This is a 2019 R Nine T in Black. The bike has Spoked wheels, heated grips and upgrade rear shock (Wilbers), SW Motech lowered footpegs and shifter, and a Suede seat. The tires are almost new. BMW has milked all the good possible—and then some—from its signature air-cooled opposed twin over nearly a century of production. In R nineT guise, this constitutes a lean and mean 1,170cc streetfighter that’s low on accoutrements and high on usability. The fuel-injected 110-hp engine drives through a six-speed transmission and then through a shaft final drive bolted to a Paralever system that eliminates rear suspension jacking under throttle, a historic Achilles’ heel of shaft-drive bikes. The frame is tubular steel—a perfectly viable material still—and the handling is first rate: quick, neutral, and confidence inspiring.