BMW R Nine T review
BMW R Nine T is a diamond of the BMW Motorrad crown, though there are other super sport models and roadster motorcycles available. The motorcycle is special about its features and the heritage, that is carried for many years. The BMW R Nine T comes with an astonishing Air-cooled boxer engine, that makes it a very remarkable one of its own cafe racer caste.
The BMW R Nine T price in India is almost INR 23 Lakhs and remains to be in the finest class of motorcycle.
Outlook and design
The BMW R Nine T was first introduced in 2014 and the bike lingers with the retro styled roadster. The most highlighted angles of the R Nine T are the Air-Cooled Boxer engine appearing like the power houses of the bike.
BMW offers a full liberty to the rider on the R Nine T customization like HP sports silencer (Exhaust height adjustable), cylinder head cover, heated handle grips, headlamp ring, LED turn indicators, engine cover, rear side hump and lot more.
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The bike shows its fuel tank and the Boxer engine prominently, while the remaining body looks like the fill in the blanks, to be filled by the choice of the buyer.
The round steel headlight frame, boxy fuel tank, spoke wheels, instrumental cluster, cast aluminium single swinging arm and the dense golden shock absorbers of the BMW R Nine T are classic in its design and be like a machine than a motorcycle.
Most things like forged brackets, headlight holder and other assisting parts are made up of aluminium is interesting.
The BMW R Nine T rear seat frame can be removed or stay attached by the choice of the rider for enjoying the single rider spirit.
Engine and gearbox
The 1170 cc boxer engine of the BMW R Nine T is a 4 stroke engine supported by the dual camshaft, comprising of 4 valves per cylinder. The Boxer engine can produce 110 BHP at 7,550 RPM of maximum power and 119 NM at 6,000 RPM of peak Torque.
The engine is connected to a Claw shift 6-speed gearbox and drives the rear wheel by the shaft drive. The Controlled catalytic converter manages the EU-4 emission standards of the R Nine T.
BMW R Nine T top speed and mileage
The robust boxer engine of the R Nine T BMW can reach a top speed of 200 km/h with the efficient shaft drive. The Electronic intake pipe injection manages to achieve a mileage of 22 Kmpl with an optimal speed range.
The four part frame concept of the BMW R Nine T is unique and splits with one front frame and three part rear frames.
The front side of the roadster is supported by the dense Upside down forks measuring about 46 mm and the rear side is a spring preload fully adjustable mono shock absorber.
The BMW R Nine T front twin disc of 320 mm with 4 piston callipers is like an ornament for the bike. The system is very efficient and drops anchor immediately.
The rear side tyre is stopped by the Single 265 mm disc brake powered by double-piston floating caliper. The ABS feature of this roadster is offered by the BMW Motorrad
The front tyre of the R Nine T BMW measure about 120/70 ZR 17 and the rear spoke wheel wear the 180/55 ZR 17. The classic spoke wheels and the tyre grip pattern matches the overall look of the motorcycle.
Other variants of the R NineTs like BMW R nineT Pure, BMW R nineT Racer, BMW R nineT Scrambler and BMW R nineT Urban G/S uses the 5 spoke alloy wheels.
BMW R Nine T Price
The price of R Nine T is way heavier compared to the other prime street fighter segment super bikes (INR 10-15 lakhs) like KTM Super Duke 1290, Yamaha MT 10 and Kawasaki Z1000. However, the orthodox appearance of the BMW R Nine T with the current trends keeps the price at a range of INR 23 lakhs. The choice is still on the buyer’s side to move on with the motorcycle.
Other Variants of the R Nine T
The BMW R nine T has an array of retro style roadsters with it. The other machines offered under the roof of R Nine T got their own style of avatar to satisfy the wide range of customers.
The remarkable and other varieties of the R Nine T include BMW R nineT Pure, BMW R nineT Racer, BMW R nineT Scrambler and BMW R nineT Urban G/S.
R nineT Scrambler Images
R nine T Racer Images
R nine T Urban Image
R nine T Pure Images
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All variants of R nine T are eligible for the customization.