BMW R NINET RACER
FUEL 17 litres @40mpg = 149 miles WEIGHT 220kg wet SEAT 805mm POWER 108bhp TORQUE 86ftlb THE RIDER Matt Wildee Former editor of Performance Bikes loves trackdays and clocking big miles HEIGHT 6ft 2in WEIGHT 85kg email@example.com
I’ve been getting to know the R ninet Racer well over the last few weeks with time spent in the garage and on the dyno. Firstly, to increase ground clearance I’ve looked at the rear preload, reducing static sag from 12mm to 8mm. I’ve also reduced rebound by half-a-turn to stop the bike jacking down in long corners. These changes help the bike hold a better line and drag its pegs less when riding quickly. I’ve also removed the hero blobs. Once they’ve dragged on the tarmac a few times they’re razor-sharp and the bike leans so much on the sidestand that I’ve cut my shin brushing past it in the garage. It’s been on the dyno: 101.75bhp. Can, system and fuelling module beckon.