After its regional launch last year at Sepang International Circuit, Hong Leong Yamaha Malaysia has launched the the 2017 Yamaha NVX scooter – also known as the Aerox in some countries – at a price of RM10,500. The price includes GST, but excludes road tax, insurance and registration.

Designed in-line with Yamaha’s Blue Core philosophy, which promotes engine design efficiency, the Aerox is Yamaha’s first model to obtain the Energy Efficiency Vehicle (EEV) classification from the government. The NVX carries a liquid-cooled, SOHC four-valve single with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA).

The 155 cc engine is rated at 14.8 hp at 8,000 rpm and torque is claimed to be 14.4 Nm at 6,000 rpm. Power gets to the ground via a CVT gearbox, and the NVX features bulkier styling than the Yamaha NMax, notably in the fairing and has keyless start, while front ABS is standard.

An LCD screen graces the cockpit, displaying all the necessary information the rider needs. A 25-litre storage compartment can be found under the seat, and a USB port is located in a side compartment for charging electronics.

As part of Yamaha’s promotion efforts for the NVX, a one-make race will be held during the Malaysian Cub Prix, with the aim of identifying talented young riders. The first public showing of the NVX will be at the Cub Prix round this July 15 at MAEPS, Serdang, and the Yamaha NVX one-make race will begin in round six.

There are three colours on offer the NVX – Black, Blue and Red. The 2017 Yamaha NVX will be available soon at all authorised Hong Leong Yamaha dealers.