R NINET ROAD­STER

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THE FACTS O 110bhp 222kg Seat height 803mm

Sit­ting at the top of the R ninet family is the Road­ster, which ben­e­fits from some new colour op­tions and valu­able tweaks in­clud­ing Euro4 com­pli­ance.

The S1000rr-de­rived fork was pre­vi­ously un­ad­justable, but now has a full com­ple­ment of knobs to twid­dle. The wheels have had a light re­design, wheel­base has grown by 8mm, and the steer­ing head an­gle has been re­duced by 1.3 de­grees. The dual-clock dash has been split into two sep­a­rate bin­na­cles for a more tra­di­tional look.

There are two paint op­tions. The Black­storm gets a huge ‘21’ logo on the alu­minium tank, ap­plied by hand, while the Blue­planet’s tank is fin­ished in metal­lic blue with a golden sur­round.

Blue­planet paintscheme oozes class

Black­storm’s ‘21’ logo is hand-ap­plied

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