The Pearl of the Orient, Penang island, will be the location of the unveiling of four 2017 model year motorcycles from BMW Motorrad Malaysia – the S 1000 RR superbike, R 1200 GS adventure bike, K 1600 B bagger-style cruiser and the R nineT Urban GS, BMW’s retro-styled take on the original Gelande/Strasse adventure bike. The BMW Motorrad Nightfuel event on September 9 will be the biggest gathering of BMW Motorrad owners and riders this year.

As BMW Motorrad’s flagship superbike, the S 1000 RR has been constantly revised and updated, and comes with a 999 cc inline four-cylinder, Euro 4 compliant power that produces 199 hp at 13,500 rpm and maximum torque of 113 Nm at 10500 rpm. Three riding modes are standard – Rain, Sport and Race as well as partial integral Race ABS.

A new addition is Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) that comes with a lean angle sensor. The DTC has seven levels of adjustment for the best possible performance and safety while accelerating.

The R 1200 GS is the premier adventure bike which all the other manufacturers try to emulate, and it has proven to be a consistent best seller for BMW’s Motorrad division. Powered by BMW’s venerable boxer-twin with a power out put of 125 hp at 7,750 rpm and 125 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm, the R 1200 GS is now Euro 4 compliant with updated engine management and new catalytic convertor.

Based on the luxury uber-tourer K 1600 GT, the K 1600 B is BMW’s take on the American cruiser. The K 1600 B takes the 165 hp and 175 Nm inline-six from BMW’s ‘K’-series tourers and puts in a low slung, bagger-style cruiser.

New for the K 1600 B is reverse assist, which uses the starter motor to let the rider back up the 336 kg cruiser when required. Also standard is up- and down-shifting, which elminates the use of the clutch when the K 1600 B is rolling down the highway.

On the retro side of things is BMW Motorrad’s R nineT Urban G/S, its re-imagining of the original R 80 G/S, the adventure bike that started it all. Based on the “Heritage” series R nineT, the Urban G/S comes with an air/oil-cooled 1,170 cc, Euro 4 compliant boxer-twin and a power output of 110 hp combined with a 6-speed gearbox.

Pricing and options for the four new additions to BMW Motorrad Malaysia’s range – the 2017 BMW Motorrad S 1000 RR, R 1200 GS, K 1600 B and R nineT Urban – will be revealed at Nightfuel this weekend. We will be there for the official launch and reveal, so check in on paultan.org on Saturday night.

GALLERY: 2017 BMW Motorrad R nineT Urban G/S,


GALLERY: 2017 BMW Motorrad K 1600 B
GALLERY: 2017 BMW Motorrad S 1000 RR
GALLERY: 2017 BMW Motorrad R 1200 GS