Where It ALL BEGAN
For over 90 years, BMW Motorrad has been setting new standards with its exceptionally-made motorcycles. The company’s permanent endeavour to innovate, paired with the exclusive character of these motorcycles, forms the basis of a growing community of BMW fans.
Old and new BMW flat twin rebuilds can often be seen on the roads. A common characteristic of these motorcycles is each bike’s individual character, making the owners proud and embodying the quality and rich tradition of the BMW Motorrad brand.
The Heritage series clearly shows the boxer history of BMW Motorrad, with the R nineT – a motorcycle made for everyone who wants to “realise their own vision” thanks to the many customising options. Part of this collection, the Scrambler celebrates the unconventional; the Racer revives the superbike era of the 1970s; the Pure is a motorcycle reduced to its essentials; and the Urban G/S pays homage to the start of the G/S success story.
This collection of motorcycles is directly linked to BMW’s motorcycle history – which began in 1921 when the company commenced building engines for other brands. BMW Motorrad was given its initial boost in 1917 when Max Friz started working for BMW. Shortly before, he had quit his job under Paul Daimler in Stuttgart. As it turns out, this was highly fortunate for BMW, since after the banning of aircraft and aircraft engines by the Treaty of Versailles, the existence of BMW seemed to have been placed on unsure footing. Friz, who soon became BMW’s head designer, turned his full
BMW Motorrad has continuously been setting new standards in motorcycle construction for almost a century – and the brand’s Heritage collection perfectly reflects this constant strive for innovation.
attention to manufacturing motorcycles. In December 1922, Friz had already put the first BMW motorcycle on the drawing board to original scale. The core of his design was the new drive concept of the legendary BMW flat twin boxer engine.
Clear and reduced, the nineT series is deeply rooted in the boxer history of BMW and is meticulously equipped with high-quality parts and a uniquely attractive visual appeal. As stated by BMW Motorrad, “To ride a motorbike is to search for freedom. The R nineT is your companion on this journey. The here and now is the only thing that counts. The sky above and the road beneath you. And in the middle it’s only you and the nine. An inseparable entity, pure symbiosis. The BMW nineT stands for one thing above all else: pure riding.”
In 2017, the R nineT
Pure, R nineT Urban G/S, and the R nineT Racer will be joining the
R nineT Roadster and R nineT
Scrambler which is currently available for purchase. The nineT is only available in pure black with high-level equipment, giving the buyer room for individualisation, as the bike can be given personal touches thanks to the wide range of accessories available. BMW