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.Read our BMW R nineT Review.Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!