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2016 BMW R NineT
2016 BMW R NineT

2016 BMW R NineT
2016 BMW R NineT

2016 BMW R NineT
2016 BMW R NineT

2016 BMW R NineT
2016 BMW R NineT

2016 BMW R NineT
2016 BMW R NineT



2016 BMW R NineT Review

2016 BMW R NineT on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

BMW R nineT. Pure Riding…

Motorcycling has always been a passionate lifestyle. For the past 90 years BMW Motorrad has been ensuring that this remains the same in the future, too. For those who like it pure and original, BMW Motorrad has now developed the perfect machine: the BMW R nineT. A motorcycle featuring purist design and numerous ways of customizing it.

BMW R nineT: Pure Authenticity.

Riding a motorcycle and feeling free. The BMW R nineT combines this feeling with a casually cool look which, in spite of all the details, is unmistakably a member of the BMW family. Further criteria such as ride feel, design and sound lay the foundation for an independent, authentic lifestyle.

BMW R nineT: Pure Customizing

The BMW R nineT is powered by an air/oil-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke flat twin engine. The instruments consisting of speedometer and tachometer harken back to historical times and emphasize the essential and minimalist visual appeal of the motorcycle. The BMW R nineT is equipped with an upside down fork at the front and with the BMW Motorrad Paralever at the rear. However, the nineT does not only stand out due to its pure design. The nineT offers great options for individualization. No customizing wish is left unfilled. For example there is the removable rear frame, enough space for 6 inch rims and many other options. Even though the BMW R nineT offers so many modification opportunities it remains a real BMW motorcycle from a technical point of view. Standard-fitted ABS ensures highest-degree safety for the nineT, too.

BMW R nineT. Pure Lifestyle.

Pure passion, pure design, pure riding pleasure. This is what makes the BMW R nineT so essential for the classic enthusiast. Modify, ride, have fun. The nineT leaves nothing to be desired with regard to customization. Design your motorcycle, design your life. One name, one purist lifestyle:
BMW R nineT.





2016 BMW R NineT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

•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.


 

 

2016 BMW R NineT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

BMW R nineT – the essence of 90 thrilling years of BMW Motorrad.
The BMW R nineT, which has been created to mark “90 years of BMW Motorrad”, radiates purism and power in undisguised form. It skilfully blends the boxer engine’s rugged character and the design traits of various motorcycle eras with cutting-edge technology and a modular concept that offers the rider maximum scope for personalisation. Strictly reduced to the essentials, the BMW R nineT – or just nineT for short – is made all the more alluring by its hand-built feel and strong emotional appeal.

The classic roadster bike is built to cater to the many motorcycle enthusiasts who yearn for unadulterated, stress-free riding pleasure. When it came to developing the design of the nineT in particular, terms such as “puristic simplicity”, “emotion” and “authentic, traditional materials” were also high on the list of priorities. Styling cues from old-school motorcycle manufacture are thus united with the very latest drive and chassis components on the nineT to produce a sensational motorcycle that is just as adept at cruising along serenely as it is at powering down country roads.

Powered by a classic boxer engine.
Like the first ever BMW motorcycle from 1923 – the legendary BMW R 32 – the 2016 BMW BMW R nineT is driven by the classic flat twin boxer engine with its punchy response from standstill. This construction principle has been synonymous with unmistakable design, abundant torque delivery and inimitable acoustics for 90 years now. The nineT employs the 1,170 cc air/oil-cooled boxer unit. It produces 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,750 rpm and musters up a maximum torque of 119 Nm (88 lb-ft) at 6,000 rpm.

Conceived for maximum customisation.
The nineT pools together the genes from 90 years of BMW Motorrad and its unique concept has been designed to keep customisation fans happy. During each stage of the puristic roadster’s development, the focus was very much placed on enabling riders to tailor it to their personal preferences in a variety of ways. The choice of modifications ranges from BMW Motorrad genuine accessories to custom-made add-on or accessory parts from specialist customisers, making it possible to create a truly unique machine.

The high scope for customisation offered by the nineT is down in no small part to its special frame concept. The tubular steel spaceframe that was specially developed for the nineT incorporates the boxer engine as a load-bearing element. The frame’s basic construction consists of a front frame section with integral steering head and a rear section with swingarm mounting.

The removable pillion frame allows the nineT to carry a passenger or to be set up for just a solo rider, when it cuts a truly stylish figure. Together with the aluminium tail cover available as a special accessory, this injects the nineT with a striking solo character that is reminiscent of the early café racers.

Exhaust positioned on left with twin silencers and personalisation options.
The exhaust system that runs down the left-hand side with two silencers placed one above the other is fully in keeping with the concept of a classic sporty roadster. There is room for customisation here too, courtesy of the BMW Motorrad accessory range. Adding a real touch of technical finesse to the nineT, for instance, is the Akrapovic unit made of titanium. By fitting a short or long connecting pipe, the silencer can furthermore be mounted in either a lowered or a raised position, radically altering the appearance and character of the nineT.

Traditional chassis design combined with high-performance technology.
The telelever usually fitted on the boxer models from BMW Motorrad has been replaced on the BMW R nineT by an upside-down telescopic fork borrowed from the S 1000 RR superbike, resulting in a distinctly classic look paired with absolutely top-class engineering. The rear suspension employs the paralever single-sided swingarm in conjunction with a central spring strut.

The housing for the rear axle drive includes three mounting points that can be used to attach a bracket for positioning the licence plate and light unit on one side, for instance. What’s more, the swingarm on the nineT is designed in such a way that a 17-inch wheel with a width of 6 inches can be fitted instead of the standard 5.5-inch-wide version and submitted for individual approval if applicable.

Designed as an out-and-out roadster, the nineT follows in the tyre tracks of role models from the past by featuring wire-spoke wheels with black anodised alloy, non-flanged rims, black aluminium hubs and stainless steel spokes. Radial 4-piston monoblock brake callipers work in unison with floating 320 millimetre brake discs and BMW Motorrad ABS to provide sure stopping power.

Pared-down design and hand-built feel.
One of the overriding design objectives was to reduce the bodywork as far as possible in order to achieve a puristic look. The attention to detail that consistently infused the work of the designers and engineers on the nineT is a further attribute that shines through over and over again.

The sides of the 18-litre aluminium tank have been painstakingly brushed by hand and then coated. The aluminium plate with embossed nineT lettering on the right above the air intake duct is likewise befitting of the bike’s hand-built feel.

The surfaces of many forged aluminium parts, including the yokes and the handlebar clamp bracket with BMW Motorrad lettering, have been glass bead-blasted and then given a natural anodised finish. The circular headlamp with the BMW emblem in the centre of the bulb cover pays homage to various role models from 90 years of BMW Motorrad.

A classic Black storm metallic paint finish with contrasting silver and metallic highlights was chosen to match the character of the nineT.

Specially designed electrical system to allow plenty of scope for customisation.
The bike’s electrical system has been specially configured for greater technical flexibility, thereby facilitating the installation of alternative electrical components, such as headlights or turn indicators.


 

 


 


 

2016 BMW R NineT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $15095 (including ABS) USD

Engine
Type Air/oil-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine with balancer shaft, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft, wet sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
Rated output 110 hp (81 kW) at 7,550 rpm
Max. torque 88 lb-ft (119 Nm) at 6,000 rpm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic fuel injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 125 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 52 mpg at a constant 55 mph (4.5 l)
Fuel type Premium unleaded
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase 600 W alternator
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Single plate dry clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears
Drive Shaft drive 2.91:1
Chassis / brakes
Frame Tubular steel bridge frame, engine self-supporting, removable pillion frame for single ride use
Front wheel location / suspension Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 46 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Paralever; central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 4.7″ / 4.7″ (120 mm / 120 mm)
Wheelbase 58.1″ (1,476 mm)
Castor 4.04″ (102.5 mm)
Steering head angle 64.5 °
Wheels Wire spoke wheels
Rim, front 3.50 x 17″
Rim, rear 5.50 x 17″
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Dual floating disc brakes, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 320 mm
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, dual-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS
Dimensions / weights
Length 87.4″ (2,220 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 35.0″ (890 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 59.8″ (1,265 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 30.9″ (785mm) Standard; Custom front-seat 30.5″ (775 mm) (available as accessories, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 69.3″ (1,760 mm) Standard; Custom front-seat 69.1″ (1,755 mm) (available as accessories, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 489 lbs (222 kg)
Permitted total weight 948 lbs (430 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 459 lbs (208 kg)
Usable tank volume 4.8 gal (18 l)
Reserve Approx. 0.8 gal (3.0 l)
” Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
” 1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume





 


 

2016 BMW R NineT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for pricing in CDN

Engine
Type Air/oil-cooled flat twin (‘Boxer’) 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 ccm
Rated output 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,550 rpm
Max. torque 119 Nm at 6.000 rpm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed over 200 km/h
Fuel type Unleaded fuel, octane number 95-98 RON (rated output at 98 RON)
Electrical system
Alternator three-phase alternator 600 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive Shaft drive
Chassis / brakes
Frame four-section frame consisting of one front and three rear sections, load-bearing engine-gearbox unit, removeable pillion frame for single ride use
Front wheel location / suspension Upside-Down telescopic fork with 46 mm diameter
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 120 mm / 120 mm
Wheelbase 1,476 mm
Castor 102,5 mm
Steering head angle 64,5 °
Wheels Spoke wheels
Rim, front 3.50 x 17″
Rim, rear 5.50 x 17″
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston radial calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS
Dimensions / weights
Length 2.220 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 890 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1.265 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 785 mm
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1.760 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 222 kg
Permitted total weight 430 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 208 kg
Usable tank volume 18 l
Reserve app. 3 L
” Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
” 1) According to Directive 93/93/EEC with all fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable fuel tank




 

2016 BMW R NineT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
Type Air/oil-cooled, four-stroke twin-cylinder boxer engine with balance shaft
DOHC cylinder head with four radial valves per cyinder
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 ccm
Rated output 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,550 rpm
Max. torque 119 Nm at 6.000 rpm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Digital engine management with overrun cut-off and electronic intake pipe fuel injection; twin-spark ignition
Emission control Regulated three-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
Fuel type Unleaded, 95-98 octane (RON) with knock control; max. output figure achieved with 98 octane (RON) fuel
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase alternator 600 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Six-speed helical gearbox
Drive Shaft drive
Chassis / brakes
Frame Four-section frame consisting of one front and three rear sections, load-bearing engine-gearbox unit, removeable pillion frame for single ride use
Front wheel location / suspension Upside-Down telescopic fork, diameter 46 mm travel 120 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single swing-arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, with 120 mm of travel: Spring preload steplessly and hydraulically adjustable via handwheel, adjustable rebound damping
Suspension travel front / rear 120 mm / 120 mm
Wheelbase 1,476 mm
Castor 102.5 mm
Steering head angle 64.5 °
Wheels Spoke wheels
Rim, front 3.50 x 17″
Rim, rear 5.50 x 17″
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Double disc brakes with four-piston radial brake calipers, diameter 320 mm, floating disc
Brake, rear Single disc brake with double-piston floating caliper, diameter 265 mm
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,220 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 890 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,265 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 785 mm
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1.760 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 222 kg
Permitted total weight 430 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 208 kg
Usable tank volume 18 litres
Reserve Approx. 3 litres
” Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
” 1) According to Directive 93/93/EEC with all fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable fuel tank



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