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2021 BMW R NineT [Model Overview]

2021 BMW R NineT

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.

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

2021 BMW R NineT

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $15,495 USD / $17,500 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Boxer twin engine
    • Steering damper
    • ABS

Main Specs

  • 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)

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 110 Hp
Bore x Stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Mixture control Electronic fuel injection
Starter Electric
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)



2021 BMW R NineT

2021 BMW R NineT Features

Twin-cylinder boxer engine.

Powerful and reliable: the heart of the R nineT. The boxer is more than just an engine – it is a statement, a lifestyle.

Steering damper.

The elegant conical connection of the steering damper is an homage to the engineering skill and a sign of the love of design at BMW Motorrad.

Type plate.

Who are you and where do you come from? The type plate of the R nineT reveals a lot more than just “Made in Berlin”.

Variable rear.

Whether you are alone or traveling as a pair, with the variable rear, you define your R nineT’s look in just a few short steps.

Seat supports.

Forged from solid aluminum, the seat supports form the focal point between the tank, seat and engine.

Pure aluminum.

Unpainted, raw, high-quality. Numerous parts made of brushed aluminum give the R nineT an unmistakable look.


BMW Motorrad quality, combined with the latest safety technology, guarantee you a carefree riding experience.

Fender bracket.

The solid aluminum struts from one cast nestle against the front-wheel cover.

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