The BMW R nineT range will come to Australia up-specced and with a host of updates and revisions, including Comfort Package. Here's the rundown. Full pricing TBA first quarter.
BMW Motorrad Australia will launch the updated line-up of R nineT models, which boast a range of key revisions, in Q1, 2021. The R nineT, which first launched in 2013, will receive a raft of changes for the 2021 model year while providing greater choice of upgrades.
Boxer engine features new cylinder-heads, greater torque and optimised design
The boxer engine at the heart of the R nineT has undergone both technical and visual fine-tuning.
Its peak power output is 80kW[109hp]@7,250rpm, while maximum torque is 116Nm@6000rpm.
Newly designed cylinder-heads provide a more harmonious transition from the outer to the inner cooling fins, and updated throttle valve parts and cylinder-head covers now provide the bike even greater aesthetic appeal.
A new turbulence system inside the cylinder-heads swirls the mixture to ensure even better and cleaner combustion and increased torque. A more full-bodied power and torque curve – especially in the range between 4000 and 6000rpm – ensures pulling power levels are now better than the predecessor.
ABS Pro including DBC (Dynamic Brake Control) and a new suspension strut with travel-dependent damping (WAD) feature as standard equipment
The new R nineT models now feature ABS Pro in combination with DBC (Dynamic Brake Control) across the line-up for increased safety when braking.
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 also now included as standard.
Classic circular instrument with new dial, LED lighting units and USB charging socket
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.
The new R nineT models also now have a headlamp and white indicator lights featuring LED technology. A USB charging socket also complements the range of standard equipment.
New options – from innovative technology to individual design and new colour schemes
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 available, as are DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) and engine drag torque control (MSR).
The Comfort Package, comprising Riding Modes Pro, cruise control and heated grips, will be standard on Australian-delivered R nineT and Urban G/S and optional for the R nineT Pure and Scrambler.
The indicator and the silencer design option are additionally new to the range of individual optional extras. The traditional “Option 719” package offers particularly exclusive and high-quality options for customisation of the R nineT to suit owners’ personal tastes.
This exclusive range of parts now includes elements such as unique 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 Urban G/S will be offered exclusively in Australia in the “Edition 40 Years GS” scheme, a unique offering that evokes the legendary R 100 GS to mark the 40th anniversary of the BMW Motorrad GS family.
BMW Motorrad Australia will announce pricing details of the new R nineT line-up early next year.
Check out our review of the BMW R nineT Scrambler here…
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