|BMW Malaysia today introduced two Motorrads for the domestic market; the BMW R nineT, a classic roadster created to mark 90 years of the Motorrad, and the new BMW S 1000 R.|
The S 1000 R is a new naked re-imagination of the top flight BMW S1000 RR, whilst the BMW R nineT (9T) is a purposeful two-wheel machine for customization lovers. The naked BMW R nineT’s exterior motifs include vertically mounted classic round headlight, compact fuel tank and lean tail-end styling. Then, there is the gold-anodized outer tubes in the upside-down forks, a blasted steel exhaust system with silencers, and a simple instrument cluster with the round gauges for the speedometer and rev counter. An option to upgrade the exhaust comes in the form of Akrapovic silencer unit in titanium with carbon heat shields.
The Motorrad nineT is built for one purpose: ride fast and confidently!
Onboard computer, a standard feature on the 9T, shows the engaged gear, trip mileage, average speed and fuel consumption. The bike is powered by a 2-cylinder 1.17 cc boxer engine with chain-driven double overhead camshafts (COHC) that’s paired to a six-speed transmission with cardan shaft drive; the powertrain enables 110 hp at 7,550 rpm and 119 Nm of torque between 6,000 – 8500 rpm.
As a bike fit for the country roads, the 9T has these dimensions to ensure a pleasurable ride and exemplary handling; wheel base at 1,476 mm, trail at 102.5 mm, a steering head angled at 64.5 degrees and seat height at just 785 mm. A brushed aluminium surface finish is available as an upgrade for the rear seat.
Built with a newly developed tubular steel spaceframe, the 9T bike’s modular construction consists of four components: a front main frame, a rear main frame, a frame end-piece, as well as a pillion frame, which are all bolted to one another. As for the wheels and tyres, the 9T takes on 17-inch with a width of 5.5-inch or 6-inch, and 120/70 ZR 17 (front), 180/55 ZR 17 (rear). Stopping power for 9T relies on 4-piston brake callipers, steel-braided brake lines and floating 320 mm brake disc for the front and a 265 mm single-disc brake with twin-piston floating calliper for the rear. Meantime, the included ABS adds further stopping power to the package.
BMW Motorrad S 1000 R pays fitting tribute to the RR
Aggressive demeanor and sporty ergonomics, coupled with a proven powerplant, chassis and suspension settings are what the S1000 R is all about. BMW S 1000 R’s sports roadster personality is highlighted by its “tail up-nose down” stance, a low front end and high rear. The bike’s exterior highlights include asymetrical headlights and a large central air intake, newly-styled air intakes, gill-shaped air outlets, and new covers on the airbox and aluminium tank. With its low seat height of 814 mm and tapered aluminium handlebar with clamp brackets, the BMW S 1000 R is well suited for all roadster fans. Looking in, the multifunctional instrument cluster with a large LC display and an analogue rev counter provides the rider the bike’s relevant information. Lastly, the ‘bling-bling’ stainless steel exhaust fits well to the expanded rear of the S 1000 R. Wheels and tyres for the S 1000 R consist of 10-spoke die-cast aluminium wheels with sizes 120/70 ZR 17 at the front and 190/55 ZR 17 at the rear.
A modified 999 cc four-cylinder in-line engine, with BMS-X engine management system that supports full throttle E-Gas throttle-by-wire, pushes up to 160 hp at 11,000 rpm and 112 Nm at 9,250 rpm of torque. Additionally, modified ignition coils with integrated igniter and new sensors for both overhead camshafts on the engine electrics and electronics front are in place to promote the bike’s overall performance.
Equipped with features like Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), a track-capable ABS system known as Race ABS, and a choice of rider-selectable riding modes, this superbike was quickly deemed the “RR” in the motorcyling community. The riding modes, ‘Rain’ (low-grip) and ‘Road’ (Dry, normal), Dynamic and Dynamic Pro; are pretty self explanatory. Option riding modes like Dynamic, Dynamic Pro and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) basically ensure a sportier or more aggressive ride.
The S 1000 R is fitted with an adjustable upside-down fork and dual swingarm and adjustable central spring strut that guide the front and rear wheels. Located by a compact, lightweight kinematic system, the spring strut also allows adjustments to compression-stage damping. Nevertheless, a slight change in geometry to meet roadster-specific suspension requirements have been made, resulting in a more optimized center of gravity for precise riding characteristics.
Suspension and brakes of the S 1000 R comprise the quality-assured Dynamic Damping Control system (DDC) and twin-disc brake with two radial 4-piston fixed callipers for the front and a hydraulically actuated single-disc brake with single-piston floating calliper for the rear.
BMW R nineT is available in a classic black (Black Storm Metallic) color scheme with silver and metallic contrasts at RM 115, 800.00, while the S 1000 R is offered in Racing Red non-metallic, Frozen Dark Blue metallic and Light White non-metallic at RM 95, 800.00.