Published on April 28th, 2019 | by Amirul Mukminin0
BMW Motorrad Malaysia Introduces 4 New Models
BMW Motorrad Malaysia has officially launched a portfolio of new motorcycles comprising four new models, namely the C 400 X and C 400 GT scooters, F 750 GS enduro and R 1250 RT tourer.
C 400 X (RM44,500) and C 400 GT (RM48,500)
The new C 400 X is a mid-sized scooter that easily overcomes challenges of mobility in a city. Its design is light and manoeuvrable. The implied V-shaped trim components make it appear dynamic and mobile when viewed from the front.
In addition, it also features the robust and reliable spirit of the GS: the upright proportions, the suggestion of a front mudguard, the clear, graphic separation of the painted trim components and the large asymmetric LED headlight with the optional distinctive daytime running light design.
However, the modern design doesn’t just highlight its urban coolness but also excellent wind and weather protection. The ingenious storage concept comprises two integrated storage compartments and the Flexcase under the comfortable, single-section seat for more convenience while on the road.
The C 400 GT meanwhile was what established the maxi scooter segment. As the Gran Turismo variant of the C 400 X, this mid-size scooter is geared towards further increased comfort and enhanced touring capability.
Also equipped with LED lighting technology, the C 400 GT can be instantly identified by the aerodynamically designed twin LED headlight. The ergonomically designed seat guarantees a comfortable as well as confident seating position – whether for the short jaunt or a longer trip.
The C 400 GT has a separate rider backrest while both the rider’s and passenger’s feet rest on comfortable footboards integrated in the body. It also has enhanced wind and weather protection with a higher windshield as compared to the C 400 X to meet the demands of both everyday practicality and touring suitability.
Both models are powered by an efficiency-optimised single-cylinder engine with a capacity of 350cc combined with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), vibration decoupling and Automatic Stability Control (ASC) as standard. The optimised engine outputs 34 hp at 7,500 rpm and 35 Nm peak torque at 6,000 rpm.
Safety is also reassured during acceleration with the Automatic Stability Control (ASC), an anti-slip control system which limits the amount of engine drive torque transmitted according to road surface conditions. Furthermore, suspension and damping are managed by a telescopic fork at the front and two spring struts at the rear. They are also equipped with twin disc brakes at the front accompanied with a single disc brake at the rear and fitted with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) as standard.
Fast, clear information for the rider with minimum distraction from the road is possible with the new optional equipment item Connectivity, featuring an instrument cluster in the form of a 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen. Together with the BMW Motorrad Multi-Controller offering integrated operation, it allows the rider to access vehicle and connectivity functions.
In addition to the convenience of being able to use the phone and listen to music during travel, there is also the benefit of effortless navigation by means of arrow-based navigation available through the BMW Motorrad Connected App.
The new Urban Mobility scooters also features the advanced Keyless Ride where the steering lock, ignition, fuel-filler flap and anti-theft device are all activated by a transponder integrated in the vehicle key.
The new C 400 GT are available in three paint finishes – the non-metallic Alpine White and Moonwalk Grey, and the metallic Black Storm. The C 400 X meanwhile is available in three paint finishes – the metallic Zenith Blue and Black Storm, as well as the non-metallic Alpine White.
R 1250 RT (RM139,500)
With the extensively further advanced boxer engine, the R 1250 RT achieves a whole new level of power (136 hp) and torque (143 Nm) as the capacity increases from 1,170 cc to 1,254 cc. The new engine also offers improved emission and fuel consumption levels as well as a particularly satisfying sound.
For this purpose, BMW ShiftCam Technology has been used for the first time in the serial production of BMW Motorrad engines: this enables variation of the valve timings and valve stroke on the intake side. In addition, the intake camshafts are designed for asynchronous opening of the two intake valves, resulting in enhanced swirl of the fresh, incoming mixture and therefore more effective combustion.
Other technical changes to the engine relate to the camshaft drive – now taken care of by a toothed chain (previously a roller chain) – an optimised oil supply, twin-jet injection valves and a new exhaust system.
In terms of innovation for Riding Safety, Automatic Stability Control (ASC), Antilock Braking System (ABS) Pro and Hill Start Control are available as standard.
Meanwhile, Riding Modes Pro where additional riding modes of Dynamic, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Hill Start Control Pro and Dynamic Brake Assistant (DBC) are new offerings for the premium tourer.
The Hill Start Control Pro can be individualised in a way that the parking brake is automatically activated on an incline when the hand or foot brake lever has been activated, shortly after the motorcycle comes to a standstill.
The R 1250 RT also offers the Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) “Next Generation”, an electronic suspension which allows finely tuned adaptation of the motorcycle to riding states, achieving optimum damping comfort and a very stable ride response.
Different individualisation packages are also available for the R 1250 RT such as the Comfort package, Touring package, Dynamic package, and Lights package, each suited for the long journey, added riding pleasure, sporty adventures, or superior illumination.
It is available in three exclusive paint finishes – the Sport Style in dynamic Mars Red, Elegance Style in sleek Carbon Black and the classic variant in Alpine White for a timeless look.
F 750 GS (RM71,500)
The new F 750 GS is designed for all riders who prefer the sensation and conceptual design of a travel enduro in combination with a low seat height, copious power availability, and powerful all-round qualities.
From the slim rear to the striking front tank right up to the GS-typical top front mudguard, the design elements of the F 750 GS speak a clear language: the motorcycle has the GS gene. Unmistakeable and original is the signature flyline. With the view on the front, the new headlamps are particularly striking – a real light icon. And the galvanised radiator blind with the Exclusive style highlights the high quality of the all-rounder and embodies the spirit of GS.
The F 750 GS is affixed with a powerfully reengineered 2-cylinder in line engine and two counterbalance shafts that absorbs unwanted vibrations. It also has a firing interval of 270/450 degrees to provide an emotional sound. With a displacement of 853 cc and power output 77 hp at 7,500 rpm, the new model packs a more powerful punch than its predecessor.
A self-amplifying, anti-hopping clutch provides a discernible force reduction when operating the hand clutch while the drop-in drag torque enhances road safety. Power transmission to the rear wheel is generated by the 6-speed gearbox with secondary drive that is now positioned on the left hand side.
Riding modes available include ‘Road’ and ‘Rain’ modes that address individual rider requirements. In ‘Rain’ mode, the throttle response is configured to be softer while the control characteristics of the Automatic Stability Control (ASC) or Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and Automatic Braking System (ABS) are based on slippery road surfaces.
The new F 750 GS is equipped with a completely new instrument cluster with Connectivity capabilities and featuring a 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen instrument cluster.
It is offered in the following finishes – Austin Yellow Metallic, Style Exclusive Stereo Metallic Matt, or Light White.