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BMW F 800 R (RM46,888 ) and F 800 GS (RM59,888) now more affordable

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

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BMW Motorrad Malaysia has a couple of affordable 800cc bikes to be offered to the riders in Malaysia. The one that is very interesting is the BMW F 800 R that comes with liquid-cooled parallel twin with a capacity of 798 cc, 4-valve technology, DOHC engine that can maxes out 87bhp at low range of 8,000 RPM. The torque is rated at 86Nm @ 6,000 RPM. One particular distintive feature for a BMW naked/tourer bike is the use of dual size headlamp that looks different that other bike that we can see in the market but also a recognisable feature of the BMW bikes. The F 800 R is particularly interesting not because of the specs and quality of the bike only, but because this F 800 R is priced at RM46,888 (OTR excluding insurance). This level of price has never being thought of for a bike from BMW that is in 800cc category. Almost anyone in the market for a 700cc-800cc naked/tourer bike can fit this in their shopping list.  (more…)

2015 BMW S 1000 RR – 4kg lighter, 6hp more powerful

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

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The new BMW S 1000 RR – the ultimate sports companion.
The new BMW S 1000 RR is receiving its world premiere at the Intermot 2014 motorcycle fair. With refined torque delivery and peak torque of 113 Nm (83 lb-ft), an increase in engine output of 4 kW (6 hp) to 146 kW (199 hp), plus a reduction in weight of 4 kg to 204 kg with a full tank of fuel and Race ABS (making allowances for equipment), the superbike that first debuted in 2009 is entering a new generation. Besides eliciting even sharper performance from the new S 1000 RR, particular attention was also paid to designing the bike to be even more rider-friendly. Whether it is used for everyday riding, flitting through bends on country roads or being put through its paces on the race track – the new S 1000 RR excels in every respect. (more…)

2014 BMW “Concept Roadster” – BMW Roadster Revolution for the world to take notice

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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The aspirations of BMW Motorrad with regard to future generations of boxer-powered roadsters take concrete, emotionally charged shape at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 in the form of the BMW Concept Roadster. Last year BMW Motorrad presented the BMW Concept Ninety here – a modern interpretation of a classic BMW motorcycle with boxer engine that demonstrated just how emotional a retrospective on 90 years of BMW Motorrad can be. “By contrast, the contemporary emotional appeal of the BMW Concept Roadster shows that, as far as BMW is concerned, motorcycling is much more than just perfect function,” explains Edgar Heinrich, Head of BMW Motorrad Design.

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Classic values interpreted in modern style.
The BMW Concept Roadster is a typical BMW roadster with a powerful 2-cylinder boxer engine, single-sided swing arm with cardan drive and a light tubular space frame. It interprets these classic elements in the most state-of-the-art, dynamic form. “The BMW Concept Roadster is exciting to look and at least as exciting to ride,” says Ola Stenegard, Head of Vehicle Design BMW Motorrad, of the BMW Concept Roadster.  (more…)

2014 BMW R nineT (RM115,000) and S 1000 R (RM95,800) has arrived to Malaysia – one retro and one roadster

Monday, May 5th, 2014

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A little late to write about this news but here it is. BMW Motorrad has unveiled two interesting bike that has been talked about a lot in Internet sphere. Here comes the BMW R nineT and BMW S 1000 R.

BMW R nineT is a new bike made to celebrates 90 years of BMW Motorrad. It is powered by the classic flat boxer twin engine like the one that has been fitted to 1932 BMW R 32. It is not the same engine, but the same engine configuration. The nineT employs the 1,170 cc air/oil-cooled boxer unit. It produces 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,750 rpm and musters up a maximum torque of 119 Nm (88 lb-ft) at 6,000 rpm.   (more…)

2014 BMW C evolution Electric Maxi Scooter has arrived – top speed 120km/h, range 100km

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

BMW C Evolution, International Media Launch, Barcelona 2014

Dynamic riding fun with zero emissions.
The arrival of the new C evolution marks the start of a new chapter in the urban mobility segment for BMW Motorrad. The two conventionally powered maxi scooter models – the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT – already succeed in combining the superb ride qualities of a motorcycle with the specific agility of a scooter and the design’s inherent comfort. The new electrically powered C evolution now goes even further by fusing riding fun and dynamism with the benefits of zero-emission performance to create a whole new experience on two wheels.

In keeping with the BMW Group’s sustainability strategy, BMW Motorrad is taking a fully committed approach to electric mobility. As with BMW i, development of the C evolution revolved around creating a visionary vehicle concept offering maximum everyday practicality and an inspirational design.

Powerful drive unit with liquid-cooled electric motor and air-cooled high-voltage battery. Range of 100 kilometres (62 miles) under practical conditions.
The C evolution is powered by a drivetrain swing arm with liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous motor via a toothed belt and ring gearing. The rated power output is 11 kW (15 hp), with a peak output of 35 kW (47 hp). This enables the C evolution to achieve a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph, electronically limited) and gives it better acceleration than some maxi scooters powered by engines with displacements of 600 cc or more.

The generous 8 kWh capacity of the air-cooled lithium-ion high-voltage battery allows the two-wheeler to cover a range of up to 100 kilometres (62 miles) before it needs to be charged from any domestic mains supply. When plugged in to a standard 220V domestic socket with a 12A charge current, recharging fully from empty takes around 4 hours (with 220V / 16A = 3 h).  (more…)