BMW Motorrad Malaysia Unveils the All-New BMW G 310 R, the New BMW S 1000 R and BMW R 1200 GS Adventure at the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy 2017 South East Asia Qualifier Malaysia at the Sepang Motorcross Track

Road to the World’s Most Famous Amateur Enduro Motorcycle Challenge begins in Malaysia at the Sepang Motorcross Track.


BMW Motorrad Malaysia will introduce three new premium motorcycles – the All-New BMW G310R, the New BMW S1000R and the BMW R1200GS Adventure at the Malaysian leg of the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy 2017 South East Asia Qualifier over the weekend of Saturday, 12th and Sunday, 13th August 2017 at the Sepang Motorcross Track.

The world-class adventure motorcycle competition will also select one winner from 40 Malaysians who will be carrying the pride of the country alongside two other riders as part of a team representing South East Asia at the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy competition in Mongolia next year.

The All-New BMW G 310 R – The BMW roadster under 500 cc.

One cylinder, low weight and featuring powerful dynamic performance, the All-New BMW G 310 R embodies the pure essence of a BMW roadster. Pragmatic in the best sense of the word, the premium motorcycle from BMW offers precisely what is needed for dynamic performance and comfort both in the city or out on the small roads.

Embodying the true concept of riding pleasure, the new roadster introduces a newly developed 313 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with four valves and two overhead camshafts together with electronic fuel injection. The capacity of 313 cc results from a bore of 80 millimetres and a stroke of 62.1 millimetres.

The striking feature of the engine is its backward-tilted cylinder in open-deck design with the cylinder head turned by 180 degrees, making it possible to position the intake tract at the front, viewed in the direction of travel. With an output of 25 kW (34 hp) at 9 500 rpm and a maximum torque of 28 Nm at 7 500 rpm, the engine of the new G 310 R is a very dynamic partner in conjunction with the low unladen weight of 158.5 kilograms.

In terms of suspension, the new G 310 R offers a torsionally stiff, highly robust tubular steel frame in grid structure with bolt-on rear frame. The front wheel suspension is taken care of by a solid upside-down fork while at the rear there is an aluminium swinging arm in conjunction with a spring strut that is mounted on it directly.

Like all BMW motorcycles, the new G 310 R is fitted with ABS as standard. It combines a powerful brake system with 2-channel ABS. At the front wheel, a single-disc brake with radially bolted 4-piston fixed caliper and a brake disc diameter of 300 millimetres ensures powerful and stable deceleration. At the rear, this function is performed by a 2-piston floating caliper in conjunction with a 240-millimetre brake disc. The G 310 R instrument cluster has a large liquid crystal display that offers excellent clarity and a wide range of information.

Personifying the bridge between BMW Motorrad’s past and BMW’s future-oriented engineering, the all-new BMW G 310 R has had its engine mapping redefined to meet the requirements of the EU4 pollutant class. Its fuel consumption stands at 3.3 litres per 100 kilometres. Concurrently, tank ventilation is improved with the introduction of a closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter.

The All-New BMW G 310 R will be officially launched at the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy South East Asia Qualifier Malaysia and will be available at all authorised BMW Motorrad dealerships from the following week onwards.

The New BMW S 1000 R – The Dynamic Roadster Benchmark in the Segment.

The New BMW S 1000 R features the well-proven 999 cc in-line 4-cylinder engine. Having been adapted to meet all EU4 requirements, the new BMW Motorrad now has an output of 121 kW (165 hp) at 11 000 rpm (previously: 118 kW (160 hp) at 11 000 rpm), 3 kW (5 hp) higher than before, and weighs 2 kg less (previously 207 kg DIN unladen weight, now 205 kg DIN unladen weight). The permitted gross weight is still 407 kg, which means an increase in payload of two kilograms.

Further development of the engine has included an optimised intake and exhaust sound. In conjunction with the standard HP titanium rear silencer, the new S 1000 R now produces an even more potent sound.

The BMW S 1000 R now is made available in two new additional colours of Catalano Grey and Racing Red/Black Storm. Living up to BMW Motorrad’s future-oriented engineering, the dynamic roadster now weighs 205kg, which is 2kg lighter than its predecessor. This shed in weight arrives courtesy of the standard-fitted HP Titanium rear silencer. The New BMW S 1000 R now also features vibration-decoupled handlebars, which reduces the smallest vibrations being passed to the handlebar ends. This promotes better ride handling, comfort and pleasure.

For optimum adaptation to the rider’s personal preferences and area of use, the new S 1000 R now provides two riding modes as well as ASC (Automatic Stability Control) as standard features. With the riding modes “Rain” and “Road”, the S 1000 R can be adapted in power and torque delivery as well as in terms of the control response of the Race ABS and ASC to road surface conditions. This is a significant safety bonus when riding on changing surfaces in particular.

Vibration-decoupled handlebars ensure further increased comfort in the new S 1000 R. These effectively reduce vibrations from being passed onto the handlebar ends. The upper fork bridge was also newly designed in this connection.

The even more dynamic appearance of the new S 1000 R is reflected in a new colour concept comprising two colour schemes: Racing Red/Blackstorm and Catalano Grey. In Racing Red/Blackstorm, the new S 1000 R highlights its sporty, aggressive character, at the same time underscoring its leading position in terms of performance in the dynamic roadster segment. The Catalano Grey colour, meanwhile, gives the new S 1000 R a particularly powerful and potent appearance, interpreting the combination of technology and dynamic performance in a strikingly masculine way.

The New BMW R 1200 GS Adventure – More Supremacy on All Terrain.

Much like all the BMW Motorrad models which features the liquid cooled boxer engines, the New BMW R 1200 GS Adventure has also been developed with a judder damper on the transmission output shaft. The new feature includes a revised selector drum actuator, transmission shafts and transmission shaft bearing as well as an OBD indicator lamp in the cockpit.

For the first time, the “Triple Black” – the special version of the BMW R 1200 GS has established its own tradition and the name says it all. BMW Motorrad Malaysia is responding to a wish expressed by many customers by bringing out this impressive travel enduro in a virtually all-black finish.

The central fuel tank cover, storage compartment lid and front mudguard in Blackstorm together with fuel tank side panels in Dark Slate give the legendary travel enduro a strikingly masculine look. Powerful technical accentuations are provided by the front and rear frame in Agate Grey in combination with the black engine, gearbox and swinging arm.

A new black seat with striking GS embossment on the passenger section rounds off the striking appearance of the new R 1200 GS “Triple Black”.

BMW Motorrad GS Trophy South East Asia Qualifier Malaysia

Over the weekend of Saturday, 12th and Sunday, 13th August 2017, BMW Motorrad Malaysia is inviting the public to the Sepang Motorcross Track to witness the ultimate enduro riding competition to select the Malaysian representative at the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy competition in Mongolia in 2018.

The competition will also feature six participants from Singapore who will compete for three places at the BMW Motorrad GS Qualifying rounds in Thailand next month.

A selection of motorcycles from BMW Motorrad Malaysia will also be available to for test ride throughout the event.

The revised prices (on the road without insurance, inclusive of 6% GST) of the new BMW Motorrad motorcycles are:

BMW G 310 R                         –                       RM 26,900.00
BMW S 1000 R                       –                       RM 92,900.00
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure   –                       RM 116,900.00

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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