BMW Motorrad Malaysia unveiled three new motorcycles at the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2017 this weekend. The all-new BMW HP4 Race, the all-new BMW G 310 GS and the new BMW S 1000 XR were all unveiled for the first time in Malaysia at the annual MotoGP in Sepang International Circuit.
Introducing the new premium motorcycles, Owen Riley, Head of BMW Motorrad Malaysia said, “If the MotoGP is the largest motorcycle racing event in Malaysia, then it is only natural that the event is also where BMW Motorrad Malaysia will have our biggest presence and showing of the year. This year, we are presenting three new motorcycles to which motorrad fans here have been waiting for since they were first teased at the EICMA in Milan last year!
The All-New BMW HP4 Race – our pure bred racing superbike created only for the race track! The much anticipated All-New BMW 310 GS and The Super Adventure Sports Tourer, BMW S 1000 XR.”
The All-New BMW HP 4 Race. Individually crafted with innovation for top performance on the race track.
With the all-new BMW HP4 Race, BMW Motorrad Malaysia presents a purebred racing bike with only a production run of 750 units worldwide. The motorcycles are individually crafted by a small, highly specialised team to ensure the very highest level of quality of power and reliability for capabilities on the racetrack.
The all-new BMW HP4 RACE offers a purebred racing engine similar to specifications 6.2 and 7.2 as in the Endurance and Superbike World Championships. The peak output is 158 kW (215 hp) at 13900 rpm. The maximum torque of 120 Nm is reached at 10000 rpm. The maximum engine speed has been increased as compared to the engine of the BMW S 1000 RR from 14200 rpm to 14500 rpm. With the aim of achieving the best possible performance, a 6-speed close-ratio racing gearbox is used with optimised transmission ratios and various secondary ratios.
In terms of engine and electronics, the new BMW HP4 RACE is in the same category as current superbike factory racing machines, however surpassing in the area of suspension with its carbon fibre frame. Weighing 171 kilograms when fully fuelled and track ready, the new BMW HP4 RACE is even lighter than the factory racing bikes currently used in the Superbike World Championship.
The new BMW HP4 RACE likewise meets the highest demands of racing technology in the area of spring elements and brakes. Both the FGR 300 upside-down fork and the TTX 36 GP spring strut are supplied by the Swedish manufacturer Öhlins, with identical parts being used both in the Superbike World Championship and in MotoGP. The light alloy underslung swingarm made of milled and sheet metal parts is also a component used in the Superbike World Cup. Featuring two Brembo GP4 PR monoblock brake calipers, the brake system of new HP4 RACE also has parts otherwise only to be found in World Cup machines. Coated titanium pistons and single-piece aluminium calipers with chemically nickel-plated surface make for what is currently the very best combination of materials available. In conjunction with 6.75 mm thick 320 millimetre T-type racing steel brakes, the system ensures stunning brake performance.
The new BMW HP4 RACE comes with an extensive package of electronic control and assistance systems as well as a weight-optimised on-board electrical system which has been optimised to meet racing needs. A wealth of information is available on the 2D dashboard (data-logger) with transferable data memory.
The BMW HP4 Race is only available in the BMW HP Motorsport colour scheme which gives the ultimate superbike an aggressive demeanour.
The All-New BMW G 310 GS. Ready for everyday adventures.
The GS range of BMW Motorrad motorcycles represent a promise of perfect functioning, reliability and robustness. The BMW G 310 GS transfers these qualities to the below 500cc capacity segment, embracing in its own distance, mature interpretation. A highly contemporary product with a level of versatility that is currently unrivalled in the segment. It is nimble and agile in city traffic, while supremely robust over light terrain. This makes it the perfect companion for the adventures of everyday riding. Extremely compact yet mature and comfortable, the GS opens up a whole new world of riding experience within its segment. It is precisely this versatility that makes the BMW G 310 GS unique in the entry-level segment.
The centerpiece of the new BMW G 310 GS is the 313 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine known from the BMW G 310 R with four valves and two overhead camshafts together with electronic fuel injection. The capacity of 313 cc results from a bore of 80 millimeters and a stroke of 62.1 millimeters. A salient feature of the single-cylinder engine in the BMW G 310 GS is the fact that its cylinder is tilted to the rear and its cylinder head is rotated by 180 degrees: intake at the front, outlet at the rear. This configuration follows the logic of a straight, power-enhancing supply of fresh air-fuel mixture and also has positive consequences in terms of the bike’s architecture. With an output of 25 kW (34 hp) at 9,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm, the engine of the new BMW G 310 GS is the ideal partner for dynamic riding pleasure, in conjunction with the low unladen weight of 373 lbs.
In terms of its suspension, the new BMW G 310 GS utilises a tubular steel spaceframe with bolt-on rear section that combines torsional rigidity with robust quality. Given its good stiff balance, this provides the basis for excellent ride stability and a precise steering response. The front wheel suspension is accomplished by a solid upside-down fork while at the rear there is an aluminium swing arm in conjunction with a spring strut that is mounted on it directly.
High front fender, striking flyline and short, high rear, the BMW G 310 GS features classic elements of its big GS sibling models. Its compact proportions with a short wheelbase, a 19-inch front wheel and extended spring travel make for a typical upright posture, promising an agile, nimble riding response. The BMW G 310 GS is also designed for the world market, it is compatible with diverse fuel qualities as well as meets all emissions standards and local requirements.
The BMW G 310 GS is available in three strikingly expressive colour variants: Cosmic Black non-metallic, Racing Red non-metallic and the elaborately designed Pearl White metallic. These variants offer a spectrum ranging from sporty and robust to contemporary.
The New BMW S 1000 XR. Adventure Sport Further Refined.
With the introduction of the BMW S 1000 XR in 2015, BMW Motorrad offered its own new interpretation of the sports to touring range, not least adding a powerful dose of emotion into the mix. The Adventure Sports style was born – a fascinating synthesis of innovative technology, performance and safety combined with dynamic touring qualities, sporty performance, a high level of comfort and supreme everyday practicality.
Even more potent now, the New XR offers a new in-line 4-cylinder engine which meets the EU4 requirements. In the new S 1000 XR, BMW Motorrad presents the 999 cc in-line 4-cylinder engine not just in an adapted form to meet the requirements of the EU4 pollutant class but also with enhanced power. The output is now 121 kW (165 hp) at 11 000 rpm (previously: 118 kW (160 hp) at 11 000 rpm), in other words it has been increased by 3 kW (5 hp).
Additionally optimised with vibration-decoupling of handlebars and an increase of 10 kg in both the maximum permissible weight and the payload of the bike for more stability in riding and carrying more. Softer isolating elements on the handlebars effectively reduce vibrations from being passed onto the handlebar ends in the new S 1000 XR.
On pleasure rides and holiday trips, the rider benefits from an increase in the maximum permissible weight of 10 kg from 434 to 444 kg in the latest edition of the S 1000 XR, which is likewise equivalent to an increase in payload of 10 kg.
The new S 1000 XR is available in a new colour offering of refined Ocean Blue metallic matt which gives the Adventure Sport touring bike a more distinctively refined appearance.
The retail price (without insurance and inclusive of GST) for the new models are:
BMW HP4 Race – RM 520,900.00
BMW G 310 GS – RM 29,900.00
BMW S 1000 XR – RM 105,900.00