The 2021 BMW R NineT: Unmistakable. Original. Air-cooled.
The 2021 BMW R nineT is the flagship heritage model from European manufacturer BMW Motorrad. Though it has been a standard feature in the brand’s arsenal for many years, it has received a small update for 2021 to bring it in line with new emissions regulations. While the updates might be minimal, the R nineT is still one of the most exciting models in the 2021 BMW line-up.
The most noticeable updates for 2021 are minor engine tweaks. All of the models in the R nineT range use a 1,170cc air/oil-cooled, 4-stroke flat twin engine, and thanks to new and improved cylinder heads, the 2021 R nineT now produces a modest 109 horsepower and 86 lb-ft of torque. Even with new emissions compliance regulations, the R nineT is still a veritable powerhouse.
Top features of the new R nineT include ABS, Automatic Stability Control, adjustable rear suspension, adjustable USD front forks, spoked wheels, a chrome exhaust, and a sleek aluminum gas tank.
For 2021, the R nineT is available in four original BMW Motorrad color options: Black Storm Metallic; Black Storm Metallic / Vintage; Option 719 Pollux Metallic / Aluminum; and Option 719 Mars Red Metallic Matte / Cosmic Blue Metallic Matte.
The 2021 BMW R NineT starts at $15,495 USD / $17,500 CAD.
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- Price: $15,495 USD / $17,500 CAD
- Key Features:
- Boxer twin engine
- Steering damper
- Engine: 1,170 cc air/oil-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine
- Power: 109 HP
- Torque: 86 lbs-ft
- Wet Weight: 489 lbs (222 kg)
- Seat Height: 31.7 in (805 mm)
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2021 BMW R NineT 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||Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 46 mm|
|Suspension Rear||Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Paralever; central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) via 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||4.8 gal (18 l)|
|Color||Black Storm Metallic|
|Alternator||Three-phase 720 W alternator|
|Battery||12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Tail Light||LED Tail Light|
|Overall Length||83.1” (2,110 mm)|
|Overall Width||35.5” (900 mm)|
|Overall Height||48.8” (1,240 mm)|
|Wheelbase||58.5” (1,487 mm)|
|Castor||4.2” (107.9 mm)|
|Seat Height||Standard Seat: 31.7″, Custom Front Seat: 31.3″|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled||
489 lbs (222 kg)