Alongside the launch of the C400 scooters, BMW Motorrad Malaysia also launched two other motorcycles, the 2019 BMW Motorrad F750 GS adventure-tourer and R1250 RT tourer, Priced at RM71,500 and RM139,500, respectively. Price includes road tax, but excludes insurance, and comes with a three-year warranty with roadside assistance.

The F750 GS is based on the current model F850 GS but comes with aluminium alloy wheels in 19-inch front and 17-inch rear, shod with 110/80 rubber on the front wheel and 150/70 tyre on the back, showing its road-going design bias. Using the same engine as the F850 GS, the F750 GS carries a parallel-twin engine, liquid-cooled, displacing 853 cc.

Mated to a six-speed transmission and chain final drive, the F750 GS produces 77 hp at 7,500 rpm and 83 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. This is a touch lower than the F850 GS’ power figures, which are 95 hp and 92 Nm of torque.

Suspension on the F750 GS uses conventional 41 mm diameter telescopic forks in front with 151 mm of travel while the rear end uses a monoshock with 177 mm of travel. This is drop of 53 mm in front and 42 mm at the back compared to the F850 GS while seat height is similarly lower – 815 mm tall on the F750 GS against the 860 mm of the F850 GS.

Other fittings remain the same on the F750 GS including twin 305 mm brake discs clamped by two-piston Brembo callipers in front and 265 mm single disc at the back, a 15-litre fuel tank, 6.5-inch TFT-LCD colour display, two-wheel ABS and Automatic Stability Control (ASC). Owners of the F750 GS also have the option of adding Dynamic ESA suspension or smartphone connectivity to the onboard system for navigation and infotainment.

Moving on to the R1250 RT, this is the first model from BMW Motorrad using the updated 1,254 cc boxer-twin to be brought into Malaysia, and the mill has been updated from the previous generation R1200 RT, including BMW’s ShiftCam technology. The power plant produces 136 hp and 143 Nm of torque, compared to the 125 hp and 120 Nm from the previous 1,170 cc boxer, with power going through a six-speed box and shaft final drive.

As a touring rig, the R1250 RT comes with a host of creature comforts for the rider, including electrically-actuated windshield, cruise control, audio system, luggage and automatic headlights. In terms of safety, coming as standard equipment is Hill Start Assist, Dynamic Brake Control and Integral ABS.

This extends to the latest generation Dynamic ESA electronic suspension and optional smartphone connectivity as well as BMW Motorrad navigation. Rolling on 17-inch wheels, the R1250 RT is stopped by Brembo callipers on 320 mm twin brake discs with front suspension using BMW’s Telelever, while fuel is carried in a 25-litre tank.

GALLERY: 2019 BMW Motorrad F750 GS


GALLERY: 2019 BMW Motorrad R1250 RT