2014 BMW R-nineT Custom

2014 BMW R-nineT Custom

Motorcycles are modified, almost as a matter of course. It’s the individualistic personality of the average motorcyclist. Chopped, bobbed or just a swap out of brake and clutch levers is commonplace and a massive industry.

So the manufacturers tried to get in on the deal, starting by looking over their shoulder in to their archives for inspiration these days, and BMW is no exception. It’s a lucrative market, after all. About eight years ago, the firm released the R nineT: their very traditional 1,170cc air/oil-cooled engine producing 109bhp boxer engine in a custom frame with minimal but exciting design cues, offering the perfect basis for customizers to make their mark. It was an instant success as a “modern classic”.

As the brochure says, “The classic roadster embodies the passion and innovation of over 90 years of motorcycle design, with high-quality materials and careful workmanship in the smallest detail. Countless individualization options mean no limits when it comes to your self-realization.”

The motorbike offered

The 2014 BMW R-nineT on offer here in Black Storm Metallic comes from a NorCal collector of all kinds of interesting 2-wheeled machinery. As the third owner of the bike, he purchased it from stock and then went to town on modifying and personalizing it to his own personal tastes of performance and aesthetics:

  • Full Öhlins suspension upgrade
  • Öhlins Steering Damper
  • Akrapovic Full Exhaust (No Cat)
  • Power Commander V setup on Dyno Alpina
  • 19 RCS Master Brake Cylinder
  • Brembo Brake Calipers
  • Galfer Floating Rotors
  • Tubeless Wheels
  • Wunderlich Swingarm Adjuster
  • Motogadget Motoscope Digital Dash
  • Custom paint on back cover, sides wings and front fender to match the gas tank
  • BMW Aluminum Engine, Cylinder Head & Headlight Covers
  • LSL Rearsets
  • Rizoma Mirror, Brake Fluid Covers, Air Intake ABM Clip-Ons Crash Cylinder Head Protection Bars Swingarm & Fork Protection Sliders
  • K&H custom seat
  • Conti Road Attack Tires (70% life)
  • New Battery

The bike was fully serviced by ADVMotoTech in Glendale in July 2021 and used sparingly since.

Now, in fine running condition, and showing 7,500 miles on the MotoGadget, which is the total mileage on the bike, i.e. the motogadget was set with current miles at the time of the install, the bike is ready for the next custodian.