BMW Motorrad Malaysia unveiled three new motorcycles at the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) 2017 last weekend – the all-new HP4 Race, G 310 GS and S 1000 XR.
The HP4 Race offers a purebred racing engine similar to specifications 6.2 and 7.2 as in the Endurance and Superbike World Championships, with peak output of 215hp at 13,900rpm and 120Nm at 10,000rpm, mated to a six-speed close-ratio racing gearbox.
Its FGR 300 upside-down fork and TTX 36 GP spring strut are supplied by the Swedish manufacturer Öhlins, with identical parts being used both in the Superbike World Championship and in MotoGP, while the light alloy underslung swingarm made of milled and sheet metal parts is also a component used in the Superbike World Cup.
Featuring two Brembo GP4 PR monoblock brake calipers, the brake system of new HP4 Race also has parts otherwise only to be found in World Cup machines.
It comes with an extensive package of electronic control and assistance systems as well as a weight-optimised on-board electrical system which has been optimised to meet racing needs as well as a 2D dashboard (data-logger) with transferable data memory.
The HP4 Race is only available in the BMW HP Motorsport colour scheme, and is priced at RM520,900.
Meanwhile, the new G 310 GS is powered by a 313cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine known from the G 310 R with four valves and two overhead camshafts together with electronic fuel injection, which generates 34hp at 9,500rpm and a maximum torque of 28Nm at 7,500 rpm.
In terms of its suspension, the new BMW G 310 GS utilises a tubular steel spaceframe with bolt-on rear section that combines torsional rigidity with robust quality.
Given its good stiff balance, this provides the basis for excellent ride stability and a precise steering response.
The front wheel suspension is accomplished by a solid upside-down fork while at the rear there is an aluminium swing arm in conjunction with a spring strut that is mounted on it directly.
High front fender, striking flyline and short, high rear, the BMW G 310 GS features classic elements of its big GS sibling models.
Its compact proportions with a short wheelbase, a 19-inch front wheel and extended spring travel make for a typical upright posture, promising an agile, nimble riding response.
The G 310 GS is available in three colour variants – Cosmic Black non-metallic, Racing Red non-metallic and Pearl White metallic, priced at RM29,900.
The new S 1000 XR features a 999cc in-line four-cylinder engine not in an adapted form to meet the requirements of the EU4 pollutant class, with enhanced power of 165hp at 11,000rpm compared to the previous 160hp.
Additionally optimised with vibration-decoupling of handlebars and an increase of 10kg in both the maximum permissible weight and the payload of the bike for more stability in riding and carrying more.
Softer isolating elements on the handlebars effectively reduce vibrations from being passed onto the handlebar ends.
On pleasure rides and holiday trips, the rider benefits from an increase in the maximum permissible weight of 10kg from 434 to 444kg in the latest edition of the S 1000 XR, which is likewise equivalent to an increase in payload of 10kg.
It is available in a new colour offering of refined Ocean Blue metallic matt and is priced at RM105,900.