Ever since we saw its name published in the California Air Resources Board documents, we have been speculating what could be “pure” about the 2017 BMW R nineT Pure motorcycle. Today, at INTERMOT, we get that answer.
We might be mildly disappointed that the BMW Lac Rose Concept is not one of the two new models for the trade show in Germany, though it shouldn’t surprise us to see that BMW is taking another styling exercise with its R nineT platform – albeit a more simple one, this time around.
One of two new bikes based off the air-cooled BMW R nineT platform for 2017, the BMW R nineT Pure is supposed to harken back to a more classic time for motorcycles.
An extension of the heritage line that BMW is creating with the R nineT, the Pure and Racer two sides of an older coin.
Like all BMW R nineT models, the 2017 BMW R nineT Pure uses the same 1,170cc, 110hp, boxer-twin engine that BMW riders have loved.
Modified for Euro 4 emissions standards, the motor might not be suitable for BMW’s more performance based machines, but it still strikes a chord with those who long for more simple machines on the road.
Notable features include optional wire-spoked wheels, optional Automatic Stability Control (ASC), and any color you want…as long as it’s gray. Pricing in Europe is around €12,300. No word yet on US availability or MSRP.
Source: BMW Motorrad