2020 BMW R nineT Guide

2020 BMW R nineT

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2020 BMW R nineT : UNMISTAKABLY THE R nineT.

2020 BMW R nineT Guide.

The R nineT has an uncomplicated style but nevertheless a completely unmistakable presence. It embodies the passion and innovation of over 90 years of motorcycle construction – naturally together with the classic BMW Motorrad proportions: striking boxer engine, compact tank, slim rear. All materials are of consistently high quality; the surfaces are carefully refined. Added to this is an immense attention to detail and real craftsmanship. The fender for instance is screwed to the fork feet using two forged brackets. And the headlamp holder is made out of aluminum.

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.

 

 

2020 BMW R nineT 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.

 

 

 

2020 BMW R nineT Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Powered by a classic boxer engine.
Like the first ever BMW motorcycle from 1923 – the legendary BMW R 32 – the new 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 Akrapović 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.

 

 

 

2020 BMW R nineT – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: from $15,495 USD
Canada MSRP Price: from $16,950 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £12,745 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine

Type

Air/oil cooled, 4-stroke flat twin engine with balance 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 7,750 rpm

Max. torque

86 lb-ft (116 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, exhaust emission standards EU-4

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed

Over 125 mph

Fuel consumption

44 mpg (WMTC)

Fuel type

Premium Unleaded

Electrical system

Alternator

Three-phase 720 W alternator

Battery

12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch

Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated

Gearbox

Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears

Drive

Shaft drive 2.91:1

Chassis / brakes

Frame

Four-part frame consisting of one front and three rear sections, load-bearing engine-gearbox unit, removable pillion frame for single rider 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) via handwheel, rebound damping adjustable

Suspension travel front / rear

4.7” / 4.7” (120 mm / 120 mm)

Wheelbase

58.5” (1,487 mm)

Castor

4.2” (107.9 mm)

Steering head angle

63.2°

Wheels

Wire spoke wheels

Rim, front

3.50 x 17″

Rim, rear

5.50 x 17”

Tires, front

120/70 ZR 17

Tires, rear

180/55 ZR 17

Brake, front

Dual floating disc brakes, 4-piston calipers, diameter 320 mm

Brake, rear

Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, dual-piston floating caliper

ABS

BMW Motorrad ABS

Dimensions / weights

Length

83.1” (2,110 mm)

Width (incl. mirrors)

35.5” (900 mm)

Height (incl. mirrors)

48.8” (1,240 mm)

Seat height, unladen weight

Standard Seat: 31.7″, Custom Front Seat: 31.3″

Inner leg curve, unladen weight

Standard Seat: 70.3″, Custom Front Seat: 69.9″

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled

489 lbs (222 kg)

1)

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 L)

1) As defined in EU directive 93/93/EEC, filled with all operating fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable tank capacity.

 

 

 

 

2020 BMW R nineT – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Engine

Type

Air/oil-cooled flat twin (‘Boxer’) 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central counterbalancer shaft

Bore x stroke

101 mm x 73 mm

Capacity

1,170 cc

Nominal load capacity

81 kW (110 HP) at 7,750 rpm

Max. torque

116 Nm at 6,000 rpm

Compression ratio

12.0:1

Mixture control

Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management with overrund cutoff, twin-spark ignition

Emission control

Controlled 3-way catalytic converter, exhaust emission standards EU-4

Riding performance / consumption

Maximum speed

Over 200 km/h

Consumption w.r.t WMTC for 100km

5.3 l

CO2 emission based on WMTC

123 g/km

Fuel type

Unleaded petrol, 95-98 octane (RON) (nominal load capacity with 98 octane (RON))

Electrical system

Alternator

Three-phase alternator 720 W

Battery

12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch

Hydraulically operated single-disc dry clutch

Gearbox

Claw-shifted six-speed transmission with helical-cut splines

Secondary drive

Shaft drive

Suspension / brakes

Frame

Four-section frame made up of front and three-section rear subframes, load-bearing engine/gearbox, pillion frame can be removed for solo riding

Front wheel location / suspension

Upside-down telescopic forks, 46 mm fixed-fork-tube diameter

Rear suspension / spring elements

Cast aluminium single-sided swing-arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically and steplessly adjustable via handwheel, adjustable rebound damping

Spring travel, front/rear

120 mm / 120 mm

Wheelbase

1,487 mm

Castor

107.9 mm

Steering head angle

63.2°

Wheels

Spoke wheels

Rim dimensions, front

3.50 x 17″

Rim dimensions, rear

5.50 x 17”

Tire, front

120/70 ZR 17

Tire, rear

180/55 ZR 17

Brake, front

Twin disc brakes, floating discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston radial brake calipers

Brake, rear

Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper

ABS

BMW Motorrad ABS

Dimensions / weights

Length

2,110 mm

Width (incl. mirrors)

900 mm

Height (incl. mirrors)

1,240 mm

Seat height, unladen

805 mm (Custom front-seat (accessory): 795 mm)

Rider step length, unladen

1,785 mm (Custom front-seat (accessory): 1,775 mm)

Unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready: 209 kg

222 kg

1)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)

222 kg

Max. load (with standard equipment)

208 kg

Usable tank capacity

17 l

of which reserve

approx. 3 l

1) According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume

 

 

 

2020 BMW R nineT – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine

Type

Air/oil-cooled flat twin (‘Boxer’) 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central counterbalancer shaft

Bore x stroke

101 mm x 73 mm

Capacity

1,170 cc

Nominal load capacity

81 kW (110 HP) at 7m550 rpm

Max. torque

116 Nm at 6,000 rpm

Compression ratio

12.0:1

Mixture Control

Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management with overrund cutoff, twin-spark ignition

Emission control

Controlled 3-way catalytic converter, exhaust emission standards EU-4

CO2 emission based on WMTC

123 g/km

Riding performance / consumption

Maximum speed

Over 200 km/h

Fuel consumption per 100 km at a constant 90 km/h

4.5 l

Fuel consumption per 100 km at a constant 120 km/h

5.8 l

Fuel type

Unleaded petrol, 95-98 octane (RON) (nominal load capacity with 98 octane (RON))

Electrical system

Alternator

three-phase alternator 720 W

Battery

12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch

Hydraulically operated single-disc dry clutch

Gearbox

Claw-shifted six-speed transmission with helical-cut splines

Secondary drive

Shaft drive

Suspension / brakes

Frame

Four-section frame made up of front and three-section rear subframes, load-bearing engine/gearbox, pillion frame can be removed for solo riding

Front wheel location / suspension

Upside-down telescopic forks, 46 mm fixed-fork-tube diameter

Rear suspension / spring elements

Cast aluminium single-sided swing-arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically and steplessly adjustable via handwheel, adjustable rebound damping

Spring travel, front/rear

120 mm / 120 mm

Wheelbase

1,487 mm

Castor

107.9 mm

Steering head angle

63.2 °

Wheels

Wire wheels

Rim dimensions, front

3.50 x 17″

Rim dimensions, rear

5.50 x 17”

Tyre, front

120/70 ZR 17

Tyre, rear

180/55 ZR 17

Brake, front

Twin disc brakes, floating discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston radial brake calipers

Brake, rear

Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper

ABS

BMW Motorrad ABS

Dimensions / weights

Length

2,110 mm

Width (including mirrors)

900 mm

Height (including mirrors)

1,240 mm

Seat height, unladen

805 mm

Rider step length, unladen

1,785 mm

Unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready:

222 kg

1)

Max. load (with standard equipment)

208 kg

Usable tank capacity

18 l

of which reserve

approx. 3 l

1) As defined in EU directive 93/93/EEC, filled with all operating fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable tank capacity.

 

 

 

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