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BMW 2021 R nineT Urban G/S Heritage Bike Review Specs

The crow flies, so how far apart are they? The goal is not the detour. The BMW 2021 R nineT Urban G/S Heritage Bike is equally at home on gravel roads. It has a look that harkens back to the early G/S versions. The iconic BMW 2021 R nineT Urban G/S Heritage Bike is here. And with it, the notion that anything is feasible. The R nineT Urban G/S pushes you to recreate history – your history – with its geometry, upright, relaxing sitting posture, and well-balanced handling.

In the 1980s, the G/S style was a must-have. There is no better way to remember this era than with the R nineT Urban G/three S’s distinct hues. Strong role models are the most beautiful thing in the world. Even in design, this applies.

However, the BMW 2021 R nineT Urban G/S Heritage Bike provides you with several ways to stand out from the crowd. You can tell right away that the Option 719 billet pack Classic is made with care and attention to detail. In addition, the gold-anodized cross-spoke wheels provide a touch of class.

BMW 2021 R nineT Urban G/S Heritage Bike – Features and Specs

BMW 2021 R nineT Urban G/S Heritage Bike

Boxer Engine

It has undergone technical and aesthetic fine-tuning for the new BMW 2021 R nineT Urban G/S Heritage Bike and is now geared to fulfill the EU-5 pollution class criteria. At 7250 rpm, its peak power output has been reduced to 109 hp (80 kW), while its maximum torque has been maintained at 116 Nm.

The BMW 2021 R nineT Urban G/S Heritage Bike’s new throttle valve parts and cylinder head covers, as well as newly designed cylinder heads, offer a more harmonious transition from the outer to the inner cooling fins.

For better and cleaner combustion and increased torque, the cylinder heads have a new turbulence system that swirls the mixture. Because of the more robust power and torque curve, particularly between 4000 and 6000 rpm, pulling power levels are now clearly superior to the predecessors.

ABS Pro featuring DBC – Dynamic Brake Control

This year’s new BMW 2021 R nineT Urban G/S Heritage Bike include ABS Pro in conjunction with DBC (Dynamic Brake Control) for enhanced brake safety while cornering and in other challenging conditions.

With the new shock absorbers travel-dependent damping (WAD), you can adjust the spring preload with ease using the handwheel that comes standard. There are new riding modes for “Rain” and “Road.”

BMW 2021 R nineT Urban G/S Heritage Bike

Classic Circular Instrument

The new BMW 2021 R nineT Urban G/S Heritage Bike come standard with a circular instrument with a new dial design including the BMW emblem and “invisible” indicator lights. The new R nineT variants also come standard with LED headlamps and white indicator lights. The new R nineT models have a USB charging port and a wide variety of basic functionality.

Innovative Technology

This year’s BMW 2021 R nineT Urban G/S Heritage Bike from BMW Motorrad are greatly improved, both in terms of technology and design. DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) and robust engine drag torque control are now available as independent options in the Riding Modes Pro package for the R nineT and R nineT Pure, as well as the BMW R nineT Scrambler and BMW R nineT Urban G/S. (MSR).

The Comfort Package, cruise control, Riding Modes Pro, and heated handlebar grips are new options. The turning light and brand new rear silencer design choice are both new additions to the list of individual optional items that may be added to the bike.

BMW 2021 R nineT Urban G/S Heritage Bike

For those who want a more conventional approach to personalizing their R nineT, “Option 719” provides an array of luxurious possibilities.

In addition to different wheels, milling components packages, and – from the Original BMW Motorrad Accessories collection – a short rear end and a number plate holder behind the rear wheel, there is a tracker-style rear end (Tracker rear end).

New standard and optional paint treatments complete the R nineT model line’s improvements. It is where the BMW 2021 R nineT Urban G/S Heritage Bike comes in. For the 40th anniversary of the BMW Motorrad GS family, this particular model is only available in a limited edition. The famous R 100 GS inspires its color scheme.

BMW 2021 R nineT Urban G/S Heritage Bike

BMW 2021 R nineT Urban G/S Heritage Bike – Technical Specifications


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
Rated output 80 kW (109 hp) at 7,250rpm
Max. torque 116 Nm at 6,000rpm
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)

BMW 2021 R nineT Urban G/S Heritage Bike

Electrical system

Alternator Three-phase alternator with 720 Watt nominal power
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Claw-shifted six-speed transmission with helical-cut splines
Drive Shaft drive


Frame Three-section frame entailing of one front and two rear sections, load-bearing engine-gearbox unit, removable pillion frame for single ride use
Front-wheel location / suspension Telescopic forks with 43 mm fixed-tube diameter
Rear-wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum 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 calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
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 fueled 223 kg
Permitted total weight 430 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 207 kg

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