Hot on the heels of the Malaysian market launch of the 2019 BMW Motorrad S 1000 RR, R 1250 R and R 1250 RS at the Sepang International Circuit yesterday is the showing of the German brand’s latest superbike and boxer twin naked bike at the Premium Auto Car Expo (PACE) 2019.

First up, the 2019 S 1000 RR arrives in Malaysia solely with the M package – Motorrad now draws closer to its car relatives in nomenclature for sporting kit – priced at RM138,500. Beyond the Motorsport colour scheme, the M package-kitted S 1000 RR brings carbon-fibre wheels, a lithium-ion battery, sport seat, M chassis kit and an additional Pro Modes package. In a departure from the Brembo brakes of the previous generation, the new S 1000 RR employs BMW-branded calipers by Hayes and a Nissin master cylinder.

Standard specification includes a 999 cc inline-four cylinder engine now with ShiftCam variable cam profiles on the intake side, yielding peak output figures of 207 hp at 13,500 rpm and 113 Nm at 11,000 rpm; of which 100 Nm is available between 5,500 rpm and 14,500 rpm. This new engine is 4 kg lighter than that in the previous S 1000 RR, and contributes to an overall weight loss down to 193.5 kg on the M package version (road-ready, fully fuelled).

Weight savings for the latest generation of BMW’s superbike also comes from an exhaust system that is 1.3 kg lighter than the previous model’s, and the new Full Floater Pro rear suspension saves 300 g from the previous configuration. This new suspension places more load on the frame and engine itself, with the aim of applying forces via the shortest possible vector.

Meanwhile, the underslung swingarm bracing design brings a number of benefits; this allows a wider scope for bracing design, which aids in reducing lateral tyre contact patch movement during flex. The underslung bracing also allows for more space to reposition the rear shock, which is further from the engine and less exposed to heat soak.

In true track-focused sportbike fashion, the S 1000 RR features fully adjustable suspension front and rear, plus optional Dynamic Damping Control (DDC). In terms of rider aid electronics, the 2019 S 1000 RR is equipped with a six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) which enables the use of Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), DTC Wheelie Function, Race ABS and engine braking control, all of which can be adjusted.

There is also hill start assist, launch control, pit lane speed limiter, Shift Assistant Pro (two-way quickshifter, and easily switchable to a race-shift pattern), electronic cruise control along with four riding modes and the aforementioned additional Pro Modes. All of these are displayed and controlled via the 6.5-inch configurable, full-colour TFT LCD display.

Cost-option accessories for the 2019 S 1000 RR include M Carbon footpegs, M brake and clutch levers, tinted screen, tinted bubble screen, low and tall M seats (814 mm/849 mm), M Datalogger and M Laptrigger, M cover kit, M calibration kit, tank bag and rear bag. The 2019 S 1000 RR is manufactured in Berlin, Germany and comes with a three-year warranty and roadside assistance package.

Next is the R 1250 R boxer twin naked at RM102,500, which joins the 1250-engined range with the 1,254 cc horizontally-opposed twin cylinder engine producing 136 hp at 7,750 rpm and 143 Nm of torque at 6,250 rpm, sent to a shaft final drive. Fully fueled, the R 1250 R weighs 239 kg, and seat height is 820 mm; the available OE low seat and sport seat measure up at 760 mm and 840 mm respectively.

The R 1250 R trades the Telelever front suspension of its other boxer engined relatives for a set of 45 mm-diameter upside-down telescopic forks, while the rear end is suspended by a Paralever single-sided swingarm. For this specification, front suspension is adjustable for preload only, while the rear is adjustable for preload, compression and rebound.

While the S 1000 RR has made to switch to BMW-branded Hayes calipers, the R 1250 R retains Brembo calipers for its front brake setup. Here, the R 1250 R gets Riding Modes Pro including DTC, ABS Pro, HSC Pro, dynamic brake control (DBC), Shift Assist Pro (two-way quickshifter), Keyless Ride, daytime running lights and Style HP aesthetics.

Cost options available for the R 1250 R include hard shell panniers with painted covers, top case with painted cover, tinted windshield, machined and adjustable footpegs and brake/gearshift levers, machined brake and clutch levers and engine spoiler. As with the S 1000 RR sport bike, the R 1250 R naked is manufactured in Berlin, Germany and is sold with a three-year, unlimited mileage warranty and three-year roadside assistance.

PACE 2019 is ongoing this weekend at the Setia City Convention Centre, so do drop by and have a feel for the variety of cars and bikes on show – you might just find something you’d like to bring home, and score prizes to boot!

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