The BMW R nineT is beloved by many largely due to its styling and nod to the model’s wealthy heritage. On paper, the bike is remarkably easy, and fairly frankly, makes use of expertise which at this level is already a long time outdated. Maybe this additionally provides to its attraction and attraction. What definitely does add to the bike’s attraction is when BMW launch restricted editions of the bike, and in December, 2022, that is precisely what it did.
Unveiled within the world market in December, 2022, the BMW R nineT 100 Years version was launched to have a good time, you guessed it, the centennial of the enduring German bike producer. BMW acknowledged that only one,923—a nod to the model’s founding 12 months—of the R nineT 100 Years version motorbikes will ever see the sunshine of day. In actuality, this is not such a giant quantity, particularly contemplating the sheer quantity of R nineTs offered all throughout the globe, each single day. Now, if there’s one thing that appeals to retro lovers, it is rarity and exclusivity.
That stated, the R nineT 100 Years version is steadily making its approach to all corners of the globe. The truth is, BMW Motorrad Malaysia has already introduced pricing and availability of the special-edition machine. Ten fortunate homeowners—which at this level I am greater than sure have already been finalized—will take residence a glossy, shiny, and stylish R nineT 100 Years version, for the worth of RM 129,500, or round $28,955 USD.
The BMW R nineT 100 Years version is in contrast to some other beforehand launched model, and fairly frankly, is considered one of my favourite special-edition releases of this bike. It differentiates itself with a novel Black Storm Metallic colorway, accentuated with a chrome-plated tank which pays homage to the 1969 R 75/5. In the meantime, a two-tone saddle offers the bike a complicated look, whereas a seat cowl with matching chrome accents, offers the bike a sporty really feel.
Beneath the elegant exterior, the R nineT 100 Years version is just about the identical as the usual bike. It options the distinctive 1,107cc Boxer twin recognized for its side-to-side vibrations and distinctive exhaust notice. The air and oil-cooled unit churns out an sufficient 109 horsepower and 81 pound-feet of torque. The bike is suspended by customary telescopic forks and a rear monoshock. Lastly, twin disc brakes up entrance and a single rear disc convey the bike to a decisive cease, thanks partially to the built-in ABS professional system.