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

2016 BMW R nineT | Buyer’s Guide

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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With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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