2017 BMW R NineT Urban G/S Preview

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.

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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