BMW World Malaysia 2015: S1000RR and R1200R launched

The new BMW S 1000 RR (2)

BMW Group Malaysia introduces 2015 BMW S1000RR and R1200R during inaugural BMW World Malaysia 2015 + updated post-GST price list released.

BMW Group Malaysia celebrated on a high note after its first ever BMW World Malaysia 2015 auto fair concluded last weekend. The three-day festival open to the public was held in the Bukit Kiara Equestrian Resort and Club, Mont Kiara, also brought out several debuts from the group.

Besides the concepts (including the BMW Motorrad Concept Roadster), the group launched a total of eight new vehicles including two new BMW Motorrad models. The first of which is the highly anticipated and updated 2015 S1000RR superbike, which is accompanied alongside by the all-new R1200R roadster.

Here’s what we managed to garner of the new newest Motorrads to reach our soil.

2015 BMW S1000RR

The new BMW S 1000 RR (1)
You’ve seen and read all about it in our extensive report from its debut at INTERMOT last year, and now, at last, it is here on our soil. Regarded as one of the most potent one-litre superbikes of all time, the new and heavily updated 2015 BMW S1000RR is more than just an aesthetic facelift.

Underneath, the S1000RR’s manic DOHC 999cc in-line four-cylinder has been sharpened, now producing 198hp @ 13,500rpm and peak torque raised to 113Nm @ 10,500rpm. Based on previous reports, the 2015 S1000RR’s chassis gains with a revised frame geometry, and its weight lightened slightly, promising increased agility and handling abilities.

The new BMW S 1000 RR (3)

Also sharpened are the on-board electronic suspension components. Both the DDC and DTC features gain with a new set-up, as has the entire suspension system. Next comes the Shift Assistant Pro, granting riders will clutch-less up- and down-shifts. Completing the upgrade is an updated instrument panel as well.

The 2015-year BMW S1000RR is now available for purchase via authorised BMW Motorrad dealers nationwide. Inclusive of a two-year unlimited mileage warranty, the 2015-spec BMW S1000RR carries a starting price of RM108,900 (OTR + 6% GST without insurance).

2015 BMW R1200R

The new BMW R 1200 R (2)
Also making its debut on our soil is the new boxer-powered 2015 BMW R1200R roadster. Reportedly inspired by the BMW Motorrad Concept Roadster that was displayed during the BMW World Malaysia 2015, the R1200R looks set to welcome more roadster fans towards the brand.

Slotted below the R Nine-T custom roadster, R1200R is powered by a 1,170cc liquid/air-cooled boxer twin-cylinder engine lifted from the brand’s venerable R1200 GS adventure sport. Generating 125hp @ 7,750rpm and peak torque of 125Nm @ 6,500rpm, the mill powers the roadster using its six-speed transmissions and a shaft drive unit.

The new BMW R 1200 R (4)

As with all BMW Motorrad bikes, the R1200R comes standard with ABS brakes, with traction control offered as a cost-option, whilst a multiple riding modes is available as standard. The ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) feature is also offered as a cost-option, which promises to increase the R1200R’s riding dynamics further.

Available for purchase at all authorised BMWMotorrad dealers nationwide, the new BMW R1200R roadster is priced starting from RM91,900 (OTR + 6% GST without insurance). Said price also includes BMW Motorrad’s two-year unlimited mileage warranty plan as well.

2015 BMW Motorrad Prices
Shortly after the launch, BMW Group Malaysia also too the opportunity to release its revised pricing scheme for all Motorrad models post-GST. The price list issued by the firm below details the brand’s revised pricing scheme with GST factored in.

BMW Motorrad Price List

BMW Motorrad @ BMW World Malaysia 2015
(Images courtesy of BMW Group Malaysia / Cohn&Wolf PR Malaysia)


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