BMW has accomplished the 50th anniversary of the /5 Sequence motorbike fashions, in addition to 50 years of BMW Motorrad manufacturing within the Berlin Spandau manufacturing facility. To rejoice each anniversaries, BMW Motorrad has launched an unique BMW R 9 T/5 anniversary mannequin. The R 9 T/5 makes use of the BMW R 9 T mannequin as a base and incorporates a number of historic aesthetic touches, along with fashionable bits. The BMW R 9 T/5 anniversary mannequin makes use of the traditional silver and black finishes all through the bike, in addition to traditional chrome on the mirrors, exhaust manifold, and rear silencer. The double seat with chrome ornamental components and white piping evoke the historic predecessor.
The retro contact of the BMW R 9 T/5 is additional accentuated by fork gaiters, spoked wheels and aluminium completed wheel hubs for the traditional old-school look, in addition to commonplace fork gaiters. Fashionable gizmos embrace commonplace ABS, ASC (automated stability management) with heated seats and handlebar grips. There’s additionally the flowery use of high-end particulars comparable to fork bridges and footrests in solid, clear anodised aluminium. The R 9 T/5 continues to be powered by the identical 1,170 cc, twin-cylinder engine which places out 110 bhp at 7,750 rpm and peak torque of 116 Nm at 6,000 rpm. Costs and availability are but to be introduced for the particular version motorbike.
The unique BMW R50/5, R60/5 and R75/5 marked the start of a brand new manufacturing period at BMW’s new motorbike operations in Berlin within the 1960s. The primary /5 fashions went on to develop into common decisions for the shopper properly into the 1970s, with greater than 12,000 bikes leaving the manufacturing facility by 1970. When the /5 collection was discontinued in 1973, BMW had constructed a complete of 68,956 bikes in Berlin, and in that very same yr, the corporate celebrated “50 years of BMW Motorrad” with the manufacture of the 500,000th BMW motorbike.