28/ Your New Get­away Ve­hi­cle These jacked-up bikes aren’t just quick, they’re your chance to es­cape

When it comes to curves, two wheels can trump four

Men's Health (South Africa) - - REGULARS & DEPARTMENTS -

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in BMW’s 2017 Her­itage line – in­clud­ing the R nineT and its Scram­bler, Pure, Ur­ban G/S, and Racer (right) vari­a­tions – is solid and sturdy. The Racer I rode bur­bled to life and then set­tled into a re­laxed thrum. Cruising at low RPMs, the mo­tor is qui­etly po­lite, sav­ing its char­ac­ter for cheeky mo­ments of heavy throt­tle. Slic­ing through city traf­fic, it gets the job done, but it’s not nat­u­ral there; its wide boxer en­gine and mir­rors make for pon­der­ous lane splits. But on back roads the en­gine comes alive, invit­ing greedy hand­fuls of throt­tle and hold­ing a spir­ited charge on the curves. And it’s one of the most hand­some mo­tor­cy­cles money can buy.

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