Malaysians are definitely familiar with bikes, as they provide a simple, cheap and yet reliable means of transport for a lot of folks. Today, thanks to our friends at Bikes Republic, let’s take a look at the Top 10 bikes that have become icons on our roads.
1. Honda Cub
This iconic bike was unveiled in 1958, and over the course of its life, conquered not just Malaysian roads, but also the rest of the world. Honda had successfully made the first ‘affordable’ motorcycle accessible to the general public. Despite being over 58 years old, the Honda Cub has gone through several generations and continues to go strong.
2. Honda EX5
Considered as the Honda Cub’s spiritual successor, the Honda EX5 is definitely the most popular bike on our roads. The Honda EX5 was initially offered with a 97 cc engine, which was later updated with a 110 cc unit. Strong points of the Honda EX5 includes reliability and durability. With the launch of the Honda Ex5 Dream FI, it does not seem like the EX5 legacy will be stopped any time soon.
3. Yamaha Sport 100
The Yamaha Sport 100 was unveiled around the same time period as the Honda EX5, and has been almost as popular as the Honda locally. The two-stroke engine on the 100 Sports was infamous for releasing white smoke. Despite that, the Yamaha remains widely used in Malaysia.
4. Suzuki RGV 120
The desire for a sportier kapchai drove the demand for two-strokes bikes up. The Suzuki RGV 120 was introduced and soon the little monster was seen almost everywhere. The younger ones would then swap out the original exhaust for a much noisier one, something that we are all too familiar with.
But it doesn’t end there! There are a lot more bikes that ‘built’ our great nation and for the whole list, check out the full article at Bikes Republic here -> http://www.bikesrepublic.com/2015/08/29/top-10-bikes-that-ruled-malaysian-roads/