Two new BMW R nine T offshoots confirmed

Leaked emission application documents reveal upcoming BMW R nine T Pure and Racer models.

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Loyal readers would remember our initial report of the planned expansion of the BMW R nine T range (click here to read it). It appears that things are already in motion after leaked emission application documents have surfaced online via US-based sources.

BMW Concept Ninety sketch
BMW Concept Ninety sketch – could the R nine T Racer have similar looks?

Applied with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), BMW Motorrad has filed for two model called the R nine T Pure and R nine T Racer. This correlates with the previously reported plans by the firm at introducing a multi-variant BMW R nine T Heritage line later this year.

A bare basic BMW R nine T variant meant for custom builders is also in the pipelines
A bare basic BMW R nine T variant meant for custom builders is also in the pipelines

Given their namesake, we are fairly certain that the Racer will be the café racer offshoot of the R nine T whilst the Pure is the bare basic variant that’s targeted towards custom builders.

BMW Lac Rose concept – anyone here up for a retro-styled ADV bike?
BMW Lac Rose concept – anyone here up for a retro-styled ADV bike?

Joining alongside these two in the planned R nine T Heritage line is the production version of the BMW Lac Rose concept retro adventure bike as well as a classic-styled half-faired sports model inspired by the marque’s HP2 model.

2016 BMW R nine T Scrambler
2016 BMW R nine T Scrambler

The recurring theme here is that all four variants will underpin the R nine T’s platform and share the same signature air/oil-cooled 1,170cc boxer twin-cylinder. The base model itself and the recently revealed R nine T Scrambler variant will complement this upcoming BMW R nine T Heritage line too.

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We will likely see these new offshoots from the R nine T Heritage line either during INTERMOT in October or during EICMA later in November this year. What we are certain is that BMW will have the R nine T line up ready to cater to a larger consumer market indeed.

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