BMW debuts R nine T

BMW Motorrad took the wraps off its brand new R nineT café racer-style naked production model in Munich recently. Made to mark Motorrad’s 90th anniversary, the model features a wide range of customisable exterior parts.

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Hoping to tap into the growing café racer market segment, BMW claims that the nineT has a ‘hand-built’ feel, and stands as a canvas for owners to personalise using a wide array of optional parts available. Built using a tubular steel frame, the 222kg bike is powered by the brand’s 1,170cc air-cooled boxer-twin engine that makes 110hp and 119Nm of peak torque. Unsurprisingly, the nineT is driven using a shaft instead of a traditional chain system.

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Underneath the retro looks are several modern items. First of which are the inverted front forks from the S1000RR, followed by 320mm brake rotors with four-piston monoblock calipers, and ABS as standard equipment. Customisable parts include the exhaust system courtesy of Akrapovic, and the aluminium tail covers.

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The nineT is most likely the last Motorrad model to carry the firm’s air-cooled engine. Check out the gallery below to see more pictures as well as some of the bespoke customisable parts.

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