R nineT ‘Racer’ in BoxerCup comeback
A popular championship makes a comeback: the new BMW Motorrad BoxerCup starts in 2018.
Last seen in 2004, BMW is staging a BoxerCup comeback for identical race-modified R nineT Racer models.
The season opener will be on 23rd/24th June 2018 as part of the ADAC Classic at the Sachsenring (GER). The other races take place as part of the International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM).
“A level playing field with identical machines, meeting style and individuality. We are looking forward to bringing the BMW Motorrad BoxerCup back to life with the BMW R nineT Racer,” said Henning Putzke, Head of BMW Motorrad Deutschland.
The air/oil-cooled 81 kW (110 hp) 1,170cc Boxer engines will be raced in stock trim - no tuning whatsoever is permitted.
All the race bikes will have identical modifications, including redesigned front forks and dampers from Wilbers, cylinder head covers, engine spoilers and rear panels from Ilmberger, sports shocks and titanium manifold from Akrapovič, BMW Motorrad ABS with racing software, Brembo brake pads, the “High End” steering dampers from Müller Präzision, and uniform Metzeler tyres.
All motorbikes will be prepared for competitive racing at the BMW Motorrad Centre in Munich. Side stands, mirrors, number plate holders, indicators and lights were all removed to accommodate the modifications. However, once the season is over, the bike can be returned to its original state and be approved for road use.
To ensure that all competitors have the same chance of success, no changes - apart from optical modifications to the paintwork, or the application of stickers or film - are permitted beyond those made in Munich. All technical components and wear parts are precisely specified and regulated.
The starting field for the BMW Motorrad BoxerCup will feature 30 places for the new season. In addition to the regular starters, well-known guest riders will take part in the races on two VIP bikes.
Riders over 18 years of age and in possession of a national B licence (or higher), or a comparable licence from another FIM Federation, can apply to take part. Buying one of the BoxerCup special edition BMW R nineT Racers is another precondition for competition. Participants can choose between four different performance packages when making their purchase.
The offer includes the basic package, which just includes the bike, and stretches all the way to the VIP package, including transport and storage of the bike, insurance, catering on race weekends and other advantages. BMW Motorrad also enables the race bikes to be rented for the entire 2018 season, as an alternative to purchasing one.
After the Sachsenring in Germany in June the series moves on to Zolder, Belgium (7th/8th July). This is followed by the races at Schleiz (east of Frankfurt, near the Czech border, 28th/29th July), at the Lausitzring (EuroSpeedway, north of Dresden, 25th/26th August), and on the legendary TT Circuit in Assen, Netherlands (8th/9th September), before the finale at Hockenheim (29th/30th September).