Over the years, Touratech has made a name for itself producing an eclectic mix of protective parts, accessories and luggage for a range of touring and adventure motorcycles. In that time, it’s also created a range of one-off tricked out machines to showcase just what can be achieved with its gear. But it seems like it’s going one step further, producing a limited run of its all-new RX9 enduro machine – which has been built from the bones of BMW’s R nineT.
It’s a tried and tested machine, having been put thoroughly through its paces at the Red Bull Romaniacs Hard Enduro event earlier this year – so you can rest assured it’s up for taking a serious beating. As you’d expect, it’s also extremely well equipped.
Based around BMW’s customizable R nineT, the RX9 makes use of the base bikes air and oil-cooled 1200cc BMW boxer engine – which has been tuned to offer better traction at low speeds. Chassis-wise, there’s some top quality components on offer too. It comes with upside-down-forks up front, with Closed Cartridges from TT Suspension replacing the original insides. Best of all, the spring preload, damping of the traction and compression phase are all adjustable. The rear unit from Touratech Suspension also comes with the same setting options.
There’s 21 and 18 inch wheels at the front and rear respectively – with high-strength aluminum rims made by Haan Wheels. That’s not all, there’s a Sinter clutch made by ZF Race Engineering, a Stealth-type silencer from AC Schnitzer, a 7 inch diameter LED headlight from Speaker, Magura handlebars, foldable hand levers which are protected by robust guards, a slimline sports seat, and a Motoscope Pro instrument panel.
Each RX9 will be built by hand at Touratech’s manufactory. During a two-day handover workshop the customer will get intensive instructions for the adjustments of the sports suspension as well as a one-to-one off-road training – but if you want to get your hands on one, you better not hang about because the R9X is being produced in an exclusive small series of only five units. We’ve not heard anything about pricing, but if you’re after more information, visit – www.touratech.de/R9X
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