LAUNCHING OF MALAYSIAN-MADE BIKE IN NEPAL
His Excellency Dato’ Ilankovan Kolandavelu, the Ambassador of Malaysia to Nepal, inaugurated an exclusive showroom of Malaysian-made Demak motorcycles in Kathmandu on 1st April 2011. Demak bikes are manufactured by DNC Asiatic Holdings Sdn.Bhd.
Agni Incorporated, sole distributor of Demak motorcycle in Nepal introduced 2 models such as DMX-R, an X-trail bike equipped with a four – stroke, 150 cc air cooled engine and Cougar cruiser bike equipped with a four – stroke, double - cylinder 250 cc air cooled engine. The Managing Director of Agni Incorporated declared that the bikes are tested for their sustainability in Nepali condition and found them to be perfect. Agni Incorporated has imported 3,000 bikes for the Nepalese market and hope to increase to about 8,000 next year.
The Ambassador of Malaysia in his brief remark to the media expressed his optimism and confidence that Demak motorbikes, given their attractive design and competitive price, will sell well in Nepal. Furthermore, the brand is well known to Nepalese as there are about 400,000 Nepalese working in Malaysia. The Ambassador of Malaysia also suggested that as the market share continues to increase, Demak and Agni Incorp. should explore the viability of establishing an assembly plant in Nepal.
Malaysian-made cars like Proton, Perodua and Naza were also already introduced in the Nepalese market couple of years back.