BMW RETRO RANGE SET TO GROW
R ninet ‘Pure’ and ‘Racer’ revealed in secret documents
‘As well as the Scrambler there will be new ‘Pure’ and ‘Racer’ versions’
At least two further versions of the BMW R ninet are set to go on sale in 2017, just as MCN exclusively revealed earlier this year. Information from emissions certification paperwork in America shows that the 2017 R ninet line-up will include four models. As well as the R ninet and R ninet Scrambler, there will be new ‘Pure’ and ‘Racer’ versions.
The R ninet Pure is expected to be at the bottom of BMW’S retro boxer range. Sharing the 110bhp, 1170cc air-cooled engine as the rest of the range, its suspension and brakes will be stripped back to bring the price below £9000. The current Scrambler costs £10,530, with the R ninet coming in at £11,900.
As well as exposing the R ninet to a wider audience, the Pure will provide custom builders with a clean sheet at a lower cost.
The Racer is expected to sit at the other end of the range. Styled as a homage to the R90 S, and looking rather like the Roland Sands Concept 90 of 2013, it’s to be a sporty, part-faired take on the theme. Expect clip-on bars, a small Imola-style nose cowl, a café racer-style seat unit, and a price tag somewhere nearer the R ninet Roadster – but as this bike will still feature lower-spec suspension and cycle parts, we’d expect a price ticket of around £10,500.
The documents so far don’t mention a third new R ninet derivative, which is to be a Gs-inspired machine simi- lar to the Lac Rose concept (pictured, right). That might suggest that the R ninet GS features a retuned engine, and as such will be subject to separate emissions certification, or that it won’t appear until later in 2017.
Stunning Lac Rose concept was unveiled earlier this month
New Racer variant harks back to original Roland Sands Concept 90 bike
MCN’S impression of how Lac Rose-inspired R ninet GS version might look