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This one's for Rs 23.5 lakh!

July 22, 2014 15:17 IST

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Sagar Basandani

To celebrate 90 successful years in the world of motorcycles BMW Motorrad has launched a pure retro style roadster christened the R nineT in India. With looks that are sure to mesmerise you, the R nineT comes with a robust Boxer engine and will be priced at Rs 23.5 lakh, ex-showroom Mumbai.

The name says it all...

BMW Motorrad has an enormous brand value and their product line-up has always been state-of-the-art.

The R nineT makes extensive use of aluminium in its construction including the handlebar and fuel tank, which has been classily designed.

The eye-catching logo has been well embedded on the muscular fuel tank.

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All you need is a roaring heart

The BMW R nineT is not only visually appealing, but it has a roaring heart as well.

It houses a 1170cc engine that churns out ferocious 110 bhp along with 119 Nm of torque.

The mill, an air/oil cooled 4-stroke flat twin boxer engine with four radially aligned valves per cylinder, is cleverly mated to a 6-speed constant mesh gearbox.

The R nineT is capable of hitting speeds beyond 200kmph and can return a mileage of around 17.2 kmpl.

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Retro meets modern styling

To complement its retro styling the R nineT sports an analog plus digital instrument cluster with a tiny LCD screen that displays the fuel level, tri-meter, display clock and gear position.

The speedometer and tachometer are analog.

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Customisation is a positive change

BMW Motorrad has offered the R nineT with three options -- one, where they can keep the bike standard; they can have a pillion passenger seat and frame.

The second option is for the solo rider; the rear gets a hump with storage space and not the pillion seat.

The third option is sport where it comes with a hump and the rear frame removed.

The company also offers to change the muffler of the bike. BMW has used the Akrapovic silencer which gives the R nineT an electric exhaust note.

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Traditional headlights with a futuristic touch

The R NineT's headlights are well designed and one of the brightest in its segment.

They're well embellished with chrome and the company has kept LED side indicators as an option to compliment the retro look of the bike.

The tail light of the bike is small but effective as it flaunts the LEDs.

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Comfort and luxury

Besides a power packed engine and an amazing appearance, BMW R nineT incorporates a sound suspension system.

The front of the machine gains comfort from an upside-down telescopic fork and the rear part is equipped with cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever.

It also has a central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) and rebound damping adjustable suspension. The suspension system can be adjusted to adapt to the uncertainty of the road, making the journey extremely pleasant by smoothening the ride.

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ABS to back up on safety

BMW has used spoke wheels to run this machine that are further equipped with a 320mm dual-floating-disc-four-piston-radial-calipers at the front and 265mm single-disc-double-piston-floating-caliper at the rear.

The braking system is further assisted with BMW Motorrad anti-lock braking system that ensures superior safety.


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