Launched: WMoto ES250i maxi-scooter – From RM13,888

MForce Bike Holdings Sdn Bhd debuts new Keeway-based WMoto ES250i quarter-litre maxi-scooter locally, priced from RM13,888.

    • WMoto ES250i is the latest entry into booming quarter-litre maxi-scooter segment.

    • 244cc liquid-cooled SOHC single is good for 21HP and 21NM.

    • Extensive kit list includes dual-channel ABS, TPMS, full-LED lighting, and more.

    • Available through authorised dealers now with attractive base price of RM13,888.

Homegrown motorcycle brand WMoto launched its latest offering earlier today called the WMoto ES250i. Its arrival sees assemblers and distributors MForce Bike Holdings Sdn Bhd poised for a slice of the pie in the booming quarter-litre maxi-scooter segment.

On the surface, the Keeway-based WMoto ES250i boasts edgy and somewhat premium styling, bolstered by the presence of full-LED lighting front and aft, snazzy 13-inch alloy wheels, as well as a tasty blacked-out flyscreen amongst its key traits.

In terms of size, it does lean more on the compact side of things – it’s a tad smaller than key rivals (read: Modenas Elegan 250, Yamaha X-Max 250.). But that’s not bad news entirely considering the styling, peppy powertrain and extensive list of kit it boasts.

Under its skin, the WMoto ES250i employs a liquid-cooled 244cc SOHC single that thumps out a decent 21HP and 21NM of twist to drive the rear wheel via twist-and-go CVT belt-drive – typical of such scooters.

Tipping the scale at a claimed 147kg, the powertrain proved peppy indeed when we took it for a quick spin around the block during its pre-launch press preview earlier today. This is also were a number of its key hardware shined, namely its suzzies and anchors.

Surely, the presence of dual-channel ABS will be a key draw towards the WMoto ES250i, as are its adjustable front forks and twin rear shocks – both supplied by KYB. Furthermore, the presence of a sizeable 12-litre tank ought to promise decent range as well.

Other key bits present include smart keyless ignition featuring a keyfob design akin to that of a certain German sportscar brand. Said fob even has a bike locator feature primed – nifty for when you park it in crowded parking lots.

Besides that, other notable standard features present consists of a USB port in the left-side of the centre dash, a neat hybrid digital-analogue instrument display panel featuring a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), not forgetting a decently sized under-seat bin capable of storing an open-face lid.

Offered in three snazzy colourway choices, the WMoto ES250i is now available through authorised dealers nationwide with a very attractive, near-bargain price RM13,888 – base price excluding on-road costs (insurance, registration, etc) and accessories.

Given the style, performance and features it packs for the price, this somewhat left-field quarter-litre maxi is poised to give its aforementioned rivals something to sweat about…

2022 WMoto ES250i Specs

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