Updated for next year in Malaysia is the 2020 Honda Wave Alpha, which comes new front cowl and graphics. Pricing for the Wave Alpha is RM4,339 for the spoked wheel model while RM4,589 gets you the cast wheel variant.

This represents a RM64 increase for the spoke wheel Wave Alpha’s 2019 price of RM4,275 while the spoke wheel model goes up by RM73 from the previous price of RM4,516. All prices exclude road tax, insurance and registration.

Carrying a a 109.1 cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder mill with four-speed gear box, the Wave Alpha produces 8.3 hp at 7,500 rpm and 8.59 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. Designed as a fuel efficient commuter motorcycle, the Wave Alpha has a 3.7-litre fuel tank, small under seat storage compartment and either electric or kick starting.

Braking is done with drum brakes on the Wave Alpha spoke wheel model while the cast wheel version has a single hydraulic disc brake on the front wheel and drum at the back. Suspension is with telescopic front forks and twin preload-adjustable shock absorbers in the rear.

Colour options for the 2020 Honda Wave Alpha are Vivacity Red, Pearl Nightfall Blue and Clipper Yellow. Availability of the Wave Alpha at authorised Boon Siew Honda dealers is from next week.