Leaked Online: 2014 BMW NineT Photos

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A Motorrad Magazine reader has captured the first photos of the upcoming 2014 BMW NineT retro roadster. Based around the company’s outgoing air/oil-cooled 1,170cc boxer motor, the NineT gains telescopic forks and cafe-ish styling.

A German Moto Guzzi Griso? The two bikes seem very similar in spec: big air-cooled twins with their cylinders poking out to the side, nice telescopic forks, radial brakes, wire wheels, steel tube frames, round headlights and shaft drive.

The NineT (yeesh, that name) celebrates the 92-year history of the German brand. It’s the production version of 2008′s “Lo Rider” concept bike.

Motorrad says to expect around 80 lb.-ft. of torque, 118 bhp and 460 lbs (wet). They say it’ll debut at Germany’s Intermot bike show on October 16, 2013.

Beyond the telescopic forks, the greatest departure from BMW tradition is the heavily stylized exhaust. As this bike is all about recapturing vintage emotion, expect it to make quite the racket.

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  • Sjef

    Looks pretty nice to me.
    Btw. as far as I know Intermot doesn’t take place this year, their website online mentions the 2014 edition. Or is it an press/industry only kind of thing this time? If so, get me a press pass please ;)

  • TP

    The one with the cafe tail is missing the passenger pegs, so maybe a solo version and biposto version? The 2-up one looks really similar to those supposedly not-official renderings that were floating around awhile back.

  • Corey Cook

    It’s going to look great, but in typical bmw fashion it will be unfortunately enormous. Enter the German Guzzi Griso…

  • ticticticboom

    Ugly is in the eye of the beholder. In this case that would be me. But I’m hoping those forks might be a transplant candidate for my F800GT.

  • http://twwhlspls.com/ Anders

    That’s one massive tank.

  • NONo443

    I’ll never be able to afford it, but I love it!

  • Sohl

    Boxer squee!

  • Mike Hubbard

    MORE PICS PLEASE! I wonder what the seating will look like (I see the bike to the right, but I want a clearer shot!). I also hope they go with Ohlins instead of Sachs for the suspension and stay away from plastic as much as possible (think more along the lines of what Roland did for the R90 concept). I also wonder why they insist on using the older DOHC motor from the older GS as opposed to going forward with the new water cooled engine? This looks like a great platform regardless…..

  • John

    Looks cool, until you have to sit on it for more than 20 minutes. BMWs are designed for comfort usually, but this looks like it is designed for pain.