BMW Motorrad introduces new tourer BMW R 1250 RT

By RAHIMI YUNUS / Pic source

BMW Motorrad Malaysia unveiled the latest generation of the dynamic touring motorcycle, the new BMW R 1250 RT.

The new long-distance touring motorcycle is tagged at a retail price of RM142,500 on-the-road, without insurance and with BMW Motorrad Malaysia’s all-new three- year warranty and three-year roadside assistance programmes.

With the financing plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, ownership of the R 1250 RT starts from RM1,738 per month, based on balloon financing estimates of an 80% loan on a four-year tenure.

“We are pleased to welcome yet another addition to the BMW Motorrad family. BMW RT has always set the benchmark in this class, and the new BMW R 1250 RT will be no different, offering owners a new look, a comprehensive increase in standard equipment and numerous technical upgrades for a whole new riding experience,” BMW Group Malaysia MD Harald Hoelzl said in a statement yesterday.

He said the R 1250 RT also represents the segment that contributed to BMW Motorrad’s success in 2020, rivalling its success in 2019.

The company is confident that the new motorcycle will follow in the tracks of its predecessor and “Make Life a Ride” for motorcycling enthusiasts nationwide.

The R 1250 RT is now available with a comprehensive increase in standard equipment, including the new BMW full integral ABS Pro and Dynamic Traction Control, for an unparalleled long-distance riding experience.

The new dynamic tourer is fitted with a shaft-driven and two-cylinder boxer engine with a capacity of 1,254cc, delivering 100kW/136hp at 7,750rpm and 143Nm of torque at 6,250rpm in the current EU5 registration.

The R 1250 RT arrives with the Dynamic ESA “Next Generation” electronic suspension with fully automatic load compensation.

It is also equipped with dynamic traction control to ensure a high level of riding safety with excellent traction.

The new standard “Eco” riding mode also achieves the best possible fuel efficiency on the dynamic tourer.

Besides the three standard riding modes is the Riding Modes Pro package which offers the dynamic riding mode and new dynamic engine brake control.

For infotainment, the R 1250 RT is equipped with a new multi-functional instrument cluster with 10.25-inch full-colour TFT screen, a multi-controller, Bluetooth functions and map navigation — available via the BMW Motorrad Connected App.

The Audio System 2.0/Radio Software also provides music entertainment on the road, with full sound functionality best achieved with the BMW Motorrad Communication System.