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2021 BMW R NineT Urban G/S [Model Overview]

2021 BMW R NineT

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.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 BMW R NineT Urban G/S in one place.

2021 BMW R NineT

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $12,495*** USD / $14,500 CAD ***Expected. US MSRP currently unannounced
  • Key Features:
    • Boxer twin engine
    • Large 19-inch front wheel
    • ABS

Main Specs

  • 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

2021 BMW R NineT Specifications

From BMW


Engine 1,170 cc air/oil-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine
Engine Power 109 Hp
Bore x Stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Fuel delivery Electronic intake pipe fuel injection, electronic engine management with overrun cut-off, twin-spark ignition
Starter Electric
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
Drive Shaft drive


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
Wheelbase 1,527 mm
Castor 110.6 mm
Seat Height 850 mm (Low seat (OE): 820mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled



2021 BMW R NineT

2021 BMW R NineT Features

Distinctive front.

Headlamp mask, round headlights with windscreen: a front reminiscent of vintage G/S bikes.

Front mudguard.

Dirt doesn’t stand a chance: the raised mudguard keeps things rolling. Nothing gets clogged with mud and dirt.

A perfect colour scheme.

White tank, blue accents and the red seat: classic BMW M.

Enduro foot pegs.

For better hold and better vehicle control for offroad use and driving while standing.

Large 19-inch front wheel.

The 19-inch front wheel with optional all-terrain tires brings up memories of rides on almost impassable terrain.

Red seat.

The inspiration is clear: just like the R 80 G/S, the R nineT Urban G/S also has the distinctive long red seat.

White indicators.

Elegant and modern: White indicators.

Bolted-on heat shield.

A classic enduro touch: heat shield on the brushed stainless steel rear silencer.

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