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The BMW R nineT Urban G/S

Authentic, striking, balanced

As the crow flies? No, the detour is the destination. And when it comes to gravel, the R nineT Urban G/S is also in its element. Its design is reminiscent of the first G/S models. This is the legendary BMW R 80 G/S. And with it the idea that simply anything is possible. The geometry with the upright, relaxed seating position, the well-balanced handling and the boxer with its unmistakable sound, challenge you to rewrite history with the R nineT Urban G/S – your history. Personal, individual and truly #Soulfuel.

BMW R nineT Urban G/S in the “40 Years GS Edition”

Legendary design

The black and yellow design of the “40 Years GS Edition” is a homage to the legendary first touring enduros from BMW Motorrad. And the R 100 GS leads the way. The striking accents are clearly reminiscent of the machine that was quickly given the nickname “Bumblebee” back then. In today’s R nineT Urban G/S “40 Years GS Edition”, the milled Option 719 cylinder head covers and the yellow hand protector prove the attention to detail. The off-road tyres and the raised Scrambler exhaust complete the look and are a visual reminder of 40 years of eventful GS history.

Tradition – newly designed

A look back and yet forward

The typical G/S look was a must-have in the 80s. Now 30 years later, the established colours are as eye catching as ever.

Edition 40 Years GS

Black and yellow: in the style of the legendary R 100 GS with the nickname “Bumblebee”, the paintwork highlights the over 40 eventful years of GS history.

1200 cc lettering on the tank
We see the 1200 cc lettering on the tank of the R nineT Urban G/S.
Black and yellow seat bench with GS embroidery
We see the black and yellow seat of the R nineT Urban G/S.
Option 719 cylinder head cover
We see the cylinder head cover of the R nineT Urban G/S.
40 Years GS sticker on the tank
We see the 40 Years GS sticker on the tank of the R nineT Urban G/S.
Golden rim
We see the golden rims of the R nineT Urban G/S.
Yellow hand protector
We see the yellow hand protector of the R nineT Urban G/S.
Windscreen with GS logo
We see the windscreen of the R nineT Urban G/S incl. GS logo.
Exhaust
We see the raised exhaust system of the R nineT Urban G/S.

The bike that brings back memories. Jump on and off you ride, it really is better to travel than to arrive.

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Ulli Sengenberger

Colour, graphic and surface design R nineT

Create your own legend

Create your own legend

There is nothing more beautiful than strong role models. And this applies to design, too. Nevertheless, the R nineT Urban G/S offers you several possibilities to become unforgettable yourself. With the Option 719 billet pack Classic, you can immediately see the quality and love for the craft. And the gold anodised cross-spoked wheels really get your individuality going.

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This one knows how to have fun

For any punchline

Power through the city traffic or prefer to take a spontaneous trip over gravel roads? The air/oil-cooled boxer takes your ideas on board. And makes for very fun travel. Its drivability is balanced and full of exciting dynamics whenever it matters. The optimised torque curve guarantees you dynamic pulling power between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. And this is exactly where you get the most spontaneous ideas. The peak torque is still 116 Nm at 6,000 rpm. And of course the boxer complies with the requirements of the Euro 5 standard.

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116
Nm max. torque at 6,000 rpm
223
kg unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled
1,170
cc capacity
850
mm seat height
Air/oil-cooled twin-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine

Comfort? Of course

The bendier routes

The bendier routes

The R nineT Urban G/S boasts balanced drivability. In the new Dirt Mode of the driving modes Pro, you can now let the control systems ASC or DTC take effect much later: for gravel and dirt roads off the beaten track. And the adaptive headlights provide optimum illumination of the inside of corners at heel angles between 7° and 25°.

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From off-road sport to the road

1978 to 1980:

In 1978, BMW Motorrad attracted attention with a predecessor to the first GS: The GS 80 takes in two gold medals at the International Six Days Enduro. The bike had been developed by an in-house team of developers without an official remit. But its success proved the engineers and mechanics right: their bike made it truly enjoyable to ride both off-road and on-road. It was released to the market in 1980 under a slightly different name, the BMW R 80 G/S.

Its rise begins

1980 to 1987:

With the GS, BMW Motorrad created the perfect synthesis of off-road and on-road driving: Regardless of surface type, riders have control over their bikes in every situation while also enjoying maximum comfort on long routes. The highlight is the monolever single-sided swinging arm, which is the first to be installed on a motorcycle worldwide. This reduces the weight and enables the rear wheel to be changed quickly. With the R 80 G/S, BMW Motorrad created the segment for large, comfortable travel enduros – a segment that it still dominates today.

The GS gains momentum: more displacement, more power

1987 to 1996:

The new top model, the R 100 GS, focuses on a lot of displacement: it is the most powerful and fastest enduro on the market. The paralever dual-pivot swinging arm on the rear wheel ensures effortless handling off-road and on-road. With its striking black and yellow paintwork, it is known as “Bumblebee”. The colour is still hugely popular among fans today and decorates this year's special “40 Years GS Edition" model.

A new chapter in travel enduros

1994 to 2003:

The GS is on its way to becoming an icon while continuously changing: in 1994, the first enduro with a four-valve boxer engine appears with the R 1100 GS. The bike is popular because it handles well off road and performs perfectly on long tours. In 1999, the R 1150 GS follows in its footsteps. The concept is purposefully further developed with touring in mind and, in 2002, adapted even more to the needs of long-distance travellers with the R 1150 GS Adventure – the Adventure series is born.

From one-cylinder to two-cylinder

2000 to 2008:

The very popular and novice-friendly “Funduro” models, the F 650 and F 650 ST, have their engines reworked at the beginning of the new millennium. Thanks to the water-cooled single-cylinder assembly, F 650 GS and F 650 GS Dakar riders have enough drive for everyday riding as well as that typical enduro feeling. In 2008, the F 650 GS and F 800 GS, both completely redesigned enduro models, are equipped with a liquid-cooled two-cylinder in-line engine. The means pure adventure, even in the mid-range segment.

From air-cooled to water-cooled boxer engine

2004 to 2017:

In 2004, BMW Motorrad re-released the R 1200 GS. The bike is given more displacement, power, and torque, making it even more dynamic on any terrain while weighing 30 kilograms less at the same time. A new era begins almost ten years later, when BMW Motorrad engineers equip the R 1200 GS with a water-cooled boxer engine – something that had never been done before. The bike also has a semi-active suspension with Dynamic ESA (electronic suspension adjustment), which takes handling and riding comfort to a new level.

The GS becomes even stronger

In the following years, BMW Motorrad continued to build on the GS legend. The popular R 1250 GS appears with a redeveloped two-cylinder boxer engine. Thanks to its variable BMW ShiftCam camshaft control, it provides more power in all speed ranges and makes the GS even more effortless. In addition, the mid-range F 750 GS and F 850 GS models undergo constant development and make riding more enjoyable with their larger displacement and modified chassis.

3 years warranty

Ride on & on & on. We're giving you an extra year. 

Now there's a 3-year warranty on all motorcycles.*

* Valid on new motorcycles purchased from 1st October 2018

 

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