The R nineT has been a nice hit for BMW since it was introduced a little more than two years ago, appealing to both BMW traditionalists as well as those in younger demographics. And then came the R-nineT Scrambler we rode last month, which will surely carry the nineT’s momentum into the future. Oh, and there’s also the Pure and Racer concepts shown just weeks ago.

2017 BMW R NineT Urban G/S Preview

Now comes the latest R nineT, the Urban G/S. It takes the nineT’s air/oil-cooled Boxer motor and slots it into a reasonable facsimile of the R 80 G/S from the 1980s. The “Urban” in its nomenclature is a sign it’ll probably be more at home in Kansas City than the Kalahari, but it looks like it needn’t fear fire-roads and the like. More info is in the link above. Here’s what it looks like in moving pictures.  

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  • JMDonald

    I haven’t seen a RnineT variant I’ve disliked so far.

    • DickRuble

      I haven’t seen a single one that I liked so far.

      • JMDonald

        But Dick. You say that about all the motorcycles.

        • DickRuble
          • JMDonald

            I don’t know. It sounds like you like a bike that doesn’t exist. Me too.

          • DickRuble

            I like the 300-x. I would also like a 500-x.

          • JMDonald

            I agree. I would like a 500x or something similar.

    • Born to Ride

      Haven’t seen a single one that I like as much as the original. By a long shot.

      • JMDonald

        The original is best. Product strategy at work from the product managers. I like the the different versions they are fun to look at but I wouldn’t buy one. I was somewhat repulsed by the Bonneville Bobber. Especially the version with the high rise handlebars. I used to think there wasn’t a bike out there I didn’t like but there are.