In a triple launch at the BMW Motorrad Nightfuel in Sungai Besi Air Force base, BMW Motorrad Malaysia launched the 2019 BMW Motorrad F 850 GS Adventure, R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure. Pricing for the F 850 GS Adventure is RM88,500, while the R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure are priced at RM116,500 and RM125,500, respectively.

Complementing the F 850 GS, the F 850 GS Adventure is a taller version, with an 853 cc parallel-twin engine. Mated to a six-speed gearbox, the F 850 GS Adventure produces 95 hp at 8,250 rpm and 92 Nm of torque at 6,250 rpm.

Differentiating the F 850 GS Adventure from the F 850 GS are engine guards, fairing from the front cowl to the bottom of the engine, adjustable windshield, textured seat and wider footpegs that fold in case the bike is dropped. The taller suspension gives 230 mm of travel in front and 215 mm at the back and a rear luggage rack is standard.

The F 850 GS Adventure rolls on 21-inch front and 17-inch rear spoked wheels, with LED lighting and TFT-LCD instrument panel, along with two ride modes, Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and ABS. Braking is done by Brembo, with a two-piston callipers in front and and single-piston calliper in the back with fuel carried in a 23-litre tank.

Launched at the end of the previous year, the R 1250 GS now comes with a 1,254 cc boxer engine equipped with ShiftCam. AS BMW Motorrad’s version of variable valve actuation applied to the intake valve, BMW claims Shiftcam gives better fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.

Other improvements to the R 1250 GS engine include the use of a toothed cam chain, replacing the previous roller chain and twin-jet injectors which allow the boxer mill to produce 136 hp at 7,750 rpm and 143 Nm of torque at 6,250 rpm. The previous 1,170 cc R1200 power plant produced 125 hp and 125 Nm of torque, in comparison.

Standard equipment on the R 1250 GS is BMW’s Keyless Ride, two riding modes – Road and Rain – and the latest generation Dynamic ESA electronic suspension. Also included are a 6.5-inch TFT-LCD screen, cruise control and a quickshifter.

As the taller version of the R 1250 GS, the R 1250 GS Adventure comes with additional engine protection bars and side panels, metal luggage rack at the back and a 30-litre fuel tank, against the base version’s 20-litre unit. Suspension travel is similarly increased, with the GS Adventure having 210 mm and 220 mm of travel front and rear, while the base R 1250 GS makes do with 190 mm in front and 200 mm at the back.

In case this is not enough, the rider of the R 1250 GS and GS Adventure has the option of adding Riding Modes Pro for true off-road riding, Dynamic Traction Control, ABS Pro, hill start control, Dynamic Brake Control and tyre pressure monitoring system. Availability of the 2019 BMW Motorrad F 850 GS Adventure, R 1250 GS and R 1250 Adventure at authorised BMW Motorrad Malaysia dealers is immediate.

GALLERY: 2019 BMW Motorrad F 850 GS Adventure


GALLERY: 2019 BMW Motorrad R 1250 GS
GALLERY: 2019 BMW Motorrad R 1250 GS Adventure