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The devil will be in the details on this bike. BMW Motorad has veered into Wierdsville for several years now with their avant guard design themes. Everything later than the R1150RT has clashed with my personal sense of design aesthetics. This RNineT might bring me back into their camp.
 

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Very nice bike but I wouldn't swap it for my old R90 1975 . I would however find room for one in my garage : )

I have no doubt that it will be a very capable touring platform.

If I was on a dark road in the middle of nowhere and it cut out, I'd rather be on the old bird...I could take the cylinder heads, barrels and pistons off at the side of the road..same with the carbs...

On the plus side for the new one..I imagine it has tubeless tyres..Now that's a big plus...If you have ever had a tube go then you'll know what I mean.

joe


R Nine T


Air/oil-cooled twin-cylinder boxer engine with a displacement of 1,170 cc. Output 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,750 rpm, maximum torque 119 Nm (88 lb-ft) at 6,000 rpm.
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Modular frame concept with removable pillion frame and frame end-piece.
Classic wheel suspension concept using high-quality upside-down telescopic fork at the front and paralever at the rear.
Exhaust system with two silencers on the left-hand side, with variation options.
Traditional wire-spoke wheels with black rims and hubs.
Radial 4-piston monoblock brake callipers, steel-braided brake lines and floating 320 mm brake discs.
Model plate riveted onto steering head in classic BMW Motorrad style.
Bespoke range of special accessories made to BMW Motorrad’s customary high standards of quality.




BMW R 90S

Year

1973-76 Number Sold 17465

Engine

Air cooled, four stroke, two cylinder horizontally opposed Boxer, pushrod operated 2 valves per cylinder.
Capacity

898

Bore x Stroke 90 x 70.6 mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Induction

2 slide Dell'Orto PHM 38 carb
Ignition / Starting

Battery ignition / electric

Clutch Dry single plate, with diaphragm spring
Max Power

67 hp 48.8 kW @ 7000 rpm
Max Torque

76 Nm 55 ft-lb 7.6 kg-m @ 5500 rpm

Transmission / Drive

4 Speed / shaft

Gear Ratios 4.4 / 2.86 / 2.07 / 1.67 / 1.50 :1
Frame Double-loop tubular frame with bolt-on rear section
Front Suspension

Telescopic hydraulic forks. 208mm wheel travel

Rear Suspension

Long swinging arm with adjustable strut. 125mm wheel travel

Front Brakes

2x 260mm disc 1 piston caliper
Rear Brakes

200mm drum
Front Tyre

3.25 H19
Rear Tyre

4.00 H18

Seat Height 820 mm
Wet-Weight

215 kg

Fuel Capacity

24 Litres

Consumption average

46 mp/g

Standing ¼ Mile

13.3 sec / 101 mp/h

Top Speed

200 km/h
 

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The devil will be in the details on this bike. BMW Motorad has veered into Wierdsville for several years now with their avant guard design themes. Everything later than the R1150RT has clashed with my personal sense of design aesthetics. This RNineT might bring me back into their camp.
I agree with your thoughts 100% Randy.......and speaking of 'details':mouthwate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQbDemMSV10

I'l' see it for myself hopefully this weekend.
Brian:)
 

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You actually agree with 100% of Randy's thoughts Brian..My that's a worrying concept...:naughty:
Yep Joe!...,Randy's sentiments ...............;

''The devil will be in the details on this bike. BMW Motorad has veered into Wierdsville for several years now with their avant guard design themes. Everything later than the R1150RT has clashed with my personal sense of design aesthetics. This RNineT might bring me back into their camp.''

;...............make total sense to me:). (Of course we both see things through.;)

'Brutie coloured glasses':laughing:
 

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Dunno Joe.., I think it's a retro style 'roadster'
I agree.......this bike is a play for old guys like me that like round headlights and wire wheels. We're not yet dead, and we've still got a little bit of money......

Think Moto Guzzi V7 and Honda CB1100......both bikes that I really like.

The unanswered question is: why then, am I attracted to the early Brutale and F4? These bikes are the total opposite of what I generally like. I do think beauty can be translated into contemporary bikes, and both of these fit my personal definition of "beauty". :)
 

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It would need to take the " Ring of Kerry" test.

While out in Ireland last summer, I pulled over at one of Irelands most beautiful places.." The Lady Lake".

A coach load over American students pulled up to take in the view. Within a minute of them getting off for a photo opp of the lake ,there were 20 - teenage girls taking pics of my scruffy old 1975 R90....Now that's class..

joe
 

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Air cooled four valve transverse mounted twin, shaft drive, 110 hp, single plate clutch, single round headlight, rounded oval tank, wire spoke wheels, 489 lbs dry weight., ugly stock exhaust.

It's a BMW R nineT. NO. It's a Moto Guzzi Griso SE. NO. It's both. :wtf:



 

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The Griso's pipes are uglier don't you think Kevin ? I like to see a bike with a pipe each side..A nice balanced look when viewed from the rear...
 

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The Griso's pipes are uglier don't you think Kevin ? ...
I think they are equally hideous. Aftermarket pipes would be in order for both bikes.
 

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There are some god awful pipes out there in modern bikes Kevin..
joe
Joe, that one is awful. What are they thinking? :wtf:
 
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