BMW R ninet Racer S
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