2021 BMW R nineT Revealed With Technical Changes & More Equipment
The boxer engine is now Euro 5-compliant and makes 109 HP and 116 Nm.
BMW Motorrad has revealed the 2021 R nineT range with technical updates and more standard and optional features.
Five variants of the boxer-engine motorcycle, namely – R nineT, R nineT Pure, R nineT Scrambler and R nineT Urban G/S, have been showcased.
The classic-looking modern roadster, first revealed in 2013, is powered by a Euro 5-compliant 1170cc 2-cylinder boxer engine that now makes 109 HP at 7250 RPM (down from 110 HP at 7750 RPM) and 116 Nm at 6000 RPM.
BMW says it has redesigned cylinder heads, throttle valve parts and, for a better aesthetic look, the cylinder head covers.
Looking as classy as ever the roadster gets all-LED lighting, redesigned twin-pod circular instrument cluster and a range of standard and optional paint finishes.
One colour scheme that stands out can be seen on the R nineT Urban G/S. Tersely named “Edition 40 Years GS”, the limited edition model gets a paint scheme reminiscent of the legendary R 100 GS.
As mentioned above, there are several features that are now offered as standard on the 2021 BMW R nineT range. For starters ABS Pro, Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), Riding modes (Rain and Road) and an USB charging socket come as standard.
Moreover, BMW has worked on how the bike rides and handles and has even given the bike a new suspension strut with adjustable damping.
Of course, there are now more optional extras to choose from. Riding Modes Pro with Dyna (R nineT and R nineT Pure) and Dirt (Scrambler and Urban G/S), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and engine drag torque control (MSR) are available as individual options, now.
There is also a comfort package comprising cruise control, heated grips apart from the aforementioned Riding Modes Pro.
Further, the “Option 719” will offer exclusive options for further customisation as it includes a range of parts such as wheels, milled components, a rear conversion with a short rear end and tracker style rear end, among many others.
We expect BMW to launch the R nineT in India shortly and it will sit alongside the R 18, another boxer engine motorcycle from the German manufacturer.