HLYM commenced operations in 1978, with the signing of the franchise agreement between HLI and Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. of Japan to venture into the manufacturing, assembly and marketing of Yamaha motorcycles in Malaysia.
The first Yamaha motorcycle, the RX100 model, a street bike with a 100cc engine capacity, rolled out from HLYM's assembly plant in December 1979. Among the many milestones, HLYM achieved its "One-Millionth Bike Roll-Out" in January 1994 and subsequently celebrated its "Three-millionth Bike Roll-Out" in October 2012. HLYM has since then expanded its line-up to 13 models, ranging from 115 cc to 150 cc mopeds and scooters, as well as street-bikes up to 900 cc models. Over the years, HLYM has established itself as a significant domestic player with a 37% market share in 2015.
In the area of product quality, HLYM holds triple certification of ISO 9002 (Quality Management System) from SIRIM, TPM Excellence Award from JIPM and ISO 14001 (Environment Management System) from SGS Malaysia / SGS UK. HLYM operates from its factory located in Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia and currently distributes its motorcycles through a well-established nationwide network of dealers, including exclusive dealers of HLYM products.