Brushed aluminum fuel tank available for R nineT
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Posted by: Wes Fleming
Since its market launch last year, the BMW R nineT has been thrilling
fans of powerful, purist naked bikes. Thanks to the rugged charm of the flat-twin engine and the design language of different motorcycle eras, it brings together innovative technology, classic style and a modular customizing concept.
The rider can choose from a wide range of BMW Motorrad accessories for customizing his motorcycle and creating his very personal R nineT; that range is now expanding with a special aluminium fuel tank available in two versions: hand-brushed, gloss-varnished and with visible or smoothed welding seams.
Both aluminium fuel tanks, identical to the series production fuel tank with regard to shape, volume and weight, reinforce the neo-classical visual appeal of the R nineT and provide exclusive looks, high-end feel and customized character. The brushed finish is hand-crafted, thereby turning each fuel tank into a unique object. Hand-crafting aside, the overall workmanship of the fuel tank of course meets high BMW Motorrad quality standards.
Prices including 19 % VAT in Germany are 1,695 euros (with visible welding seam) and 1.795 euros (with smoothed welding seam). (Equivalent US prices, without the VAT included, could come in at about $1,485 and $1,570, respectively.) The fuel tanks are to be fitted by BMW Motorrad partners exclusively. Like the series production fuel tank, both aluminium tanks have been approved worldwide and will be available from May.