Bikers take note! If you have a passion for ‘retro’ or ‘old-skool’ classic bikes, have we got news for you. imagination of the legendary BMW S1000 RR to exude a raw and aggressive dynamic energy (below, on ice, ridden into the launch area by stuntman Big Jim).
Embodying 90 years of BMW Motorrad, the new BMW R nineT neatly sums up the company’s biking heritage with a unique concept of pure riding pleasure with a classic, minimalist design, and a deliberate focus on technical essentials. The BMW R nineT’s unprecedented design radiates an emotional bond between man and machine – all in keeping with the principle that, apart from working flawlessly on a technical level, a motorcycle must also stimulate all of its rider’s senses, trigger powerful emotions, and provide thrilling on-road performance. With its definitive styling cues and state-of-the-art technical features, the new BMW R nineT was built for those who love customisation, making it possible to create a truly unique machine.
“The new BMW R nineT is a classic roadster bike which was built by BMW Motorrad to cater to the many motorcycle enthusiasts who yearn for unadulterated, stress-free riding pleasure. When it came to developing the design of the new BMW R nineT, terms such as “puristic simplicity” and “emotion” were high on the list of priorities. We at BMW Group Malaysia are proud to be introducing this classic roadster model today – an epitome of style and expressiveness which is perfect for those looking for non-stop thrills, whether it is pulling up in front of a café or darting along country roads,” said Dr. Gerhard Pils, Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group Malaysia.
Meanwhile, superior superbike riding dynamics and powerful, emotive roadster styling are the hallmarks of the new BMW S 1000 R. Based on a well-thought-out overall concept exuding raw motorcycle appeal, the new BMW S 1000 R is a combination of an aggressive design and sporty ergonomics with a high-performance engine, innovative chassis and suspension technology, as well as infectious handling with the highest standards of stability – all of which will take the sports roadster segment to an all new level.
“The new BMW S 1000 R is the naked version of our two-time Sportbike of the Year, the BMW S 1000 RR. While it shares many similarities to that which made the legendary BMW S 1000 RR superbike, the new BMW S 1000 R will be powered by a tuned-for-torque version of the BMW S 1000 RR’s engine as well as many roadster-specific modifications to deliver an even more sporty performance both on the road and on the race track,” Dr. Pils added.
BMW Group Malaysia is confident that with the introduction of the new BMW R nineT and the new BMW S 1000 R which caters to a diversed range of customers, the premium automaker’s performance in the Malaysian market will continue to grow. Dr. Pils noted that, “Following our success in the first quarter of 2014, I am confident that BMW Group Malaysia will mirror the success of our global counterparts. We are pleased to announce that a total of 105 Motorrad bikes have been delivered as of March 2014, charting an 8% increase as compared to the 97 Motorrad bikes delivered in the same period last year.”
The retail prices on the road, without insurance for the BMW R nineT and the new BMW S 1000 R are: BMW R nineT – RM 115, 800.00, BMW S 1000 R – RM 95, 800.00.