BMW Motorrad Malaysia will be unveiling four new premium motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Nightfuel event in Penang this weekend – S 1000 RR, R 1200 GS, K 1600 Bagger and R nineT Urban GS, priced at RM106,900, RM105,900, RM159,900 and RM87,900 respectively, OTR without insurance.
The event, which is the largest gathering of BMW Motorrad bikes, will take place on September 9 from 7pm at a special seaside open space in the Bayan Lepas area close to the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge.
The new S 1000 RR is powered by a 999cc in-line four-cylinder engine which has been adapted to meet the requirements of the EU4 pollutant class and generates 199hp at 13,500rpm and 113Nm at 10,500rpm.
Riding modes “Rain”, “Sport” and “Race” along with Race ABS and Dynamic Traction Control come standard, and new additions to the standard trim include Dynamic Traction control DTC with banking sensor and fine adjustment.
It is also now configured standard with passenger seat, and is available in the colour schemes Granite Grey/Black Storm and Racing Red/Light White.
The R 1200 GS, which has been customised with on-road tires, standard comfort seats and centre stand, is powered by a Boxer engine with new catalytic converter and adapted data status in line with EU4 requirements that generates 125hp at 7,750rpm and 125Nm peak torque at 6,500rpm.
Model year 2017 already saw the addition of a judder damper on the transmission output shaft and a revision of the selector drum actuator and transmission shafts.
The new K 1600 B is powered by the same six-cylinder in-line engine which produces 160hp, and is largely based on the technology used in the BMW six-cylinder tourer K 1600 GT.
It implements its backward sloping linear design with a completely reconstructed rear section which makes the bagger look particularly low-lying and slender, and significantly reduces the height of the passenger seat due to the new rear frame.
The bike is also equipped with a new reverse assist feature for comfortable manoeuvring and Shift Assistant Pro for shifting up and down without activating the clutch.
The new all-black (Blackstorm metallic / black for chassis parts and drivetrain) BMW K 1600 B takes the form of a bagger, an exclusive custom bike type that is particularly popular in the USA.
Meanwhile, the BMW R nineT Urban GS features a 1,170cc air/oil-cooled boxer engine with an output of 110hp, combined with a six-speed gearbox and is designed to meet the requirements of the EU4 pollutant class.
As before, radially mounted 4-piston monoblock brake calipers ensure sound, ABS-regulated deceleration in conjunction with floating brake discs and it is fitted with light alloy cast wheels.
The new BMW boxer can be ordered ex works with the optional extra of deep-treaded off-road tyres and filigree wired-spoke wheels.
With four-piston brake calipers, steel-wrapped brake lines and a brake disc diameter of 320mm, a high-performance ABS brake system ensures effective and stable deceleration.
In order to prevent the rear wheel from spinning on slippery roads, there is the option of Automatic Stability Control (ASC) available ex works.
Introducing the new motorcycles, Han Sang Yun, Managing Director and CEO, BMW Group Malaysia said, “BMW Motorrad is currently the leading premium motorcycle brand in the country, contributing a steady 1000 premium motorcycles annually to inject an exhilarating and exciting attitude towards motorcycle riding here. The Nightfuel events have enabled us to successfully deliver our promise of Making Life A Ride which is very true to the heart of BMW Motorrad.”
“There is no better occasion than to introduce four new premium motorcycles to the BMW Motorrad family here at the Nightfuel event.
“While this is the first time we have taken the BMW Motorrad Nightfuel event outside the Klang Valley, most of the riders here have come from all over peninsular Malaysia,” said BMW Motorrad Malaysia head Owen Riley.