The new R nineT: refined roadster with boutique manufacturing character. When BMW Motorrad launched the R nineT in 2013, it was clearly more than just a roadster based on a classic role model. From the outset, the R nineT combined classic motorcycle design and modern technology with sophisticated craftsmanship, as demonstrated by the aluminium fuel tank with brushed side surfaces, for example. In numerous components, the model also reflected the R nineT team's fond attention to detail. The new R nineT likewise radiates this boutique manufacturing character, supported by a range of optimised features.
The new BMW Heritage model features the potent, air/oil-cooled boxer engine with a capacity of 1170 cc and an output of 81 kW (110 hp) combined with a 6-speed gearbox. It is designed to meet the requirements of the EU4 pollutant class. Its exhaust system in stainless steel with the tailpipe positioned on the left reflects classic styling.
Modular frame concepts with individual scope for customising. Modular frame concepts provide great scope for altering the appearance and character of the BMW boxer model according to individual preference, for example by adding different seats from the range of BMW Motorrad accessories. The frame comprises four components as before: a front main frame, a rear main frame, a removable end piece and a detachable passenger frame.
Now with fully adjustable upside-down fork and optimized suspension geometry.
As before, a high-quality upside-down telescopic fork takes care of front wheel control in the new R nineT, though this is now designed as a fully adjustable component. With a view to even greater steering precision, directional stability and cornering neutrality, the new edition of the R nineT has also been optimised in terms of suspension geometry. The BMW Paralever is applied in conjunction with a central spring strut at the rear.
The R nineT now has wired-spoke wheels in the dimensions 3.5 x 17 inches and 5.5 x 17 inches respectively, with tyres in the sizes 120/70 ZR 17 at the front and 180/55 ZR 17. As before, radially mounted 4-piston monoblock brake calipers ensure sound, ABS-regulated deceleration in conjunction with floating brake discs. With 4-piston brake calipers, steel-wrapped brake lines and a brake disc diameter of 320 millimetres, a high-performance ABS brake system here again ensures effective and stable deceleration. In order to prevent the rear wheel from spinning on slippery roads, there is the option of ASC (Automatic Stability Control) which is available ex works.
The new R nineT: purist roadster with boutique manufacturing character and the option of individual colours ex works. In its new edition, the R nineT once more features the laid-back elegance and proportions of a classic BMW roadster. From all angles, the R nineT is defined by a blend of classic and modern elements of motorcycle design style combined with high-quality surfaces.
While the instrument cluster of the R nineT previously comprised two circular instruments for speedometer and engine speed display, perfectly integrated in the classic layout, the new design now features two separate instrument casings for an even more impressive appearance.
Nothing has changed in the new edition of the R nineT in terms of its boutique manufacturing character and there are numerous details which fans will love: these include the 18-litre aluminium fuel tank with elaborately brushed side surfaces, the aluminium trim panel featuring an embossed R nineT inscription which runs across the air intake duct on the right-hand side and much more besides.
While the R nineT conveyed its classic character in virtually perfect style with Blackstorm metallic combined with silver and metallic contrasts, the new R nineT nonetheless manages to go one better in this regard: to match the black-coated components such as the frame and engine housing, the Paralever swinging arm and the housing of the rearwheel drive are now also finished in black.
For the first time, two individual paint finishes with boutique manufacturing character are available for the R nineT ex works as optional equipment items. In this way, BMW Motorrad has expanded the customising range to include the area of paintwork for the first time. The special paint finish “Blackstorm metallic / Vintage” underscores the boutique manufacturing character of the aluminium fuel tank in Blackstorm metallic / silver with a yellow application bearing the start number “21”. The latter is applied by hand and gives the bike a refined used look. The model is supplied with an aluminium hump seat and passenger pad.
The second special paint finish “Blueplanet metallic / Aluminium” emphasises the classically refined character of the R nineT with a touch of fresh style. Based on the clearfinished aluminium fuel tank with ground weld seam and aluminium hump seat – both hand-brushed – the centre section of the fuel tank and hump are finished in Blueplanet metallic with a golden surround. The colour Blueplanet metallic is also to be found on the front mudguard.
• Potent flat-twin boxer engine with a capacity of 1170 cc and an output of 81 kW (110 hp) that meets EU4 requirements.
• Modular frame concepts with scope for customising, allowing individualisation according to personal taste. • New wired-spoke 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.
• High-end details such as fork bridges made of forged aluminium with a clear anodised finish.
• Classic roadster design in Blackstorm metallic in conjunction with a black frame and drivetrain.
Distinctive, air-cooled boxer engine for classic motorcycle enjoyment and dynamic riding fun.
The longitudinally mounted 2-cylinder boxer engine with power transmission via universalshaft drive has been synonymous with BMW motorcycles for more than 90 years. Like no other motorcycle engine, the air-cooled BMW Motorrad boxer power unit enthrals riders with its unmistakable and authentic design, its powerful torque and its unique, throaty sound.
The BMW R nineT features the familiar air/oil-cooled boxer engine with 101-millimetre bore and 73-millimetre stroke, creating a capacity of 1170 cc. Its peak output is 81 kW (110 hp) at 7750 rpm and the maximum torque of 116 Nm goes on stream at 6000 rpm, with a maximum engine speed of 8500 rpm.
The new model of the BMW Motorrad Heritage world of experience has been designed to meet the requirements of the EU4 pollutant class. This involved fitting the motorcycle with such features as a new engine mapping, a fuel system with carbon canister for fuel tank ventilation and an exhaust system with an altered catalytic converter that has a larger cross-section.
Control of the four valves is via two overhead chain-driven camshafts (DOHC) per cylinder. Valve activation is taken care of by very light and therefore speed-resistant rocker arms, and valve clearance compensation is by means of light hemispherical shims. Power transmission to the rear wheel is via the well-established 6-speed gearbox and the universal-shaft drive.
Individually designed exhaust system for a powerful boxer sound and an authentic look.
The exhaust system in stainless steel with rear silencer on the left- hand side likewise contribute to creating a classic BMW with air-cooled boxer engine in the roadster style. The new R nineT interprets the concept of a classic, sporty roadster with rear silencers arranged vertically.
The exhaust system has an electric servomotor and an acoustic valve controlled by opening and closing cables so as to meet the desire for a sonorous boxer sound while still complying with the noise emissions directive ECE R41-04. What is more, a large-size catalytic converter ensures even more effective exhaust gas cleaning.
The range of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories also gives customers various individualisation exhaust system options so as to be able to adapt the character of the R nineT entirely according to personal taste.
Modular frame concepts with wide-ranging variation options.
The new R nineT also responds to the desire on the part of many motorcycle fans to be able to make technical and visual modifications – commonly known as customising – by providing a steel tubular space frame concept.
The frame comprises four components as before: a front main frame, a rear main frame, a removable end piece and a detachable passenger frame. The frame components are bolted onto one another.
R nineT now with optimised suspension geometry and fully adjustable upsidedown telescopic fork.
With a view to even greater steering precision, directional stability and cornering neutrality, the new edition of the R nineT has also been optimised in terms of suspension geometry. The wheelbase is now 8 millimetres longer at 1487 millimetres and the steering head angle has been reduced from 64.5 degrees to 63.2 degrees. This also brings about an extension of the castor from 102.5 to 107.9 millimetres.
As before, front wheel suspension is taken care of in the new R nineT by a high-quality upside-down telescopic fork borrowed from the supersports model S 1000 RR, but it has now been designed as a fully adjustable component with configurable damping compression and rebound stage as well as an adjustable spring rest, thereby enabling the suspension set-up to be geared even more precisely to the rider’s individual preferences. The spring travel is 120 millimetres.
Well-proven rear suspension by means of Paralever.
The functions of rear wheel control in the new representative of the BMW Motorrad Heritage world of experience are performed in well-proven fashion by the Paralever singlesided swinging arm, as is also used in the other BMW Motorrad Heritage models. Suspension and damping functions are taken care of by a central spring strut with a spring finished in white. The spring rest is adjustable and rebound-stage damping can be set to continuously variable levels. The spring travel is 120 millimetres.
R nineT with new wired-spoke wheels as well as new handbrake and clutch controls.
As was previously the case, contemporary wired-spoke wheels rekindle the flair of bygone days in the new R nineT. It features redesigned wheels with black anodised light alloy flat shoulder rims, cast aluminium hubs, stainless steel spokes and tubed tyres. The wheel dimensions are 3.5 x 17 inches and 5.5 x 17 inches respectively. The tyre size at the front is 120/70 ZR, while on the back of the R nineT a tyre of the size 180/55 ZR 17 is mounted.
Sound deceleration is taken care of as before by radially mounted 4-piston monoblock brake calipers in conjunction with steel-wrapped brake lines and floating brake discs with a diameter of 320 millimetres. However, for use in the new R nineT they have been combined with a new main brake cylinder. As part of this alteration, the manual clutch cylinder for activating the clutch has also been changed. At the rear, deceleration is ensured by a single-disc brake with a diameter of 265 millimetres and a 2-piston floating caliper. Like all BMW motorcycles, the new R nineT is fitted with BMW Motorrad ABS as standard, and the option ASC (Automatic Stability Control) is now also available as an ex works option.
Design and colour concept.
The new R nineT: purist roadster with boutique manufacturing character.
In the new edition, the R nineT once more features the laid-back elegance and proportions of a classic BMW roadster with its hallmark boxer engine, compact aluminium fuel tank with brushed side surfaces and a slim rear. And regardless of which variations the customer selects from the BMW Motorrad range of accessories – the R nineT always cuts a fine figure, whether with raised or lowered exhaust system, sporty aluminium hump or two-man seat.
The deliberate reduction of the styling to the essential design elements of a classic motorcycle ensures that the new R nineT also stylishly expresses its character with a small number of carefully created components. From all angles, the R nineT continues to be defined by a blend of classic and modern elements of motorcycle design style combined with high-quality surfaces.
Front section with newly designed circular instruments.
The new R nineT also acquires a rustic expression of dynamic performance and supremacy from the classic circular instrument combined with the gold anodised tubes of the upside-down fork. While the instrument cluster previously comprised two circular instruments for speedometer and engine speed display, aesthetically integrated in this classic layout, the new design now features two separate instrument casings for an even more impressive appearance.
In their simplicity, they entirely follow classic principles while still making use of modern technology. For example the R nineT also has an on-board computer as standard which provides a large and clear display on a segmented screen that shows the most important information such as time, active gear, remaining range, trip distance, service interval and average speed and fuel consumption.
Attention to detail packaged in classic colours – optionally now also available with an individual paint finish ex works.
As the founder of the BMW Motorrad Heritage world of experience, the R nineT made a striking impression from the outset with its exceptionally high standard of craftsmanship and its boutique manufacturing character.
Nothing has changed in this regard in the new edition of the R nineT, so there are numerous details which fans will love: these include the 18-litre aluminium fuel tank with elaborately brushed side surfaces, the aluminium trim panel featuring an embossed R nineT inscription which runs across the air intake duct on the right-hand side and the fork bridges with conically tapered screw bosses.
The latter – like the conically shaped mount for the steering damper and the footrest system – are aluminium forged parts with a blasted and subsequently clear anodised surface. The clamp for the double-butted aluminium tubular handlebars, also made of aluminium, bears the embossed BMW Motorrad inscription, and on the steering head the riveted type plate reminiscent of historical BMW motorcycles reflects the R nineT team's fond attention to detail.
While the R nineT previously conveyed its classic character in virtually perfect style with Blackstorm metallic combined with silver and metallic contrasts, the new R nineT nonetheless manages to go one better in this regard: to match components such as the frame and engine housing, which are painted black as before, the Paralever swinging arm and the housing of the rear-wheel drive are now also finished in black. This creates an even more authentic, classic appearance for the R nineT.
For the first time, two individual paint finishes with boutique manufacturing character are available for the R nineT ex works as optional equipment items. In this way, BMW Motorrad has expanded the customising range to include the area of paintwork for the first time. The special paint finish “Blackstorm metallic / Vintage” makes every R nineT a unique specimen. The boutique manufacturing character of the aluminium fuel tank in Blackstorm metallic with hand-brushed side surfaces in clear gloss finish is reinforced with a yellow application bearing the start number “21”. The manually applied individual brushing gives this application a refined used look. The aluminium hump seat matching this special paint finish is included, and the passenger pad is supplied as standard. The second special paint finish available for selection is the individual design “Blueplanet metallic / Aluminium”. This colour variant is based on the hand- brushed and clear finished aluminium fuel tank with ground weld seam and the likewise hand-brushed aluminium hump seat. The centre section of the fuel tank and hump seat are additionally finished in the colour Blueplanet metallic with a golden surround. Correspondingly, the front mudguard also features a finish in Blueplanet metallic. This colour scheme underscores the classic, refined character of the R nineT with a touch of fresh style. Here again, the passenger pad is supplied as standard.
BMW optional equipment and Original BMW Motorrad Accessories for wide- ranging customisation.
An extensive BMW Motorrad program is available to individualise the R nineT.
BMW optional extras are supplied directly ex works and are integrated in the production process. Original BMW Accessories are installed by the BMW Motorrad dealer or by customers themselves. These are features which can be retrofitted, too.
BMW optional equipment.
• Automatic Stability Control ASC.
• Heated grips.
• LED turn indicators.
• Hand-brushed aluminium fuel tank with ground/visible weld seam.
• Alarm system.
• Special paint finish Blackstorm metallic / Vintage.
• Special paint finish Blueplanet metallic / Aluminium.
Original BMW Motorrad Accessories.
• Air filter housing cover right/left in hand-brushed aluminium.
• Radiator trim right/left in hand-brushed aluminium.
• Aluminium fuel tank, hand-brushed with ground or visible weld seam.
• Knee pads for fuel tank side surfaces.
• Hump cover, aluminium or hand-brushed aluminium.
• Back pad for hump cover (cover fabric as for R nineT seat or Alcantara).
• Comfort passenger seat with grab straps.
• Custom rider seat.
• Barrel-type instrument cluster, chrome matt.
• Protective grille for headlamp (not for use on public roads).
• Windshield in hand-brushed aluminium.
• Scrambler windshield.
• Ignition lock cover in Granite Grey.
• HP Carbon parts: ignition lock cover, intake snorkel cover, throttle body cover, front wheel cover, hump cover, belt cover, cylinder head covers.
• HP sports silencer.
• Cylinder head covers in 2V style.
• Cylinder head covers, black, silver or chrome-plated.
• Cylinder head covers, aluminium or plastic.
• Crash bar.
• High End steering damper (adjustable).
• Stub handlebars with fork clamp.
• Mechanically processed parts: footrest system (adjustable), passenger footrests, hand lever, belt cover, cylinder head covers, oil filler cap, swinging-arm pivot mount cover, headlamp cover, handlebar end cover, rear axle cover, rear axle bearing cover.
• Tank rucksack and rear bag with attachment.
• Saddle bags on passenger seat.
• Alarm system.