BMW R ninet Pure

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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

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