The new BMW R nineT

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The new BMW R nineT

Postby websterize » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:09 am

Well, it's official:

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"Highlights of the new BMW R nineT:
- Puristic design.
- Hand-built feel of the workmanship.
- Air/oil-cooled twin-cylinder boxer engine with a displacement of 1,170 cc. Output 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,750 rpm, maximum torque 119 Nm (88 lb-ft) at 6,000 rpm.
- Ideally suited to customisation.
- Modular frame concept with removable pillion frame and frame end-piece.
- Classic wheel suspension concept using high-quality upside-down telescopic fork at the front and paralever at the rear.
- Exhaust system with two silencers on the left-hand side, with variation options.
- Traditional wire-spoke wheels with black rims and hubs.
- Radial 4-piston monoblock brake callipers, steel-braided brake lines and floating 320 mm brake discs.
- Model plate riveted onto steering head in classic BMW Motorrad style.
- Bespoke range of special accessories made to BMW Motorrad’s customary high standards of quality."

https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/pressclu ... node__8300
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Re: The new BMW R nineT

Postby websterize » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:56 am

Just looked through all 170 pictures. The tight shots are the most interesting. Hardware fit-and-finish on the NineT is really lovely. The designers had a blast with this bike, and it shows. I love the details: the post-modern font on the speedo and tach; the Roundel in the headlamp; the retro build-stamp plate behind the headlight; and machined caps galore! The more you drill down, at least aesthetically, the more interesting this bike looks. We'll see this highly refined detail more and more across the models.

But from a wide angle, the bike is not very compelling, especially as a current R12R owner. It's a fashion accessory. It's a terrific way to clear out inventory. I'll test ride it for sure.

Man, I wish Dave Robb would chime in and tell us the behind-the-scenes story about how this Gucci bike came together. Days like these when I miss Kevin Ash's reporting. RIP.
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Re: The new BMW R nineT

Postby xprof » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:00 pm

May I have it with Telelever? If not, fuggedaboutit!
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Re: The new BMW R nineT

Postby David R » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:11 pm

xprof wrote:May I have it with Telelever? If not, fuggedaboutit!


Ditto!

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Re: The new BMW R nineT

Postby Karamazov » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:58 pm

I hadn't thought much of it from the spy shots, but having looked at all the photos and videos, I'm rather compelled to buy one. It's got the raw, stripped down look of an Italian bike (like a Monster or Griso) which is the one thing I felt the R1200R always lacked - a bit of sex appeal. I totally agree Web, there's some real nice details on this bike, almost a shocking amount, considering how basic it looks from afar.
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Re: The new BMW R nineT

Postby websterize » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:59 pm

If you haven't already, be sure to check out the official web site:

http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/fasc ... /main.html

The "BMW Branding" and interactive rear variant sections are great. The design/photography of the site is outstanding. Terrific job, Motorrad.
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Re: The new BMW R nineT

Postby peels » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:43 am

in a few threads already....but Ill post again


drop dead gorgeous motorcycle. well done bmw. I want one. just not enough to get rid of the one I have YET.
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Re: The new BMW R nineT

Postby tinytrains » Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:20 am

I just had a chance to sit on one at the Long Beach show. Position is pretty much like my 09 but the seat is narrower and lower. It feels lighter and way cooler.

No danger of buying one, I use my hard bags way too much, and even if you could install bags on R nine T, it would be just wrong.
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Re: The new BMW R nineT

Postby OU812 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:27 pm

peels wrote:

drop dead gorgeous motorcycle. well done bmw. I want one. just not enough to get rid of the one I have YET.

Oh yea!
Seems like BMW can hit it on the head(like this) or completely miss the consumers desires.
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Re: The new BMW R nineT

Postby Steve H. » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:18 pm

It is a really nice bike,but i like more the R1200R

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Re: The new BMW R nineT

Postby sunilsingh18 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:58 pm

Saw the R9T in Minneapolis during the Motorcycle show and have to admit I was disappointed. The pictures look great but up close it looks rather crude. The designers have produced a bike meant to be cheap and it looks it. The R1200R displayed nearby looked far more 'complete' and 'BMW like' as compared to the R9T looked like a cheap Chinese export.

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Re: The new BMW R nineT

Postby OU812 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:16 pm

sunilsingh18 wrote:Saw the R9T in Minneapolis during the Motorcycle show and have to admit I was disappointed. The pictures look great but up close it looks rather crude. The designers have produced a bike meant to be cheap and it looks it. The R1200R displayed nearby looked far more 'complete' and 'BMW like' as compared to the R9T looked like a cheap Chinese export.

What was it that turned you off?
The powerplant is a proven factor.
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Re: The new BMW R nineT

Postby Karamazov » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:03 pm

sunilsingh18 wrote:The designers have produced a bike meant to be cheap and it looks it. The R1200R displayed nearby looked far more 'complete' and 'BMW like' as compared to the R9T looked like a cheap Chinese export.



I think you've missed the point of the bike entirely. It's not supposed to look "complete" like an R1200R. It's aimed at the kind of people who think the R1200R looks too complete - the kinda people who would tear parts off an R1200R and hack away at the subframe with a saw. And I'm not sure what cheap means to you, but gold anodized forks, model exclusive parts, and a painted/polished aluminum gas tank look pretty expensive to me.
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Re: The new BMW R nineT

Postby websterize » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:24 pm

The R nineT accessories add up pretty quick.

Mmm, carbon-fiber.
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Re: The new BMW R nineT

Postby Karamazov » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:48 pm

The R nineT accessories add up pretty quick.


Yup. The "only $800 more than an R1200R" I've been hearing is pretty misleading. Most buyers will be adding, at the minimum, the custom exhaust and the aluminum tail hump (insert cash register noises...)
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Re: The new BMW R nineT

Postby Wheezer! » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:41 pm

Karamazov wrote:
sunilsingh18 wrote:The designers have produced a bike meant to be cheap and it looks it. The R1200R displayed nearby looked far more 'complete' and 'BMW like' as compared to the R9T looked like a cheap Chinese export.



I think you've missed the point of the bike entirely. It's not supposed to look "complete" like an R1200R. It's aimed at the kind of people who think the R1200R looks too complete - the kinda people who would tear parts off an R1200R and hack away at the subframe with a saw. And I'm not sure what cheap means to you, but gold anodized forks, model exclusive parts, and a painted/polished aluminum gas tank look pretty expensive to me.



Quite right Mr.K. The attention to detail is remarkable. Hand made tank, logo detail inside the headlight assembly, detailing on grips, seat, bar ends, footpegs, etc etc etc ...... Exhaust hanger, seat subframe all get design attention.... Classic typeface on the clocks.... All rare on a production bike. I think you can see where the money has been spent.

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Re: The new BMW R nineT

Postby Catchina » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:51 pm

Is the R nine T only a one year 2014 production for the 90th birthday celebration?
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Re: The new BMW R nineT

Postby Karamazov » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:43 am

There will be a 2015 model. Anything after that is speculation at this point, but consensus is that BMW will continue to produce it until stricter 2017 euro emissions standards make it implausible - assuming the model continues to enjoy its current success.
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Re: The new BMW R nineT

Postby Catchina » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:50 am

R nine-T-one just doesn't have the same ring to it :D
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