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The new BMW R nineT Urban G/S has just been revealed in Milan. We have already shown you the Lac Rose prototype that the bike is based on, but we now have a confirmation that the bike will be in the German manufacturer’s range for 2017.

BMW also showed the new R nineT at the show. This is the latest incarnation of the roadster that was originally launched back in 2013.

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R nine T

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The new R nineT Urban G/S is quite different from the base model, and BMW says that the R nineT Urban G/S draws on the genes of the very first and legendary BMW R 80 G/S of the year 1980, transporting them into the modern era with contemporary technology in the form of a classic enduro-style BMW motorcycle with boxer engine.

R nineT Urban G/S

R nineT Urban G/S

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Both of the new BMW Heritage models feature the potent, air/oil-cooled boxer engine with a capacity of 1,170cc and an output of 110bhp combined with a 6-speed gearbox. The two variants are both designed to meet the requirements of the Euro  4 restrictions.

Here are all the photos in one neat slideshow:

The highlights of the new BMW R nineT and R nineT Urban G/S:

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  • Potent flat-twin boxer engine with a capacity of 1,170cc and an output of 81kW (110bhp) that meets EU4 requirements.
  • Modular frame concepts with scope for customising, allowing individualisation according to personal taste.
  • R nineT with new wired-spoke wheels.
  • R nineT Urban G/S with light alloy cast wheels and 19-inch front wheel in enduro style.
  • 320-millimetre twin disc brake at the front.
  • ABS as standard.
  • ASC (Automatic Stability Control) as an ex works option.
  • 2-in-1 exhaust system.
  • High-end details such as fork bridges made of forged aluminium with a clear anodised finish.
  • R nineT in classic roadster design in Blackstorm metallic in conjunction with a black frame and drivetrain.
  • R nineT Urban G/S in the enduro style of the first R 80 G/S dating back to the year 1980.
  • R nineT Urban G/S in Lightwhite non-metallic combined with fuel tank decor in two blue tones with a bright red seat – echoing BMW Motorsport colours of past years.

SPECS:

BMW R nineT

Engine

Capacity cc 1 170

Bore/stroke mm 101/73

Output kW/hp 81/110 at engine speed rpm 7 750

Torque Nm 116 at engine speed rpm 6 000

Type Air/oil-cooled 2-cylinder boxer engine

No. of cylinders 2

Compression/fuel 12.0:1 / premium unleaded (95-98 RON)

Valve/accelerator actuation DOHC

Valves per cylinder 4

Ø intake/outlet mm 39/33

Ø throttle valves mm 50

Engine control BMS-MP

Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter

Electrical system

Alternator W 720

Battery V/Ah 12/14 maintenance-free

Headlight W 60/55 H4

Starter kW 1.2

Power transmission – gearbox

Clutch Hydraulically activated dry clutch

Gearbox Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox

Primary ratio 1.737

Transmission ratios

I 2.375

II 1.696

III 1.296

IV 1.065

V 0.939

VI 0.848

Rear wheel drive Universal shaft

Transmission ratio 2.91

Suspension

Frame construction type Tubular space frame in steel, engine self-supporting

Front wheel control Upside down telescopic fork, Ø 46 mm

Rear wheel control BMW Paralever

Total spring travel, front/rear mm 120/120

Wheel castor mm 107.9

Wheelbase mm 1 487

Steering head angle ° 63.2

Brakes front Hydraulically activated twin disc brake, Ø 320 mm – rear Single-disc brake Ø 265 mm

ABS BMW Motorrad ABS
Wheels Spoke wheel (front 3.5 x 17″, rear 5.5 x 17″)

Tyres front 120/70 ZR 17 – rear 180/55 ZR 17

Dimensions and weights

Total length mm 2 175

Total width with mirrors mm 900

Seat height mm 803

DIN unladen weight, road ready kg 222

Permitted total weight kg 430

Fuel tank capacity l 18

Performance figures

Fuel consumption (WMTC) l/100 km 5.3

0‒100 km/h s 3.5

Top speed km/h 200

 

BMW R nineT Urban G/S

Engine

Capacity cc 1 170

Bore/stroke mm 101/73

Output kW/hp 81/110 at engine speed rpm 7 750

Torque Nm 116 at engine speed rpm 6 000

Type Air/oil-cooled 2-cylinder boxer engine

No. of cylinders 2

Compression/fuel 12.0:1 / premium unleaded (95-98 RON)

Valve/accelerator actuation DOHC

Valves per cylinder 4

Ø intake/outlet mm 39/33

Ø throttle valves mm 50

Engine control BMS-MP

Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter

Electrical system

Alternator W 720

Battery V/Ah 12/14 maintenance-free

Headlight W 60/55 H4

Starter kW 1.2

Power transmission – gearbox

Clutch Hydraulically activated dry clutch

Gearbox Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox

Primary ratio 1.737

Transmission ratios

I 2.375

II 1.696

III 1.296

IV 1.065

V 0.939

VI 0.848

Rear wheel drive Universal shaft

Transmission ratio 2.91

Suspension

Frame construction type Tubular space frame in steel, engine self-supporting

Front wheel control Telescopic fork, Ø 43 mm

Rear wheel control BMW Paralever

Total spring travel, front/rear mm 125/140

Wheel castor mm 110.6

Wheelbase mm 1 527

Steering head angle ° 61.5

Brakes front Hydraulically activated twin disc brake, Ø 320 mm, rear Single-disc brake Ø 265 mm

ABS BMW Motorrad ABS
Wheels Aluminium cast wheel (front 3.0 x 19″, rear 4.5 x 17″)

Tyres front 120/70 ZR 19, rear 170/60 ZR 17

Dimensions and weights

Total length mm 2 175

Total width with mirrors mm 870

Seat height mm 850

DIN unladen weight, road ready kg 221

Permitted total weight kg 430

Fuel tank capacity l 17

Performance figures

Fuel consumption (WMTC) l/100 km 5.3

0‒100 km/h s 3.6

Top speed km/h 200

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