A stern warning against motorcycle engine modifications has been issued to motorcycle workshops in Perlis. In a special operation on 26 November, a total of 15 Yamaha Y15Z kapchais were seized from several workshops where unauthorised engine modification was being performed, reports Sinar Harian.

“In this case, both parties are in the wrong, where the customer has sent his motorcycle for modification and the workshop has accepted the job,” said Shahrul Azhar Mat Dali, JPJ Perlis director. “Should an individual be found to performing illegal engine modifications, he can be charged under Section 114 of the Road Transport Act and the vehicle seized under Section 64(1) of the same Act,” Shahrul said.

Main areas where the workshops performing illegal modifications were located in Beseri, Seriab and Arau, added Shahrul. Illegal modifications to these motorcycles are mainly changes to the exhaust to produce more noise and increase speed.