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Italian manufacturer Malaguti enters ASEAN market with the Madison 150 scooter

Could this stylish maxi-scooter compete with the likes of the Yamaha NMAX?

Malaguti Madison 150

With its Madison 150 maxi-style scooter, an Italian motorcycle manufacturer called Malaguti has made a foray into the Southeast Asian market. This maxi-scooter, which was first presented in Thailand, hopes to compete with premium rivals from Honda and Yamaha thanks to its powerful engine in addition to its razor-sharp, fashionable style.

Classic maxi-scooter proportions are combined with sharp, potent styling in the Malaguti Madison 150. Given its somewhat futuristic style, the Malaguti Madison might be attractive to riders looking for something a little different than the more typical Japanese maxi-scooters. Additionally, its dual-tone paint schemes complement its design language beautifully and give it a luxury appearance.

The Malaguti Madison 150 is powered by a 149.3cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine. That said, the manufacturer hasn't yet disclosed the scooter's power and torque specifications. The Madison 150, on the other hand, is considerably heavier than its rivals at 142 kg. Although the Madison 150 offers a ton of these qualities, the commuter scooter market has always been more about comfort and use than pure performance.

Malaguti Madison 150

To start, the Malaguti Madison has twin shock absorbers with preload control and a telescopic fork. Disc brakes on both ends are in charge of safely stopping the scooter. It has a long, roomy saddle with what appears to be considerable padding that should be comfortable for both the rider and passenger on city trips as well as the occasional out-of-town road excursion.

A full-color TFT digital instrument cluster is included with the Malaguti Madison 150. It is sad that it doesn't support smartphone connectivity, while its direct rival, the Yamaha NMAX 155, does, and even has a mobile app specifically for it. The Madison, on the other hand, has a USB charging port, full-LED lighting, and keyless access. The Malaguti Madison 150 will initially be sold in Thailand for 79,800 Baht, which translates to around P115,000. Given the technology and performance advantages this scooter offers, the Madison 150 presents itself with some really impressive value for money.

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