Newest addition to the BMW Motorrad Heritage collection of contemporary retro bikes is the 2019 BMW Motorrad R nineT /5 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the /5 boxer twin. The /5 joins different fashions within the the R nineT vary and in addition marks the start of bike manufacturing in BMW Motorrad’s Berlin Spandau plant 50 years in the past.
Boxer twin manufacturing started in Spandau in 1967 with the manufacture of the BMW Motorrad R 50/5, R 60/5 and R 75/5, overseen by 400 employees. The R nineT /5, to have a good time this milestone, is available in Lupine Blue metallic with smoke impact and double pinstripes.
Carrying the 1,170 cc air-cooled boxer twin, Euro four licensed, the /5 produces 110 hp at 7,550 rpm and 116 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. Delivering energy through a six-speed gearbox and shaft closing drive, the R nineT /5 rolls on spoked wheels, measuring three.5 x 17 inches at entrance and 5.5 x 17 inches at rear.
Coming with ABS and automated stability management as normal, the /5 additionally has heated grips as normal gear. Chrome is used as an embellishment for the /5, paying homage to the using period of 5 many years previous, cladding the wing mirrors, exhaust manifold and rear silencer.
The 18-litre gas tank comes fitted with knee pads and the entrance mudguard is painted in the identical shade of Lupine Blue with pinstriping. A double seat is used on the /5 which comes with ornamental chrome and white pinstriping, related to the seat used within the authentic /5.
Black paint is used on the body and prop shaft to offset the aluminium silver brightwork of the engine, gearbox, fork slider tubes, wheel hubs and spokes. To finish the retro motorbike look, the /5 is completed with fork gaiters to guard the fork tubes in opposition to pitting and publicity.
BMW Motorrad has not issued any phrase on pricing or when the R nineT /5 is prone to hit supplier showrooms however it’s prone to go on sale however we might assume it is going to be someday on this yr’s using season. In Malaysia, the BMW Motorrad R nineT retails for RM104,500, with mannequin variants Pure (RM84,500), Scrambler (RM89,500), City G/S (RM89,500) and Racer (RM90,500).
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