BMW R NINET RACER S £11,615

Motorcycle News (UK) - - GARAGE -

FUEL: 17 litres @ 40mpg = 149 miles WEIGHT 220kg SEAT 805mm POWER 108bhp TORQUE 86ftlb THE RIDER Matt Wildee Beardy Matt has 15 years of road test­ing bikes and loads of road mile un­der his belt Af­ter 3000 miles the first things have fallen off my BMW. Head­ing along the A1, I no­ticed that one of the screen bolts was loose, but by the time I get off the mo­tor­way, three had vi­brated loose. Coin­ci­den­tally, it hap­pened just af­ter the screen had been taken off by a sus­pen­sion man­u­fac­turer dur­ing the re­moval and re­place­ment of the front forks. I just think they weren’t re-tight­ened enough and they shook free. Re­place­ments needed to be or­dered from lo­cal BMW deal­ers – and cost a slightly scary £5.46 each, in­clud­ing plastic wash­ers. Aside from that it’s busi­ness as usual – the R ninet con­tin­ues to be a pleasure on hard, fast rides and a pain in town.

Screen screw pricey, but are high qual­ity

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