After the all too brief post Goods and Services Tax (GST) holiday which came into effect after the change of Malaysian government, Sales and Services Tax (SST) has now kicked in, after September 1, and affecting the price of cars and motorcycles. First to come out with an SST adjusted price list is BMW Motorrad Malaysia, showing increases across the board.

Hardest hit after implementation of SST is BMW Motorrad’s R 1200 GS adventure bikes, notably the base GS and the R 1200 GS Adventure. Pricing is now RM110,900 for the base GS, a rise of RM8,000 or 7.77% from the GST price of RM102,900, while the Adventure version is now RM121,900, up RM7,000 or 6.09%.

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Only minimal changes for BMW Motorrad’s S series four-cylinder machines, with pricing going up by RM1,000 for the S 1000 RR superbike and S 1000 XR adventure-tourer, to RM107,900 and RM106,900, respectively, while the naked sports S 1000 R now goes for RM88,900, an increase of RM2,000.

Other models in BMW Motorrad’s range in Malaysia see price hikes of between RM1,000 and RM2,000, while the K 1600 GT and K 1600 Bagger retail at RM162,900 each, with RM3,000 added to the showroom price post-SST. There is some good news as some other popular models are still retailing pre-SST pricing.

BMW Motorrad’s G 310 R and G 310 GS are both at 0% increase, holding to the GST price of RM26,900 and RM29,900, respectively, as well as the R nineT Pure at RM83,900 and and Racer at RM89,900. What say you, dear readers?

Has the promise of the new Malaysian government been fulfilled or is it a case of coming from the right hand and going to the left? Leave a comment with your thoughts and opinions, below.

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