BMW R ninet Urban G/S: Retro perfection from Bavaria plus Yamaha’s cheeky XSR900 Abarth and Husqvarna’s handsome new 401 Vitpilen.
THE FACTS O 24bhp O 157kg O Seat height 895mm
BMW’S reinvention continues in 2017 with more new models that mark the German firm out as one of the most innovatively on-trend manufacturers in the market. And leading the charge is this beautiful R ninet Racer.
Looking every inch the retro HP2 Sport, it takes the basic R ninet platform that has proved so popular for BMW, strips it of its high-end cycle parts, and adds some of the most understated and classy café racer styling seen on any modern classic.
Long and low looking, the similarities to the Concept 90 revealed in 2013 are clear to see, both harking back to the seminal 1970s R90S. Pure class. HIGHLIGHTS Half-faired café racer Five-spoke alloy wheels Air/oil cooled 1170cc boxer twin