The 2021 BMW R nineT range sees styling and technology updates, as well as a small boost to output, across its four full-time variants: R nineT, Pure, Scrambler and Urban G/S.

While pricing and exact local specifications have yet to be locked in, the brand has confirmed that the enhanced line-up will arrive in Q1 of next year.

For reference, the outgoing R nineT is priced from $20,290 rideaway in Pure form, followed by the Urban G/S and Scrambler (both $21,370), while the ‘base’ model checks in at $24,890.

BMW R nineT 2021.

The R nineT Racer, which hit local showrooms in 2017, has been missing from BMW’s consumer website for some time, and so it comes as little surprise to see that the fully-faired and low-slung grade is missing from the 2021 range.

Powering the new R nineT is a familiar 1107cc boxer engine, however, it has a fresh look by way of new cylinder head covers, and promises more “full bodied” power and torque.

Adjustments to the now-Euro5 boxer motor sees peak power at 80kW (+1kW) at 7250rpm, and maximum torque at 116Nm from 6000rpm.

BMW R nineT 2021 Scrambler
BMW R nineT 2021 Scrambler.

The R nineT range now gets ABS Pro and Dynamic Brake Control as standard, as well as new adjustable shock absorbers and two rider modes: Rain and Road.

Also new is a redesigned dial with a BMW logo, as well as new LED technology for the headlight and indicators.

Exclusive to Australia is a 40 Years GS Edition colour scheme for the Urban G/S, a yellow and black design that we have seen across the brand’s entire 2021 GS adventure bike range.

BMW R nineT 2021
BMW R nineT Urban G/S 40 Years GS Edition.

Also exclusive to Australia is the standardised addition of the Comfort Package on the R nineT and Scrambler, which includes enhanced rider modes, heated grips and cruise control.

The line-up also benefits from new ‘Option 719’ parts and accessories, as well as new optional paint finishes to distinguish the new bikes from old.

The 2021 R nineT sees new dial faces.
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Peter Williams
Peter Williams
3 years ago

Like the yellow and black version of the gs. It would be a pity if they discontinued this range of bikes.