Yamaha Mio

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Yamaha Mio
Yamaha Mio Z
Yamaha Mio Z
Manufacturer Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Also called Yamaha Ego in Malaysia
Production 2003-present
Successor Yamaha Mio Soul
Yamaha Mio Ultimo
Yamaha Ego S
Yamaha Mio 125
Yamaha Luvias
Yamaha Mio J
Class Scooter
Engine 113.7 cc, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2 Valve, Air Cooled
Power 5.98kW @ 8,000 rpm
Torque 7.53Nm @ 6,500 rpm
Transmission CVT
Suspension

Front Telescopic fork

Rear Swingarm
Brakes

Front Disc brake or Drum brake
(Differ in several models)

Rear Drum brake
Weight ~87 Kg (dry)
~90 Kg (wet)
Related Yamaha Nouvo
Yamaha Vino 125

The Yamaha Mio is a scooter with a CVT transmission made by Yamaha Motor. It was introduced for the Southeast Asia market in 2003 as the successor of the Nouvo. In Malaysia, this model is known as Yamaha Ego. As 2007, there were some 76,000 Ego customers in Malaysia.[1] Together with its counterpart the Yamaha Nouvo, the Mio/Ego is a platform for customization in Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Model history[edit]

2003[edit]

Based on sales performance and also technical studies of its predecessor Yamaha Nouvo by Yamaha's R&D team, in 2003 Yamaha Motor successfully developed and marketed Yamaha Mio in Southeast Asia countries and on March 2004, Hong Leong Yamaha (HLY) introduced this model in Malaysia, renaming it Yamaha Ego.[2]

2006[edit]

2006 brought some new changes to the Mio. It was renamed and since then has been known as the Yamaha Mio Soul (except for the Malaysian market).

Physical change also can be seen in the 2006 model specifications. This includes an aggressive facelift by the Yamaha team: it features newly design V-shape headlight for better vision range at night and new body stripes. The engine, however, remained the same as in the 2003 model. For safety concerns, the taillight was re-designed with the addition of a retroreflector device.

For the Malaysian market, HLY again renamed the scooter as the Yamaha Ego S (S for Sport) and launched it in October 2007. The launch ceremony took place at the Sheraton Subang Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[3]

Philippine market[edit]

  • Mio Soul MX(Mio4),Mio Soul and Mio Soul i
  • Mio Automatic
  • Mio 125 MX and MXi
  • Mio Fino (Classic and Fashion)
  • Mio Amore (Sporty) Limited Edition

All Yamaha Mio range are produced by Yamaha Motor Philippines.

Gallery[edit]

Yamaha Mio in use.
Yamaha Mio rear suspension
Yamaha Mio Ultimo. 
Yamaha Mio ZR. 
Yamaha Mio rear suspension. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yamaha targets 38% share in m-cycle market". The Star Online. October 11, 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  2. ^ "Ego Launch". Hong Leong Industries. March 10, 2004. Retrieved 2008-07-30. 
  3. ^ "Ego S Launch". Hong Leong Yamaha. October 10, 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-30. 

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