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1Back to top Go down   BMW RNineT Empty BMW RNineT on Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:11 pm

Two Wheels Better

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BMW RNineT Rninet10

You've all probably seen or heard of this bike, the last air/oil-cooled boxer from BMW now that the Wasserboxer is taking over. It's a relatively light, sleek, and nimble little beast with 110 bhp from its DOHC hexhead motor. It reminds me of wheeling around my old Airheads due to its diminutive size and low-slung weight. In reality it's just under 490 lbs (221 kilos) dry. But it feels light. Peruse the interwebnet and you'll find all sorts of cool customs of this model from Japan, Europe and the Americas. Some of them are hideous.

BMW RNineT Elsoli10
Impostor by El Solitario

BMW RNineT Highwa10
Highway Fighter by Cherry's Company of Japan

BMW RNineT Rsd10
Concept Ninety by Roland Sands

They're quite customisable with removable subframe and passenger pegs, a rear seat cowl is available after removing the pillion seat section. There are various exhaust options, and the aftermarket have taken off with options as well. We had a look at the Rizoma catalogue and decided to make a version of our own. Some folk like the cruiser look and feel, others enjoy roadsters, some prefer café racers - the boss likes low 'bars and rear sets. This is ours.

BMW RNineT Imag1027

We added a small flyscreen, carbon fibre front mudguard and front engine cover, clip-ons, bar end mirrors mounted in the stock mirror holes, a single Akrapovic can, ditched the subframe and pegs, added LED indicators, a tidied up taillight and number plate holder, and had the all-aluminium rear cowl painted to resemble the dark storm metallic/brushed aluminium colour scheme on the petrol tank. Once we'd all thrown a leg over we knew straight away that rearsets were required. They're on order.

BMW RNineT Imag1028


I think it'll make a nice little road burner.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

2Back to top Go down   BMW RNineT Empty Re: BMW RNineT on Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:52 pm

Holister

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@Two Wheels Better wrote:Some of them are hideous.

BMW RNineT Elsoli10
Impostor by El Solitario
Now that's just taking crash bars a little tooo far!


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1988 K100RT     VIN No.  0094680
1989 K100RT     VIN No.  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN No.  0451808
 BMW RNineT Austra12    Fuel:  95 Octane
Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil:  Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

3Back to top Go down   BMW RNineT Empty Re: BMW RNineT on Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:14 pm

Two Wheels Better

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BMW RNineT Rninet11

BMW RNineT by Toy's Garage

BMW RNineT Rninet12

RNineT by UCC

BMW RNineT Rninet13

RNineT by Nakajima

BMW RNineT Rninet14

RNineT by Takamine

BMW RNineT Rninet15

RNineT by Togashi


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

4Back to top Go down   BMW RNineT Empty Re: BMW RNineT on Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:14 am

WoodyAUK75

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I actually just spotted this on the BMW site last night. It looks great, but $21,000 is a bit out of my price range. Oh well, I won't buy another bike until the K75s dies, so that'll give 'em plenty of time to get old. Actually, I'll probably buy a few more bikes, but usually old dirt bikes to do up, though I've been looking at a few 50s models lately.

    

5Back to top Go down   BMW RNineT Empty Re: BMW RNineT on Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:35 pm

sidecar paul

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Doesn't anybody do mudguards any more?  scratch

Paul.

(Oh, of course you're not supposed to ride them.........)


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'84 K100RS (0014643) (owned since '85), 86 K100RS (0018891) with Martello sidecar (built as an outfit in '88),
'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
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6Back to top Go down   BMW RNineT Empty Re: BMW RNineT on Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:55 pm

RicK G

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When you only ride them on fine days down to a handy cafe then there is apparently no need for such a ridiculous thing.
Just run along the road with clipond in each hand going vroom vroom couldn't look any sillier.


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"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."  from Mencken's 1919 Prejudices

Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

7Back to top Go down   BMW RNineT Empty Re: BMW RNineT on Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:14 pm

boxermetal

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We are building a custom R-nine-T in our shop. Custom aluminum seat and tank..... I'll post some pics when the body work is finished.

http://www.boxermetal.com
    

8Back to top Go down   BMW RNineT Empty Re: BMW RNineT on Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:32 pm

charlie99

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cool  ....this could be interesting ...
good luck


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