Modenas gives Karisma 125S Scooter to Harimau Malaya fan

SEPANG: In a heartwarming response to the inspiring story of Derrick Gan, a dedicated Harimau Malaya fan from Melaka who sold his motorcycle to support Malaysia at the Asian Cup, Modenas took the initiative to show its support by gifting him a brand-new Modenas Karisma 125S.

The surprise handover ceremony unfolded at KLIA 1 Arrival Hall, where Derrick was warmly welcomed by Roslan Roskan, CEO of Modenas and the team upon his arrival in Malaysia at 8.40pm yesterday.

Derrick's selfless act of selling his motorcycle to rally behind the national football team caught the attention of Modenas, the national motorcycle manufacturer.

Touched by his dedication and passion, Modenas decided to express its appreciation by presenting Derrick with the keys to a new Modenas Karisma 125S.

“A big thank you to Modenas for this incredible gesture and I can't wait to continue supporting Harimau Malaya with my new Modenas Karisma 125S," said Derrick.

Roslan Roskan, representing Modenas, stated, "Derrick's story resonated with us, showcasing the true spirit of Malaysian football enthusiasts. Modenas is proud to be a part of this journey, and we hope that the new Modenas Karisma 125S will ease his journey, both on and off the road.”

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The surprise handover at KLIA 1 Arrival Hall was attended by Modenas representatives, members of the team, and other well-wishers.

Modenas (Motosikal dan Enjin Nasional Sdn Bhd) was established in 1995 and delivered its first Modenas motorcycle in November 1996 named the Kriss110, a moped model.

The first Kriss 110 was previewed to the public during the Malaysian National Day parade in 1996 and began mass production at the end of 1996.

Having its operations based in Gurun, Kedah, the company’s emblem is a silhouette of the famous Gunung Jerai, which can be viewed clearly from the factory.

With an investment of RM100 million, Modenas was one of the fastest completed projects in the DRB-Hicom stable of companies.

Building construction and infrastructure were completed in May 1996, within 9 months of the ground-breaking ceremony held in August 1995.

In June 1996, the first pilot unit was rolled off the assembly facility.

DRB-Hicom has a 70% stake, with the balance 30% owned by Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI), Japan.

KHI has been the shareholder of Modenas since the inception of the brand in 1995.

Modenas motorcycles are distributed by its wholly owned subsidiary, Edaran Modenas Sdn Bhd (EMOS).
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