2017 BMW R nine T Racer Review – Video
BMW’s hugely successful R nineT range has swelled significantly overnight, with the R nineT Racer set to continue the retro theme currently favored by the German powerhouse.
Powered by the same 1170cc air/oil-cooled BMW flat twin that punches out 110hp and 85lb-ft of torque, the R nineT Racer is styling exercise based off the extremely popular roadster that BMW could not sell enough of. The R nineT Racer gets café racer clips-ons, rearset footpegs, a 1970s endurance-style single headlight and BMW Motorrad race blue, white and red race colors.
The suspension is pretty basic, with a 43mm fork that’s un-adjustable, with the Paralever single-sided swingarm and monoshock providing only preload and rebound adjustment.
The slim half-fairing does not house the mirrors, instead they are bolted to the subframe that allow for easy removal without the need for blockoff plates. As far as electronics go, ABS is a given as standard, and you’ll be able to get the BMW Automatic Stability Control (ASC – BMW’s traction control), as a factory extra.
Being a “racer”, BMW has given no concessions to carry a passenger. Should you want to take someone on the back, you can do so by purchasing the pegs as an aftermarket accessory.
The design is crouched, compact and elongated, similar to the R90S and the Roland Sands-inspired Concept 90 that appeared in 2013.