The Germans were certainly not too shy after going naked and retro with the stunning R nineT Racer back at Intermot. Seems they did have something left to showcase for this year's line up and have now announced the 2017 BMW R nineT Urban G/S at the EICMA 2016.
The new model brings back memories of BMW's first adventure motorcycle, the R80 G/S which was launched back in 1980. The new model basically takes the existing BMW R nineT and slap a G/S tag on it after adding a ton of new tweaks and accessories.
So what's new? Well you get a R nineT with a raised stance, mudguards that sit just below the chin of the headlamp and a gloss white finish with a dash of blue. Under the tank and the retro-looking cladding sits a 1,170cc air/oil-cooled boxer engine which makes 110PS. The engine is mated to 6-speed gearbox.
As with all BMW motorcycles, you get the shaft driven swing arm at the back with a monoshock sitting before it. At the front you get a a telescopic fork setup and a 19-inch front wheel for those off-road endeavors. As you may have already noticed, those cool-looking off-road tyres and spoke wheels will be offered as an option. ABS is standard, while Automatic Stability Control (ASC) will be offered as an option.
Indeed all of BMW's current motorcycle do not match the BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 which took things to a completely new level which was unveiled at the “Iconic Impulses. The BMW Group Future Experience” exhibition in Los Angeles.
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Updated Date: Nov 10, 2016 11:39:36 IST