BMW release 4 new R nineT models with tasty options

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BMW have released 4 new R nineT models—R nineT, R nineT Pure, R nineT Scrambler and R nineT Urban G/S—all updated and tweaked over the previous model. Still using BMW’s famous boxer engine the R nineT now benefits from improvements which ensure it meets EU-5 requirements thanks to new cylinder heads for better cooling, while the throttle valve parts and cylinder head covers have been redesigned.

The cylinder heads feature a new turbulence system which swirls the mixture for better and cleaner combustion and increased torque particularly through the 4000 and 6000 rpm range.

This all results in 80 kW (109 hp) at 7250 rpm (up 1 kW), while the maximum torque is still 116 Nm at 6000 rpm. Hardly what you’d call progress but any combustion engine meeting Euro 5 regulations and making any kind of gain is a win.

All of the new R nineT models now feature ABS Pro in combination with DBC (Dynamic Brake Control) for braking stability at angle. There’s also a new shock absorber with travel-dependent damping (WAD) with adjustable spring preload via a hand wheel. Riders can also select from two modes: Rain and Road. BMW seem to be applying more and more tech to their bikes as the new M 1000RR has shown.

The design has also come in for improvements. Standard, the R nineT gets a new circular instrument with the BMW logo. The indicators are now white until active, and are LED like the headlights. There’s even a USB charging socket which would seem like overkill, until you actually need it.

BMW are ramping up their options on the R nineT this time around. If opting for “Riding Modes Pro”, owners of the R nineT and R nineT Pure get an additional mode, “Dyna”, while the R nineT Scrambler and R nineT Urban G/S get “Dirt” as the additional riding mode. Along with Riding Modes Pro, customers can select the Comfort Package which adds cruise control and heated handlebar grips.

Other options include DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) and engine drag torque control (MSR), turning light, and rear silencer.

But tick the “Option 719” and things really start to open up. There are various wheel options, milled parts packages, a rear conversion with short rear end with number plate holder behind the rear wheel, as well as a rear end in tracker style (Tracker rear end), all from the Original BMW Motorrad Accessories range.

There are standard and optional paint finishes with the “Edition 40 Years GS” R nineT Urban G/S getting a limited edition with a nod to the R 100 GS, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the BMW Motorrad GS family.

The appetite for retro inspired motorcycles never seems to diminish, and given the speed at which superbikes fire down the road it comes as no surprise that most road riders are turning to something a little tamer and more comfortable.

Visit BMW for pricing and more.

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