By Sean Matic
Part one and two of BMW R NineT Racer were filmed on location at Buttonwillow Raceway in the scorching heat of a summertime Mojave Desert. Now for part three, Boxer Team America heads Northeast to SLC and the high elevation of Utah Motorsports Campus (formerly known as Miller Motorsports Park for those of us that have been around for a while) with two new team members to participate in another AHRMA National.
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Ben Ahern, a regular in WERA heavyweight superbike races on his 2016 Aprilia RSV4, displaying the homemade belly pan he whipped together in the four days notice he had to convert his street going BMW R NineT to a race-legal machine. The featherweight carbon BST wheel set, Akrapovič full-ti system and Öhlins forks, shock, and steering damper didn’t hurt either.
The Irishman: back to competition from a 19-year road racing hiatus, BMW S1000RR owner/track day rider Kevin Madigan used his shiny brand new 2019 BMW R Nine T Pure to get his feet wet again in the joys of road racing against your buddies.
For those of you that missed part one and part two, the videos chronicled developing a pair of BMW R NineT’s from classically styled cafe racers designed for a moderate diversion through the canyons, to bonafide club racing weapons. The R NineT’s natural home was the Battle of the Twins 1 class (BOT 1) against other air cooled twins over 900 cc, but for a real test of machine and rider, we also entered them …read more