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2020 R nineT BMW Heritage Motorcycle Review Specs Price

Uncomplicated yet instantly recognizable are the 2020 R nineT BMW Heritage Motorcycle’s style and presence. It reflects the passion and creativity of over 90 years of motorcycle manufacture – naturally with the iconic BMW Motorrad proportions: stunning boxer engine, small tank, slender tail.

Every material is of the utmost quality, and the surfaces are meticulously sanded. It is complemented with a high degree of artistry and attention to detail. There are forged brackets that hold the fender in place on the forks. Aluminum is used to make the headlight holder.

2020 R nineT BMW Heritage Motorcycle – Features and Price

The 2020 R nineT BMW Heritage Motorcycle is the epitome of BMW Motorrad’s 90-year history of thrills.

2020 R nineT BMW Heritage Motorcycle

To commemorate “90 years of BMW Motorrad,” the 2020 R nineT BMW Heritage Motorcycle has been designed to emanate both simplicity and power in its purest form. A modular idea and cutting-edge technology combine with the boxer engine’s robust nature and the design elements of many motorcycle periods to create a motorbike with a wide range of customization options. The 2020 R nineT BMW Heritage Motorcycle, or nineT for short, has a hand-built feel and a solid dynamic appeal that make it all the more appealing.

There are a lot of motorcycle enthusiasts that need pure, unadulterated enjoyment when riding their vintage roadster bikes. “Puristic simplicity,” “passion,” and “genuine, traditional materials” were also high on the list of goals while designing the design of the 2020 R nineT BMW Heritage Motorcycle. When combined with the most up-to-date powertrain and chassis components available, the nineT is a magnificent motorbike that is equally capable of riding along peacefully as it is at tearing over rural roads.

A classic boxer engine powers it.

Powered by a flat-twin boxer engine, the new BMW R nineT has a quick reaction from a standstill, much like the iconic BMW R 32 from 1923. For the last ninety years, this construction philosophy has been associated with identifiable design, ample torque delivery, and unmatched acoustics—air/oil-cooled boxer engine 1,170 cc powers the nineT. At 7,750 rpm, it churns out 81 kW (110 horsepower) and 119 Nm (88 lb-ft) of torque.

They are conceived for maximum customization.

Custom motorcycle enthusiasts will delight in the 2020 R nineT BMW Heritage Motorcycle’s unique idea, which draws on the genetic heritage of BMW Motorrad’s first nine decades.

Throughout the construction of the puristic roadster, the goal was to make it possible for riders to customize it in several ways. You may choose from BMW Motorrad-approved modifications to customized components created by specialists, making it possible to build a one-of-a-kind motorcycle.

2020 R nineT BMW Heritage Motorcycle

Because of its unique frame idea, the 2020 R nineT BMW Heritage Motorcycle offers a wide range of customization options. The nineT’s unique tubular steel space frame includes the boxer engine as a structural component. There is a front portion of the structure that consists of the steering head, while the back half houses the swingarm.

A removable pillion frame allows the 2020 R nineT BMW Heritage Motorcycle to carry a passenger or be set up as a one-on-one rider. With the optional aluminum tail cover, this gives the nineT a distinct café racer-like flair that’s evocative of the first models.

Exhaust positioned on the left with twin silencers and personalization options.

An exhaust system that runs down the left side with two silencers positioned above the other aligns with the traditional sporty roadster design. The BMW Motorrad accessory collection allows for more customization.

The titanium Akrapovic unit, for example, gives the nineT a distinct air of technological refinement. The 2020 R nineT BMW Heritage Motorcycle’s look and character may be dramatically altered by attaching a short or long connecting pipe, which can lower or elevate the silencer.

Traditional chassis design combined with high-performance technology.

An upside-down fork stolen from the BMW S 1000 RR superbike, the telemeter on the 2020 R nineT BMW Heritage Motorcycle has been replaced with one from the S 1000 RR, giving it a distinctively vintage aesthetic with top-notch engineering. Single-sided paralever swingarm and central spring strut are used for the rear suspension.

With three mounting points, the housing of the rear axle drive can support a bracket for installing the license plate and light unit on one side, for example. A 17-inch wheel, including a width of 6 inches, may be mounted on the nineT’s swingarm instead of the conventional 5.5-inch-wide version, and this can be filed for specific permission if necessary.

Designed as a pure roadster, the nineT has wire-spoke wheels with black anodized metal, non-flanged rims, black aluminum hubs, and stainless steel spokes, following in the footsteps of former role models. Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and radial 4-piston monoblock calipers give dependable stopping force.

Pared-down design and hand-built feel.

To create a minimalistic appearance, it was essential to keep the bodywork as simple as possible. Throughout the 2020 R nineT BMW Heritage Motorcycle’s design and engineering process, the designers and engineers continually paid attention to the tiniest details.

The 18-liter aluminum tank’s exterior has been meticulously brushed and coated by hand. There is a little aluminum plate with the nineT logo engraved on it above the air inlet, which adds to its handmade character.

2020 R nineT BMW Heritage Motorcycle

A natural anodized finish has been applied to the surfaces of several forged aluminum elements, including the handlebar and the yokes clamp bracket with BMW Motorrad branding. As a nod to the company’s 90-year history, the circular headlight has the BMW symbol in the center of the bulb cover. Black storm metallic paint with silver and metallic accents was selected to complement the nineT’s personality.

Specially calculated electrical system to allow plenty of scope for customization.

To allow for the addition of other electrical components, such as headlights or turn indicators, the bike’s electrical system has been customized.

2020 R nineT BMW Heritage Motorcycle – Price

The new 2020 R nineT BMW Heritage Motorcycle is available at $15,495 only.

2020 R nineT BMW Heritage Motorcycle

2020 R nineT BMW Heritage Motorcycle – Technical Specifications


Type Air/oil-cooled, Four-stroke flat-twin engine having balance shaft, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft, wet-sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
Rated output 110 hp (81 kW) at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque 86 lb-ft (116 Nm) at 6,000rpm
Compression ratio 12.0: 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic fuel injection
Emission control The closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, exhaust emission standards EU-4

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed Over 125 mph
Fuel consumption 44 mpg (WMTC)
Fuel type Premium Unleaded

Electrical system

Alternator Three-phase 720 W alternator
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears
Drive Shaft drive 2.91:1


Frame A four-part frame containing one front and three rear sections, load-bearing engine-gearbox unit, removable pillion frame for single rider use
Front-wheel location/suspension Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 46 mm
Rear-wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm including BMW Paralever; central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable with the help of handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front/rear 4.7 inches / 4.7 inches (120 mm / 120 mm)
Wheelbase 58.5” (1,487 mm)
Castor 4.2” (107.9 mm)
Steering head angle 63.2°
Wheels Wire spoke wheels
Rim, front 3.50 x 17″
Rim, rear 5.50 x 17”
Tires, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tires, rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Dual floating disc brakes, Four-piston calipers with diameter 320 mm
Brake, rear Single disc brake with diameter 265 mm, dual-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS

Dimensions / weights

Length 83.1” (2,110 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 35.5” (900 mm)
Height (incl. mirrors) 48.8” (1,240 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight Standard Seat: 31.7″, Custom Front Seat: 31.3″
Inner leg curve, unladen weight Standard Seat: 70.3″, Custom Front Seat: 69.9″
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 489 lbs (222 kg)
Permitted total weight 948 lbs (430 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 459 lbs (208 kg)
Usable tank volume 4.8 gal (18 l)
Reserve Approx. 0.8 gal (3 L)

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