MILAN SHOW: BMW R nineT's bold updates

Published: 08 November 2016

Sitting at the top end of the R nineT family is the Roadster, which also benefits from some valuable tweaks and colour options as it heads into 2017 – part of which includes full Euro4 compliance.

The S1000RR-derived fork was always fit for purpose, but the lack of adjustability hampered personal set-up choices, so BMW have gifted it a full compliment of knobs to twiddle for the New Year. The wheels have also had a light redesign, and the wheelbase has grown by 8mm, while the steering head angle has been reduced by 1.3 degrees. BMW have also made the clock unit even more retro, by splitting the dual-clock dash into two separate binnacles for a more traditional look.

Highlights

  • New colour options
  • New wheels and clocks
  • Fully adjustable fork

The facts

  • 110bhp
  • 222kg
  • Seat height 803mm

The most visual of the changes, though, is the addition of two pain options – Blackstorm metallic / Vintage, and Blueplanet metallic / Aluminium.

The Blackstorm gets a massive 21 on the lovely aluminium tank, which is applied by hand, and this version is also supplied with an aluminium hump seat and pillion pad.

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The Blueplanet version uses the clear-finished aluminium fuel tank with ground weld seam and aluminium hump seat – both hand-brushed – while the centre section of the fuel tank and hump are finished in Blueplanet metallic with a golden surround – a theme carried on to the front fender. 

 

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