We pitched it against the cream of the com­pe­ti­tion to find out why

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

MCN Road Tester Age 50 Height 5ft 6in “When I was 17 I had a Suzuki GSX750 ET – my first big bike”

Michael Neeves

MCN Se­nior Tester Age 46 Height 6ft “I’ve been itch­ing to ride the Thrux­ton R since it was un­veiled”

Emma Franklin

MCN Road Tester Age 34 Height 5ft 7in “I grew up around big mus­cle bikes in the 1980s”

With its boxer twin, shaft drive and space-age looks, BMW’S R ninet goes its own way Mix­ing small bike agility with big bike grunt and at­ti­tude, the Thrux­ton R will please sports­bike fans as well as laid-back types

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