2021 BMW R nineT, R nineT Scrambler Launched In India, Price Starts At INR 16.75 Lakhs

BMW R nineT
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BMW Motorrad has finally introduced the 2021 BMW R nineT and R nineT Scrambler to update its portfolio. Interestingly, both the bikes will arrive in India via the CBU route which ultimately results in a premium price tag. For instance, the 2021 BMW R nineT Scrambler costs somewhere around Rs.16.75 Lakhs while the standard R nineT comes with a hefty price tag of Rs.18.50 Lakh.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • BMW Motorrad has finally launched the BMW R nineT at Rs.18.50 Lakhs.
  • The Scrambler version is more affordable at Rs.16.75 Lakhs.
  • Both the bikes are available with a BS6 compliant 1170cc twin-cylinder boxer engine.

Design & Updates

Inspired by BMW’s motorsport heritage, the BMW R nineT with its retro styling has completed around 90 years of presence globally. In recent times, both the BMW bikes have improved dramatically in terms of performance. However, what remains the same is the distinct styling and retro design language. Update-wise, the BMW R nineT range now comes with a redesigned instrument cluster and an all-LED headlamps unit.

Engine & Performance

At the heart, both the R nineT bikes are available with a BS6 compliant 1170cc twin-cylinder boxer engine. It is capable of producing a massive 109Ps of power @ 7250 RPM and 116Nm of torque @ 6000 RPM. However, the power figures when compared to the outgoing BS4 counterpart are lower by a slight margin. It is available with two drive modes on offer including ‘Rain’ and ‘Road’ while being mated to a 6-speed gearbox. In terms of performance, the R nineT range can do a 0-100kmph sprint in just 3.5 seconds. Meanwhile, the top speed stands at 200kmph.

Mechanicals

Suspension duties on the regular R nineT are handled by 46mm USD forks upfront while at the rear, it comes equipped with an adjustable monoshock unit. Also, there will be an 18-litre fuel tank offered on the regular variant that returns a decent range to the rider. The Scrambler version on the other hand comes with a 43mm USD fork at the front and an adjustable rear monoshock setup at the back. It also gets a slightly smaller fuel tank with 17-litre of fuel capacity.

Color Options

Multiple color schemes are available on the regular BMW R nineT including

  • Blackstorm Metallic with Brushed Aluminium,
  • Option 719 Aluminium,
  • Mineral White Metallic with Aurum, and
  • Night Black Matt with Aluminium Matt.

Meanwhile, the BMW R nineT Scrambler comes with four color schemes on offer:

  • Granite Grey Metallic,
  • Cosmic Blue Metallic with Light White,
  • Kalamata Metallic Matt,
  • Black Storm Metallic with Racing Red.
BMW R nineT Scrambler
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Alternatives

Currently, there are no direct rivals of the all-new BMW R nineT range. However, it competed against the likes of Triumph Thruxton 1200 R globally. Also, Triumph is expected to reintroduce the updated Thruxton 1200 R soon in India.

Triumph Thruxton 1200 R
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Comparison: BMW R nineT Vs Triumph Thruxton 1200 R

BS6 BMW R nineT (Standard) BS4 Triumph Thruxton 12000 R
Engine 1,170cc air/oil-cooled 1,200cc Liquid Cooled
Power  109PS @ 7250 RPM 97PS @ 6750 RPM
Torque 116Nm @ 6000 RPM 112Nm @ 4950 RPM
Gearbox 6-speed 6-speed
Wheelbase 1487mm 1415mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 18-litres 14.5-litres
Seat Height 805mm 810mm
Kerb Weight 222kg (Wet) 203kg (Dry)
Price Ex-Showroom Rs.18.50 Lakh Rs.12.15 Lakh (Last Recorded)