Date posted on December 9, 2018
More than 700 big bike riders braved the early NLEX traffic heading to the Laus Event Center in San Fernando, Pampanga for the last big Breakfast Ride this 2018.
Unlike previous BMW Motorrad Rides, the said ride was open to all brands which made the event an even bigger success as riders from other brands were present. It was the biggest Breakfast Ride ever organized by BMW Motorrad.
As the riders ate a sumptuous breakfast in the very comfortable venue, they were surprised that the event was more than just a breakfast ride.
(L-R) IR’s Al Camba, BMW Certified Instructor Toto Villanueva, BMW Certified Tour Guide Alvin Dee, BMW Asia’s Miguel Llabres-pohl and BMW Motorrad PH Director Gil Balderas
The presence of the whole BMW Philippines Team including SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp. President Spencer Yu as well as BMW Motorrad Regional Director of BMW Asia Miguel Llabres-Pohl from Germany indicated that something big was about to happen.
Indeed it was a special day for it was the first public unveiling of BMW Motorrad’s 2019 lineup.
SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp. President Spencer Yu
Host rider Paolo Abrera started the day with the introduction of Mr. Yu who greeted and thanked everybody who rode to the event and also wished them a safe ride back. He then gathered everybody’s attention for what was to follow shortly.
2019 BMW F850GS
First to be introduced was the F750 GS with an indicative SRP of P850,000 followed by the F850 GS priced at P950,000.
2019 R nineT Spezial Red
2019 BMW R nineT Spezial Silver
Then there’s the new heritage bike, the R nineT Spezial Option 719 in Red and Silver priced at P1.290M and P1.270M, respectively. All four models actually greeted everybody already at the entrance upon arrival.
2019 BMW C400X
One of the anticipated models to be shown was the new BMW C400X maxi-scooter that was featured on their invite post in social media and BMW did not disappoint the crowd.
Club R9T and Raymart Santiago with the new C400X
The new scooters were driven onto the hall by BMW Certified Instructor Toto Villanueva and BMW Motorrad PH Sales manager Archie Garcia to the delight of everybody. There are two variants priced at P450,000 and P500,000. The more expensive variant features Bluetooth Connectivity and Navigation. The C400X maxi-scooter should be a perfect scooter and second bike for many BMW big bike owners.
2019 BMW R 1250 GS
The biggest treat to the riders was the first ever public showing of the new BMW R1250 GS. Since its launch in EICMA in Italy last month, the Philippines is the first in Asia to receive the units.
To the strong cheer and applause of everybody, no less than three R 1250 GS units were ridden on stage by BMW Asia Motorrad Director Miguel Llabers-PoHl, BMW Motorrad PH Director Gil Balderas and BMW Certified Tour Guide Alvin Dee.
With Senator JV Ejercito
The R 1250 GS has an indicative price of P1.6M.
More features and details as well as final pricing will be released in early 2019.
With Laus Group of Companies Chairman Mr. Levy Laus
Notable attendess were Senator JV Ejercito who again rode to the event, 3-time PSBK Champion Marvin Mangulabnan and the Chairman of Laus Group of Companies, Mr. Levy Laus.
With 3-time PSBK National Champion Marvin Mangulabnan of Team Motorrad PH
The event was finished before 11 a.m. and everybody went home or, in our case, proceeded to Clark International Speedway for another big bike event.
Congratulations BMW Motorrad and cheers for 2019!