BMW Motorrad’s Berlin Spandau plant has been in operation for 50 years and as such, for the plant’s semicentennial anniversary, the corporate has unveiled the restricted version 2019 BMW Motorrad R nineT /5.
When demand elevated for BMW’s vehicles within the late 1960s, the model made the choice to maneuver its Motorrad motorbike division to Berlin. The plant opened in 1969 and debuted its first bikes with the /5 designation which signaled a brand new chassis, retuned air-cooled engines, and a brand new design language. In response to BMW, these new /5 fashions “noticed prompt success” and have become prompt classics among the many motorbike group. With that in thoughts, to have a good time the manufacturing facility’s lasting imprint on the model’s historical past, BMW is launching this restricted version R nineT.
Based mostly across the already wonderful R nineT, the /5 options the identical 1,170 cc boxer engine and produces 110 horsepower. Spoke wheels, twin-disc brakes, ABS, heated grips, and a 2-in-1 exhaust system all come commonplace. Adjustments to the R nineT principally revolve across the motorbike’s cosmetics, together with a brand new Lupine Blue metallic paint with a smoke impact, pinstriped gasoline tank which additionally “bears the anniversary emblem, and the chroming of the rear mirrors, exhaust manifold, and exhaust.
The R nineT /5 additionally will get a brand new seat. Reminiscent of BMW’s /5 “historic archetype,” the two-up seat is contoured to the motorbike’s design and historical past and encompasses a “/5” embossment and white piping. That very same sort of embossment is carried over to motorbike’s entrance forks.
In response to BMW, the R nineT /5 is imply to rekindle “the custom and aptitude of the BMW /5 fashions” and spark “reminiscences” of an period that was “outlined by upheaval, rock music, and a strong sense of freedom.” As such, it brings again the basic design, “however in a recent type.”
The BMW R nineT /5 will probably be obtainable quickly, nevertheless, BMW Motorrad hasn’t introduced how a lot the heritage version motorbike will value in comparison with its commonplace $15,495 brethren. If we needed to hazard a guess, the R nineT /5 will value slightly bit additional on high of that $15,000 price ticket.