BMW Motorrad Malaysia has introduced new variants; the new BMW R nineT, BMW R nineT Pure and BMW R nineT Racer, for the domestic premium Motorcycle market. The nineT variants are categorized as the BMW Heritage Motorrad line-up.
Embodying the essence of over 90 thrilling years of BMW Motorrad, the updated BMW R nineT neatly sums up the company’s illustrious past with a unique concept of pure riding pleasure with a classic, minimalist design, and a deliberate focus on technical essentials.
The new BMW R nineT Pure, which is the roadster reduced to the essentials, and the BMW R nineT Racer, which is the classic, old-school half-faired sports motorcycle, are both concepts that were popular in the 1960s and 1970s and continue to inspire nostalgia among many motorcycle enthusiasts to this day.
The new BMW R nineT Motorrads feature the potent, air/oil-cooled boxer engine with a capacity of 1,170cc and an output of 110hp and a maximum torque of 116Nm, combined with a 6-speed transmission. Both are also designed to meet the requirements of the EU4 pollutant class. This involved fitting the motorcycles with such features as a new engine mapping, a fuel system with carbon canister for fuel tank ventilation and an exhaust system with an altered catalytic converter that has a larger cross-section.
The BMW R nineT epitomises casual elegance. When focusing on the most important design elements of the motorcycle. The bike appears from every angle as a motorcycle with a perfected mix of classic and modern styling themes with high-quality surface finishes.
In terms of new highlights, the BMW R nineT features a new dual speed indicator and rational-speed sensor instrument with on-board computer. Additionally, BMW Motorrad has extended the design program of its Original BMW Motorrad Accessories to include the “Machined” range of customising parts for the new BMW R nineT. The unique design was created in collaboration with Roland Sands, well-known customizer based in California, USA. The optional “Machined Parts” available include “Machined” cylinder head covers, “Machined” headlight rig, “Machined” engine cover, and “Machined” handle bars.
Next up is the BMW R nineT Pure, as the name suggests is meant for the purists. In outlook, the bike is portrayed with both classic and modern stylistic elements of motorcycle construction, combined with high-end details such as footrests and foot bridges in forged aluminium with a clear anodised finish.
Featured as a standard, the fuel tank and front mudguard of the BMW R nineT Pure are finished in Catalano Grey. It also conveys a sense of sophisticated workmanship in numerous details. For example, the circular headlight with sheet steel casing and the BMW emblem positioned centrally on the bulb cover also echo BMW Motorrad history. Additionally, the instrument cluster perfectly matches the classically reduced appearance of the R nineT Pure with a circular speedometer featuring an analogue display and integrated indicator signals. In addition to that, the roadster bike is also fitted with an LCD display that shows important information such as the time and trip distance.
The Racer edition of the nineT is derived from BMW’s concept Ninety motorcycle. The new BMW R nineT Racer conveys a sense of old-school sporty aspiration with its strikingly short and frame-mounted half-fairing on the steering head. The bike is offrered with modern technology.
The front view of the BMW R nineT Racer is especially slim and squat in style, determined by the classic circular headlight with the BMW emblem positioned centrally on the bulb cover. ‘
The sports bike has an on-board computer featured as standard, which provides a large and clear display on a segmented screen of the most important information such as time, active gear, remaining range, trip distance, service interval and average speed and fuel consumption.
Meantime, the stainless-steel exhaust system with rear silencer positioned on the left-hand side also reflects the style of a classic motorcycle, commonly seen in café racers and roasters of the 1960s and 1970s. As with the wheels, the BMW R NineT Racer comes with light alloy cast wheels, as do the BMW R NineT Pure. The BMW R nineT Racer is finished in the color Lightwhite, which appears on the half-fairing, the fuel tank, the front mudguard and the seat hump. Enhanced by décor reminiscent of past BMW Motorsport colors, it also conveys a sense of light, dynamic and sporty flair. Custom options for the bike include pillion frame, HP carbon parts for the tail cover, mudguard, cover intake snorkel, timing chain cover, and cylinder head cover and cover ignition key, navigation mounting, and more.
The BMW Motorrad R nineT retails for RM 101,900.00, followed by the Pure version at RM 82,900.00 and Racer at RM 88,900.00. Furthermore, the new BMW Motorrad Heritage motorcycles benefit from special financing programs courtesy of BMW Credit Malaysia with monthly payments from RM 1,490 for the New BMW R nineT, RM 1,190 for the New BMW R nineT Pure and RM 1,290 for the New BMW R nineT Racer.
The new line-up will on display at the BMW Motorrad Nightfuel event on Saturday, 15 April from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Open Car Park Opposite Pulp Coffee along Jalan Riong, Bangsar, KL.