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Old 10-16-2013, 05:03 PM   #61
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Asphalt & Rubber posts the motherload, as usual... 170 High-res pics of the bike can be found here:

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bike...-ninet-photos/

Yup, a fine looking machine!
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:14 PM   #62
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All right.. make it TWO friends of mine who put orders down - both of them currently riding Triumph pseudo-cafe' bikes, both of them in their 30s, both of them have never considered a BMW before.

Not much of a sample pool, but maybe BMW is onto something...
Precisely.. I think it looks terrific and has enough performance for 90% of us 90% of the time.

We all know that all bikes are a compromise.

The Motus, FZ-09, KTM 1290, etc., etc... All awesome bikes. All get blasted by dummies on their respective threads for perceived or imagined shortcomings.

I always smile at the folks that are quick to tear down and critique efforts by manufacturers (generally without having ever ridden the bike in question...).

We're lucky to be spoiled for choice. To the negative folks out there, shut up and don't buy the thing.
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:24 PM   #63
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What I want to know is....

Will that fork bolt up to my /6?
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:32 PM   #64
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What I want to know is....

Will that fork bolt up to my /6?
It is apparently the fork from the S1000RR, so someone may have already tried.
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:42 PM   #65
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as someone else pointed out earlier, they are probably after a new demographic with this bike. All the actors in the video are hipsters, not the Starbucks crowd. People who are interested in cafe bikes probably don't even know what "a set of Jesse's" is.

I'm pretty sure the "actors" in the video were part of the design team for the bike along with a group of builders and shop owners from a few different countries. Not that it matters.

I find it hard to believe they're actually after a new (younger) demographic. I can't imagine any bike over $14k appealing to the "hipster" crowd you speak of.

It's a bit ridiculous to suppose a bike with somewhat simple "cafe" styling only appeals to a younger crowd. Many would consider my daily ride a "cafe" bike, and I'm fielding questions and fending of picture-takers of the 40-60 demographic as much or more than the twenty-somethings.
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:53 PM   #66
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To quote the press packet: "You can expect the nineT to be priced below an R1200 R Classic"


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One site publishing the news about this bike had the following comment:

there is no word yet on pricing, but some of the handcrafted details such as BMW Motorrad lettering in many forged aluminium parts and classic model plate on the steering head seem to indicate it may be a limited edition with a premium price.

I suspect they might be right...
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:56 PM   #67
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rofl hilarious calling Roland Sands and the other top builders 'actors'

great looking and sounding bike. I'd want to commute and thrash it on 'fun' rides.

BUT i'd like to hang some saddle bags off the back for weekend trips. Is it possible to toss a set on this bike?
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:02 PM   #68
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rofl hilarious calling Roland Sands and the other top builders 'actors'

great looking and sounding bike. I'd want to commute and thrash it on 'fun' rides.

BUT i'd like to hang some saddle bags off the back for weekend trips. Is it possible to toss a set on this bike?
If BMW are doing the nineT retro thing right they should have some of those old school Krauser panniers like on my old R90S...
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:16 PM   #69
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To quote the press packet: "You can expect the nineT to be priced below an R1200 R Classic"
Oh that's good news. Thanks!
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:24 PM   #70
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2014 BMW NineT.

I would buy one if priced correctly
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:38 PM   #71
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It is what it is....Not for everyone.....Some will love it.....Some will hate it.....All depends on what you want.....me I think it looks good and the performance numbers look good as well......Doubt I will own one.....but someone will......Bottom line, its another choice for us and that my friends is a good thing!
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:44 PM   #72
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To quote the press packet: "You can expect the nineT to be priced below an R1200 R Classic"
Hallelujah! That's good news!
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:03 PM   #73
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very cool. air cleaner's sort of reminiscent of a /2 toolbox

could use cast wheels imo. BMW's sure on a roll.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:28 PM   #74
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Let's have a pic.



Looks like BMW's take on Ducati's Monster. Which I suppose it always has been.

Telescopic fork, with no mention in the press PDF of any adjustment available, notwithstanding the claimed source.

Gearing lowered, which unfortunately will make it a bit revvy on the open road.

Tube-type tyres.

Aluminium fuel tank at 18 litres.

It's the pre-wethead engine of course.

Weight is listed at 222kg wet, or 488lbs - which is about 40lbs heavier than a Monster.

I like the idea and wish them well with it.

But have nagging concerns about the riding experience.

Edit: accessories list included tank and tail bags but no sidebags.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:30 PM   #75
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Cool looking machine from BMW that should perform really well. I liked the video quite a bit too. I am really looking forward to seeing one in person. I wonder if BMW will offer a demo...
I hope it costs a little less than the R1200R and that the tires are tubeless.
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