To serve customers better, Hong Leong Yamaha Motors (HLYM), distributor for Yamaha Motorcycles in Malaysia, has opened the Yamaha Lifestyle Station at the HLYM Complex in Sungai Buloh, Selangor. The new facility provides servicing for Yamaha motorcycles, customer care and incorporates a training centre.

Taking up an area of 13,000 square feet, the Lifestyle Station is separated into two sections, the service centre and the Gen Blu Cafe. The completely revamped service area is now fully air-conditioned and has 13 service bays, possibly the largest of its type in Malaysia.

A customer waiting area is provided with ready stock of spare parts for the 13 locally assembled motorcycles and scooters in HLYM’s range. Adjacent to the service area is the Gen Blu Cafe Sungai Buloh which serves local delicacies such as nasi lemak and fusion food like the Y Suku teriyaki chicken, accompanied by a variety of beverages like aromatic coffee.

On display in the Gen Blu are motorcycles from HLYM’s catalogue and a selection of bikes from its race history, including the Yamaha OW01, TZ250 and winning machines from the Malaysian Cub Prix. Customers at the cafe can also get a close look at previous generations of Yamaha motorcycles sold in Malaysia from the 80s and 90s.

Above the Yamaha Lifestyle Centre is the Yamaha Malaysia Education and Training Academy (META) for training HLYM dealer staff as well as Yamaha customers. Consisting of both theoretical and practical classrooms, the 20,000 square foot academy provides not just technical training for Yamaha motorcycles but also follow-on training for the second generation of Yamaha dealers and customer training in defensive riding and basic motorcycle maintenance.