EICMA is the world’s biggest motorcycle show and BMW took the opportunity to show off its latest range of custom bikes, cruisers, tourers and even a brand spanking new, hot out of the oven, first sub-500cc motorcycle.
By the way things are looking for the German brand, 2016 is going to be another tremendous year for BMW. We break down the brand’s latest models below:
BMW R nineT Scrambler
Beautiful from all angles, the new BMW Scrambler takes the fight directly to Ducati and Triumph with its old school design and new technologies. Featuring the same air-cooled boxer engine and a host of custom upgrades, even owners of current R nineT’s are able to customise their bikes to a Scrambler.
BMW’s first sub-500cc motorcycle is a good looking monster, and yes the guy’s facial expression in the picture above is justified. The medium sized 300cc bike is the ideal starter bike for just about anyone with all the right touches from BMW. It does not have too much or too little of anything, and we reckon that it is only a matter of time before BMW introduces in Malaysia. As for the price? BMW Malaysia has not given any indication, but we reckon sub-RM50,000 sounds about right to completely take the fight to the competition like the Ducati Monster 821, the KTM Duke 690 and others like the Kawasaki Z800. What makes it so great? Click here to find out.
Updated BMW C650 Sport and C650 GT Scooters
BMW’s range of maxi scooters have been hugely popular, but in Malaysia they have been somewhat reserved for the rich with a price tag of above RM60,000. They still have a good following and the trend is set to continue with updates to its engine, gearbox and overall design. We dissect the internals to see what’s new here.
Refreshed BMW F700GS and F800GS
The F700GS and F800GS are the entry level models to BMW’s hugely successful GS range, and though the updates to the new bikes may not seem like much, they are enough to ensure that the competition has a tough time in 2016. Check out what’s new here.