BMW R nineT range updated

BMW Motorrad updates its range of R nineT models

Reuben Van Niekerk
BMW Motorrad
R nineT

When BMW Motorrad launched the R nineT in 2013, it was more than just a roadster modelled on a classic archetype, from the outset it combined classic motorcycle design and modern technology with excellent craftsmanship and a wide range of customisation options. From that first model spawned several derivatives including the Urban G/S, the Scrambler and the Pure. For 2021 BMW has substantially honed the R nineT family with technical modifications, while extending the range of optional equipment.


Horizontally opposed

The iconic boxer engine has undergone technical and visual fine-tuning to meet EU5 emission regulations. Peak power is now 80kW (109hp) at 7 250rpm, which is 500rpm less than before, torque remains the same with 116Nm on offer at 6 000rpm. 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 give the motorcycles an even greater aesthetic appeal.


Safety comes standard

All models now feature ABS Pro in combination with Dynamic Brake Control. A new rear shock absorber with travel-dependent damping provides enhanced suspension comfort and convenient adjustment of the spring preload via a hand wheel. Rain and Road modes have also been added to all models.

Standard trim on the R nineT models includes a circular instrument cluster with a newly designed dial featuring the BMW logo as well as indicator lights that are invisible when not illuminated. The headlamp and indicators now feature LED technology and a USB charging socket has been added.


More modes

The R nineT range has also been treated to a host of technology and design improvements as well as new colour schemes. Riding Modes Pro now feature the additional ‘Dyna’ mode for the R nineT and R nineT Pure and ‘Dirt’ for the R nineT Scrambler and R nineT Urban G/S are available as options as are Dynamic Traction Control and engine drag torque control. The Comfort package includes Riding Modes Pro, cruise control and heated handlebar grips. The indicator and rear silencer design are new to the range of individual optional extras.


A wide range of options

Option 719 offers particularly exclusive and high-quality options for customisation of the R nineT to suit the owners’ taste. This exclusive range of parts now includes such items as various wheels, milled parts packages and a rear conversion with short rear end and number plate holder behind the rear wheel or a tracker rear end.

The enhancements for the R nineT model family are rounded off with standard and optional paint finishes such as the 40 Years of GS Edition applied to the R nineT Urban G/S that is reminiscent of the legendary R 100 GS.


When will they be available?

The updated R nineT range will be in showrooms in the first quarter of 2021