Two New BMW R nineT Models Coming

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Filings with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) suggest that BMW Motorrad has two more variations of its retro-styled motorcycle line coming to the USA: the BMW R nineT Pure and the BMW R nineT Racer.

These two bikes would join the other two air-cooled models we have already seen from the Germans, the base model BMW R nineT and the recently released BMW R nineT Scrambler, which debuted at EICMA last year.

Our friends at spotted the CARB filings, and believe one of the machines will be based off the BMW Lac Rose concept – an ADV throw-back to when the Dakar Rally actually raced to Dakar.

The other model though, could be anyone’s guess, as BMW hasn’t dropped any other concepts or hints in the past months.

One guess could be a café racer with a fuller fairing, harkening back to the road racers of yore, and thus an appropriate use of the name “Racer” – of course, that model could just as easily be the Lac Rose machine, which has its own racing history.

The name “Pure” doesn’t tip too much of BMW’s hand, so we will take best guesses on that, in the comments section.

It is of note though, the 2017 R nineT models show lower hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions than the 2016 models, likely for Euro4 homologation.

It’s not clear how BMW achieved this, though we would hazard a guess it is a change made via the bikes’ ECU programming. Interesting.

Source: CARB via