BMW’s Urban Adventurer: The 2021 BMW R NineT Urban G/S
The BMW R nineT Urban G/S is a European-made heritage roadster that takes its inspiration from the legendary R80GS. While it’s easily one of the most eye-catching models in the R nineT range, it’s arguably one of the most exciting models in the entire 2021 BMW line-up. Built on top of the already successful R nineT platform, BMW has added in a little G/S spice to get heads turning.
The heart of the Urban G/S is a 1,170cc air/oil-cooled, 4-stroke flat twin engine. To meet new emissions regulations, the R nineT has had some internal revisions but the results haven’t been drastic. The new specs show the R nineT producing one less HP at 109 horsepower, and the same 86 lb-ft of torque that it had before.
The Urban G/S might look like it’s all talk but it actually comes with plenty of top-notch equipment to ensure that its bite is as strong as its bark. Standard equipment includes ABS Pro, Dynamic Braking Control, selectable riding modes, and a rear shock with travel-dependent damping.
For 2021, the R nineT Urban G/S is available in three original BMW Motorrad color options: Light White Metallic, Opt. 719 Black Storm Metallic / Light White, or Opt. 719 Black Storm Metallic / Aurum.
The 2021 BMW R NineT Urban G/S is expected to start from $12,495 USD / $14,500 CAD.
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- Price: $12,495*** USD / $14,500 CAD ***Expected. US MSRP currently unannounced
- Key Features:
- Boxer twin engine
- Large 19-inch front wheel
- Engine: 1,170 cc air/oil-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine
- Power: 109 HP
- Torque: 86 lbs-ft
- Wet Weight: 487 lbs (221 kg)
- Seat Height: 33.5″ (850 mm)
2021 BMW R NineT Specifications
|Engine||1,170 cc air/oil-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine|
|Engine Power||109 Hp|
|Bore x Stroke||101 mm x 73 mm|
|Fuel delivery||Electronic intake pipe fuel injection, electronic engine management with overrun cut-off, twin-spark ignition|
|Max Torque||116 Nm at 6,000 rpm|
|Clutch||Hydraulically operated single-disc dry clutch|
|Transmission||Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic forks, 43 mm fixed-tube diameter|
|Suspension Rear||Cast aluminium single swing-arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut, spring preload via hook wrench can be adjusted infinitely, rebound stage damping adjustable|
|Brakes Front||Twin disc brake, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers|
|Brakes Rear||Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper|
|Tires Front||120/70 ZR 19|
|Tires Rear||170/60 ZR 17|
|Fuel Tank Capacity|
|Color||Opt. 719 Black storm metallic/Aurum|
|Alternator||720-W three-phase generator|
|Battery||12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Tail Light||White indicators and LED rear light|
|Overall Length||2,175 mm|
|Overall Width||870 mm|
|Overall Height||1,330 mm|
|Seat Height||850 mm (Low seat (OE): 820mm)|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled||