2016 BMW R nineT | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 BMW R nineT | Buyer's Guide
2016 BMW R nineT

BMW is a company with a reputation that is both staid and, conversely, unconventional. Every once in a while, BMW comes up with a surprise, and the R nineT fits the bill.

A pure, bare-knuckle roadster with its air-cooled motor and gobs of torque, the nineT is positioned to tap into the highly popular retro market.

Fairly stripped down for a 1170cc boxer–it is the last of the exclusively air-cooled BMWs–the nineT is designed to be customized to suit each rider. ABS is one nod to modern technology, and adds safety to the mix.

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2016 BMW R NineT Specs:

ENGINE

  • Type: Air-cooled, DOHC, flat twin
  • Bore x stroke: 101 x 73mm
  • Displacement: 1170cc
  • Maximum power: 110 horsepower @ 7550 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 88 ft/lbs @ 6000 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 12.0:1
  • Engine management: Electronic intake pipe injection
  • Emissions control: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converters, emission standard EU-3 norm

PERFORMANCE

  • Maximum speed: 125+ mph
  • Fuel consumption: 52 mpg at a constant 55 mph
  • Fuel: Premium

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • Alternator: 3-phase, 600 watts
  • Battery: 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free

TRANSMISSION

  • Clutch: Single dry plate, mechanically operated
  • Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed w/ helical gear teeth
  • Drive: Shaft

CHASSIS

  • Frame: Four-section w/ load-bearing engine
  • Front suspension: Inverted 46mm forks; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Cast aluminum single-sided swingarm, spring-preload and rebound damping adjustable; 4.7 inches of travel

WHEELS

  • Type: Wire spoke
  • Front: 3.5 x 17″
  • Rear: 5.5 x 17″
  • Front tire: 120/70 ZR 17
  • Rear tire: 180/55 ZR 17

BRAKES

  • Front: Dual floating 320mm discs w/ four-piston fixed calipers
  • Rear: 265mm disc, with dual-piston floating caliper
  • ABS: Standard

DIMENSIONS

  • L x W: 87.4 x 35.0 inches
  • Wheelbase: 58.1 inches
  • Rake: 25.5°
    Trail: 4.04 inches
  • Seat height: 30.9 inches
  • Curb weight: 489 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 4.8 gallons

2016 BMW R nineT Color:

  • Black Storm Metallic

2016 BMW R NineT Price:

  • MSRP From $15,095

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