In a word, the R nineT's styling is elegant, with many beautiful forged, glass-blasted and clear-anodized aluminum pieces such as the front fender mounts, triple-clamps, seat stays, and right-side air scoop. Even the gas tank is aluminum, brushed at the knees, painted black over the rest and clear-coated. There are no plastic covers. Continuing the theme are the gold-anodized fork legs, the white seat stitching with blue logo and the old-school riveted historical denomination plate on the headstock. The wire-spoke 17-inch wheels run Continental RoadAttack 2C tires fitted with inner tubes.