The BMW Group provides a look ahead to what an exciting new Adventure Sport model might look like: The BMW Motorrad Concept 9cento (pronounced ‘nove cento’) combines emotion and performance with an adventurous spirit, agility and riding fun to create the ideal sports touring bike.
The BMW Motorrad Concept 9cento is our interpretation of a modern all-rounder for the new mid range segment,” explains Heinrich (Head of Design BMW Motorrad) and he adds: “Functional properties such as touring capability, storage space and wind/weather protection are relevant to most motorcyclists but they’re rarely included in the design of a concept vehicle.
Proportions reflecting agility and lightness:
With its compact silhouette, the BMW Motorrad Concept 9cento conveys agility and lightness at first sight – its proportions simply make you want to get on and ride off. The basic sporty configuration with lots of volume near the front wheel and a short high rear promises riding fun and agile handling.
Lightweight construction for agility and dynamic performance.
The frame triangle of is reinforced with CFRP fleece: it not only reduces the bike’s overall weight but also links the three-dimensional design of the front trim to the aluminium rear carrier.
Front and rear with hallmark lighting design.
The headlight is modern in style, featuring two symmetrical lamp elements. Each of the two elements has an iconic LED daytime riding light in the lower section with a flat, dynamic U shape, while two compact LED lenses on each side provide the low and high beam.
Two jackets, two versions.
Two motorcycling jackets have been developed to go with the BMW Motorrad Concept 9cento They each reflect the bike’s properties with their refined mixture of leather and Kevlar fabric: Sport and Touring.
The BMW Motorrad Concept 9cento has the potential to expand today’s notion of a modern sports touring bike by adding smart functionality,without neglecting agility and riding fun.
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