The R nineT was inspired by BMW Motorrad’s unwavering commitment to the boxer engine and the company’s century of experience making motorcycles. Traditional roadster design is based on a small tank and an upright riding position, and it also incorporates high-quality components and stylish visual aspects. The new 2023 BMW R nineT 100 Years Heritage Bike is set apart from previous models as an anniversary edition thanks to some unique details. The air/oil-cooled, two-cylinder, 1,170 cc engine that produces 109 hp is still the heart of the vehicle. Chrome and Option 719 features, such as paint-on-chrome surfaces, skillfully machined parts, and wheels, complement the legendary engine in the anniversary edition.
Over a century ago, the motorcycle industry began experimenting with paint treatments in combination with chrome surfaces. Chrome surfaces, which often have an additional coating of copper, nickel, and chrome, are famous for their hardness, outstanding durability, good corrosion resistance, and, most notably, stunning, mirror-like brightness. So, beginning in the 1920s, chromium became widely used as an aesthetic tool by designers. Example: the BMW R 75/5 is well-liked by BMW Motorrad fans because of its gleaming chrome fuel tank and side covers. With the release of the new BMW R nineT 100 Years and R 18 100 Years, as well as the Classic Chrome surface treatment, BMW Motorrad has revived this sophisticated paint-and-chrome interplay.
Fifty years ago, the motorcycle industry faced a few obstacles from the “chrome paint” process. The solvent-based paints of the period mixed well with chromium, especially when compared to modern colors that don’t use solvents. Chromium III, in accordance with REACH, is used solely in constructing the 100-Year Edition models. Both the groundwork and the chrome plating process are time-consuming and intricate. For example, the metal tank is polished to a mirror finish as the first step in the pretreatment process. The area has to be completely free of debris and flaws before any further treatment can be applied. After this, the part goes through many electroplating processes. Many layers of copper, nickel, and chromium are stacked. The finished chrome-plated part undergoes many coats of paint before the whole tank is coated in a translucent finish.
This paint-on-chrome method, termed Traditional Chrome, is featured on the metal tanks of both anniversary versions. Knee pads, a 100 Years emblem, double-pin striping in chrome and white, and black paint make up the R nineT’s tank finish. Traditional chrome also adorns the seat’s rear cover. The front wheel fender has a double pinstripe in black and white. The two-tone black and oxblood red seat provides the finishing touch.
Many black add-ons, such as air intake snorkels, fork tubes, and Option 719 components, round out the look. The R nineT 100 Years comes with the following options: Option 719 Classic wheels with black anodized rims; Option 719 Billet Pack Shadow with milled cylinder head covers, front engine cover, seat holders, and oil filler plug; and Option 719 Billet Pack Shadow II with adjustable hand levers and footpegs, passenger footpegs, expansion tank covers, and handlebar end mirrors. Riding Modes Pro, cruise control, and heated grips are also included in the 100 Years Edition. Installing an alarm system to deter theft is an optional extra at the dealership.
The iconic air/oil-cooled boxer engine is only one of the highlights of this Heritage family classic. Other notable features include an adjustable suspension strut, analog twin round gauges, and “Rain” and “Road” riding modes. See the extensive standard and specialized hardware, as well as the technical specifications, right here.
2023 BMW R nineT 100 Years Heritage Bike – Features and Specs
Bmw R nineT 100 Years For Limited Edition Model For The 100th Anniversary
A century ago, with the release of the R 32, a unique success story got its start. Today, we celebrate our fascinating history with a new symbol: the BMW R nineT 100 Years.
Being a collector’s item limited to 1,923 units, it’s perfect for those who want to relive the past. It is the purest expression of #SoulFuel, including an extensive list of one-of-a-kind, CNC-machined Option 719 components and the classic boxer engine. The Black Storm Metallic paint on the chrome-plated tank is a distinctive feature of this limited run. This retro paint-on-chrome method was inspired by the 1969 R 75/5.
One of 1,923
It seems like it may be from the last decade, with its timeless and modern splendor. This motorcycle has long represented style and innovation. It is asserting something. Collectors will be interested in this limited edition because of the care taken to depict historical details accurately. It stands out from the crowd and grabs attention. The integrated machined black Option 719 parts give it a traditional, high-end look. One that may be considered an actual piece of art. The official stamp of approval comes from the “1 of 1923” on the 100 Years badge. As a result, this is a bike meant for severe riders rather than the masses.
Exclusive and Striking
The 100 Years model looks exquisite thanks to the Option 719 Shadow and Shadow II Billet packs. They have several parts, such as a footrest system, end mirrors for the handlebars, and more. Adaptive headlights are another beneficial feature.
The classic chrome color sets off some great little details. Using paint on chrome ensures a high-end finish. The white lines highlight the age of the document.
More Exclusive than Ever
As it was the R nineT that introduced the world to BMW’s Heritage lineup, it inherently carries a bit of BMW’s heritage while still forever being modern. The BMW R nineT 100 Years is a dramatic backdrop for the classic features. Thanks to the Option 719 Shadow and Shadow II parts, it has a sophisticated and one-of-a-kind look. The Option 719 Classic wheel and the Oxblood single-rider seat contrast the many black details.
2023 BMW R nineT 100 Years Heritage Bike – Price
The new 2023 BMW R nineT 100 Years Heritage Bike is available for $19,995 only.
2023 BMW R nineT 100 Years Heritage Bike – Technical Specifications
|Type||Air/oil-cooled two-cylinder, four-stroke boxer engine with two camshafts and four radially-arranged valves per cylinder as well as central counterbalance shaft|
|Bore x stroke||4.0” x 2.9”|
|Rated output||109 hp at 7,250 rpm|
|Max. torque||85.5 lbs-ft. at 6,000 rpm|
|Compression ratio||12.0: 1|
|Mixture control||Electronic port fuel injection|
|Emission Control||The closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter|
|Maximum speed||over 124 mph|
|Fuel type||Unleaded super(premium)|
|Alternator||Three-phase alternator with 720 Watt nominal power|
|Battery||12 V / 12 Ah|
|Clutch||Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated|
|Gearbox||Claw-shifted six-speed transmission with helical-cut splines|
|Frame||Four-part frame concept with front frame and three-part rear frame, load-bearing engine-gearbox unit, rear-seat frame removable for one-up riding|
|Front-wheel location/suspension||Upside-down telescopic forks, 46 mm fixed-fork-tube diameter|
|Rear wheel location/suspension||Cast aluminum single swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut, spring preload fully adjustable by handwheel, adjustable rebound-stage damping|
|Suspension travel, front/rear||4.7″ / 4.7″|
|Steering head angle||63.2°|
|Rim, front||3.50 x 17″|
|Rim, rear||5.50 x 17″|
|Tire, front||120/70 ZR 17|
|Tire, rear||180/55 ZR 17|
|Brake, front||Twin-disc brakes, diameter 12.6″, 4-piston calipers|
|Brake, rear||Single disc brake, diameter 10.4″, double-piston floating caliper|
|ABS||BMW Motorrad ABS Pro|
|Inner leg curve||70.3”|
|Usable tank volume||4.5 gal.|
|Reserve||app. 0.8 gal.|
|Height (incl. mirrors)||48.8”|
|Width (incl. hand levers)||34.8”|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled||487 lbs.|
|Permitted total weight||948 lbs.|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||460 lbs.|