2023-11-27 BMW R nineT Family Rumored to Receive Three New Members - autoevolution

BMW R nineT Family Rumored to Receive Three New Members

The latest rumors in the European motorcycle industry see no less than three new models that will be added to the R nineT family. Currently, BMW has only two in the neo-retro segment it calls the "Heritage World," the base R nineT and the R nineT Scrambler introduced last November at EICMA 2015.
BMW R nineT 1 photo
Photo: BMW
BMW is believed to stick to the "platform philosophy" and will introduce variations in the base setup of the R nineT, altering its looks, feel and even purpose, and thus, being able to meet the needs and expectations of more customers.

This business model proved to be a successful one, with Yamaha also exploiting the potential of its MT and XV950 platforms to the max and the customers also appearing to enjoy it fully. If BMW launches such a wide-scale operation, and it very well might, we are most likely to see other manufacturers following in its footsteps, which is not bad at all, as the more bikes - the merrier.

Now, back to BMW's R nineT family, the rumors indicate that one of the bikes will be a tribute to the HP2 Sport of yore, allegedly suffixed S. If this is true, then the R nineT S might also arrive with ampler bodywork mimicking the HP2. We cannot help thinking about an HP2 Sport-lookalike R nineT with S1000RR design cues mixed in a slightly retro concoction...

Another member of the R nineT clan should be a bike that integrates a bit of Dakar history. BMW already showed its Lac Rose concept at the Wheels & Waves festival, a machine inspired from the GS Gaston Rahier took to a Paris-Dakar victory in 1985. The classic race tricolor livery is expected for this machine, as well as some add-ons that enhance terrainability and aggressive riding.

Finally, the third R nineT rumored to surface this fall is a "base" model that offers maximum personalization opportunities. The "bare necessities R nineT is also said to be the cheapest version, under the €10,000 bar, with multiple aftermarket parts available for it from both BMW and third-party manufacturers, such as Wunderlich or Roland Sands Design.

Apparently, the new machines will debut this fall, at either Intermot in Cologne or EICMA in Milan, so stay tuned.
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