BMW unveil R nineT /5 tribute

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BMW have unveiled an R nineT anniversary model in tribute to the /5 series models of the late 60s.

The R nineT /5 uses the firm’s popular R nineT model as a base and features a raft of classy touches to emulate the original /5 models, including a Lupine blue paintjob, fuel tank knee pads and chrome touches.

The retro feel is further enhanced by chrome mirrors, fork gaiters, and spoked wheels, but modern equipment that 1960s riders couldn’t have dreamed of like like heated grips and stability control are still there.

The original R50/5, R60/5 and R75/5 marked the beginning of a new chapter for BMW with motorbike production starting in Berlin. The refreshed range was popular with customers at the time and embraced the feelings of social upheaval and freedom that defined the 60s.

BMW haven’t yet announced how much this heritage will cost on top of the standard model.

BMW R nineT /5 front

BMW R nineT /5 specs

  • 1170cc boxer engine with 110bhp
  • Spoke wheels, 3.5 x 17 inches at front and 5.5 x 17 inches at rear
  • 320-millimetre twin disc brake at the front
  • ABS as standard
  • ASC (Automatic Stability Control) as standard
  • Heated grips as standard
  • 2-in-1 exhaust system made of stainless steel with chrome manifolds and rear silencer.
  • Chrome mirrors
  • Fuel tank with knee pads and elaborate paint finish in Lupine Blue metallic with smoke effect and double line marking
  • Front mudguard in Lupine blue metallic with double line marking
  • Double seat with chrome decorative elements and white piping, evoking the historic predecessor
  • Fork slider tubes, wheel hubs and spokes in Aluminium silver
  • Telescopic fork with gaiters
  • High-end details such as fork bridges and footrests in forged, clear anodised aluminium

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By Ben Clarke

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