Yamaha Mio

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Yamaha Mio
Yamaha Mio Ultimo 01.jpg Yamaha Mio Ultimo
ManufacturerYamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Also calledYamaha Ego in Malaysia
Production2003-present
SuccessorYamaha Mio Soul
Yamaha Mio Ultimo
Yamaha Ego S
ClassMoped CVT, Underbone
Engine113.7 Cubic centimetre, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2 Valve, Air Cooled
Power (physics)5.98kW @ 8,000 rpm
Torque7.53Nm @ 6,500 rpm
Transmission (mechanics)Automatic
RelatedYamaha Nouvo
Yamaha Vino 125

The Yamaha Mio is a small underbone/Moped with Continuously variable transmission technology made by Yamaha Motor. It was introduced for Southeast Asia market in 2003 after the successor of Yamaha Nouvo. In Malaysia, this model known as Yamaha Ego.

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Model history


2003

Based on sales performance and also technical studies of the successor Yamaha Nouvo by Yamaha's R&D team, in 2003 Yamaha Motor has successfully developed and marketed Yamaha Mio in Southeast Asia countries and on March 2004, Hong Leong Group (HLY) has introduced this model in Malaysia and rename it as Yamaha Ego[1].

2006

2006 brought some new changes to the Mio, particularly the name has been revamped and since then it known as Yamaha Mio Soul (except for Malaysian market).

Physical change also can be seen in this 2006 model spec, this includes an aggressive Facelift (product) by Yamaha team, it features newly design V-shape headlight for better vision range at night and newly Sticker design but the engine specification is still remain the same with 2003 model spec. For safety concern, the taillight also has been re-design with the addition of a Retroreflector device.

For Malaysian market, HLY again has taken the responsibility to rename this new model as Yamaha Ego S (S for Sport) and also launch it in October 2007. The launch ceremony has taken place at the Sheraton Hotels and Resorts in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia[2].

Trivia


  • As 2007, there are some 76,000 Ego customers in Malaysian marketplace[3].
  • Because this motorcycle is light, compact and easy to handling, it became a suitable Motorcycle commuting for young workers ladies and also teenage Schoolgirls as they used to commute from a place to another.
  • Together with its counterpart the Yamaha Nouvo, the Mio/Ego has rapidly gaining its popularity as a platform for Modification and Customization (e.g: Racing, Airbrushing or In car entertainment) by an Enthusiast community especially in Thailand and Malaysia.

External links


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See also

References

  1. "Ego Launch". Hong Leong Industries. March 10, 2004. http://www.hli.com.my/Corp_Info/Motorcycles/Yamaha/ye_go.asp. Retrieved on 2008-07-30. 
  2. "Ego S Launch". Hong Leong Yamaha. October 10, 2007. http://www.yamaha-motor.com.my/pdf/egoslaunch.pdf. Retrieved on 2008-07-30. 
  3. "Yamaha targets 38% share in m-cycle market". The Star Online. October 11, 2007. http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/10/11/business/19139884&sec=business. Retrieved on 2008-08-01. 
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