BMW Motorrad has rolled out the new R Nine T Racer and K 1600 Bagger in the Indian market. The launch event took place at the 2017 India Bike Week in Goa. While the BMW R Nine T Racer is the cafe racer version of the R Nine T, the BMW K 1600 B is a variant of the K 1600 GT tourer. The former has been priced at Rs 17.30 lakh, the latter one costs Rs 29 lakh (ex-showroom). Deliveries of both the bikes will be commenced in coming weeks.
The new BMW R Nine T Racer derives its power from a 1,170cc, air-cooled, boxer twin engine producing 100bhp at 7,750rpm and 116Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. It’s the same unit that does duty in the standard R Nine T. The cafe racer gets ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) as standard and BMW’s Automatic Stability Control as an optional offering. Read: BMW G310R – All You Need To Know
BMW R Nine T Racer Picture Gallery
The R Nine T Racer features original upside down forks instead of the 46mm conventional telescopic forks. In fact, the regular aluminium fuel tank has also been replaced with the steel unit. Braking duties on the bike are taken care of by the four-pot calipers replacing the regular radially mounted Monobloc calipers.
Painted in BMW Motorsport shade, the new BMW R Nine T Racer features frame mounted half-fairing, rear set footpegs and seat hump. It also gets a twin-pod instrument cluster with an analogue speedometer and tachometer. The bike rides on five-spoke 17-inch cast alloy wheels. Read – BMW G310 GS Is Coming To India
BMW K 1600 B Picture Gallery
Talking about the BMW K 1600 B, this tourer comes fitted with the 1649cc, six-cylinder in-line engine mated to a 6-speed transmission. This motor makes a maximum power of 160bhp at 7,750rpm and 175Nm at 5,250rpm. Braking power comes from dual floating 320mm front discs with four-piston callipers and a single 320mm rear disc. Suspension setup includes BMW’s Duolever and Paralever unit.
Unlike the K 1600 GT, the BMW K 1600 B features shorter electrically adjustable windscreen, lower tail section and reduced seat height. Other styling updates include revised panniers, new side sections of the wind defectors and re-designed fairing. The tourer comes with a pack of high-end features such as Dynamic Traction control, ABS Pro, Road and Cruiser riding modes and dynamic brake lights.