Naza Premira Sdn Bhd has released an official press statement regarding their distributorship status for Aprilia here in Malaysia.
After a mutual decision with Piaggio Group, they’ve decided to cease its operation as the brand’s official distributor starting 31 July 2018.
With that being said, Naza Premira Sdn Bhd will continue to represent Piaggio and Vespa brands in Malaysia.
It’s been a while since we last heard anything regarding Aprilia and its presence here in Malaysia. In fact, the last major event organised by them was the official launch of the amazing 2017 Aprilia RSV4 RF and Tuono 1100 V4 held last year in conjunction with the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP).
Since then, the brand has been keeping it on the down low and rumours have been going around regarding its status and overall fate here in Malaysia. Earlier today, Naza Premira Sdn Bhd issued an official statement in regards to their Aprilia distributorship here in the country which can be read, below.
KUALA LUMPUR, 17th July 2018 – Naza Premira Sdn Bhd announces that it will cease operating its Aprilia distributorship with effect from 31st July 2018 after a mutual decision with the Principal.
This decision is the result of a brands rationalisation plan under the Naza Group’s overall corporate strategy to ensure long-term sustainability and profitability of other high-performing 4-wheel and 2-wheel brands, in line with current market demands.
Naza Premira Sdn Bhd will continue to serve Aprilia customers in after sales, service, spare parts and warranty until 30th September 2018.
Following this announcement, Naza Premira Sdn Bhd will continue to represent Piaggio and Vespa brands in Malaysia.
For customer enquiries, kindly email email@example.com or call Naza Premira at +603-7953 2877.
As most of you who are familiar in the world of motorcycling in Malaysia, Naza has been the official custodian for Aprilia since 2013. Their long-term effort and continuous support for the brand has led to Aprilia’s success and cult-like following with some of the world’s finest machines which included the likes of the SR Max 300 scooter all the way up to fire-breathing RSV4 RF.
With all things said and done, the next question has to be on who will step up as the next caretaker of Aprilia here in Malaysia and when it’ll be announced. Stay tuned to Bikes Republic for more updates.