Confirming what we were first to report, BMW is adding two new variants to its R nineT line, introducing the R nineT Pure and R nineT Racer. They join the original R nineT and the previously-announced R nineT Scrambler. The four models form the basis of what BMW calls its Heritage line of classically-styled modern motorcycles.

The R nineT Pure and Racer both make use of the modular steel tubular space frame as the Scrambler which opens up several avenues for customization.


The Pure is a classic roadster, even moreso than the base model R nineT. Priced at 12,300 euros (about US$13,726), it slots in under the base model’s 14,900-euro price tag. To get the lower price, BMW did away with the R nineT’s radial-mount calipers and 46mm upside-down fork. In their places are traditionally-mounted four-piston front brake calipers and a rightside-up 43mm telescopic fork. BMW also swapped out the R nineT’s wire-spoke wheels for five-spoke 17-inch light alloy cast wheels, though wire spoke wheels will be offered as an option.

Other R nineT Pure features include a circular analog tachometer, two-into-one exhaust, and forged aluminum footrests and fork bridges and a Catalano Grey non-metallic paint job.


For the sportier R nineT Racer, BMW added a fairing, hump seat, lower handlebars, rearset footpegs and a Lightwhite non-metallic paint scheme with BMW Motorsport colors. The R nineT Racer is priced at 13,300 euros (US$14,817).

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  • DickRuble

    If you ever wondered what the T stands for in Rnine T: Trödel

    • Old MOron

      Bwa-ha ha-ha! Good one, Richard.
      I might agree concerning these cheeped out variants: they put lesser forks and brakes on the “sport model”?!
      But the original R9T is a fine machine.

  • dW

    I’ve been waiting….and waiting…….for either Guzzi or Bee-Em to do a stripped down, cafe-racer. Air-cooled twins are amongst the most addictive engines on the planet, why they don’t do this is beyond all reason..
    When i heard that the R9T was being re-jigged into that scheme i was positively salivating!!
    – then i saw the cheap cartridge forks………and cast wheels……what a let-down.

  • SRMark

    My eyes like the white one, my bones like the gray one.

  • TheMarvelous1310

    Nice, I’ve been wondering when they would bob out the RnineT. Gotta wonder why they put the downmarket wheels and springs on the Racer, but I’m not in the market anyway so who cares what I think?

  • Old MOron

    Dear MOrons,
    According to your report, the R9T Racer will be $14,817.
    And per Triumph’s website, the Thruxton R with cafe fairing is $15,500.
    That’s close enough. Must have shootout: R9T Racer v. Thruxton R Cafe×548.jpg?86f03d

  • Bmwclay

    R9T racer, Moto Guzzi already did this with their LeMans. Very satisfying bike, I loved mine. It was like a fast Norton that never broke and the chain never needed adjusting.