Here’s how much electric motorcycle road tax costs in Malaysia


Here’s how much electric motorcycle road tax costs in Malaysia

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After years of delays, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) has finally revealed the new EV road tax pricing that will be put in motion starting from 1 January 2026. Yesterday’s announcement mainly touched on the road tax pricing for battery-powered and hydrogen fuel cell electric cars but how about their two-wheel counterparts?

At the moment, there are no changes to the current road tax structure for electric motorcycles. If you are unfamiliar with it, let us help untangle the mystery.

How much is the road tax for my electric motorcycle?

Road tax structure for electric motorcycles. (Source: JPJ.)

Just like electric cars, the road tax pricing for electric two-wheelers depends on the power output of their electric motor. However, the pricing structure is much simpler as noted above.

As per its four-wheeler counterparts, electric motorcycles are also exempted from road tax until 31 December 2025. So, there is still some time to go before you need to pay road tax for your electric motorcycle.

The table confuses me. Can we have actual electric motorcycles as examples?

Blueshark R1
The battery modules inside Blueshark R1.

We get it: not everyone can crunch those kW numbers. So, let’s take some of the electric motorcycles that were listed on the MARiiCas website.

In case you are not familiar with the program, MARiiCas allows the public to purchase an electric motorcycle with a rebate of up to RM2,400. Among the models that are eligible for this program is the Blueshark R1 which we have reviewed before.

The electric motor within the R1 is rated at 3kW according to the MARiiCas website but it has a peak output of 5kW. Regardless, R1 owners only have to pay RM2.00 for their road tax since the power output of the motorcycle is less than 7.5kW.

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EBixon Kruz
EBixon Kruz. (Image source: TailG Global / X)

Next up is the Ebixon Kruz, a model that went viral after a modded unit managed to go over 230km/h and overtook several Yamaha RX-Zs during an illegal highway race session. However, we are looking at the standard, unmodified version which has a rated power output of 2kW and this means that its road tax is also just RM2.00.

BMW CE 04 Malaysia
BMW CE 04.

How about the BMW CE04 which is one of the very few premium electric motorcycles that are officially available in Malaysia? Since it has a maximum output of 31kW, the road tax for the CE04 would be RM40.00.

Is the road tax for electric motorcycles cheaper than ICE motorcycles?

Modenas Kriss 110. The EEV label stands for Energy Efficient Vehicle, nothing to do with EV. (Image source: Modenas.)

For motorcycles with internal combustion engines (ICE), the road tax pricing is based on their engine capacity instead of power output.  In the grand scheme of things, the road tax pricing for ICE motorcycles is generally higher than their electric counterpart.

This is simply because the pricing for electric motorcycles maxed out at just RM42 as opposed to their ICE counterpart which can go as high as RM350. That being said, the road tax for motorcycles with engine capacity of 150cc and below which are abundant throughout the country, is just RM2.00.

Motorcycle Road Tax Malaysia 2024
Road tax structure for ICE motorcycles. (Source: JPJ.)

If you need actual motorcycle models, let’s take the evergreen legend, Modenas Kriss 110, as the first example. Since it has a 110cc engine, the road tax for this bike is just RM2.00.

The same pricing applies to popular kapcai models such as Yamaha 135LC Fi (135cc) and Honda Dash 125 (124.9cc) since their engine capacity is under 150cc. Even the road tax for several well-known mopeds such as Honda RS-X (149.1cc) and Yamaha Y15ZR (150cc) is just RM2.00.

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KTM 1390 Super Duke R Evo
2024 KTM 1390 Super Duke R.

At the other end of the spectrum, you have to be prepared to pay RM350 for your annual road tax if you prefer superbikes and large touring bikes. Among such models are the KTM 1390 Super Duke R (1,350cc), BMW S 1000 RR (999cc), Ducati Panigale V4 Superleggera (997.6cc), Yamaha R1 (998cc), Kawasaki Z H2 SE (998cc) and Harley Davidson Fat Boy 114 (1,868cc).

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