2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show: BMW R nineT Pure And R nineT Racer Unveiled

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German motorcycle manufacturer BMW Motorrad has unveiled two new variants of its R nineT retro-styled naked motorcycle range at the 2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show in Cologne, Germany.

The two new motorcycles are two different characters: the Pure is a roadster model reduced to its essentials while the Racer (seen above) instead takes the look of the classic cafe racer motorcycle. Both motorcycles are inspired by the sixties and seventies.

Design wise the R nineT Pure looks like a classic motorcycle from the sixties and seventies without the unnecessary frills and with all the attributes of a classic motorcycle.

The Pure is characterized by a mix of classic and modern styles. The circular headlight features a sheet steel cover and the BMW emblem is applied on the centre of the light bulb cover.

The R nineT Pure is equipped with the white direction indicators and a LED back light.

The instrumentation consists of a single circular dial with the speedometer. A tachometer can be installed as an option  

In addition, the R NINET Pure features a LCD screen that displays the most important information, such as time and the mileage.

In the R nineT pure the the final element of the muffler of the stainless steel tailpipe is painted matte black.

The R nine T Racer on the other hand is a classic cafe racer reborn. The R nineT Racer feature a reduced half-fairing mounted and fixed to the frame.

The foot pegs are rear set and while the low-mounted handlebars are made from forged aluminum.

The front of the R NINET Racer is dominated by classic circular projector with the BMW emblem on the centre of the cover of the bulb.

The Racer features an analogue rev counter and speedo under which sit two digital readouts which show the time, gear, the remaining time, the daily mileage, the service interval, and average fuel consumption.

Unlike the R nineT Pure, the tip of the exhaust is done up in a pastel white rather than black.

Both the new BMW Motorrad motorcycles use an air/oil cooled DOHC Boxer twin engine that is compatible with Euro 4 emission norms.

The engine has a bore of 101 mm, stroke of 73 mm and a displacement of 1,170 cc and pushes out 108.4bhp @ 7,750rpm and 116Nm of torque @6,000rpm.

The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox that sends the power and torque to the rear wheel.to the rear wheel.

Both bikes feature telescopic front forks that have a travel of 125mm while at the rear the monoshock has a travel of 120mm.

With regards to the brakes, both motorcycles feature dual 320mm disc brakes up front with four piston calipers while at the rear the braking duties are handled by a single 265mm disc brake.

The two retro motorcycles sit on 17-inch alloy wheels. The front wheel is shod with a 120/70 R17 tyre while the rear wheel plays host to a 180/55 R17 tyre.

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Story first published: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 16:16 [IST]
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