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BMW launches cafe racer styled R nine T in India

Café Racers have an old school charm and after the launch of the Royal Enfield Continental GT 535 in India, German motorcycle giant BMW Motorrad has launched a roadster called the R nine T in India at a price tag of 23.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) which cuts into the price territory of luxury hatchbacks. BMW`s existing line-up in India consists of the S1000R, K1300R and the R1200R.

The bike looks like a café racer with its round headlamp, body shape, analogue instrument cluster, upside-down front telescopic forks and brushed metal frame end piece.

The café racer styled naked bike, the R nine T weighs 222 kg and has been constructed on a tubular frame which has a ride height of 785mm and a 17 litres fuel tank. The BMW R nine T is powered by an air-cooled 1170cc boxer engine that produces 110bhp and 119Nm of twisting force at 6000rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a six-speed gear box using a cardan shaft drive. BMW claims the R nine T returns a mileage of 22kmpl. The bike has a top whack of 220km/h.

The best thing about the BMW R nine T café racer is the level of customization it offers. The rear sub frame on the R nine T can be replaced with a hump and the rear frame can be removed for a solo driving experience. Other options that can be customized are the upside down front telescopic forks, three mounting points on the rear axle for the license plate and an akrapovic exhaust. The Motorcycle will be brought to India via the CBU route and deliveries are expected to commence from next month.

What`s cool

It’s a BMW motorbike

Café racer looks

Customization options

What`s not cool

High price tag

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