15. BMW R NINET UR­BAN G/S

Motorcycle News (UK) - - 2016 Motorcycle Live -

THE FACTS O 110bhp O 221kg Seat height 850mm

HIGH­LIGHTS Tribute to orig­i­nal R80G/S 1170cc air-cooled Boxer twin Al­loy cast wheels

This homage to the orig­i­nal R80G/S from 1980 makes us want to slip on a peaked en­duro hel­met and get muddy. Styled as a stripped-back ad­ven­ture bike, the Ur­ban G/S may be an­other jump into the dress­ing-up box of styles, but when you’re the firm that made the bike it pays homage to, there’s noth­ing wrong with that. The main rolling chas­sis, 1170cc air-cooled twin, steel tank and lower-spec sus­pen­sion are com­mon through­out the sub-road­ster R ninet range, but what de­fines this bike is the over­all ef­fect – it takes you right back to 1980 in a heart­beat.

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