Launched at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany, last year, the 2017 BMW Motorrad R nineT Racer, along with the bare-bones basic R nineT Pure, and the updated top-of-the-line R nineT, are now in Malaysia, joining the RM92,900 BMW R nineT Scrambler that was released in October 2016. Prices for the new BMW Motorrad Heritage-series machines start at RM82,900 for the R nineT Pure, while the Racer retails at RM88,900, with the R nineT priced at RM101,900 – up RM2,100 from the 2016 price of RM99,800.

All 2017 BMW Heritage-series motorcycles come with the traditional air/oil-cooled boxer engine that displaces 1,170 cc and a power output of 110 hp and a maximum torque of 116Nm, with drive getting to the ground with a six-speed gearbox. Now fully Euro 4 compliant, the R nineT’s boxer engine gets new engine mapping, a carbon canister to control evaporative emissions from the fuel and a re-designed catalytic convertor with larger cross-section.

Designed from the outset as a modder’s machine, the BMW R nineT Pure is Motorrad’s retro-bike stripped down to its bare essence. The Pure has a fuel tank and mudguard finished in Catalano Grey, along with cast alloy wheels, and footrests and foot bridges made from forged aluminium with a clear anodised finish.

Fitting in with the old school design chic of the Pure is the circular headlamp with sheet steel casing and BMW emblem positioned centrally on the bulb cover, echoing BMW designs of decades past. A circular speedometer featuring an analogue display and integrated indicator lamps is combined with an LCD display that displays time and trip distance.

Done up in the BMW Motorsport racing colours and coming with e sixties-style Avon fairing is the R nineT Racer. A classic circular headlamp with the BMW emblem is carried front and centre, with analogue instruments in the cockpit.

The stainless-steel exhaust system with rear silencer positioned on the left-hand side is in classic style, commonly seen in cafe racers of the era. Like the R nineT Pure, the new BMW R NineT Racer comes with light alloy cast wheels.

Topping out the BMW Heritage-series motorcycles is the R nineT – paultan.org reviewed the 2015 version – a roadster that epitomises the classic lines of a BMW motorcycle. The 2017 R nineT features a new dual speed indicator and rational-speed sensor instrument with on-board computer with a “Machined” range of accessories that include cylinder head covers, headlight rig, engine cover and handlebars designed in in collaboration with customiser Roland Sands.

GALLERY: 2017 BMW Motorrad R nineT


GALLERY: 2017 BMW Motorrad R nineT Pure
GALLERY: 2017 BMW Motorrad R nineT Racer