Neo retro racer: Ares Bullet

Created to offer enhanced riding pleasure, the Ares Bullet for BMW R NineT has a smoother, yet more responsive riding experience, making the eye-catching bike ideal for short trips and long-distance journeys.

While the bike sports the standard suspension layout, Ares designers incorporated a fully adjustable shock absorber spring to the rear. This permits the rider to switch on, or off, the spring reload and release, allowing them to maximise the Bullet’s engaging handling characteristics.

Drawing its style inspiration from past racers, the Ares Bullet for BMW R NineT sports a typically sharp fairing with an integrated LED headlight.

The striking livery connects the front fairing with the tank and side faring while, underneath the engine, a small carbon spoiler wraps around the exhaust manifolds. While acting as a heat shield, this also adds a final flourish of colour and detail to the underside of the bike. The tank sports black leather knee pads with yellow stitching detail, which is carried through onto the saddle.


The bike’s powerhouse, the 1170cc twin-cylinder boxer engine, remains the same as the donor bike save for the air intake box, which has been removed. In its place are two open conical sport filters, which, along with the remapped ECU, gives the ARES Bullet an all-new and distinctive intake sound, differentiating it from the donor bike.

The Ares Bullet is equipped with a custom-built 2-in-2 exhaust system, designed to accommodate the heat shields and finished in matt black.

To accommodate the new retro-styled tail, which houses the bike’s ECU, the saddle housing sits 4cm higher which, coupled with low-slung handlebars and newly positioned foot pegs, enables the rider to enjoy a sportier riding position.

All new structures (fairing, tail, tank) have been designed by Ares Centro Stile and are made of carbon fibre. All leather components are handmade by the company’s in-house craftsmen, while Ares’ paint department applied the fully customisable and eye-catching livery.

The Ares Bullet for BMW R NineT will be made to order in a limited series of just 25 motorcycles. The order book is now open with delivery two months from order. Come in the beautiful world of Ares.

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