The Bmw nineT is unveiled
The telelever usually fitted on the boxer models from BMW Motorrad has been replaced on the BMW R nineT by an upside-down telescopic fork borrowed from the S 1000 RR superbike. The sides of the 18-litre aluminium tank have been painstakingly brushed by hand and then coated.
The exhaust system that runs down the left-hand side with two silencers placed one above the other is fully in keeping with the concept of a classic sporty roadster. There is room for customisation here too, courtesy of the BMW Motorrad accessory range. Adding a real touch of technical finesse to the nineT, for instance, is the Akrapović unit made of titanium. By fitting a short or long connecting pipe, the silencer can furthermore be mounted in either a lowered or a raised position, radically altering the appearance and character of the nineT.
Scoop: The new Bmw NineT
The bike will be a new model by Bmw, being available along with the R1200R. The engine is the outgoing air-cooled 1170 c.c. boxer unit, final drive is shaft. It is expected to deliver 108 bhp and 11.06 kgm (80 ft lbs) torque. At the photos shown the silencers may be low (two pipes) or high slung (one pipe). The fork is inverted. The weight of the bike is expected to weigh 210 kg (460 lbs) wet.
It should be unveiled at the Intermot motor show on October 16. This bike was built by Bmw in order to commemorate the 90 years of manufacturing motorcycles, hence the new modelĘs name (NineT).