Back To Basics: The 2021 BMW R NineT Pure
The R nineT Pure is a classic looking roadster with a less-is-more attitude. It features many of the same details as the other R nineT models in the 2021 BMW line-up, but it takes the platform and reduces it down to its bare essentials for a pure riding experience. It’s a European-made roadster for riders looking for minimalistic fun.
The Pure version of the R nineT uses the same classic BMW Motorrad 1,170cc air/oil-cooled, 4-stroke flat twin engine. Thanks to revised cylinder heads to help the R nineT meet new emissions regulations, the engine now produces 109 horsepower and 86 lb-ft of torque—enough to propel the R nineT Pure to speeds in excess of 125 mph.
Though it’s described as a stripped-down motorcycle, there’s more to the R nineT Pure than a boxer engine and a frame. It boasts some impressive standard equipment such as ABS, ACS (Automatic Stability Control), adjustable rear suspension, LED rear lighting, cast alloy wheels, and a steering damper. And for those who want more, there are plenty of exciting additional options to choose from, such as sporty handlebars, upgraded cylinder head covers, and more.
For 2021, the R nineT Pure is available in three color options: Catalano Grey; Option 719 Black Storm Metallic / Aurum; and Option 719 Black Storm Metallic/Light White.
The 2021 BMW R NineT Pure starts at $9,995 USD / $13,650 CAD.
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- Price: $9,995 USD / $13,650 CAD
- Key Features:
- Round headlight with BMW logo
- Cast aluminum single-sided swing-arm
- Modern LED rear light
- Engine: 1,170 cc air/oil-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine
- Power: 109 HP
- Torque: 86 lbs-ft
- Wet Weight: 483 lbs (219 kg)
- Seat Height: 31.7 in (805 mm)
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2021 BMW R NineT Pure Specifications
|Engine||1,170 cc air/oil-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine|
|Engine Power||110 Hp|
|Bore x Stroke||101 mm x 73 mm|
|Mixture control||Electronic fuel injection|
|Max Torque||86 lb-ft (116 Nm) at 6,000 rpm|
|Clutch||Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated|
|Transmission||Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears|
|Drive||Shaft drive 2.91:1|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic forks, Ø 43 mm|
|Suspension Rear||Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Paralever; central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable|
|Brakes Front||Dual floating disc brakes, 4-piston calipers, diameter 320 mm|
|Brakes Rear||Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, dual-piston floating caliper|
|Tires Front||120/70 ZR 17|
|Tires Rear||180/55 ZR 17|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||4.5 gal (17 l)|
|Alternator||Three-phase alternator 720 W|
|Battery||12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Tail Light||LED Tail Light|
|Overall Length||82.9” (2,105 mm)|
|Overall Width||35.4” (900 mm)|
|Overall Height||48.8” (1,240 mm)|
|Wheelbase||58.8” (1,493 mm)|
|Castor||4.1” (105 mm)|
|Seat Height||Standard Seat: 31.7″, Custom Front Seat: 31.3″, Low Seat: 30.5″|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled||
483 lbs (219 kg)
2021 BMW R NineT Pure Features
Round headlight with BMW Logo.
The chrome-plated ring and body-colored housing underline the classic R nineT Pure look.
Classic round instrument speedometer.
"nineT" logo on air inlet.
An unmistakable indicator of its family heritage.
Cast aluminum single-sided swing-arm.
A veritable highlight, both visually and functionally.
The passenger frame can be disassembled. If you prefer to ride alone, a hump can also be installed as a special accessory.
Modern LED rear light.
2-in-1 exhaust system.
The stainless steel exhaust system emphasizes the classic roadster look.