There's a company up North that has taken over the distribution of Dahon bikes in Peninsular Malaysia.
The announcement was made at Dahon's International Distributor's meeting recently. Lerun Industries, who did a decent job by introducing the folding bikes into Malaysia is no longer handling the brand.
I was at my regular bike shop and the owner had called me over.
He showed me a couple of new bikes on an e-catalog belonging to the new distributor's ipad.
On it, there are at least three new models that are bound to hit the shelves by next month.
|The Qix D8|
|Dahon's Vertical-fold technology|
The vertical fold tends to be more compact and there's a roller wheel on the bike's rear rack that allows you to cart the bike onto a train.
Based on specs, the delux model features Shimano Acera parts, which is apparent on this rear derailleur and its front shifter.
Dahon's Qix D8 is an 8-speed bike and pricing is estimated to be between RM2.5k - RM3k at the most.
The fastest 24" Dahon - Ios D9
|We'll see the 24" Dahon Ios S9 next month..|
When it was first introduced in 2010, it won an award at the Eurobike show.
So, that said, with a little bit of tweaking, the bike has been around.
Pricing is said to be around RM4.5k or more.
|Briza D8 is said to be the most affordable 24" bike in Malaysia|
The 24" bike with a price that many will envy..
At this point in time, there are at least two bikes in Dahon's 24 line-up known to mankind.
You've probably seen the Ios - XL and P9.
The Briza is not new.
|An older Dahon Briza|
This is absolutely insane if it's true.
My buddy, the bike shop owner said he felt that the bike is suitable for older cyclists who want the comfort of riding a compact bike without sacrificing performance.
At least five units of the Dahon Briza D8 is expected to hit the shelf by November.
I am pretty stocked to see what the Perak-based distributor has to offer.
Speaking bikes with smaller wheels like the 16-inch Dahon Curve i3 or D7, we are most unlikely to see them..
|It is highly unlikely for us to see this Japan market Dahon Curve D7|
But Dahon needs no pushing here in the Klang Valley as they are pretty well-known. But like any other famous brands that gets no love from people who sell them, they are bound for oblivion..