BMW R NINET RACER S £11,615
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.