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Got to Sit the nine-T With BMW Accesories

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Hi All,

I just got a call to go look at the Nine-T that will be going to the Amelia Island Concours this weekend. Of course, mine isn't here yet.:(

This bike had many of the accessories on it, so I thought I would report in.

The seat cowl is a must have and is dead sexy. Unfortunately, neither I nor the dealer could actually get the compartment open. I assume it to be user error.

The Nine-T stitched seat felt great, but I would have to sit on the stock one to know which is best. I liked the quality materials and the way the edges cut in toward the tank. I was disappointed that what looked like suede turned out not to be. I think I will pass on this initially and see how I like the stock piece.

The LED indicators looked nice, but I don't think the stockers are bad at all. I would get them if the price was under 100 USD.

I think I will go with the knee pads. They look much better in person than in pictures. There was no branding or texture to them.

This bike looks and sits great in person. Pictures do NOT do it justice.

We fired it up and I see no reason to go with any of the optional exhausts on the basis of sound. It sounds AWESOME stock, even better than the vids floating around.

The fit and finish on the production bike is top notch. Every part you might think would be done in plastic is actually aluminum, the intake being a good example. This bike just screams QUALITY.

I am still ambivalent on the gold forks, but it does break up the silver and black scheme alittle bit.

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Great informative observations, thanks.

The "Custom Rider's Seat" is covered in the faux suede material called alcantara.
Probably more weather and wear resistant?

I was thinking while looking at pictures for the millionth time how 'plasticy' the inlet looked. I grinned reading your piece on that. Also I'm with you on the stock exhaust.
I have been reading a bit further into the Custom Rider's Seat and my earlier post about the Alcantara covering may have been misinformed. :eek:

Seems that the top surface you sit on is a manufactured "fabric", while the sides and back are "Alcantara look".
This would then make the whole thing weather proof.

As per the BMW Motorrad accessories page;

Custom rider’s seat with R nineT logo (NEW)

• Exclusively designed for further customisation
• Visually appealing lines, especially in the side view
- Continues the lines from the fuel tank
• High-quality seat bench surface with different surface structure
- Top: impressive embossing with suggested cross-stitches, anti-slip
- On the side and and the rear: Alcantara look
• Black with white double ornamental seam
• Embroidered nineT logo in Gold
• Slightly lower with thinner upholstery
• Seat height: 775 mm (series: 785 mm)
• Inside leg arc length: 1755 mm (series: 1760 mm)

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