BMW Motorrad Malaysia today unveiled the highly anticipated S 1000 XR and the R 1200 RS.
Being the fourth model to come with BMW’s straight-four-cylinder engine, the new BMW S 1000 XR basically combines the elements of touring ability of a GS with supersport characteristic of the RR.
Featuring the same liquid-cooled 999 cc in-line engine as the S 1000 RR, the XR delivers a maximum output of 160 hp and generates a maximum torque of 112 Nm.
Features include dynamically-styled twin headlights, optional LED daytime running light, a pentagonal end silencer, tapered aluminium handlebars, a full E-Gas ride-by-wire system, a stainless steel exhaust system, two standard riding modes – “Rain” and “Road”, Automatic Stability Control (ASC), ABS Pro, a road-ready weight of 228kg, an upside-down fork with inner cartridge insert, twin-disc brake with two radial four-piston fixed callipers at the front, and two floating steel brake discs in the rear. Moving into the cockpit, there is the large display along with an analogue rev counter, and a 12V power socket integrated.
Meanwhile, the New BMW R 1200 RS carries the original all-round qualities of the RS production bikes from almost 40 years ago. With a flat-twin boxer engine which is the same DOHC drive unit which powers the New BMW R 1200 GS, the New BMW R 1200 GS Adventure and the New BMW R 1200 RT, the new sports tourer delivers a maximum output of 125 hp and a peak torque of 125 Nm. According to BMW, the torque figures at low revs for the RS are slightly higher than the R 1200 GS, GS Adventure and RT variants.
Other highlights include a maintenance-free cardan shaft that is positioned on the left side of the engine, a 2-in-1 exhaust system with a controlled exhaust valve, a redesigned airbox, an upside-down telescopic fork with 45 mm sanchions, EVO Paralevel single-sided swingarm, two standard riding modes, and a multifunctional instrument cluster among others.
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:
BMW S 1000 XR – RM 112, 900.00
BMW R 1200 RS – RM 101, 900.00
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.
BMW S1000XR & R1200RS Launch @ Dua Annexe, Kuala Lumpur