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The BMW R nineT Urban G/S.

Eye-catching. Powerful. Air-cooled.

Enjoy the confident feel of a boxer with an upright and relaxed riding position, coupled with innovative technology. Choose from countless customising options for your own unique ideas. The R nineT Urban G/S makes a clear statement: It pays tribute to the early days of BMW Motorrad's G/S success story. Just one look and it's clear that the R nineT Urban G/S captures the off-road spirit of that era. At the same time, its driving characteristics make it a true member of today's nineT family. It reflects the way of life of that time: People knew where they wanted to go, and they knew exactly how they would get there. Same as today.


Choose your style.

In addition to the Light white paint finish, there are now two paint finishes from the individualisation offer of BMW Motorrad: Option 719 Black storm metallic/Aurum and Option 719 Black storm metallic/Light white.

    Light white

    Light white puts the R nineT Urban G/S in the spotlight.

    Opt. 719 Black storm metallic/Light white

    The accentuation of the lines in Black storm metallic on Light white gives the tank an unique look.

    Opt. 719 Black storm metallic/Aurum

    An elegant play of colours is created by the combination of rich black and the shiny gold colour.

    5 Year Warranty.

    Ride on & on & on. We`re giving you extra 2 years. 

    Now there's a 5-year warranty on all motorcycles puchased from 1 June 2020. 

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    The source of inspiration: unmistakable.

    The design of the R nineT Urban G/S is eye-catching. Distinctive stylistic elements make it a powerful, robust bike that pays tribute to the original G/S design: the 19-inch front wheel, the telescopic fork with the familiar bellows, the headlamp mask with the windscreen and the raised mudguard define the front of the bike. Its profile is defined by a pronounced horizontal lines. White body elements and the narrow, slightly longer red seat revive the spirit of the legendary R 80 G/S from 1980. The black engine and frame highlight this effect. The new classic round instruments also show that the Urban G/S is part of the nineT family. The R nineT Urban G/S also excels on everything from unpaved paths to gravel roads. The optional studded tyres and spoke wheels, the Enduro foot pegs, the bolted-on heat shield and the steel footbrake lever highlight this fact, both functionally and visually.
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    Twin-cylinder boxer engine

    Nm max. tightening torque at 6,000 rpm
    kg empty weight, fully filled up
    cc capacity
    mm seat height
    Air/oil-cooled, four-stroke twin-cylinder boxer engine

    Technology for pure riding fun.

    Technology for pure riding fun.

    The R nineT Urban G/S is faithful to the past with its looks, but it shows equal respect for the present with its modern technology. It features the proven engine and electrical system of the BMW R nineT. The R nineT Urban G/S also meets the current EU-4 standard thanks to its state-of-the-art technology. The powerful air-cooled, two-cylinder boxer engine features a capacity of 1170 ccm and 81 kW (110 bhp) of output for a highly dynamic power delivery, even at low speeds. All for a light and modern riding experience. The standard ABS and optional ASC Automatic Stability Control ensure that you're always safe when you bring your power to the road – or gravel. And there's one last visual reference to the enduro roots of the G/S: the raised exhaust system made of brushed stainless steel.

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    The highlights of the R nineT Urban G/S

    Distinctive front.
    R nineT Urban G/S headlamp mask
    Front mudguard.
    R nineT Urban G/S front mudguard
    A perfect colour scheme.
    R nineT Urban G/S red colour scheme
    Enduro foot pegs.
    R nineT Urban G/S Enduro foot pegs
    Large 19-inch front wheel.
    R nineT Urban G/S 19-inch front wheel
    Red seat.
    R nineT Urban G/S seat
    White indicators.
    R nineT Urban G/S white indicators.
    Bolted-on heat shield.
    R nineT Urban G/S bolted-on heat shield

    Upright and commanding.

    Upright and commanding.

    The balanced ergonomic triangle of the Urban G/S keeps you agile and confident on the road: The slightly higher handlebar, the long seat surface and slightly deeper and wider rear mounted footrests make for a more relaxed and confident riding experience. The standard seat height of the series is 850 mm. Thanks to an optional lower seat, the R nineT Urban G/S offers stability for riders of almost all sizes.

    Another visual highlight is the seat bench in a leather look. It is impermeable with a high level of workmanship, focusing on the authentic surface and colouring. Therefore, wearing clothing, such as dark jeans, can lead to staining of the seat bench. This patina effect can usually not be eliminated and does not constitute a defect.

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    The spirit of a legend.

    Paris-Dakar feeling with the R nineT Urban G/S.

    The Paris-Dakar Rally is legendary, just like the people and machines that competed in it. Joy Lewis explores the early days of the epic desert rally in the cities where the race started and finished. Her two companions: Hubert Auriol, who won the Paris-Dakar Rally twice with BMW in the 80s; and the R nineT Urban G/S – a motorcycle whose design is reminiscent of the legendary R 80 G/S.  

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    More Individuality

    Customizing with virtually no limits.

    Customizing with virtually no limits.


    Whether you want off-road looks or a retro vibe, the R nineT Urban G/S expresses your particular mindset. So when it comes to customising, the possibilities are virtually endless, as showcased so well in countless adventures throughout G/S history. The R nineT Urban G/S can be quickly converted into a one-seater thanks to the removable pillion frame.

    And in addition, there is a tailored range of Original BMW Motorrad accessories and exclusive, premium optional equipment from Option 719. In short: your individuality is just as unrestricted as your riding pleasure.   

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    Accessories for the new R nine T Urban G/S

    The style: attractive pure and simple

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