BMW R nineT

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BMW R nineT
BMW R nineT in Paris.jpg
ManufacturerBMW Motorrad
Parent companyBMW
Production2014–
ClassStandard
Engine1,170 cc (71 cu in) air-cooled flat-twin
Bore / stroke101 mm × 73 mm (4.0 in × 2.9 in)
Power110 hp (82 kW) @ 7,610 rpm
(rear wheel)[1]
Torque74.3 lb⋅ft (100.7 N⋅m) @ 6,090 rpm(rear wheel)[1]
TransmissionDry clutch, 6-speed, shaft drive
SuspensionFront: telescopic fork, Rear: Paralever
BrakesDisc
TiresFront: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear: 180/55 ZR 17
Rake, trail25.5°, 102.5 mm (4.04 in)
Wheelbase1,476 mm (58.1 in)
DimensionsL: 2,220 mm (87 in)
W: 890 mm (35 in)
H: 1,266 mm (49.8 in) (w/o mirrors)
Seat height780 mm (30.9 in)
Fuel capacity18 l; 4.0 imp gal (4.8 US gal)
Fuel consumption5.9 L/100 km; 48 mpg‑imp (40 mpg‑US)

The BMW R nineT is a standard motorcycle introduced by BMW Motorrad in 2014. It is a retro styled roadster viewed by many custom builders as a "blank canvas for customizing".[2][3][4]

Design elements[edit]

The BMW R nineT has several design elements configured to allow the bike to be easily modified, such as separate engine and chassis wiring harnesses and minimal bolts attaching the rear subframe, tail lights, and headlight.[5]

For cosmetic reasons, the bike has upside-down (USD) telescopic forks (rather than the BMW "Telelever items). For the same reasons, it uses an air-cooled "oilhead" engine, which has the inlet manifold at the rear of the cylinders and the exhaust at the front. The oilhead is arguably more suitable for customisation as it has a more "conventional" appearance than the new water-cooled engine.

As of 2017 there are five different variations of this motorcycle:

  • R nineT
  • R nineT PURE
  • R nineT URBAN G/S*
  • R nineT RACER S - a cafe racer for a solo rider, with a nose fairing in blue, white and red trim.
  • R nineT SPORT
  • R nineT SCRAMBLER.[6]
BMW R nineT showing the horizontally-opposed twin cylinders
BMW R nineT in Paris
BMW R nineT Scrambler
R nine T special at Paris Motor Show 2018

Reception[edit]

In a The Daily Telegraph review, Roland Brown wrote: The BMW R nineT is "... not the bike for impecunious custom builders, but a retro roadster that combines heritage, good looks, high quality finish and entertaining performance in one cleverly integrated package, with potential for easy personalisation".[7][citation needed]

A Motor Cycle News review says of the R nineT: "The build quality is superb and the attention to detail impeccable. It goes, stops and handles as well as the best roadsters out there, thanks to its modern chassis, suspension and braking components. But there’s a lovely twist with the old-school air-cooled Boxer engine".[8]

In a comparison test between the BMW R nineT RACER S and the Triumph Thruxton 1200R, Visordown preferred the Triumph.[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Adams, Bradley (August 29, 2016). "BMW R nineT vs. Harley-Davidson Roadster vs. Triumph Thruxton R vs. Yamaha XSR900 - COMPARISON TEST". Cycle World. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  2. ^ Motorcycle.com (2016-10-27). "Custom R nineT To Be Unveiled At SEMA". Motorcycle.com News. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  3. ^ "Rosso Corsa Gallery » Bikes Inventory". www.rossocorsagallery.com. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  4. ^ "BMW R NINE T - Blog - Motorcycle Parts and Riding Gear - Roland Sands Design - RSD". www.rolandsands.com. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  5. ^ Catterson, Brian (October 2014), "To the Nines; Designing the R nineT was easy. It was convincing BMW to build it that was hard", Cycle World, vol. 53 no. 10, pp. 46–51
  6. ^ "Heritage". BMW. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  7. ^ The BMW R nineT combines heritage, good looks, a high-quality finish and entertaining performance
  8. ^ "BMW R NINE T (2014-on) Review". Motorcycle News. 2014-02-26. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  9. ^ Visordown Motorcycle Videos (2017-08-16), Triumph Thruxton R Vs BMW R nineT Racer S Motorbike Review | Visordown.com, retrieved 2019-05-31

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