BMW Motorrad Malaysia recently unveiled the New BMW R 1250 R and New BMW R 1250 RS, bringing a suite of innovative features that complement the dynamic nature of the sports tourers.
While both models now come equipped with the BMW Integral ABS Pro and Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) as standard, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) is also fitted as standard. Alongside that is the standard inclusion of Riding Modes Pro, which provides additional individually configurable riding modes, each with various functionalities.
For example, in “PRO” riding mode, the dynamic engine brake control (MSR) functionality assists the rider in safely avoiding unstable riding conditions that can occur during coasting or downshifting, due to excessive brake slip at the rear wheel.
The new “ECO” riding mode on the other hand, maximises fuel efficiency by utilising a soft throttle curve and moderate engine torque limitation, which is achieved through the innovative BMW ShiftCam engine technology.
At the heart of the New BMW R 1250 R and New BMW R 1250 RS is an air/liquid-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine – its displacement of 1,254 cm3 capable of delivering 136 PS and 143 Nm of torque.
For connectivity and navigation on the New BMW R 1250 R and New BMW R 1250 RS, a TFT colour display is included as standard, featuring excellent readability, clear menu navigation and a highly integrated operating concept.
Customised screen displays can be selected for different purposes, including the “Sports” Core Screen, which provides real-time information about the current and maximum lean angle as well as control interventions – such as ABS Pro or DTC.
A 12-volt on-board power socket plus an additional USB-A socket with a 5-volt power supply allows for smartphone charging on the ride, with fast charging capabilities depending on the smartphone. The Intelligent Emergency Call is also a standard feature for providing rapid assistance in emergencies.
Further completing the equipment list are the Comfort, Touring and Dynamic packages that are included as standard for both the New BMW 1250 R and New BMW R 1250 RS. The Comfort package is inclusive of Keyless Ride, design option silencer, chrome-plated header pipe, heated grips and tyre pressure control.
The Touring package includes preparation for GPS device, cruise control, main stand and case holders on the left and right. Meanwhile, the Dynamic Package includes safety and performance features, such as the Dynamic ESA and Shift Assistant Pro, in addition to the previously mentioned MSR (dynamic engine brake control) and Riding Modes Pro. A luggage grid is also equipped as standard for both models.
The New BMW R 1250 R and New BMW R 1250 RS are available in Sport and Triple Black model variants, each with unique body colours. Meanwhile, the Sport variant of the New BMW R 1250 R is available in Racingblue, while its Triple Black variant is available in Blackstorm.
Last but not least, the Sport variant of the New BMW R 1250 RS is available in Lightwhite, Racingblue and Racingred, while its Triple Black variant is available in Blackstorm.
With the Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, ownership of the New BMW R 1250 R and New BMW R 1250 RS starts from RM1,398.00 per month and RM1,448.00 per month respectively (based on the Balloon Financing estimates of an 80% loan on a 4-year tenure).
Owners can also enjoy additional benefits with the Industry-Leading Premium Engine Oil Inclusive, Service Inclusive and Warranty Extension Programmes by BMW Motorrad Malaysia.
The retail price (on the road, with BMW Motorrad Malaysia’s All-New 3-Year Warranty and 3-Year Roadside Assistance Programmes, without insurance) for the New BMW R 1250 R and New BMW R 1250 RS are RM 114,500 and RM 118,500 respectively.