BMW R ninet Pure
110bhp | 219kg | Seat height 805mm
Stripped of all bells and whistles, the fittingly named Pure is the most similar in style to the original R ninet Roadster, but with none of the costly elements, making this the perfect base for customisers – and those on a tight budget.
It may be simplistic, but it’s not devoid of style or nice touches. Details such as the footrests and fork bridges are forged aluminium with a clear anodised finish, the brushed stainless steel exhaust with black end cap is neat and fuss-free, and the Pure loses none of the detail around mudguard braces, seat stays or that lovely big headlamp.
As with the rest of the R ninet derivatives, it gets a non-adjustable conventional fork, lower-spec shock on the Paralever swingarm, a steel 17-litre fuel tank, and fewer electronic aids as standard. It shares the same single central unit with the Scrambler, blending an analogue display with integrated indicator lamps and an LCD panel.
Intended as a blank canvas, the Pure also doubles as the ideal budget naked roadster for those tired of endless spec lists of complication. The list of official options is huge, enabling the machine to be transformed into a factory-fit custom – or you can leave it as it is, and enjoy its flat-twin purity.
The new Pure is simple but still has lots of neat touches