Unwavering. Dynamic. Air-cooled.
The R nineT Racer lets you relive the era of legendary superbikes. Far removed from obsessive retro romanticism, but rather on a customisable bike with innovative technology and in customary BMW Motorrad quality.
Crouched behind the striking half fairing, both hands tight on the low-slung handlebar grips, you can feel the powerful boxer work, you hear its unmistakeable roar. And you already know: only a strong character can hold the racing line. On the road, as in life.
Style in the fast lane.
The design of the R nineT Racer unmistakably takes inspiration from the 70s motorsports. The elongated proportions extend through the entire design and promise pure acceleration. The distinctive half-shell fairing, the tank and the seat shape the slim silhouette. The long wheelbase and the low-slung handlebars positioned far to the front complete the low, sporty seating position. Then the high-set, far back footrests: as a rider, you literally lie on the bike. Surrounded by the white bodywork, which clearly stands out against the dark driving parts and technology. Even the tape that runs from the front to the rear in the BMW motorsport colours seems to constantly call for the next acceleration.
Powerful boxer for chasing the racing line.
The R nineT Racer’s technology is just as confident and strong as its design: the drive and the vehicle electrical system have thrilled since the BMW R nineT. Being state-of-the-art, the R nineT Racer also meets the EU-4 standard. The powerful air-cooled, two-cylinder boxer engine features a capacity of 1170 ccm and 81 kW (110 bhp) of output for a highly dynamic power delivery, even at low speeds. Simply a typical boxer. Thanks to the half fairing and the low seating position, you can even enjoy continuous high speeds. The standard ABS and optional ASC ensure that you are always safe when you bring the full power on the road. In addition, the 2-in-1 exhaust in the typical café racer design shows that the technology does not have to hide, either.
You ride like you sit.
Sporty and dynamic: the R nineT Racer’s handlebars are positioned low on the upper fork bridge. The moderate offset protects the wrists. The footrests, on the other hand, have made their way backwards and upwards to support the sporty seating position. In addition, the optional custom rider’s seat lowers the seat height from 805 mm to 795 mm. The cushion on the rider’s seat is slightly raised at the rear. This ensures perceptible relief for the back on long rides. Just like the dynamically designed half fairing – especially at speeds of over 90 km/h.
Customising with style.
The R nineT Racer takes inspiration from the motorsports of days gone by. That’s why, as standard, it only has room for you – completely solo and pure. It is focused – and it shows. The retrofittable pillion frame quickly makes it into a two-seater. Just one of many possibilities to make your bike look however you want. The custom range of optional equipment available ex-works contains, among other things, two aluminium tanks and spoked wheels. You can add original BMW Motorrad accessories such as HP carbon parts or an HP sports silencer. The R nineT Racer is also optimally prepared for specially manufactured mounted parts, such as the new Machined Parts. Because it loves tinkering hands just as much as the confident rev on the gas.
|Type||Air/oil-cooled flat twin (‘Boxer’) 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves
per cylinder, central counterbalancer shaft
|Bore x stroke||101 mm x 73 mm|
|Rated output||81 kW (110 hp) at 7,750 rpm|
|Max. torque||116 Nm at 6.000 rpm|
|Compression ratio||12.0 : 1|
|Mixture control / engine management||Electronic intake pipe injection|
|Emission control||Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4|
|Performance / fuel consumption|
|Maximum speed||over 200 km/h|
|Consumption w.r.t WMTC for 100km||5.3 l|
|Fuel type||Unleaded fuel, octane number 95-98 RON (rated output at 98 RON)|
|Alternator||three-phase alternator 720 W|
|Battery||12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Clutch||Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated|
|Gearbox||Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth|
|Chassis / brakes|
|Frame||three-section frame consisting of one front and two rear sections, load-bearing engine-
gearbox unit, pillion frame mountable for pillion rider use (accessories)
|Front wheel location / suspension||Telescopic forks, 43 mm fixed-tube diameter|
|Rear wheel location / suspension||Cast aluminium single swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut,
spring preload steplessly adjustable by hook wrench, rebound-stage damping adjustable
|Suspension travel front / rear||125 mm / 120 mm|
|Steering head angle||63,6°|
|Rim, front||3,50 x 17″|
|Rim, rear||5,50 x 17″|
|Tyres, front||120/70 ZR 17|
|Tyres, rear||180/55 ZR 17|
|Brake, front||Twin-disc brakes, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston callipers|
|Brake, rear||Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper|
|ABS||BMW Motorrad ABS|
|Dimensions / weights|
|Width (incl. mirrors)||920 mm|
|Height (excl. mirrors)||1.105 mm|
|Seat height, unladen weight||805 mm|
|Inner leg curve, unladen weight||1.785 mm|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)||220 kg|
|Permitted total weight||430 kg|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||210 kg|
|Usable tank volume||17 L|
|Reserve||app. 3,5 L|
Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
1) According to Directive 93/93/EEC with all fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable fuel tank
Making a bike unmistakably unique is the crowning glory of a rider’s passion for motorcycles. For the R nineT, R nineT Scrambler, R nineT Racer and R nineT Pure, you can from now on look forward to Machined Parts in the genuine BMW Motorrad accessories design program for precisely this purpose.
Made from premium aluminium, these extraordinary separate components stand for a more premium design and even more “Customizing Spirit”.
Tank bag / tank bag leather edition
Practical and stylish in one – the water-tight tank bag made of canvas provides 11 l of storage capacity. Available in two material/colour variants.
• Waterproof main compartment, approx. 11 l
• Exterior pocket on top of the lid, water-resistant
• Transparent pocket, highly water-resistant,
• Small mesh pocket in the inside cover
• Optimal seating thanks to precisely adjusted floor panel
• Practical carry handle at the front
• Tank strap with anti-slip coating and cut-out for tank cover (can be ordered separately)
Custom rider’s seat
For even more individuality, the custom rider’s seat is now available with indicated cross steps and partially Alcantara look.
• Exclusive design for optical upgrade and personalisation
• Attractive side-on view with continuous design line from the tank to the seat
• High-quality seat cover with moulding and indicated cross steps as well as partly Alcantara look
• Black with white double decorative stitching
• Embroidered nineT lettering in gold
• Seat height R nineT: 795 mm (standard: 805 mm)
• Rider step length R nineT: 1775 mm (standard: 1785 mm)
Start-number carrier, alpine white
• Oval start-number carrier made of painted sheet steel (1 mm)
• Positioning right and left beneath the seat
• Classical design element for attaching a start number
These ergonomically shaped rubber pads protect both sides of the tank from scratches. And their stylish design underscores the heritage look of the R nineT.
• Ergonomically shaped rubber pads right and left on the side of the tank
• Stylish design element in the heritage look
• Prevents the tank from being scratched
Plastic cylinder head cover protection
The cylinder head cover protection made of glass-fibre-reinforced plastic protects the cylinder head covers from damage.
• Protection made of glass-fibre-reinforced plastic, impact-resistant and UV-resistant
• Protects the cylinder head covers from scratches and damage caused by falling
• Highlights design and line of the boxer engine
Safety screw for oil filler cap
This small safety screw is made of milled aluminium and prevents unauthorized removal of the oil filler cap.
• Oil filler cap, lockable with Spezial Allen key
• Protects the lid from theft and stops foreign substances from entering the oil circuit.
• Milled aluminium, surface silver anodized
• BMW Boxer lettering
*The special equipment or optional accessories listed on this page are only an excerpt from the latest BMW Motorrad customization range. All special equipment, optional accessories and packages can be found in the BMW Motorrad configurator.