2017 BMW R NineT Pure and R NineT Racer Previews

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

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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Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • Old MOron Old MOron on Oct 05, 2016

    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



  • Bmwclay Bmwclay on Oct 06, 2016

    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.