- BMW Motorrad Malaysia’s new scooter line up includes the C 400 X and the C 400 GT.
- Prices for the scooters start from RM44,500.
- The new line up also includes the new R 1250 RT, which is the first of the new 1250 engines to be introduced in Malaysia.
- The F750 GS has also been introduced and is hailed as the perfect all-rounder touring bike.
BMW Motorrad Malaysia today introduced four new models – the BMW C 400 X and BMW C 400 GT urban scooters as well as the new BMW F 750 GS and the ever popular BMW R 1250 RT.
The new BMW F 750 GS and BMW R 1250 RT feature advanced engines finely tuned to achieve a whole new level of power and torque for a superior riding experience. Similarly, the new BMW C 400 X and BMW C 400 GT are equipped with newly developed engines for swifter movement through traffic to avoid big city congestion.
The new BMW C 400 X & BMW C 400 GT – RM44,500 (C 400 X) & RM48,500 (C 400 GT)
The new BMW C 400 X is a mid-sized scooter specially designed for urban environments, with a lightweight and manoeuvrable body.
The new entry level scooter has all the features expected of a proper BMW Motorrad motorcycle – the upright proportions, the front mudguard, large asymmetric LED headlights with optional yet distinctive daytime running lights are clear characteristics of a BMW Motorrad motorcycle. Yet it is perfectly suited to everyday urban life as well, with excellent wind and weather protection, two integrated storage compartments and a Flexcase under the single-section seat.
The new BMW C 400 GT on the other hand is BMWs hand for the maxi scooter segment. As the Gran Turismo variant of the BMW C 400 X, this mid-size scooter is geared towards further increased comfort and enhanced touring capability. It is designed for those who need a bike for transport and for fun on the weekends.
Also equipped with LED lighting technology, the new BMW C 400 GT can be instantly identified by the aerodynamically designed twin LED headlight.
The ergonomically designed seat guarantees a comfortable as well as confident siting position. The BMW C 400 GT has a separate rider backrest while both the rider’s and passenger’s feet rest on comfortable footboards integrated in the body of the dynamic scooter. The new BMW C 400 GT also has enhanced wind and weather protection with a higher windshield as compared to the BMW C 400 X.
Both models are powered by a single-cylinder engine with a capacity of 350cc combined with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), vibration decoupling and Automatic Stability Control (ASC) as standard. The engine outputs 34 hp (25 kW) at 7,500 rpm and 35 Nm peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The models employ power transmission through a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) gearbox including a torsional drivetrain swing arm with minimum vibration.
Safety is also reassured during acceleration with the Automatic Stability Control (ASC), an anti-slip control system which limits the amount of engine drive torque transmitted according to road surface conditions. Furthermore, suspension and damping are managed by a telescopic fork at the front and two spring struts at the rear. They are also equipped with twin disc brake at the front accompanied with a single disc brake at the rear and fitted with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) as standard.
Both bikes are offered with a new optional equipment item – Connectivity, featuring an instrument cluster in the form of a 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen. Together with the further advanced BMW Motorrad Multi-Controller offering integrated operation, it allows the rider to access vehicle and connectivity functions. In addition to the convenience of being able to use the phone and listen to music during travel, there is also the benefit of effortless navigation by means of arrow-based navigation available through the BMW Motorrad Connected App.
The new Urban Mobility scooters also features the advanced Keyless Ride where the steering lock, ignition, fuel-filler flap and anti-theft device are all activated by a transponder integrated in the vehicle key.
The new BMW C 400 GT are available in three paint finishes – the non-metallic Alpine White and Moonwalk Grey, and the metallic Black Storm. The new BMW C 400 X meanwhile is available in three paint finishes – the metallic Zenith Blue and Black Storm, as well as the non-metallic Alpine White.
The new BMW R 1250 RT – RM139,500
The RT model is one of BMWs most popular Motorrad model and needs no introduction.
The new RT features an extensively further advanced boxer engine, and achieves a whole new level of power (136 hp) and torque (143 Nm) as the capacity increases from 1,170 cc to 1,254 cc. There is also significantly optimised refinement and running smoothness – especially within the lower engine speed range.
For this purpose, BMW ShiftCam Technology has been used for the first time in the serial production of BMW Motorrad engines: this enables variation of the valve timings and valve stroke on the intake side. In addition, the intake camshafts are designed for asynchronous opening of the two intake valves, resulting in enhanced swirl of the fresh, incoming mixture and therefore more effective combustion. Other technical changes to the engine relate to the camshaft drive – now taken care of by a toothed chain (previously a roller chain) – an optimised oil supply, twin-jet injection valves and a new exhaust system.
In terms of innovation for Riding Safety, Automatic Stability Control (ASC), Antilock Braking System (ABS) Pro and Hill Start Control – which facilitates stopping and setting off on a slope – are available as standard for the new BMW R 1250 RT to adapt to individual rider preferences. Meanwhile, Riding Modes Pro where additional riding modes of Dynamic, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Hill Start Control Pro and Dynamic Brake Assistant (DBC) are new offerings for the premium tourer. The Hill Start Control Pro can be individualised in a way that the parking brake is automatically activated on an incline when the hand or foot brake lever has been activated, shortly after the motorcycle comes to a standstill.
The new BMW R 1250 RT also offers the Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) “Next Generation”, an electronic suspension which allows finely tuned adaptation of the motorcycle to riding states, achieving optimum damping comfort and a very stable ride response.
Different individualisation packages are also available for the New BMW R 1250 RT such as the Comfort package, Touring package, Dynamic package, and Lights package, each suited for the long journey, added riding pleasure, sporty adventures, or superior illumination.
The new R 1250 RT embodies its exclusive touring character in three paint finishes – the Sport Style in dynamic Mars Red, Elegance Style in sleek Carbon Black and the classic variant in Alpine White for a timeless look.
The new BMW F 750 GS – RM71,500
The new BMW F 750 GS is designed for all riders who prefer the sensation and conceptual design of a travel enduro in combination with a low seat height, copious power availability, and powerful all-round qualities.
From the slim rear to the striking front tank right up to the GS-typical top front mudguard, the design elements of the new BMW F 750 GS speak a clear language: the motorcycle has the GS gene. Unmistakable and original is the signature flyline. With the view on the front, the new headlamps are particularly striking – a real light icon. And the galvanised radiator blind with the Exclusive style highlights the high quality of the all-rounder and embodies the spirit of GS.
The new BMW F 750 GS is affixed with a powerfully re-engineered 2-cylinder in-line engine and two counterbalance shafts that absorbs unwanted vibrations. It also has a firing interval of 270/450 degrees to provide an emotional sound. With a displacement of 853 cc and power output 77 hp (57 kW) at 7,500 rpm, the new BMW F 750 GS packs a more powerful punch than its predecessor.
A self-amplifying, anti-hopping clutch affixed to the new BMW F 750 GS provides a discernible force reduction when operating the hand clutch while the drop-in drag torque enhances road safety. Power transmission to the rear wheel is generated by the 6-speed gearbox with secondary drive that is now positioned on the left-hand side.
Riding modes available for the new BMW F 750 GS include ‘Road’ and ‘Rain’ modes that address individual rider requirements. In ‘Rain’ mode, the throttle response is configured to be softer while the control characteristics of the Automatic Stability Control (ASC) or Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and Automatic Braking System (ABS) are based on slippery road surfaces. Additionally, the combination of the ABS and the ASC ensures a high level of safety for the rider as well.
The new BMW F 750 GS is equipped with a completely new instrument cluster with Connectivity capabilities and featuring a 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen instrument cluster.
The New BMW F 750 GS is offered in the following finishes – Austin Yellow Metallic, Style Exclusive Stereo Metallic Matt, or Light White.