BMW R nineT is a new bike made to celebrates 90 years of BMW Motorrad. It is powered by the classic flat boxer twin engine like the one that has been fitted to 1932 BMW R 32. It is not the same engine, but the same engine configuration. The nineT employs the 1,170 cc air/oil-cooled boxer unit. It produces 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,750 rpm and musters up a maximum torque of 119 Nm (88 lb-ft) at 6,000 rpm.
Different that the 1932 BMW R 32 is the meter cluster of this R nineT. It features digital display along with the analog rev counter and speedometer. It is a mixture of retro styling with modern instrument. Viewed from the side, it shows a great reference to a cafe racer.
The 2014 BMW R nineT is priced at RM115,000 OTR without insurance.
The other interesting bike on launch is the BMW S 1000 R which is the high performance roadster based on the S1000RR supersports. It comes with liquid-cooled 999cc four-cylinder in-line engine that produces maximum power 118 kW (160 hp) at 11,000RPM and max. torque 112 Nm (approx. 83 ft-lb) at 9,250 rpm. All that is packaged in 207kg kerb weight with full fuel tank.
The BMW S 1000 R is fitted with the multifunctional instrument cluster that have race-inspired features from the cockpit of the S 1000 RR supersports. The meter cluster liquid crystal display along with analogue rev counter, offers an unrivalled amount of information in this segment, from the gear display and riding mode display to a lap timer. For optimal gear changes, an individually programmable quick-shifter is fitted.
It is staring at you. So, go ahead and own it. If you have the money la. 2014 BMW S 1000 R price is RM95,800 OTR without insurance.
Pics of the launch credit to BikesRepublic.com