Taking its inheritance from the already existed renownd blend of innovative technology, performance and safety of straight-four-cylinder engines, the fourth member BMW S 1000 XR completes the marque’s high-performance motorcycles by alliancing itself in a brand-new segment which is expressed as the ‘Adventure Sport”. The identity embraces dynamic touring qualities, sporty performance and high levels of comfort besides being a daily ride.
“Carving out a niche for itself as a crossover, the new BMW S 1000 XR combines the elements of touring ability of a GS with supersport characteristic of the RR which BMW Motorrad is renowned for. We are confident that the new BMW S 1000 XR will cater perfectly to many motorcycle enthusiasts here who want dynamic performance of a sports motorcycle, the versatility of an enduro and the comfort of a touring bike all in one,” said BMW Group Malaysia managing director and chief executive officer Alan Harris.
Delivering a maximum output of 160 hp and a maximum torque of 112 Nm, the 999 cc engine motorcycle has ample amounts of torque on tap. This is ensured by the significant pulling power and exhilarating acceleration that led by a high peak output and a usable rev range spanning over 10,000 rpm.
Taking the route of sports touring to a another level, the BMW R 1200 RS is driven by the characteristics of the flat-twin boxer engine which was assimilated from the original 40-year old BMW RS making it to be the ideal transport for both travelling and sporting deployment.
“The New BMW R 1200 RS adds new sparkle to the great tradition of sports tourer bikes from BMW Motorrad and while it is a classic representative of the segment, the new RS also serves up a blend of agility and dynamism of the BMW boxer sports machine. It is the perfect choice for a dynamic yet comfortable motorcycling experience - from long-distance journeys on the highways to sporty rides along twisting interior roads,” he added.
Additionally, the BMW R 1200 RS's 1,170cc boxer engine deploys a maximum output of 125 hp and a peak torque of 125 Nm.
Remaining positive with the addition of the two new models, Harris remarked that a total of over 600 BMW motorcycles have been delivered as of July 2015, surpassing the 581 BMW Motorrad delivered all of the year 2014.
The retail prices on the road, without insurance and including GST for the New BMW S 1000 XR and the New BMW R 1200 RS are RM 112, 900.00 and RM 101, 900.00 respectively.
The new motorcycles from BMW Motorrad are also complemented with special four year financing programs from BMW Credit Malaysia with an offer of ownership of the New BMW S 1000 XR from a monthly installment of RM 1, 588.00 and the ownership of the New BMW R 1200 RS from a monthly installment of RM 1, 488.00.