Since its introduction in 2013, BMW Motorrad’s R NineT has turned heads and captured hearts the world over. This timeless-looking roadster combines classic style with modern technology and performance. Since then, it has also become several customizers’ base bike of choice for their unique custom projects.
Shortly following its debut, the R NineT spawned derivatives of its own: the R NineT Urban G/S, an enduro-inspired machine carrying the genes of the legendary R 80 G/S; the R NineT Scrambler, for those who enjoy the scrambler genre’s style and versatility; and the R NineT Pure, for customizers and those who appreciate a more basic approach to motorcycling.
All these models receive a slew of updates for the 2021 model year, which have just been brought in by BMW Motorrad Philippines.
Included in the 2021 update are revisions to the 1,170cc air- and oil-cooled boxer twin engine. Now Euro 5-compliant, the mill makes slightly less power than before, with 109hp available at 7,250rpm compared to the previous model’s 110hp at 7,750rpm. Maximum torque remains the same at 116Nm at 6,000rpm. Other engine revisions include redesigned cylinder heads, throttle valve parts, new cylinder head covers, as well as a new turbulence system that swirls the fuel and air mixture for better and cleaner combustion and increased torque.
BMW’s ABS Pro and Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) system are now standard across the range for increased braking safety in emergency situations. Also standard is a new shock absorber with travel-dependent damping for enhanced comfort, as is a hand wheel for convenient suspension adjustment. Rain and Road riding modes are now part of the package, too.
On the electronics front, the new R NineT variants have updated LED lighting, standard daytime running lights, a park light, and a USB charging socket situated near the circular instrument clusters with new dials.
Pricing for the new R NineT models are as follows:
2021 BMW R nineT prices
- 2021 BMW R nineT Pure - P995,000
- 2021 BMW R nineT Scrambler - P1,095,000
- 2021 BMW R nineT Classic - P1,275,000
- 2021 BMW R nineT Urban G/S - P1,275,000
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