2. BMW R nineT Racer

They make going fast look good

BMW was an early adopter in the big-capacity retro bike class when the original R nineT debuted back in 2013, three years before Triumph finally launched its revamped Bonneville range.

The BMW instantly raised expectations of the class, and the lastest version, the R nineT Racer, offers that same combination of traditional air-cooled boxer character and contemporary performance but now with irresistible café racer looks. 

Specs have been lowered, notably in braking and suspension components, but of course that means it costs a bit less, starting at £10,675 to the R nineT's £12,200.

Visordown's Simon Greenacre said after riding it: 'The R nineT Racer is a gorgeous and indulgent motorcycle. It’s a superb looking, ready-made café racer that delivers an evocative, personality-rich and nostalgic ride experience.'

It brings the number of versions of the R nineT to five, the others being the Scrambler, Pure and Urban G/S.

Read our full review of the BMW R nineT Racer.

Price: from £10,675

Engine: 1170cc air-cooled boxer-twin

Power: 110hp @ 7,750rpm

Torque: 85lbft @ 6,000rpm

Kerb weight: 220kg



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