BMW Motorrad Malaysia introduces new Heritage variants to the BMW Motorrad Heritage world of experience with the new BMW R nineT, BMW R nineT Pure and BMW R nineT Racer, embodying the essence of over 90 thrilling years of BMW Motorrad, the updated BMW R nineT neatly sums up the company’s illustrious past with a unique concept of pure riding pleasure with a classic, minimalist design, and a deliberate focus on technical essentials.
Introducing the new motorcycles from BMW Motorrad Malaysia, Mr. Han Sang Yun, Managing Director & CEO of BMW Group Malaysia said, “The new BMW Motorrad Heritage lines of motorcycles have enabled us to share our passion for our premium two wheel vehicles with a new segment of customers here and help them make their lives a ride. Over the last two years, BMW Motorrad have been steadily growing in the country, delivering a record breaking of over 1000 motorcycles annually to our performance here. This is a very good indication of not only the growing potential of premium motorcycles in the country but also the appeal our motorcycles are creating in the segment.”
Adding to Mr. Han’s point of view, Mr. Owen Riley, Head of BMW Motorrad said, “BMW Motorrad Heritage lines of motorcycles were created for the ‘pure riding’ motorcycle enthusiast who loves the idea of customising and styling their motorcycles to make it their own.”
The new BMW R nineT Pure, which is the roadster reduced to the essentials, and the BMW R nineT Racer, which is the classic, old-school half-faired sports motorcycle, are both concepts that were popular in the 1960s and 1970s and continue to inspire nostalgia among many motorcycle enthusiasts to this day.
The new BMW Heritage models feature the potent, air/oil-cooled boxer engine with a capacity of 1,170cc and an output of 110hp and a maximum torque of 116Nm, combined with a 6-speed transmission. Both are also designed to meet the requirements of the EU4 pollutant class. This involved fitting the motorcycles with such features as a new engine mapping, a fuel system with carbon canister for fuel tank ventilation and an exhaust system with an altered catalytic converter that has a larger cross-section.
The new BMW R nineT: the essence of 90 thrilling years of BMW Motorrad.
The BMW R nineT epitomises casual elegance. When focusing on the most important design elements of the motorcycle, designers began with giving the new BMW R nineT’s body a pared-down, back-to-essentials look. Combined with a small number of skilfully crafted components, the new BMW R nineT appears from every angle as a motorcycle with a perfected mix of classic and modern styling themes with high-quality surface finishes.
Also powered by the boxer engine synonymous with BMW motorcycles for the past 90 years, the power transmission from the boxer engine to the rear wheel of the classic roadster is further transmitted by means of a cardan shaft drive and a six-speed gearbox.
In terms of new highlights, the new BMW R nineT features a new dual speed indicator and rational-speed sensor instrument with on-board computer. Additionally, BMW Motorrad has extended the design program of its Original BMW Motorrad Accessories to include the “Machined” range of customising parts for the new BMW R nineT. The unique design was created in collaboration with Roland Sands, well-known customizer based in California, USA. The optional “Machined Parts” available include “Machined” cylinder head covers, “Machined” headlight rig, “Machined” engine cover, and “Machined” handle bars.
The new BMW R nineT Racer: classic sports bike in a café racer look.
When BMW showcased the BMW Concept Ninety on 24 May 2013 at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, it also evoked memories of the legendary BMW R 90 S – a motorcycle that was synonymous with the desires of sports-oriented motorcyclists of its day. Today, the new BMW R nineT Racer brings to a serial production model what the BMW Concept Ninety captured as a design study: purist athletic flair, emotional design and uncompromising styling as a classic sports machine.
The new BMW R nineT Racer conveys a sense of old-school sporty aspiration with its strikingly short, frame-mounted half-fairing on the steering head, and combines this impression skilfully with modern technology. The front view of the BMW R nineT Racer is especially slim and squat in style, determined by the classic circular headlamp with the BMW emblem positioned centrally on the bulb cover.
The typical café racers of the 1970s always featured analogue circular instruments, and this detail is faithfully reproduced for the new BMW R nineT Racer. The classic sports bike also has an on-board computer featured as standard, which provides a large and clear display on a segmented screen of the most important information such as time, active gear, remaining range, trip distance, service interval and average speed and fuel consumption.
The stainless-steel exhaust system with rear silencer positioned on the left-hand side also reflects the style of a classic motorcycle, commonly seen in café racers and roasters of the 1960s and 1970s. As with the wheels, the new BMW R NineT Racer comes with light alloy cast wheels, as do the BMW R NineT Pure.
The new BMW R nineT Racer is finished in the colour Lightwhite, which appears on the half-fairing, the fuel tank, the front mudguard and the seat hump. Enhanced by décor reminiscent of past BMW Motorsport colours, it also conveys a sense of light, dynamic and sporty flair.
For further customisation, the new classic sports bike can opt for pillion frame, HP carbon parts for the tail cover, mudguard, cover intake snorkel, timing chain cover, and cylinder head cover and cover ignition key, navigation mounting, and more.
The New BMW Motorrad Heritage segment motorcycles also benefit from special financing programmes courtesy of BMW Credit Malaysia with monthly payments from RM 1,490 for the New BMW R nineT, RM 1,190 for the New BMW R nineT Pure and RM 1,290 for the New BMW R nineT Racer.
The new premium motorcycles from BMW Motorrad Malaysia will on display at the BMW Motorrad Nightfuel event on Saturday, 15th April 2017 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Open Car Park Opposite Pulp Coffee along Jalan Riong in Bangsar
The retail price (without on the road expenses and inclusive of GST) for the new models are:
BMW R nineT – RM 101,900.00
BMW R nineT Pure – RM 82,900.00
BMW R nineT Racer – RM 88,900.00
The instrument cluster perfectly matches the classically reduced appearance of the new BMW R nineT Pure with a circular speedometer featuring an analogue display and integrated indicator lamps. In addition to that, the new roadster is also fitted with an LCD display that shows important information such as the time and trip distance.