The latest-gen Perodua Myvi was launched last year in July 2020 where it has been enhanced with the brand's Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) 2.0. Priced from RM41,000 to RM52,000 (RM41,292 to RM52,697 to be exact), that particular price range is indeed an exciting prospect for those looking for an affordable yet reliable car, especially new drivers.
But what if you're not in the market to look for a four-wheeler? What if you had that budget within your means and you're looking for something that can most likely get you to your destination faster, more exciting, AND minus all that toll fare? Well, here are some of the best motorcycles you can get for the price of a Perodua Myvi right here in Malaysia.
2021 Triumph Trident 660 - RM43,900
Kicking things off strong from Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia, the all-new Triumph Trident 660 was launched locally back in February 2021, only four months after it was launched globally. Now, that in itself is an impressive feat considering all the constraints they had to face during the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic (and Malaysia's Movement Control Order). Hats off to them.
This modern-retro roadster is considered the perfect all-rounder from the Triumph Motorcycles brand without breaking the bank. For that price, you're getting a very exciting 660cc triple-cylinder bike that produces 80hp and 64Nm of torque. There are a lot of other advanced riding aids thrown into the mix like ride-by-wire throttle, TFT display, traction control, plus more. It's really hard to say no to this one once you see it in person.
To know more about the 2020 Triumph Trident 660, CLICK HERE.
2020 Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark - RM49,900
If you're looking for something with a lot more Italian flair, Ducati might have something that'll float your boat in the form of the 2020 Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark. The cheapest bike from the Borgo Panigale lot was brought in by Ducati Malaysia back in August 2020 together with the new Ducati Panigale V4 S and Panigale V2.
Unlike the other red bikes, the Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark represents the very soul of the Italian lifestyle thanks to its minimalist design, all-rounder performance, and exciting rideability no matter where you go. Fitted with an 803cc L-twin air-cooled engine, the Icon Dark produces 73hp and 66Nm of torque. It might be slightly smaller than its siblings in red, but you'll still get that iconic V-twin grunt once you open up the throttle.
To know more about the 2020 Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark, CLICK HERE.
2021 Honda CBR650R & CB650R - RM43,499 & RM45,499
The Honda CBR650R and CB650R first entered the Malaysian market when Boon Siew Honda brought them over back in April 2019. They've slightly updated the pair in February 2021 and those looking for a reliable Japanese four-banger within that price range would most likely be satisfied with either of these babies, depending on your taste on either sporty or modern-classic.
Both models are fitted with a 649cc inline-four DOHC engine that produces 94hp and 63Nm of torque. All that power is handled via Honda's Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) amongst other updates like its huge 41mm Showa Separate Function Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks, plus more. If you love how inline-four engines rev and sound, this is arguably one (or two) of the best starters you can get for that amount of money.
To know more about the 2021 Honda CBR650R and CB650R, CLICK HERE.
2020 Yamaha MT-09 - RM48,920
The Yamaha MT-09 has a massive following here in Malaysia, and you're bound to see (or hear) one roaming the streets at least once a day (we miss those free pre-COVID days). Why? Because a lot of Malaysians love Yamaha and the MT-09 is Hong Leong Yamaha Motor's shining star for its big-bike segment in the country.
Updated with new colour options back in June 2020, the MT-09 is indeed a powerful beast thanks to its 849cc triple-cylinder engine which produces 115hp and 87Nm of torque. Hence why it's nicknamed the "Master of Torque". This Japanese streetfighter is indeed aggressive in nature, and if you love being a 'hooligan' in the best manner possible, this might fit you like a glove (but do remember to always ride safely and responsibly).
To know more about the 2020 Yamaha MT-09, CLICK HERE.
2020 Vespa GTS 300 HPE Super Tech - RM33,300
Love riding, but hate messing with the clutch and gears? The latest and most powerful Vespa scooter can get the job done at a more relaxed pace. It's not as powerful as the rest of the bikes listed above, but the 2020 Vespa GTS 300 HPE Super Tech can definitely get you up to speed easily, even for highway riding. Comfort is the name of the game when it comes to the GTS 300 HPE.
Powered by a 278cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, the GTS 300 HPE Super Tech produces a respectable 23hp and 26Nm of torque. All the power is sent down to the rear wheel via a CVT automatic transmission for that simple 'twist and go' motion that you can only get with scooters like this. The price might be a bit hefty for a sub 300cc Italian scooter, but give it a test ride when you have the chance. It might just surprise you.
To know more about the 2020 Vespa GTS 300 HPE Super Tech, CLICK HERE.
BUT, WHAT IF I JUST WANT A VERY POWERFUL BIKE? NO ISSUES ON BUDGET...
If you're not concerned with budget and you just want a very powerful bike, check out our list of the most powerful production bikes you can buy right here in Malaysia in the video, below!