BMW R ninet Racer S

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The R ninet Racer shares the same oil/ air-cooled 1170cc flat twin, as used be­tween 2004 and 2012 in the R1200GS and RT, with the other R ninets in the range — the Pure, Ur­ban G/S, Scram­bler and R ninet it­self. They also share a near-iden­ti­cal steel-tube frame. All have slight vari­a­tions in steer­ing ge­om­e­try ac­cord­ing to dif­fer­ent sus­pen­sion and ride heights. The R ninet Racer has two vari­ants, the base and the S. The S adds wire wheels, heated grips, a chrome ex­haust and LED in­di­ca­tors over the base model, and costs £11,730 against £11,050. As with all R ninets, the ex­ten­sive range of BMW’S Op­tion 719 cus­tomis­ing kits is avail­able, with a huge list of milled and ma­chined cos­metic ex­tras.

SPEC Price £11,730 En­gine 1170cc flat twin, 4v per cyl, a/c Power 109bhp @ 7750rpm Torque 86lb·ft @ 6000rpm Trans­mis­sion 6-speed, shaft Chas­sis tubu­lar steel trel­lis Front sus­pen­sion 43mm forks, 125mm travel, non-ad­justable Rear sus­pen­sion monoshock, 120mm travel, ad­justable preload and re­bound damp­ing Front brakes 320mm discs, 4-pis­ton calipers Rear brake 265mm disc, 2-pis­ton caliper Front tyre 120/70 ZR17 Rear tyre 180/55 ZR17 Wheel­base 1491mm Rake/trail 26.4°/103.9mm Seat height 805mm Kerb weight 219kg Fuel ca­pac­ity 17 litres PCP FI­NANCE Price £11,730 De­posit £2500* Monthly re­pay­ments 36 x £141.07 Op­tional fi­nal pay­ment £5946.25 APR 7.9% To­tal payable £13,524.77 An­nual mileage 5000 *In­cludes £500 con­tri­bu­tion from BMW

S ver­sion comes with heated grips. Handy, con­sid­er­ing the amount of weight on the wrists Clas­sic, retro-style ana­logue speedo and rev counter with LCD gear and info dis­plays

Con­ven­tional forks don’t of­fer any ad­just­ment at all

Shock is ad­justable for preload and re­bound, but the R ninet likes to cor­ner at its own pace

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