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2014 BMW R NineT – a preview

2014 BMW R NineT

“A dream  motorcycle is something that is  beyond just transportation , it is a connection with life” . Riding the BMW NineT is by itself a time reliever , as the time spend is pure pleasure! Well, BWM Motorrad is celebrating its 90th birthday and this reminds us of its 90 years of passion, 90 years of innovation and 90 years of unstoppable performance that has eventually given birth to this iconic naked roadster the  BMW R Nine T! This motorcycle has a one of the kind aggressive and brawny looks ( and is by inspired from all those race bikes and roadster bikes of the good old days ). This roaster has such sharp looks that  it makes you wonder if it came out of  Tony Stark’s or Bruce Wayne’s garage 🙂 For those  BWM fans who love the classic and original roadsters,  BMW has managed to forge the best machine for you.This motorbike is all about pure passion , pure driving pleasure and pure design that makes it an obsession for those classic enthusiasts.

Riding a motorcycle is all about feeling free  .The BMW R NineT balances this feeling with an equal proportion of a casual cool look and a phenomenal performance on the scale . Even putting behind all these details, this motorcycle is unmistakably part of  a legacy,  it is a member of the BMW family! The BMW NineT leaves you with complete satisfaction with regards to variety. The whole idea behind the Nine T was to design your own NineT ,design your life .One name .One purist lifestyle .

Engine And Performance 

2013 BMW R1200GS engine

When you look at a super bike in this scale and with the BMW tag, you can expect real big specs .It is forged  with a breathtaking  1170cc  four stroke petrol mill that manages to churn out 110bhp, which will  work out to produce a maximum of  119Nm at 6000 RPM.  The  1170cc powerhouse is eventually air cooled which is a acclaimed twin-boxer engine . Throttle all the way and you can achieve a highest speed of 200kmph on the NineT .The rear suspension mechanism utilizes the BMW’s one of  the kind  Paralever shaft-drive system, and up front has a conventional inverted telescopic forks.Then there is the six-speed gear mechanism that transfers the power to the rear wheels via a shaft drive system, giving a seamless driving experience . The motor cycle has a 22-liter tank capacity that needs to be filled only with unleaded fuel. Standards are maintained with out a hiss , the front wheel has a 320 mm base and back wheel has 265mm disc brakes with ABS. 

The BMW NineT has a four-section body frame with one front frame and three rear frame sections . The best part is that the rear section can be  completely modified to enjoy a single person ride. The deep humming sound matches well with the looks, performance and is definitely very satisfactory.

Design and Accessories  

BMW NineT modification


2014 bmw r ninet tail options

The BMW NineT is a symbol for freedom , it is exclusively designed for further modifications by the costumer himself . The side lines and contours add special attraction to the bike , especially the lines which continue from the fuel tank . The tank is perfectly hand crafted from brushed aluminum, clear lacquered in sides and glossy black in the middle . At the tail is an aluminum storage box which has replaced the pillon seat . The seats have premium quality surface with different optional textures .On the tank is this beautiful black and white combination of a ornamental seam with an embedded gold logo that reads : NineT. A new and contemporary feature is the rubber pads that are fixed to the sides of the tanks to prevent scratches and to give a better ergonomic look. NineT has an attractive anti theft feature with acoustic and visual alarms when dealt with vibrations .


BMW r ninet back


Ride and Handling 

BMW R Ninet

This motorcycle can be described as a super bike that has the looks of a ferocious roadster. Riding it is pure pleasure the throttle response is utterly amazing . It is not only good at throttling on a straight but also pretty amazing when zooming through steep corners , bends and turnings. What sets it apart is the unique deep humming sound that is produced, which is well matched with the pure roadster look and feel. Zooming through the city roads or having a happy long drive on the country side? You will sure get the best experience with the twin megaphone silencers. Thanks to the SRR1000 forks which give you a nice front-end look and you  just cannot resist yourself from pressing the throttle a little bit more at the corners to travel faster . Not to mention the NineT has a very good ground clearance. It moves and performs like a true beast and the best roadsters out there.

Technical Data

Type Air/oil-cooled flat twin (‘Boxer’) 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 ccm
Rated output 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,550 rpm
Max. torque 119 Nm at 6.000 rpm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 4,5 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5,8 l
Fuel type Unleaded fuel, octane number 95-98 RON (rated output at 98 RON)

Specs source :

BMW R NineT:

Bottom Line:

The only disappointing factor with these big bikes is that they come with real BIG price tag. It is going to cost you  23.5 lakhs ( ex-Mumbai showroom price ) , and is available in all three BMW Motorrad outlets in  Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi.

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