We finally get a look at BMW's new "heritage" bike.
Leaked pictures surfaced a few weeks ago of the new 2014 BMW R nineT and the official news of this new bike has just been released by BMW. This new roadster was created to mark BMW’s “90 years of BMW Motorrad” and we think she’s a beaut.
They went retro with the 2014 BMW R nineT, using a classically-styled flat twin boxer engine like legendary BMW R 32 from 1923 that began this whole genre. BMW is also tapping into the “café” culture with the bike’s aesthetics while also offering a ton of aftermarket customization.
What We Know Right Now:
- 1170cc air/oil cooled flat twin boxer producing 110 hp at 7750RPM and 88 lbs.-ft. of torque at 6000RPM
- Exhaust system features two silencers on the left with multiple options for customization
- Tubular steel spaceframe incorporates the engine as a load bearing element
- Removable pillion frame allows the nineT to carry a passenger or be set up for just a solo rider
- Borrows telescopic forks from the BMW S1000RR
- Single sided swingarm in the back with a central sprung strut
- Wire-spoke wheels with black anodized alloy, non-flanged rims
- Braking system composed of radial 4-piston monoblock brake calipers with floating 320 millimeter brake discs and ABS
- The 4.75 gal fuel tank is hand painted and coated
Gallery: 2014 BMW R nineT: First Official Photos and Specs
The nineT is officially launching soon at a BMW event in Munich. Expect to also see it at the U.K.'s MotorcycleLive show in November.
More details to come.