BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
QAF Auto Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor of BMW vehicles in Brunei, unveiled the new 2018 motorrad BMW R1200 GS Adventure Rallye and launched BMW Motorrad Brunei as the official importer of BMW motorbikes.
Speaking to the media at the soft launch, the manager of BMW Motorrad Brunei Hj Mohd Fitzila Hj Mohd Yunus @ Hajizil said that the auto dealer brought in nine units and managed to secure deals for seven units already.
“Today, we have our first customer who purchased the R1200 GSA Rallye and it is the first bike to exit the showroom as he will be getting his documents released. So, we have two more units to go and pending orders of five more units (from Germany),” he said.
The specialty of this model is that the petrol tank can hold up to 34-litres of petrol to power a 1200cc engine, enabling it to go on a distance of up to 650 kilometers in one refueling.
“The bike comes with stainless steel engine guard, navigator for GPS and for this edition, it comes with a TFT (thin-film transistor) display. It is more or less like a car computer system.”
The big-sized bike is sturdy which makes it suitable to go on a long-distance adventure comfortably and ideal to go across Borneo road passing through muddy and gravel paths.
On hand to witness the reveal at QAF Centre in Beribi were the general manager of QAF Auto Sdn Bhd Sivakumar Krishnan and motorbike owners as well as the staff of BMW Brunei.
The BMW Brunei team also welcomed an entourage of motorbike riders from Indonesia called ‘Silver Hawk ‘and departed for the ongoing Borneo Island Challenge with Silver Hawk Head Chapter Brunei.