This Looks Like the New BMW R nineT Racer

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INTERMOT is this week, which means that we will see a few “advanced” previews of some of the machines we can expect at the trade show coming in the next 48hrs or so.

The Germanic brands, BMW and KTM usually debut a number of machines at INTERMOT, and the Japanese manufactures usually have a few bikes for us there, as well.

This means new bike season is upon us in earnest, and the first machine to get leaked, teased, or previewed — however you want to define those words as a marketer — appears to be the BMW R nineT Racer – a café racer styled version of the BMW R nineT platform, which we spotted in CARB filings a couple weeks ago.

It’s hard to tell how authentic the above photo is (internet fakes get better every year), but we should say this is pretty much how we envisioned the “Racer” to be, once we saw it teased in the California emission documents, so it does represent a good idea of what to expect in Cologne, Germany this week.

Based on the same air-cooled boxer engine as the rest of the R nineT platform, the 2017 BMW R nineT Racer  is one of two new air-cooled bikes we are expecting from BMW Motorrad this year – the other being the BMW R nineT Pure.

Your guess is as good as ours when it comes to what the “Pure” model will look like. It’s possible that it could be similar to the BMW Lac Rose concept, which we saw earlier this year, or it could be something completely different. Such is the nature of new bike season.

Source: NieuwsMotor

As always, Asphalt & Rubber will covering all the new bikes debuting at the INTERMOT and EICMA shows this year. Be sure to follow our coverage for the most recent news and photos.