak firm DNC Asiatic Holdings – has launched eight motorcycle models for the budget-end of the local market. There are six models which are a new direction for Demak, as well as two facelifted models from the current catalogue.

The new machines are the Ezio 100, Kobra 110, Explorer 150, Xplor 150 and Ace 200, while the facelifted machines are the DJ90 and D7 150. In addition, Demak is also catering to the small business and industrial motorcycle sector with the introduction of the 4 Runner general utility vehicle for agricultural use, the Eco 3 three-wheeler in petrol and electric versions for commercial food and delivery and the eTrois utility three-wheeler.

During the launch, officiated by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zaid Hamidi, DNC Asiatic executive director Hu Ying said the new motorcycles, including the commercial and industrial models, would be launched before the end of this year, depending on component supply. “We are currently in discussions with various suppliers before entering into any agreements,” said Hu.

Locally assembled at DNC’s plant in Olak Lempit, Banting, Selangor, the Demak motorcycle range previously consisted of kapchais that catered to the budget market. The release of “proper” motorcycles such as the Sprinter 125 mini-moto and Ace 200 motard signals a shift in market focus for Demak.

No pricing has been released for Demak’s 2017 motorcycle range as yet, pending government approval, but is expected to be revealed soon. DNC Asiatic currently has two plants in Malaysia – Demak Laut in Kuching, Sarawak and Olak Lempit – with production going to both the local and Sri Lankan markets.

GALLERY: 2017 Demak Ace 200

GALLERY: 2017 Demak D7 150
GALLERY: 2017 Demak DJ90
GALLERY: 2017 Demak Explorer 150
GALLERY: 2017 Demak Ezio 100
GALLERY: 2017 Demak Kobra 110
GALLERY: 2017 Demak Sprinter 125
GALLERY: 2017 Demak Xplor 150
GALLERY: 2017 Demak 4Runner
GALLERY: 2017 Demak Eco3
GALLERY: 2017 Demak eTROIS