BMW has expanded their R nineT lineup with the addition of two new heritage models, R nineT Pure and R nineT Racer. The R nineT Racer can be considered as the best and latest evolution of the R nineT lineup that was introduced in 2013. Since that time, the R nineT lineup has developed and expanded their lineup with R nineT, Scrambler, Racer, Urban G/S, and Pure. California-based bike designer Roland Sands have developed an extreme version of the R nineT lineup, R nineT Racer for 2017. The Racer is bundled with many great features with stubby handlebars, rear-set footpegs, circular analog instruments and the looks of the bike is based on the Concept Ninety which was showcased in 2013.
The R nineT Pure model has no frills with a very simple style and with a very high-quality fork. The R nineT Pure has an aluminum trim panel and a steel fuel tank. There are many similarities between the Racer and Pure as both of them have a pair of Brembo four-pot calipers and uses conventional forks. Both of them uses a modular frame which is the same frame that is used on the R nineT Scrambler. It is divided into three different sections - pillion frame, rear frame and the main frame. One can easily remove the pillion frame and customize it accordingly. So let us take a close look at the R nineT Racer and the quick facts about the vintage styled machine that enhances its beauty.
Air cooled boxer engine and supple suspension
The BMW R nineT Racer has an air-cooled boxer engine that provides with 73-millimeter stroke and 101-millimeter bore which creates a capacity of 1,170 cc. It also claims 86 ft/lbs of torque and 110 horsepower which is truly amazing. It might not support an AkrapoviÄÂ silencer like the Scrambler but produces the perfect BMW muffler sound. It also provides with the crisp throttle response that keeps the ride engaging. It offers a very smooth ride due to 43mm non-adjustable fork that improves the riding experience.
R nineT Racer is stable with supersport riding position
R nineT is very stable that provides with a great comfort due to 58.7 inches of wheelbase and 26.4 degrees of rake. The R nineT also provides with a proper supersport riding position that allows to relax and stretch the body across the tank. It has a seat height of 31.7-inch that allows the riders to get their feet on the floor very easily and is very accessible. R nineT Racer is a solo affair but it allows to replace the hump with a seat.
Standard ABS with a proper control over the bike
R nineT Racer provides with the Brembo calipers up front with dual 320mm rotors along with 265mm rotor in the rear that helps to provide with a very comfortable and smooth halt. There is a secure deceleration that is ensured by the ABS. There is also an ASC (Automatic Stability Control) option that helps the rear wheel from spinning on the wet or slippery roads. The classic appearance of the bike is maintained by wire-spoked wheels.
Bundled with features and great visual appeal
This bike provides with the all new upswept exhaust and meets the emission standards of Euro4. It also has a larger catalytic converter that makes 110 horsepower and a new fuel map. The look and feel of the bike are enhanced by rear sets made from forged and fork bridges. One can also customize the bike with some upgrades such as LED turn signals, heated grips, and even an alarm. Besides these features, Racer can be considered as the perfect bike fling around the road.
The R nineT Racer is a decent and indulgent bike that gives you the feel of the superbikes from the 1970s and 80s. It is a superb bike that offers the best nostalgic ride experience and is personality-rich. The R nineT Racer will cost you 13,300 euros (USD $14,817) and also is considered as the second cheapest from the nine T lineup.
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