New name in the Malaysian kapchai market is Ottimo Technologies with its first offering of the Ottimo Viz110, priced at RM4,288. Initially concentrating on the northern Peninsular, planned production quantity for the Viz110 is 300 units a month.

Designed as a “casual sports commuter”, the Viz110 carries a Euro 3 compliant 107 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled four-stroke mill that produces 6.7 hp at 7,500 rpm and 6.9 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. Power is transmitted through four-speed, automatic rotary gearbox with wet multi-plate clutch and chain final drive.

Coming with both electric and kick starting, the Viz110 carries fuel in a 3.6-litre tank under the seat, where a 6-litre storage compartment is also found. Braking is done with a single-disc clamped by a two-piston hydraulic calliper while a drum brake stops the rear wheel.

For suspension, the Viz110 is held up in front by telescopic forks while the back end is suspended by twin shock absorbers, rolling on 17-inch wheels. Weighing in at 98 kg, the Viz110 uses LED lighting for the daytime running lights (DRLs) and turn signals, while a USB charging port is found inside the front fairing next to a small cubby for holding a phone or keys.

There are two colour choices for the 2019 Ottimo Viz110 – Syinta Red and Syantik Blue. Availability of the Viz110 is from Ottimo dealers in the northern region – 23 in Kedah, 15 each in Penang and Perak with 8 in Perlis.

Current local market competition for the Ottimo Viz110 includes the Honda Wave Alpha and Yamaha Lagenda 115. Other rivals include the SYM Bonus 110 and Modenas MR2.

Announcing expansion plans for Ottimo Technologies, Chong Kian Boon, chief executive officer said the Kedah based company intends to introduce a 150 cc acooter in 2019 to complement the Viz110. This will be followed by a 125 cc Euro 4 compliant kapchai in 2020 and a 150 cc supercub and e-bike in 2021 with a predicted total sales volume of 11,000 units a year.

Chong said the Viz110 is currently sourced from China, with some major components such as the seat, wiring harness and some bodywork designed by a Malaysian engineering team and produced locally. “Our goal is to have at least 50% local components in the VIz110 by 2021”, said Chong.