Adiva AD3 400 Launched (from RM38,800)

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  • The Adiva AD3 400 three-wheeled scooter has been launched.

  • It features two front wheels and a foldable roof.

  • The AD3 is used by the Singapore Police since 2014.

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The Adiva AD3 400 was launched over the weekend to a warm reception.

It is the latest 3-wheeled motorcycle to hit Malaysian roads, but it was not just the case of slapping a roof and trunk over a standard scooter. We discovered that the mother company had performed a great amount of engineering before offering the AD3 400 to the market.

Highlights of the Adiva AD3 400 are:
  • 2-wheeled front end with wishbone struts and independent suspension.

  • Retractable roof, which folds into a compact size and stored in the trunk.
  • Large windscreen protects the rider from UV rays, the weather and debris.
  • A windscreen wiper with integrated windshield cleaner fluid jet.
  • 90L trunk can accommodate two helmets, rider gear and bag (when roof is deployed).

  • Powerful 399cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, OHC, 4-valve, single-cylinder engine.
  • The fuel injected powerplant produces a healthy 36.7 bhp (27.4 kW) at 7,250 RPM and 38.1 Nm at 5,500 RPM.
  • Power is transferred to the rear wheel via a constantly variable transmission (CVT).

  • Dual analog gauges with central LDC screen.

The Adiva company began in Italy in 1996 and began production in 2001. It then started a production in Taiwan in 2008, while the HQ and R&D facility remains in Italy. A Japanese distributor was established in 2015. Two years later, in 2017, Adiva opened another manufacturing base in China. Finally, the company opened a manufacturing facility in Malaysia in 2018 to support sales in the Asian region.

Of note, the 2001 to 2006 Adiva were considered to handle better than BMW’s C1 roofed scooter. In 2014, the AD3 was acquired by the Singapore police, while the AR3 was adopted by the Singapore postal service.

That means the Adiva AD3 is not some fly-by-night novelty. Instead, it is an established model in other countries before making its way here.

The launch on Saturday, 24thNovember was witnessed by its official dealers. They were given the opportunity to test ride the bike and their feedback was positive. Adiva Distribution (M) Sdn. Bhd. had also employed the services of a Japanese stunt rider to demonstrate the AD3 400’s agility.

The base Adiva AD3 400 is priced from RM 38,800 (basic selling price, not on-the-road). Front sport rims are a RM 1,650 option.

We hope to take the bike out into the real world soon, so stay tuned!

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