BMW Motorrad Malaysia has launched four diverse motorcycle models from its adventure, touring and urban scooter segments. The new motorcycles are the BMW C 400 X and BMW C 400 GT urban scooters from its Urban Mobility segment, the BMW F 750 GS enduro all-rounder, and the BMW R 1250 RT dynamic travel tourer.
“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,” said Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia when introducing the new premium motorcycles.
“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,” added Owen Riley, Head of BMW Motorrad Malaysia.
BMW C 400 X and BMW C 400 GT
We start with the smallest ones launched – the BMW C 400. The BMW C 400 X is a mid-sized scooter that is designed to be light and manoeuvrable for the challenges of mobility in the city. The C 400 X also features the robust and reliable spirit of the bigger GS i.e. 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.
The C 400 X also has 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 X is available in metallic Zenith Blue and Black Storm, as well as non-metallic Alpine White. Retail price is RM44,500 (on the road, without insurance, and with BMW Motorrad Malaysia’s All-New 3-Year Warranty and 3-Year Roadside Assistance Programmes; applicable to all new motorcycles).
Meanwhile, the BMW C 400 GT was what established the maxi scooter segment. The Gran Turismo variant of the BMW C 400 X scooter is geared towards increased comfort and enhanced touring capability, making it suitable for a city commute or a weekend tour ride.
Also equipped with LED lighting technology, the new BMW C 400 GT can be identified by the aerodynamically-designed twin LED headlight. The ergonomic seat also guarantees a comfortable and confident seating position whether for the short jaunt or the longer road trip. The C 400 GT also features a separate rider backrest while both the rider’s and passenger’s feet rest on comfortable footboards integrated in the body. Wind and weather protection for the C 400 GT is enhanced with a higher windshield than the C 400 X for better practicality of touring.
Both these Urban Mobility models are powered by a single-cylinder 350 cc engine paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and pushing out 34 hp @ 7,500 rpm and 35 Nm @ 6,000 rpm. Standard features are vibration decoupling and Automatic Stability Control (ASC), Anti-slip Control, and twin front disc brakes and single rear disc brake with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).
The optional Connectivity system features a 6.5″ colour TFT instrument cluster. Together with the BMW Motorrad Multi-Controller, they allow the rider to conveniently access vehicle and connectivity functions. In addition to the convenience of phone and media functions, there is also arrow-based navigation available through the BMW Motorrad Connected App.
The new Urban Mobility scooters also features 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 is available in non-metallic Alpine White and Moonwalk Grey, and metallic Black Storm. It comes with a RM48,500 price tag.
BMW R 1250 RT
The new R 1250 RT features an updated boxer engine with capacity increasing to 1254 cc (from 1,170 cc), offering more power – 136 hp and 143 Nm. 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.
BMW ShiftCam Technology is used here 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. Additionally, the intake camshafts are designed for asynchronous opening of the two intake valves, resulting in enhanced swirl of the fresh incoming mixture for 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), optimised oil supply, twin-jet injection valves and a new exhaust system.
For riding safety, there is Automatic Stability Control (ASC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Pro and Hill Start Control available as standard. Riding Modes Pro is a new feature that offer additional riding modes of Dynamic, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Hill Start Control Pro and Dynamic Brake Assistant (DBC). 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.
A next-generation Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) also allows for finely tuned adaptation of the motorcycle to different riding states, achieving optimum damping comfort and a 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.
The R 1250 RT comes in the Sport Style in dynamic Mars Red, Elegance Style in sleek Carbon Black and the classic Alpine White. It is priced at RM139,500.
BMW F 750 GS
The new BMW F 750 GS is designed for all riders who prefer a travel enduro with a low seat height and powerful all-round qualities. Powered by a re-engineered two-cylinder in-line 855 cc engine and two counterbalance shafts that absorbs unwanted vibrations, the F 750 GS has a maximum output of 77 hp @ 7,500 rpm. It also has a firing interval of 270/450 degrees to provide an emotional sound. Further, the 6-speed gearbox with secondary drive is now positioned on the left-hand side.
Riding modes available for the new BMW F 750 GS include ‘Road’ and ‘Rain’. 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 higher level of safety.
The new BMW F 750 GS is equipped with a completely new instrument cluster with Connectivity capabilities and a 6.5″ full-colour TFT screen.
The F 750 GS comes in Austin Yellow Metallic, Style Exclusive Stereo Metallic Matt, and Light White. It is priced at RM71,500.
The Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia allows for ownership of the BMW C 400 X to start from RM550 a month, the C 400 GT from RM600 a month, the F 750 GS from RM870 a month, and the R 1250 RT from RM1,700 a month. These monthly payments are based on an estimated 80% loan on a 4-year tenure.