2021 BMW R nineT Urban G/S : AUTHENTIC, STRIKING, BALANCED.
Introducing the 2021 BMW R nineT Urban G/S…
As the crow flies? No, the detour is the destination. And when it comes to gravel, the R nineT Urban G/S is also in its element. Its design is reminiscent of the first G/S models. This is the legendary BMW R 80 G/S. And with it the idea that simply anything is possible. The geometry with the upright, relaxed seating position, the well-balanced handling and the boxer with its unmistakable sound, challenges you to rewrite history with the R nineT Urban G/S – your history. Personal, individual and truly #Soulfuel.
A look back and yet forward
The typical G/S look was a must-have in the 80s. The three colours of the R nineT Urban G/S are an unrivalled reminder of this time.
There is nothing more beautiful than strong role models. And this applies to design, too. Nevertheless, the R nineT Urban G/S offers you several possibilities to become unforgettable yourself. With the Option 719 billet pack Classic, you can immediately see the quality and love for the craft. And the gold anodised cross-spoked wheels really get your individuality going.
For any punchline
Power through the city traffic or prefer to take a spontaneous trip over gravel roads? The air/oil-cooled boxer takes your ideas on board. And makes for very fun travel. Its ridability is balanced and full of exciting dynamics whenever it matters. The optimised torque curve guarantees you dynamic pulling power between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. And this is exactly where you get the most spontaneous ideas. The peak torque is still 116 Nm at 6,000 rpm. And of course the boxer complies with the requirements of the Euro 5 standard.
The bendier routes
The R nineT Urban G/S boasts balanced ridability. In the new Dirt Mode of the driving modes Pro, you can now let the control systems ASC or DTC take effect much later: for gravel and dirt roads off the beaten track. And the adaptive headlights provide optimum illumination of the inside of corners at heel angles between 7° and 25°.
Extended range of standard features, fine-tuning of the design and even more pulling power. The new BMW R nineT models – R nineT, R nineT Pure, R nineT Scrambler and R nineT Urban G/S.
When BMW Motorrad presented the R nineT in 2013, it was more than just a roadster modelled on a classic archetype: from the very outset it combined classic motorcycle design and modern technology with excellent craftsmanship and a wide range of customisation options. Just a short time later, the R nineT found attractive derivatives in the BMW Motorrad Heritage world of experience: the R nineT Urban G/S as an enduro with the genes of the legendary R 80 G/S of 1980, the R nineT Scrambler as a homage to this distinctive motorcycle genre for those who love a purist, reduced and non-conformist style, and the R nineT Pure as a roadster reduced to the bare essentials. For the upcoming 2021 season, BMW Motorrad has now sustainably honed the R nineT family with some technical modifications, as well as significantly extending the range of standard and optional equipment.
2021 BMW R nineT Urban G/S Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
- Classic colour scheme
- Boxer engine
- Tank shape and snorkel cover
- Distinctive front
- Double-flow exhaust system with heat protection
- Roughly toothed footrests
- LED headlights and LED flashing turn indicators
Highlights of the new BMW R nineT models:
- Iconic air/oil-cooled boxer engine with new cylinder heads for further increased torque in the mid-range as well as compliance with the EU-5 pollutant class.
- 80 kW (109 hp) 7 250 rpm (previously 81 kW (110 hp) at 7 750 rpm) and 116 Nm at 6 000 rpm.
- Cylinder head, cylinder head cover and throttle valve parts all in a new design.
- ABS Pro with DBC (Dynamic Brake Control) for even greater safety when braking in banking position.
- New suspension strut with travel-dependent damping (WAD) for even more balanced and comfortable handling as standard
- Hand wheel for adjusting the spring preload on the shock absorber as standard.
- Riding modes “Rain” and “Road” as standard.
- Classically designed circular instrument with new dial.
- White LED indicators as standard.
- LED headlights incl. daytime running light/parking light as standard.
- USB charging socket as standard.
- Enhanced overall design with a wider range of exclusive paint finishes.
- New ex works options and new optional accessories.
2021 BMW R nineT Urban G/S Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Boxer engine according to EU-5 requirements with new cylinder heads, even greater torque and optimised design.
For use in the new R nineT models, the boxer engine has undergone both technical and visual fine-tuning and is now designed to meet the requirements of the EU-5 pollutant class. Its peak power output is now 80 kW (109 hp) at 7250 rpm (previously 81 kW (110 hp) at 7750 rpm), while the maximum torque is still 116 Nm at 6000 rpm. Newly designed cylinder heads provide a more harmonious transition from the outer to the inner cooling fins, and newly designed throttle valve parts and cylinder head covers now give the bike even greater aesthetic appeal.
Inside the cylinder heads there is a new turbulence system which swirls the mixture to ensure even better and cleaner combustion and increased torque. Thanks to an even more full-bodied power and torque curve – especially in the range between 4000 and 6000 rpm – pulling power levels are now tangibly better than those of the predecessor.
ABS Pro including DBC (Dynamic Brake Control) and a new suspension strut with travel-dependent damping (WAD) now come as standard, as do the “Rain” and “Road” riding modes.
Even in the standard version, the new R nineT models now feature ABS Pro in combination with DBC (Dynamic Brake Control) for increased safety when braking – at banking angles as well as in difficult situations. Standard features also include a new shock absorber with travel-dependent damping (WAD), providing enhanced suspension comfort and convenient adjustment of the spring preload via a hand wheel. “Rain” and “Road” riding modes are now included as standard, too.
Classic circular instrument with new dial, LED lighting units and USB charging socket as standard.
The standard trim in the R nineT models includes a circular instrument with a newly designed dial featuring the BMW logo as well as indicator lights that are “invisible” when not illuminated. Likewise as standard, the new R nineT models now have a headlamp and white indicator lights in LED technology. The extended range of standard equipment in the new R nineT models is supplemented with a USB charging socket.
A wealth of new options – from innovative technology to individual design and new colour schemes.
BMW Motorrad has significantly advanced the new R nineT models – both technically and visually. Riding Modes Pro with the additional modes “Dyna” for the R nineT and R nineT Pure and “Dirt” for the R nineT Scrambler and R nineT Urban G/S are now available as new individual options, as are DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) and engine drag torque control (MSR). Another new option is the Comfort Package, comprising Riding Modes Pro, cruise control and heated handlebar grips. The turning light and the rear silencer design option are likewise new to the range of individual optional extras.
Meanwhile the traditional “Option 719” offers particularly exclusive and high-quality options for customisation of the R nineT to suit the owner’s personal taste. This exclusive range of parts now includes such items as various wheels, milled parts packages and – from the Original BMW Motorrad Accessories range – a rear conversion with short rear end and number plate holder behind the rear wheel, as well as a rear end in tracker style (Tracker rear end). The enhancements for the R nineT model family are rounded off with new standard and optional paint finishes. The “Edition 40 Years GS” of the R nineT Urban G/S is especially significant here. Available as a limited edition only, this unique model comes in a colour scheme reminiscent of the legendary R 100 GS to mark the 40th anniversary of the BMW Motorrad GS family.
2021 BMW R nineT Urban G/S – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD
Canada MSRP Price: starting at $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £ 11515 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
2021 BMW R nineT Urban G/S – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
2021 BMW R nineT Urban G/S – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Type Air/oil-cooled two-cylinder, four-stroke boxer engine with two camshafts and four radially arranged valves per cylinder as well as central counterbalance shaft
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
Ratet output 80 kW (109 hp) at 7,250 rpm
Max. torque 116 Nm at 6,000 rpm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management with overrun cutoff, twin-spark ignition
Emission Control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-5
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC 5.1 l
CO2 emission based on WMTC 119 g/km
Fuel type Unleaded super(premium), octane number 95-98 (RON) (rated output at 98 RON)
Alternator Three-phase alternator with 720 Watt nominal power
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free
We see the R nineT Urban G/S in detail.
Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Claw-shifted six-speed transmission with helical-cut splines
Drive Shaft drive
Chassis / brakes
Frame Three-section frame consisting of one front and two rear sections, load-bearing engine-gearbox unit, removeable pillion frame for single ride use
Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic forks with 43 mm fixed-tube diameter
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut, spring preload steplessly adjustable by hook wrench, rebound-stage damping adjustable
Suspension travel, front / rear 125 mm / 140 mm
Wheelbase 1,527 mm
Castor 110.6 mm
Steering head angle 61.5°
Wheels Cast wheels
Rim, front 3.00 x 19″
Rim, rear 4.50 x 17″
Tyre, front 120/70 R 19
Tyre, rear 170/60 R 17
Brake, front Twin-disc brakes, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston callipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating calliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS Pro
Dimensions / weights
Seat height 850 mm
Inner leg curve 1,890 mm
Usable tank volume 17 l
Reserve app. 3.5 l
Length 2,175 mm
Height (incl. mirrors) 1,330 mm
Width (incl. hand levers) 865 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 223 kg 1)
Permitted total weight 430 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 207 kg
1) According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume.
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