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Boon Siew Honda Officially Rolled Out X-ADV and CRF1000L Africa Twin at MAI Malaysia Autoshow 2018

SERDANG, 26 April 2018: Boon Siew Honda (BSH) today officially launched the Honda X-ADV and CRF1000L Africa Twin, the long waited Honda big bike to be introduced in Malaysia. Besides, BSH also takes the opportunity to showcase the latest Honda big bike Neo Sports Cafe – CB1000R at MAI Malaysia Autoshow 2018.

At the launch, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Boon Siew Honda, Mr Keiichi Yasuda said. “We are always committed to provide high value and advanced technology products to excite our customers. And we can see through the opening of Honda BigWing, Honda big bike will be first option for Malaysian in term of the product line-up and excellent after sales service.”

“We notice in Malaysia shall not only limit to sport and street big bike but also different categories, example scooter and cross touring motorcycle will have their demand and the demand for bigger engine capabilities is in the trend.”

Product Overview:

Honda X-ADV 750

A crossover styled machine with off-road capability

Conceived and developed by Honda’s R&D team in Italy, the X-ADV is an innovative crossover that combines modern convenience with rugged adventure capabilities.

The X-ADV is fitted with an efficient 745cc liquid-cooled, 4 stroke, OHC. Designed to deliver peak power of 40.3kW @ 6,250rpm with maximum torque of 68Nm @ 4,750rpm.

Another addition to the X-ADV is Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). It features 2 Levels; Level 1 allows some rear wheel spin on gravel or dirt while Level 2 provides confidence-inspiring traction on slippery roads.

Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) selects lower gear ratios for smarter response in D mode; 3 levels of S mode are available with shift patterns to allow sportier riding. For 2018, a G Switch has been fitted to enhance the off-road performance.

The X-ADV is also equipped with 21L of storage capacity under the seat, a 5-way adjustable screen for greater wind and weather protection, tapered aluminum handlebar, Africa Twin hand guards, Rally-style instrument display and Smart Key system. An immobilizer is fitted as standard and a clutch mechanism in the main switch stops the handlebars unlocking by force. A centre stand with tilt sensor is fitted as standard and allows the X-ADV to be parked on an incline without fear of toppling.

The 820mm seat height and wide handlebar set at 910mm ensure an upright riding position and high eye point, giving great visibility and control and the seat’s contours allow for easy ground reach.

Long travel suspension, front and rear, absorb any road shock, backed up by rugged 17-inch/15-inch front and rear spoke wheels and block-pattern tyres. Dual radial-mount four-piston calipers provide ample braking power with ABS control.

The new X-ADV is available in five color options – Candy Chromosphere Red (new for 2018), Digital Silver Metallic, Matt Bullet Silver, Pearl Glare White and Grand Prix Red.

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

Legendary on/off-road Adventure Sport

A touring bike that makes long-distance travels pleasant and comfortable, while making it possible to detour onto dirt roads or rough terrain.

The new Africa Twin delivers nearly 1.5-times the power output of its predecessor, the original Africa Twin, while maintaining the same size and proportions. A significant upgrade to the 998cc Liquid-cooled, 4 stroke, OHC is the new Throttle By Wire (TBW) system, which expands the choices available to the rider to manage engine output and rear wheel traction to suit different riding conditions. The system features 7 Levels – from Level 1, for aggressive riding off-road on block pattern tyres, to Level 7 for maximum sense of security on slippery, wet tarmac.

Alongside the enhanced power delivery, the CRF1000L Africa Twin now comes with new intake design and exhaust to aid mid-range response, lighter balance shaft weight, new lithium-ion battery that saves 2.3kg and enhances durability, as well as Assist/slipper clutch that helps upshifts and downshifts.

Also new is an extended range of Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) input setting that ensures a sense of security in wide-ranging situations.

The unique Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) features super-fast, seamless gear changes in Manual Transmission (MT) or Automatic D mode. D mode which is ideal for city and highway riding offers the best balance of fuel economy and comfort whilst S mode gives three different, sportier shift patterns to choose from. Addition of the G button allows the rider to modify the control of the clutch system to give a more direct drive in any riding mode.

The CRF1000L Africa Twin is available in Grand Prix Red (Team HRC Rally colour) and Pearl Glare White (Tricolor) for Adventure Sports.

Honda BigWing

Honda BigWing made its debut on 4 February this year with it first opening in Malaysia at Setapak, Kuala Lumpur. With a distinctive new concept designed to be “The Destination for Riders”, Honda BigWing serves as an integrated state-of-the-art showroom, service centre, parts and accessories corner and customer lounge to provide a premium all-round customer experience. This includes the best products and services, comprehensive variety of activities and exclusive Honda customer privileges.

The second Honda BigWing is scheduled to open in Georgetown, Penang under Taycon Motor Sdn Bhd in June 2018, followed by Welly Team Cycle Sdn. Bhd. in Petaling Jaya, Selangor and Additional Growth Sdn. Bhd. in Danga Bay, Johor.

Customers can visit and contact Honda BigWing for X-ADV, Africa Twin and CB1000R booking. Customers can also view all new model at Malaysia Autoshow 2018 in Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS). For more information on the Honda X-ADV, Africa Twin and CB1000R, please call Boon Siew Honda’s Toll Free number at 1-800-88-3993 or log on to

Honda X-ADV Specification

Type Liquid-cooled, 4 stroke, OHC
Engine Displacement (cm³) 745cc
Bore & Stroke (mm) 77 x 80
Compression Ratio 10.7 ± 0.2
Max. Power Output 40.3kW @ 6,250rpm
Max. Torque 68Nm @ 4,750rpm
Engine Oil Capacity 4.1L
Carburation PGM-FI
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.1 + 0.5/0 L
Starter Electric Auto Start
Battery Capacity 12V-11.2AH
Clutch Type Automatic Clutch Wet Multi plate Type
Transmission Type Mechanical (Chain Drive)
Transmission Gear Ratio 1st : 2.666
2nd : 1.904
3rd: 1.454
4th: 1.200
5th: 1.033
6th: 0.837
Type Diamond
Dimensions (LxWxH) 2230 x 910 x 1345
Wheelbase 1,580mm
Caster Angle 27° 30’
Trail 104mm
Seat Height 820mm
Ground Clearance 135mm
Kerb Weight 238kg
Type Front Telescopic
Type Rear Pro Link
Rim Size Front 17 M/C MT 3.50
Rim Size Rear 15 M/C X MT 4.50
Tyre Front 120/70 R17 M/C 58H (Tubeless)
Tyre Rear 160/60 R15 M/C 58H (Tubeless)
Front Hydraulic Double Disk
Rear Hydraulic Double Disk
All specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Specification

Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke, OHC
Engine Displacement (cm³) 998cc
Bore & Stroke (mm) 92.0 x 75.1mm
Compression Ratio 10.0 ± 0.2
Max. Power Output 70kW/7,500rpm
Max. Torque 99Nm/6,000rpm
Engine Oil Capacity 4.8L 5.2L
Carburation PGM-Fi
Fuel Tank Capacity 18.8 + 0.5/0 L 24.2 + 0.5/0
Clutch Type Manual Clutch Wet Multiplate Type Automatic Clutch Wet Multiplate Type
Transmission Type Mechanical (Chain Drive)
Transmission Gear Ratio 1st : 2.866
2nd: 1.888
3rd: 1.480
4th: 1.230
5th: 1.100
6th: 0.968
1st : 2.562
2nd: 1.761
3rd: 1.375
4th: 1.133
5th: 0.972
6th: 0.882
Type Semi-Double Cradle
Dimensions (LxWxH) 2310 x 930 x 1435 2310 x 930 x 1510
Wheelbase 1,560mm
Caster Angle 27° 30’
Trail 113mm 111mm
Seat Height 870mm 900mm
Ground Clearance 210mm
Kerb Weight 229 kg 252 kg
Type Front Telescopic
Type Rear Pro-Link
Rim Size Front 21M/C x MT2.15
Rim Size Rear 18M/C x MT4.00
Tyre Front 90/90-R21M/C 54H (tube type)
Tyre Rear 150/70-R18M/C 70H (tube type)
Type Front Hydraulic Double Disk
Type Rear Hydraulic Single Disk
All specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

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About Boon Siew Honda Sdn. Bhd.

Boon Siew Honda Sdn Bhd, a joint venture company between Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and Oriental Holdings Bhd, began operations in September 2008 with the dual aims to consolidate motorcycle production and sales in Malaysia and to achieve higher customer satisfaction and efficiency. Prior to the emergence of the new company, Boon Siew Sdn. Bhd. was responsible for the manufacturing and wholesale business of Honda motorcycle products in Malaysia. While envisioning collaboration with other Honda companies in worldwide, Boon Siew Honda Sdn. Bhd. will strengthen its competitiveness and strive to provide products and services, exceeding the customers’ expectations.

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