Sorry guys, I guess I need to pay more attention. It turns out that Yamaha Vietnam released the Yamaha Nouvo LX (known as the Nouvo Elegance in Thailand) a couple weeks ago. They are only offering four colors at this time. The colors suggest that the intended customers are middle to upper-middle class drivers.
The Nouvo LX is priced at about 30 million VND ($1840 US). Add another 1 million VND for registration costs. The obvious price increase for the newest version of this Nouvo is due to a more powerful engine running at 135cc. It is also water cooled making this motorbike much quieter than it’s predecessors. It is getting great reviews by Expats in Thailand.
Will I replace my aging 2003 Nouvo RC? With these color options, most likely not. I will wait until December before the New Year when they always release new motorbikes with alternative color schemes. I have a huge preference for an all red motorbike. They are easier to spot by cars 🙂
(Source: Yamaha Vietnam)