A production milestone was achieved for Hong Leong Yamaha Malaysia (HLYM) when the four millionth motorcycle – a 2018 Yamaha Y15ZR – rolled off its production line. Representatives from Yamaha Motor, Japan, attended a ceremony held in HLYM’s Sungai Buloh factory.

Production of Yamaha motorcycles started in Malaysia in 1979, with the Yamaha RX100. Since that time, the HLYM production facilities underwent many upgrades and improvements, including a move from Shah Alam to Sungai Buloh to increase production capacity.

Amongst several key models that came out of the HLYM facility are the Yamaha Passola scooter in 1983 and the Yamaha Virago 535 in 1995, its first 500 cc motorcycle. Others include the Yamaha SRE as HLYM’s first four-stroke kapchai and the Yamaha 110SS which crossed the 1 million motorcycle produced milestone.

“Unlimited commitment was given by our dedicated team, from the factory personnel to the sales representatives, vendors and business partners, as well as the dealer channel throughout Malaysia that has made this a success. I also wish to thank Yamaha Motor Japan for their support,” said Datuk Jim Khor, HLYM managing director.

Currently, HLYM produces various models in its factory, including the E115, Lagenda 115Z, 135LC, Y15ZR, Ego Avantiz, Ego Solariz, NMax, XMax 250, Fz150i, R225, MT-07 and MT-09. As for the Yamaha 135LC with special graphics that is the four millionth motorcycle produced, Khor said no decision has been made as yet to offer it for public sale as a production model.