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post #1 of 6 Old 04-17-2017, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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BMW r nine t 2014 vs 2017

Dear all,
I've looked and looked everywhere to try to understand what are the diferences between the 2014 and the 2017 r nine t models.
Apart from the:

1 - ASC System that is a option in the 2017 model
2 - The different fork, that now you can adjust the seatings
3 - The different Wheel in terms of Spoke (but still not Tubeless)
4 - The different configuration of the left levers on the Handlebar that does not allow to disconnect the ABS.
5 - The different Instrument Gauge.

Are there any other differences, for instance when it comes to the size of the bike or the ground clearing?
Are the dimensions the same?
Are there any other differences?

Please advise
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-17-2017, 03:02 PM
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Nuno I just stood in front of the same question and to my knowledge the main differences between the 2014-16 vs 2017 R9T are;
-2016 has 5 mm less trail
-2016 has Euro 3 engine and muffler
-2016 has R1200R gauges
-2017 has adjustable fork from the non-ESA S1000R
-2017 has ASC option
-2017 has different gauges
-2017 has slightly different levers
-2017 has black swingarm
-2016 spoke wheels look better but both 16/17 still need tubes...
In my opinion no real upgrades maybe even downgrades if you like quicker steering and louder exhaust.
Unfortunately factory hardbags and practical centerstand are still missing !
The new cast wheels from Pure or Racer have a smaller ABS-sensor ring and might not fit on the 2014-16 R9T if you want to go tubeless and don't want to spend 3 grand for PVMs or Kineos.
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post #3 of 6 Old 04-17-2017, 04:42 PM
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The frames are different. Here is a table of dimensional differences:
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-17-2017, 07:56 PM
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2014 > 2017
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-18-2017, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much for your input.
Just made my life a bit more difficult,
Even if apparently the 2014 is "better" that the 2017, the 2017 it's bigger.
And for a 186cm / 90 Kg guy, it makes the difference.
So I might end up buying the new model :-)
I have already tried the BMW R nine T Pure and I liked it, for a naked bike i felt comfortable up to 120 km/h.
I will try the R nine T 2014 today and let's see if it feels comfortable in the same way.
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-19-2017, 07:16 AM
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The 2017 Aussie / Euro version now has a charcoal canister next to the rear shock.
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