BMW R nineT launch today
First rides & tests
23 January 2014 13:11
MCN is at the launch of BMW’s beautiful new retro-style R nineT in southern Spain today.
Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves will ride the new machine, which is powered by the six-speed, 110bhp, 1170cc boxer-twin motor, taken from the previous-generation BMW R1200 model range.
The motor is housed in an all-new tubular steel chassis. There’s S1000RR upside forks up front and a traditional BMW Paralever with a single shock and shaft drive at the rear.
BMW has deliberately made the R nineT customisable, so owners can chop and change as they see fit. The pillion seat unbolts from the frame to leave a stubby seat unit and the swingarm has hole on to which you can mount a chopper-style, side-mounted number plate holder.
To see the new, NineT in the metal, visit the MCN Carole Nash London Motorcycle Show in February.
Read the full road test in MCN on Wednesday.