Premium motorcycle maker strengthens product portfolio in the adventure, touring and urban scooter segments with the new BMW F 750 GS, BMW R 1250 RT, BMW C 400 X and BMW C 400 GT.
Kuala Lumpur, 26th April 2019 – BMW Motorrad Malaysia today unveiled a portfolio of new dynamic and premium motorcycles from its adventure, touring and urban scooter segments. The new motorcycles introduced are the BMW C 400 X and BMW C 400 GT urban scooters from its Urban Mobility segment as well as an enduro all-rounder, the new BMW F 750 GS and a dynamic travel tourer, the new BMW R 1250 RT.
Introducing the new premium motorcycles, Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “We have demonstrated our expertise in reliability, forward-thinking innovations, excellent craftsmanship, trendsetting design as well as responsible manufacturing methods with our portfolio of premium motorcycles from BMW Motorrad – all of which have strengthened our position as a leader in the premium motorcycle segment globally and in Malaysia.”
Hoelzl added that BMW Motorrad Malaysia has gone from strength to strength year on year, delivering over a thousand motorcycles to new owners in 2018, marking a 7% growth over the previous year.
Owen Riley, Head of BMW Motorrad Malaysia, meanwhile, said, “For over 35 years, the GS and RT models have stood for premium riding enjoyment whether on an extended tour or a short weekend trip, propelling forward with high-powered adrenaline. The BMW Urban Mobility range, alternatively, was developed as a future-oriented mobility solution perfect for a metropolitan environment. With the introduction of these four new models, our expansive portfolio leaves no one behind as it fits the lifestyle needs of both the adventurous and the modern.”
Making its debut in Malaysia, the new BMW F 750 GS and BMW R 1250 RT feature advanced engines finely tuned to achieve a whole new level of power and torque for a superior riding experience. Similarly, the new BMW C 400 X and BMW C 400 GT are equipped with newly developed engines for swifter movement through traffic to avoid big city congestion.
Urban mobility in the new BMW C 400 X and BMW C 400 GT.
The new BMW 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 – a silhouette that emphasises the superiority of the new BMW C 400 X in tight alleys and dense traffic.
In addition, the new BMW C 400 X 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 are clear characteristics of this. 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 new BMW C 400 GT meanwhile was what established the maxi scooter segment. As the Gran Turismo variant of the BMW C 400 X, this mid-size scooter is geared towards further increased comfort and enhanced touring capability. Whether riding into the city centre, travelling to the office or enjoying a tour after work or at the weekend – the new BMW C 400 GT is the perfect partner on which to enjoy free-time riding to the full: not just alone but with a passenger, too.
Also equipped with LED lighting technology, the new BMW 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. What looks really good from the front is also impressive from the rear: narrow, progressive and full of emotions – that’s what makes the city even more fun. The new BMW 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 of the dynamic scooter. The new BMW C 400 GT also has enhanced wind and weather protection with a higher windshield as compared to the BMW C 400 X to meet the demands of both everyday practicality and touring suitability.
Both Urban Mobility 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 (25 kW) at 7,500 rpm and 35 Nm peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The models employ power transmission through a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) gearbox including a torsional drivetrain swing arm with minimum vibration.
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 excellent brake performance thanks to the twin disc brake at the front accompanied with a single disc brake at the rear and fitted with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) as standard.
Whether cruising through the city or going on a tour, staying connected is important. 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 further advanced 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 BMW C 400 GT are available in three paint finishes – the non-metallic Alpine White and Moonwalk Grey, and the metallic Black Storm. The new BMW 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.
The new BMW R 1250 RT built for touring.
For more than 35 years, the boxer engine in GS and RT models have stood for distinctive, powerful and reliable propulsion when it comes to setting off on an extended tour or a long-distance journey – or simply enjoying the satisfying pleasure of a short weekend trip. The new BMW R 1250 RT is no different.
With the extensively further advanced boxer engine, the new BMW 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. There is also significantly optimised refinement and running smoothness – especially within the lower engine speed range. 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 – which facilitates stopping and setting off on a slope – are available as standard for the new BMW R 1250 RT to adapt to individual rider preferences. 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 new BMW 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 New BMW 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.
The new R 1250 RT embodies its exclusive touring character in three 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.
The new BMW F 750 GS, travel enduro with strong character.
The new BMW 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 new BMW 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 new BMW 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 (57 kW) at 7,500 rpm, the new BMW F 750 GS packs a more powerful punch than its predecessor.
A self-amplifying, anti-hopping clutch affixed to the new BMW F 750 GS 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 for the new BMW F 750 GS 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. Additionally, the combination of the ABS and the ASC ensures a high level of safety for the rider as well.
The new BMW 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.
The New BMW F 750 GS is offered in the following finishes – Austin Yellow Metallic, Style Exclusive Stereo Metallic Matt, or Light White.