Since its initial foray into the neo-retro market with the release of the R nineT in 2014, BMW Motorrad has steadily grown its heritage-themed lineup, first with a slew of new R9T variants before more recently pulling the cover off of the R18 model. And now, for 2021, the Bavarian brand has revealed the latest additions to its heritage range with a redesigned 2021 R nineT lineup.
Debuting alongside several new versions of the company’s new big-bore R18 cruiser, the 2021 R9T bikes have received a host of updates, a variety of new livery options, and a myriad of optional accessories. Now Euro-5 compliant, the air-cooled boxer mills pack redesigned cylinder heads with a new turbulence system that allows for an output of 109hp and 85.5ft-lbs of torque. ABS Pro with Dynamic Brake Control and a new suspension strut with travel-dependent damping (WAD) and “Rain” and “Road” riding modes now come standard, plus there’s new instrumentation and LED lighting throughout, and a standard USB charging socket. BMW’s also introduced an “Option 719” variant that gains a cafe tail cowl and numerous other bolt-on bits, as well as an “Edition 40 Years GS” version of the R9T Urban G/S which pays homage to the original R100GS.