Published on October 10th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
BMW R nineT, BMW Pure and the BMW Racer On Their Way
BMW has announced two additional R nineT models, the Pure and the Racer. Like other R nineT models, they are powered by BMW’s air/oil-cooled, 1,170cc boxer twin that makes a claimed 110 horsepower, has a 6-speed transmission and is Euro4 compliant. The R nineT Pure and R nineT Racer use the same modular, tubular-steel tubular space frame found on other R nineT models, which consists of a front main frame, rear main frame and removable passenger sub frame. The latter provides flexibility to change the appearance and character of the bikes as customers see fit. They are equipped with a conventional telescopic fork and the BMW Paralever with single shock and single-sided swingarm. Five-spoke cast wheels are 17 inches in diameter (spoked wheels are optional), and the bikes are equipped with a pair of 4-piston front brake calipers and standard ABS. ASC (Automatic Stability Control) is optional.
The R nineT Pure was designed to embody the essence of a classic roadster, without frills and reduced to the absolute essentials. The design blends classic and modern elements with high-end details such as foot pegs and fork bridges in forged aluminum with a clear anodized finish.
The fuel tank and front fender of the BMW R nineT Pure are finished with Catalano Grey non-metallic paint, the suspension and drivetrain are blacked-out and the 2-into-1 stainless steel exhaust has a brushed finish.
R nineT Racer
The R nineT Racer evokes the style of sport motorcycles popular in the early 1970s. Crouched, compact and lithe, its old-school bona fides include a half fairing, hump seat, stubby handlebars and rear set foot pegs, yet it remains a modern motorcycle at its core. I
ts Light white non-metallic paint and graphics are reminiscent of past BMW Motorsport colors, the frame is finished in Aluminum Silver, the drivetrain is finished in black and the 2-into-1 stainless steel exhaust is polished.