Driven by the growing popularity of modern classic motorcycles, BMW Motorrad is going to launch a new Heritage range of motorcycles based on the R nineT. The range will initially have three models based on the oil-cooled platform, which will make their debut at the EICMA Show in Milan, later this year.
The new Heritage range will turn to BMW models from the yesteryears for inspiration. Though BMW hasn’t been forthcoming about which genres these three models will be based on, we can expect the company to create a Scrambler and an adventure bike along the lines of the R80G/S Dakar. The third model might be a classic harking back to the semi-faired café racers of the 1960s and 1970s.
The popularity of the Bonneville and Yamaha’s Sport Heritage range have showcased the potential of such motorcycles. A growing number of motorcyclists have been turning to leisure bikes and modern classics. These motorcycles offer the best of both worlds – the appeal of a classic along with the performance and reliability of a modern motorcycle. The BMW RnineT was rolled out as a blank canvas for enthusiasts to customise their dream motorcycle and as such presents the perfect platform for the new Heritage range.