When BMW Motorrad launched the R nineT in 2013, it was clearly
more than just a roadster based on a classic role model. From the
outset, the R nineT combined classic motorcycle design and modern
technology with sophisticated craftsmanship, as demonstrated by the
aluminium fuel tank with brushed side surfaces, for example.
In its new edition, the R nineT once more features the laid-back
elegance and proportions of a classic BMW roadster. From all angles,
the R nineT is defined by a blend of classic and modern elements of
motorcycle design style combined with high-quality surfaces.
As before, a high-quality upside-down telescopic fork takes care
of front wheel control in the new R nineT, though this is now
designed as a fully adjustable component. With a view to even
greater steering precision, directional stability and cornering
neutrality, the new edition of the R nineT has also been optimised
in terms of suspension geometry.
While the instrument cluster of the R nineT previously comprised two circular instruments for speedometer and engine speed display, perfectly integrated in the classic layout, the new design now features two separate instrument casings for an even more impressive appearance.
A look at the R nineT Urban G/S reveals it to be the spitting image of its ancestor, and it even reproduces the latter’s colour concept virtually without alteration. Just like more than 35 years ago, the fuel tank and the high-positioned front mudguard are finished in striking Lightwhite non-metallic, with a matching headlamp mask whose styling is geared entirely towards the BMW G/S style of that era. As before, the R nineT Urban G/S features fuel tank decor in two tones of blue and a two-man seat in bright red – a colour combination that interprets the BMW Motorsport colours of former years. This echoing of past times is supported by a frame finished in black.
Harmoniously matching the headlamp mask, the instrument cluster consists of a speedometer designed as an analog circular instrument, indicator lamps and a two-line LCD screen. High-end details also characterise the R nineT Urban G/S. These include the numerous aluminium forged parts such as fork bridges, the clamp for the aluminium double-butted tubular handlebars and much more besides.