BMW Motorrad has introduced the R nineT Racer and R nineT Pure at the 2016 Intermot. The two motorcycles add new facets to the BMW Motorrad Heritage line of motorcycle. The Pure version of the R nineT is a roadster reduced to the essentials, while the Racer takes the form of a classic, old-school half-faired sports motorcycle. Both concepts were pretty popular in the 1960s and 1970s and the genre in general has made a strong comeback among the motorcycle enthusiasts.
R nineT Pure
The R nineT, according to the BMW Motorrad official statement is a “purist roadster for dynamic, classic riding pleasure on country roads”. It’s an unadulterated, classic roadster with a true to heritage design with zero frills and reduced to the absolute essentials. The design embodies a blend of both classic and modern stylistic elements with high-end details such as footrests and fork bridges in forged aluminium.
The fuel tank and front mudguard of the BMW R nineT Pure are finished in the colour Catalano Grey non-metallic. In combination with black for the suspension and drivetrain, this colour emphasises the purist character of the R nineT Pure as a machine meant for stylish, classic riding on country roads.
R nineT Racer
The R nineT racer is meant to deliver a classic 1970s sports motorcycle feeling to rider. Meant to invoke memories of the sports motorcycles popular in the early 1970s, the Racer version is more crouched, compact and elongated than usual. With its short half-fairing, the R nineT Racer version is classic racing motorcycle incarnated. Details worth noticing include the hump seat, stub handlebars and set-back footrests, combining this overall impression with modern technology.
The livery on the Racer is is reminiscent of past BMW Motorsport colours. The R nineT Racer has been deliberately made light and athletic in appearance. The frame finished in Aluminium Silver is in contrast with the black drivetrain. Meant for dynamic riding on on winding roads, the Racer version would be an instant head turner, anywhere in the world.
The highlights of the BMW R nineT Racer and R nineT Pure are provided below:
- Powered by boxer engine with a capacity of 1 170 cc and an output of 81 kW (110 hp) that meets EU4 requirements.
- Modular frame with scope for customising, allowing individualisation according to personal taste.
- Five-spoke light alloy cast wheels, 3.5 x 17″ at front and 5.5 x 17″ at rear (optional wire-spoked wheels).
- 320-millimetre twin disc brake at the front. ABS as standard.
- ASC (Automatic Stability Control) as an ex works option.
- 2-in-1 exhaust system made of stainless steel (polished in the Racer, brushed in the Pure).
- High-end details such as fork bridges and footrests in forged aluminium.
- R nineT Pure in Catalano Grey non-metallic as a classic, purist roadster.
- R nineT Racer with half-fairing, hump seat and set-back footrests in the style of a 1970s sports motorcycle.
- R nineT Racer in Lightwhite non-metallic combined with multi-coloured decor reminiscent of past BMW Motorsport colours, with the frame in Aluminium Silver.
The BMW R nineT Pure will be sold in Germany at a price of EUR 12,300.00 (INR 9.2 Lakh)
The BMW R nineT Racer will be sold in Germany for EUR 13,300.00 (INR 9.9 Lakh).
Both heritage models will be launched in March 2017. Check out an image gallery of the new stunning R nineT duo below