The 2021 BMW R Nine T range has been revealed, and it consists of four Euro 5 (BS6) compliant models – Standard, Pure, Scrambler and Urban G/S. The company has made a few upgrades to the air- and oil-cooled engine and it now gets a new cylinder head with a new turbulence system that swirls the mixture to ensure cleaner combustion. The result of meeting new emission norms is a 1hp drop in peak power, with the engine producing 109hp at 7,250rpm and 116Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. BMW adds that the motor has been tuned to offer a strong midrange, especially between 4,000 and 6,000rpm.
The BMW R Nine T sports a typical neo-retro design, with its round headlamp, large fuel tank and slim tail section. BMW has also added a new semi-digital instrument cluster on all R Nine T models. There are 16 colour options to choose from, but the one that stands out is Urban G/S, with its white base paint, characteristic BMW stripes and gold-coloured wheels. The exposed tubular steel frame on all BMW R Nine T models adds to the appeal. While the Standard variant gets an 46mm USD front fork, the Pure, Scrambler and Urban G/S models make do with a conventional, 43mm telescopic fork. At the rear, all models are equipped with a new shock absorber with travel-dependent damping or WAD.
The list of electronics on the BMW R Nine T includes Dynamic Brake Control, cornering ABS, traction control and two ride modes – Rain and Road – as standard. In addition, customers can also choose to equip their R Nine Ts with the 'Comfort Package', which includes ride modes (Dyna and Dirt), cruise control and heated grips. BMW is also offering the 'Option 719' milled package, consisting of exclusive, high-quality parts to enhance the looks of the R Nine T and offer a broad range of customisation.
The BMW R Nine T will go on sale in international markets shortly, and we expect the motorcycle to hit our shores next year. If launched in Nepal the BS4 BMW R Nine T is expected to be priced more than 20 lakhs. Expect the new BMW R Nine T to demand a slight premium. For latest information about auto news in Nepal, stay tune with us.