BMW celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 5 Series with the R nineT /5

The BMW R nineT /5 brings back some of the features that made the 5 Series a success. — Handout via AFP
The BMW R nineT /5 brings back some of the features that made the 5 Series a success. — Handout via AFP

MUNICH, July 6 — On the occasion of the 5 Series’ 50th, BMW is unveiling its tribute to the legendary motorcycle with the R nineT /5.

In production since 1969, the 5 Series cemented its legacy with iconic models such as the R 50/5, R 60/5 and R 75/5. And with the R nineT /5 anniversary model, BMW Motorrad is paying homage to the entire lineage by marrying vintage style with resolutely contemporary tech.

The references to models past are plentiful, with chrome rear-view mirrors and exhaust manifold, as well as with the two-person seat’s white piping. The 1,170 cc opposed two-cylinder engine delivers 110 of horsepower. The production run is also equipped with ABS brakes and an ASC stability system, as well as heated handles.

BMW Motorrad is yet to announce the price and release date of this limited-edition model from its Heritage range. — AFP-Relaxnews

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