Sure, the steel-trellis frame is new, as are the fenders, shock, fork internals, headlight, tank, seat, and mufflers. Not to take anything away from these art pieces, but nearly everything else on the nineT has been assembled using what BMW calls "proven parts." That explains the previous-generation, R1200R-derived drivetrain dangling from the frame. The fork is technically new, but the tubes and sliders are taken from an S1000RR . Muffling the nineT is a new silencer set, but everything leading to it is standard-issue BMW: engine, clutch, transmission, drivetrain, even the wheels. Final-drive gearing is 6 percent shorter than an R model's; otherwise it's unchanged.