Yamaha NVX

Hong Leong Yamaha Motor lands another eagerly-awaited scooter, the 2021 Yamaha NVX with Y-Connect.

For 2021, Yamaha NVX comes in two new exciting variants, Standard and ABS, with the two is priced at RM8,998 and RM10,998, respectively.

The previous generation NVX found popular standing among many Malaysian motorcyclists, with thousands of these model already reached customers across the nation.

The 2021 NVX features a new LED headlight with a bigger and bolder shape than the previous generation.



However, the most significant upgrades take us to the Y-Connect capability that allows your smartphone to connect to the NVX. This feature allows you to get the latest information relating to the engine oil change, fuel consumption, service reminders and the last location of the motorcycle.

At the core sits a new 155cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled SOCH with VVA capable of producing 15.4PS @ 8,000rpm and 13.9Nm @ 6,500rpm.

Other exciting features include:

  • new LCD digital display with Y-Connect app
  • full LED headlight and 12 compact LEDs at the rear
  • 12v DC socket
  • **Stop & Start System
  • **Smart Key System
  • **Rear suspension with sub tank
  • **Single channel ABS
**only available with ABS variant.

Yamaha also claimed the new NVX capable of reaching 200km range thanks to a bigger 5.5L tank.

The Standard are available in Red and Cyan, while the ABS variants are available in Platinum SE and GP Blue.

Hong Leong Yamaha Malaysia (HLYM) mengumumkan tiga warna baharu bagi skuter popular, Yamaha NVX 155, hari ini.

Skuter bersesaran 155cc itu kini didatangkan dengan tiga warna pilihan, merah, kuning dan biru.

Ketiga-tiga warna ini boleh didapati di semua pengedar rasmi Yamaha bermula Februari ini.

Sementara itu, spesifikasi NVX 2020 masih lagi sama seperti model sebelumnya termasuk enjin satu silinder empat strok 155cc.

Yamaha NVX 2020 kini boleh didapati dengan harga RM10,088 (sebelum cukai dan insurans).

The folks from Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM) have announced that their latest 2020 Yamaha NVX will be available in three new exciting colours. Coming in hot with Red, Yellow, and Blue colourways, the Yamaha NVX is without a doubt one of the most popular scooters in Malaysia’s market to date.

Compared to the previous offering, the new Red option has more grey highlights with a bright red panel near the leg area. The red-grey combo is similar to last year’s offering but with positions swapped for a more modern and contemporary look for those looking for something ‘fresh’.

The new Yellow colourway offers more black highlights (compared to the previous yellow-grey combo which is one of the most popular colours for the NVX) with new graphics to kick things up a notch when it comes to owning a 2020 Yamaha NVX.

The iconic Yamaha Blue is still the major foundation for the last new colour option but is further enhanced with grey highlights to make it pop even more. Spec-wise remains the same for 2020, including its reliable 155cc four-stroke single-cylinder SOHC engine with the exception of an RM100 price increase from 2019 at RM10,088 (excluding road tax, insurance & registration).

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  • Skuter Yamaha NVX 2019 Didatangkan dengan warna baharu dan suspensi yang dikemaskini.
  • Penyerap hentakan belakangnya kini dilengkapi dengan takungan ‘remote reservoir’.
  • Model 2019 ini boleh mula didapati bermula pertengahan bulan Disember 2018.


  • The 2019 Yamaha NVX features improved suspension and new colours.

  • Its rear shocks now have remote reservoirs.

  • The 2019 model is available from mid-December 2018 onwards.

Hong Leong Yamaha Motor has released the 2019 Yamaha NVX.

There is no doubt that we have seen many Yamaha NVX on the road. Malaysian scooter enthusiasts love it for its aggressive looks, performance, handling and of course, convenience. We have personally encountered heavily modified ones that could keep up with big bikes on the highways.

We tested the bike back in August 2017 and had so much fun on it. Please click this link for the review.

TESTED: Yamaha NVX – “Hoot of a Scoot”

Most of the fun results from the Blue Core Technology engine. Blue Core is Yamaha’s performance and fuel economy “package.” It consists of Variable Valve Actuation (VVA), optimized cooling efficiency, Start & Stop system, amongst others. The bike is certified as an energy efficient vehicle (EEV). The 2019 model also retains the 5.8-inch LCD meter panel and SMART key features.

The 2019 model is now equipped with rear shocks with remote reservoir. This type of shock absorber means there is more oil or gas stored in the reservoir. As the oil circulates back and forth between the shock body and reservoir, it is kept cooler thereby providing a more consistent damping performance. Additionally, it makes the bike look sportier!

The 2019 Yamaha NVX comes in three new colours called Race Blu, Fiery Red and Active Yellow with new graphics.

It will be available from mid-December 2018 and priced from RM 9,988 (basic selling price but not on-the-road).

  • The 2018 Yamaha NVX Grand Prix Edition commemorates Hong Leong Yamaha Motor’s involvement in MotoGP.

  • It is finished in the factory YZF-M1 racer paint scheme.

  • Priced from RM 10,606.00 (basic selling price inclusive of 0% SST and not on-the-road).

As the Malaysian MotoGP 2018 round draws near, Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM) has launched the Yamaha NVX Grand Prix Special Edition.

This special edition also commemorates HLYM’s participation in MotoGP every year.

It is only fitting that HLYM does so as the Yamaha NVX was launched three years back at the Malaysian MotoGP round, with Valentino Rossi as the distinguished guest. He legendary rider also took part in unveiling and signing the NVX, also called the Aerox, during the event.

This special edition NVX is finished in Yamaha’s signature racing blue, as inspired by the YZF-M1 factory race bikes campaigned by Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinalez in the premier motorcycle racing championship.

Owners who purchase the Grand Prix edition will receive an exclusive riding jacket branded with NVX GP Edition patches and a Certificate of Ownership. This means the motorcycle is certified as the genuine GP Edition.

The Yamaha NVX GP Edition will be available at authorized Yamaha dealers commencing 21st September 2018. HLYM has set the price at RM 10, 606.00 (basic selling price with 0% SST and not on-the-road), which is a RM 700 premium over the standard model.

Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM) telah memperkenalkan varian terbaharu bagi model skuter 155cc Yamaha NVX mereka iaitu Yamaha NVX edisi GP 2018. Yamaha NVX edisi terhad ini dilancarkan sempena penyertaan mereka di dalam kejohanan sukan permotoran MotoGP. (more…)



  • Yamaha meletakkan jentera NVX155 ini sebagai skuter premium.
  • Yamah NVX155 menawarkan penunggangan yang lebih sporty.
  • Enjin pada NVX155 ini didasarkan daripada enjin NMAX.


Yamaha positions the NVX as a premium scooter.

The NVX offers a sportier ride.

The NVX’s engine is based on the NMAX’s.

We motorcycle reviewers should have an extra title tagged to our designation. Part-time Sales Executive should be apt.

The very first person I met after picking up the NVX from Sg. Buloh asked a set of of questions that would go on to form the template throughout the time the bike was with me.

“What is it?”, “How does it compare to the NMAX?”, “How is it to ride?”, “What’s the top speed?”, “How much?”. Not necessarily in that order, but they were the same queries, nonetheless.

I answered at least one person, sometimes even three separate ones per day. I bet I would’ve sold a few and use the commission to buy myself that astronomical telescope I’ve been lusting after. One thing is clear, there’s lots of interest for the Yamaha NVX.

The Yamaha NVX first was unveiled by “The Doctor” Valentino Rossi himself during the 2016 Malaysian MotoGP. Also known as the Aerox in certain countries, Malaysian netizens went wild as soon as the news and pictures hit social media.

But we had to wait for another agonizing nine months before it was officially launched in July 2017 (click here for the launch event). We soon discovered that the “delay” was because firstly, Hong Leong Yamaha Motors (HLYM) had wanted to see how the model performed in other markets in terms of reliability. Secondly, HLYM had invested in the ABS machine in order to equip the NVX and future models with the system. Thirdly, HLYM wanted to ensure their technical department and dealers are fully trained on the NVX. Fourthly, HLYM needed to build up their spares inventory – nothing worse than for customer to own a bike without the necessary parts, would it?

Well, the NVX is here and judging by how good the NMAX was, we and many prospective buyers were eager to find out more about the NVX.

Seeing a bike on stage during a launch was always somehow different from being up close to it in the real world.

The NVX is bigger than the other models in HLYM’s family of scooters, and definitely more aggressively styled and high tech. The design consists of sharply angled lines and panels, starting from the front, all the way to the rear. It has bigger wheels and beefy tyres. The central “spine” where the fuel filler resides is taller. The LED headlights has that “scowl” of the R25. In fact, the front end of the NVX shares the same character as Yamaha’s current crop of sportbikes, led by the YZF-R1.

Climbing on the first time confirmed that the seat was taller than the NMAX’s, courtesy of the 14-inch wheels. (vs. 13-inches on the NMAX). The ergonomics of the NVX is more compact, like a kapchai with floorboards. There’s no space to extend your feet up front.

From the seat, you’re greeted by the 5.8-inch fully-digital LCD screen and a new ignition and locking system. The NVX uses the new Smart Key System, which is essentially a keyless-go setup. But it goes beyond that.

The rider needs to is disarm the immobilizer, then press and turn the “dial” to the desired function i.e. opening the seat/fuel filler flap/ignition on. Similarly, the dial will be locked in the LOCK or OFF position if the immobilizer hasn’t been disarmed. There is no way to start the engine, should the dial on the bike has somehow been left in the ON position, as long as the immobilizer isn’t disarmed via the Smart Key. We also discovered that the bike will emit very loud blips should the dial be left in the OPEN (to open the seat or fuel flap) position to remind us to turn it to OFF or LOCK. If left ignored, the immobilizer will eventually self-activate, disabling the engine from being started. We love this feature.

Starting up the engine exuded a muted but slightly sporty exhaust note. Twist the throttle and it was go time.

Speaking about the powerplant, the NVX’s engine shares the same Blue Core approach as found on the NMAX, including the Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) feature. However, the NVX is rated as an Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV). Yamaha claims a scrooge-like best fuel consumption figure of 2.2 litres/100 km. Helping to achieve that efficiency is the “Start and Stop” function.

The Start and Stop system is toggled by the switch on top of the engine start button. With the system on, riding above 40 km/h to trigger it; the engine will then stop with the ignition and lights on when reach a full stop. A twist of the throttle will start the engine back up. Conversely, if you toggled the system off, the engine will continue to idle when you stop. Simple.

Although the engine shares the same architecture with the NMAX, it felt livelier on the NVX. Throttle response and fueling was spot on, there’s power as soon as you turn the twist grip. There’s still enough grunt left even when you’re riding at 110 km/h.

Right away, the NVX demonstrated how light it was on its feet, but with an added bonus. The suspension and fat tyres provided a high level of confidence to sling through corners and swerve through traffic with conviction. Scooters would normally feel “flighty” at the front due to their smaller wheels, yet there was no indication the NVX was going to lowside as you flick it around.

I got into a heavy shower right after taking delivery. The tyres may look semi-slick but they gripped very well over the wet road. Apart from that, I was really thankful for the 25-litre underseat storage space, as I had transferred my rainsuit over from my personal bike’s topbox, besides stowing my laptop bag in it. So now I stayed dry with the rainsuit on and my laptop stayed dry under the seat. There is also a compartment up front, underneath the left handlebar. It has a cigarette lighter socket for you to plug in an adapter and charge your phone.

Out on the highway, the NVX took no effort in reaching 110 km/h. It had no trouble climbing to my preferred cruising speed of 120 km/h from a standing start either. The tachometer showed 9000 RPM at that speed, so there’s another 1000 RPM to go. The engine never once felt like it was going to disembowel itself at high speeds. The larger wheels and tyres have in effect given the bike taller gearing, therefore cruising was smooth.

But where the NVX truly shone was commuting in the city. Riding an agile motorcycle with controlled aggression in Kuala Lumpur equals living for another day. It felt like I was riding a (fast) bicycle as I swerved in and out of traffic, squeezing between lanes and shooting through sharp corners. There was lots of feedback from the front tyre, and it had never threatened to let go as you flick the bike from side to side. As a matter of fact, the NVX didn’t mind taking sweepers with the throttle pinned open, either. It was very stable for a small-sized scooter.

The brakes were strong a definitely helped a lot, too. The ABS worked as it’s supposed to when I had to brake hard in the rain to avoid a car that had cut me off.

Truth is, I used to question why scooter and kapchai riders like to swerve around, climbing onto sidewalks to park, slipping by obstructions, and committing just about any general buffoonery. The answer is: Riding a lightweight motorcycle is just pure fun!

I didn’t have to worry about the clutch and correct gear selection; I didn’t have to stop as much when lane splitting as the NVX was narrow enough; and I can sure as heck outmaneuver anything; plus the freedom of not needing to shoulder my heavy backpack.

Additionally, the NVX was truly fuel efficient. I didn’t manage to obtain the 2.2-litre figure due to aggressive riding, but I once saw 2.8 litres/100 km. I had only filled up twice in the one week with the bike, the second time being when I returned the bike (I didn’t want to return a test bike on empty).

Shortcomings? Well, just like any scooter, the NVX’s main enemies are potholes and sharp bumps. The NVX is surprisingly well-sprung as it is, but the road conditions in KL are nothing less than embarrassing. Deep potholes caused the rear struts to hit their bump stops when I rode two-up with my wife, but bear in mind that we weigh a total of 150 kg. Lighter riders shouldn’t worry.

So there you have it. The answers to all your questions pertaining to the Yamaha NVX. On a personal note, I loved it, and I don’t mind having one to complement my other bike. I looks great, works great and went great, that’s why it’s a hoot of a scoot.

The Yamaha NVX is priced from an attractive RM 10,500, inclusive of 6% GST, but not on-the-road.


Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder with VVA
Compression ratio 10.5 : 1
Bore X Stroke 58.0 mm X 58.7 mm
Displacement 155 cc
Fuel system Electronic fuel injection
Maximum power 14.7 bhp (11.0 kW) @ 8000 RPM
Maximum torque 13.8 Nm @ 6250 RPM
Clutch Dry, centrifugal
Gearbox CVT (constantly variable transmission)
Front suspension Telescopic forks
Rear suspension Twin shocks
Front brakes Single disc, ABS
Rear brake Drum brake
Front tyre 110/80-14
Rear tyre 140/70-14
Frame Underbone
Wheelbase 1350 mm
Seat height 791 mm
Dry weight 118 kg
Fuel capacity 4.8 litres



  • Pusingan ke-enam bagi Petronas AAM Malaysian Cub Prix akan menyaksikan penambahan satu lagi kategori perlumbaan dalam siri berkenaan iaitu Yamaha NVX Challenge.
  • 20 orang pelumba muda baru akan bersaing untuk baki musim Cub Prix ini di atas jentera yang baru dilancarkan skuter Yamaha NVX 155cc 2017.
  • Pusingan pertamanya akan diadakan pada hujung minggu ini di Jasin, Melaka.




  • Ketika pusingan Cub Prix Malaysia pada hujung minggu lalu yang diadakan di MAEPS Serdang, Hong Leong Yamaha Motors (HLYM) Malaysia dengan bangganya mempamerkan Yamaha NVX 2017-nya buat kali pertama untuk khalayak ramai.
  • Ruang utama telah dikhaskan untuk mempromosikan skuter terbaru mereka yang turut menyaksikan satu pertunjukan lagak ngeri menggunakan sebuah skuter perlumbaan Yamaha NVX Challenge yang telah diubahsuai oleh penunggang lagak ngeri mereka yang dikenali sebagai Gaban.
  • Motosikal yang paling menarik perhatian dipamerkan adalah motosikal Yamaha NVX yang dilitupi dengan warna Movistar Yamaha dan Monster Yamaha Tech 3.


During last weekend’s Malaysian Cub Prix round held at MAEPS Serdang, Hong Leong Yamaha Motors (HLYM) Malaysia proudly displayed their 2017 Yamaha NVX for the first time in public.

The grand booth was dedicated to promoting their latest scooter offering including a stunt show using the modified Yamaha NVX Challenge race scooter by their stunt rider known as Gaban.

The most interesting bikes in display were the Yamaha NVX covered in the Movistar Yamaha as well as the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 colours.

Those who are in the know regarding the Malaysian Cub Prix national race series will also be familiar with the very special ‘Mall Area’ setup for manufacturers, companies and establishments to publicly display and promote all their goods, merchandises and services. (more…)


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