BMW Motorrad India has updated its portfolio with the launch of 2021 R nineT and the R nineT Scrambler in the country. The retro-style models from the Bavarian brand are available from Rs 16.75 lakh (ex-showroom, India) onwards. Here we list the top five highlights of the 2021 BMW R nineT.
The new BMW R nineT is a classic roadster that takes inspiration from the company’s motorsports heritage. The styling cues include a round headlight at the front, twin-pod instrument cluster, a beefy fuel tank, split-style seat, and road-biased tyres. The motorcycle tips the weighing scale at 221kg (kerb). The standard model will be available in four colour options – Blackstorm Metallic/Brushed Aluminium, Option 719 Aluminium, Mineral White Metallic/Aurum, and Night Black Matt/Aluminium Matt. Buyers can further customise the motorcycle with an exclusive range of accessories available at BMW Motorrad dealerships.
The classic design is complemented by modern features such as full LED lighting, adjustable clutch/brake levers, USB charging interface, and a newly designed, semi-digital instrument cluster. The electronic rider aids include two standard riding modes – ‘Rain’ and ‘Road’ along with Automatic Stability Control (ASC), ABS Pro, Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), and a new suspension strut with travel-dependent damping (WAD).
The 2021 BMW R nineT is powered by a 1,170cc, air and oil-cooled, two-cylinder, Boxer engine that produces 107.2bhp at 7,250rpm and 116Nm of peak torque at 6,000rpm. The motor is linked to a six-speed gearbox The company claims 0-100kmph acceleration in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 200kmph.
The suspension setup includes 46mm upside-down front forks and a rear mono-shock. The anchoring tasks are handled by twin rotors with four-piston callipers at the front and a single disc with double-piston callipers at the back. The standard bike rides on 17-inch wire-spoke wheels that are wrapped in 120/70 front and 180/55 rear tyres.
The standard BMW R nineT, which will be imported via the CBU route, has been priced at Rs 18,50,000 (ex-showroom, India). The bookings for the motorcycle have commenced across BMW Motorrad dealerships in the country.