New BMW RnineT Racer showcased at 2017 Bangkok Motor Show

2017 BMW RnineT Racer receives a combination of analogue and digital display.

BMW RnineT Racer was first showcased at the 2016 Intermot in Cologne, Germany. Now, the bike has once again been out in the public, this time at the 2017 Bangkok Motor Show, catching the interest of biking aficionados as it recreates the feeling of 1970s sports bikes.

It is actually a stripped down version of the regular RnineT minus some parts which have been seen on the roadster. It gets a steel fuel tank as against an aluminum tank seen on the RnineT while original upside down forks are replaced with conventional ones and it also gets four pot brake calipers in the place of monoblock radial mounted ones.

BMW RnineT gets a Euro4 compliant engine offering displacement of 1,170cc and capable of 108.4 bhp peak power at 7,750 rpm and 116 Nm peak torque at 6,000 rpm mated to a 6 speed gearbox sending power and torque to rear wheel. ABS comes as standard along with BMW’s Automatic Stability Control traction control which is offered as an option.

It also gets various styling elements with a vintage BMW Motorsport paint scheme, a shorter wheelbase, and sportier riding position and sits on 17” tyres as against 19” tyres seen on the RnineT. The front wheel is fitted with a 120/70 R17 tyre while the rear wheel gets a 180/55 R17 tyre.

No details of launch date or prices have been announced.