New entry to the off-roading scene in Malaysia is AJP Motorcycles, with four models, the PR3 and PR5 in 250 cc capacity and the PR7 which comes with a 600 cc single. While pricing has not been determined as yet pending government approval, AJP Motorcycles distributor AJP SEA said pricing for the PR5 will range between RM23,000 to RM35,000, depending on model, while the PR7 will be priced at between RM55,000 to RM60,000.

Taking its name from brothers Antonio and Jorge Pinto, AJP Motorcycles was founded in 1987 with a workshop preparing off-road motorcycles before making the transition to motorcycle manufacturing. The power plant for the PR5 is sourced from the ZhongShen works in China, with chassis manufacturing and final assembly in the AJP factory in Penafiel, northern Portugal.

For the AJP PR3, there are three versions on offer – the Enduro, the Extreme and the Supermoto. All three use a single-cylinder, SOHC, four-valve liquid-cooled mill displacing 249 cc. The engine is fed by Delphi EFI through a 34 mm throttle body and mated to a six-speed gearbox.

Power is claimed to be 30 hp at 8,000 rpm with torque rated at 27 Nm at 7,000 rpm with an electric starter making things easy whilst out on the trails. Able to be registered for road use as an enduro motorcycle, the PR5 comes with basic lighting front and rear.

Seat height for the Enduro and Extreme models is 940 mm while the Supermoto seat height is set at 890 mm. Meanwhile, weight for the Extreme is 118 kg while the Enduro and Supermoto weigh in at 123 kg.

Suspension for the PR5 uses ZF Sachs fully-adjustable forks in front, in 48 mm diameter and 300 mm of suspension travel while the rear uses a ZF Sachs fully-adjustable progressive monoshock with remote reservoir and 300 mm of travel. Braking is done with a two-piston calliper clamping a single 260 mm disc for the Enduro and Supermoto while the Extreme uses a 270 mm disc with a single-piston calliper and 220 mm disc for all PR5 models.

For wheel sizing, the Enduro and Extreme roll on a 21-inch wheel in front shod in 90/90 rubber with a 18-inch wheel wearing a 100/80 tyre at the back. The Supermoto uses a 100/80-17 wheel in front and 130/70-17 wheel at the back.

As for the PR7, this offering from AJP Motorcycles is designed for the adventure rider and overlander tourer. Coming with liquid-cooled, single-cylinder DOHC, four-valve engine displacing 600 cc made by SWM in Italy and fed by Delphi EFI with 45 mm throttle body, the PR7 is rated at 60 hp, while no number is given for torque.

Using a six-speed gearbox, the PR7 rolls on a 90/90-21 wheel in front and 140/80-18 at the back. Suspension is provided by ZF Sachs, with a 48 mm fully-adjustable fork in front with 300 mm of travel and remote reservoir monoshock at the back with 280 mm of travel.

Braking on the PR7 is done with a single 300 mm disc on the front wheel clamped by a two-piston calliper while the rear wheel is stopped with a 240 mm disc and single-piston calliper. Weight for the PR7 is 156 kg and seat height is set at 920 mm. A tablet is found inside the cockpit providing necessary information to the rider in rally style.