Mofaz Motosikal Sdn Bhd (aka “Mofaz”), is widely known for their Momos brand motorcycles. But the company, located on Jalan Damansara in the Wilayah Persekutuan (Federal Territory) of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Google Map), also showcases a rather unique and refreshing, if not different and, may I say, eccentric line up of machines.
They seem to differ from other brands, offering bikes with of out-of-this-world style and in categories that create a market identity of their own. Whimsical minis, naked small displacements, motocross styled cub mopeds and as well as the more serious re-branded Cagiva, along with the official import of the MV-Agusta range of bikes are examples.
A truly unique and niche showcase you will see here, as I was offered a tour of their factory recently while testing their latest offering, the cracking Momos MadAss 125 (review).
Momos currently leads the way for mini bikes in Malaysia with their diverse range. The Momos Forza, with trellis fame, upside-down forks and under seat exhaust oozes Italian style, while 12 inch wheels with front and rear disc brakes complete the mini rage.
Powered by an 110 cc engine with 4 speeds, coupled with low weight, this is one zippy looking and performing mini. Another version with motocross style bodywork, ergonomics and street tyres, looks like a cross between a motard and enduro bike.
Momos also offers 3 standard models, namely the sporty looking 125cc M1 and the 200 cc and 250 cc Boxer RS. The M1 looks quite big for a 125 and the details and finish looks good. Seating is rather racy with a stepped seat design and handlebars are clip-ons with beefy-looking frame and swing-arm.
The 200 cc Boxer looks identical to the 250 cc Boxer RS, with cosmetic differences of the front fairing, headlights and instrumentation. In the engine department, the RS gets 50 cc extra and an all stainless steel Tsukigi racing exhaust and inverted front forks.
All three bikes ride on 17 inch wheels and the M1 sports a monoshock while both Boxers utilise twin piggy back shock absorbers mounted on braced aluminium swing arm. All are using single cylinder air/oil cooled engines and sports disc brakes front and rear. Looks good even standing still, all of them!
In Malaysia, the popular form of transport is the cub style semi-automatic mopeds, with almost all the Japanese, Malaysian, Korean and Chinese manufacturers offering a variety of models and categories.
Momos offers quite a few with a few interesting models also. A motorcross style cub moped (they even have cub-motorcross races in the local MX circuit, called cub-cross) and mini wheeled cub moped.
Momos also took up the re-branding of the Cagiva name for the Mito series of 125 cc two stroke bikes. They came out with the Mito Fauzy’s Edition, named after the founder of Mofaz motorcycles, Mr. Hj. Fauzy. Also offered is the mouth-watering and ultra trick SP525; a 40 BHP machine with styling similar to their official import, the MV-Agusta F4-1000. I hope to review one of these soon!
On exclusive display is the F4-1000. Mofaz is the sole importer of the MV-Agusta name and they have all the models imported directly from Italy. Drool and salivate over these pictures!
Converted mopeds for commercial use with sun shades and carrying boxes; electric bikes; ATV quads and other strange looking two-wheelers were also on hand. I had a great time as many of these products were displayed as other brands in different countries, and I would never have a chance to view them live if Mofaz didn’t bring them in.
All in all, it was a great opportunity to see so many unconventional machines and categories of bikes that you’d never see anywhere else, let alone under one roof. Thanks Mr. Nizam Selamat (Sales Coordinator and Race Team Manager) and Mr. Ahmad Rizal (Assistant Sales Manager), and according to them, Mofaz are going to bring in more models in the near future.