BMWR ninet Urban G/S X
1170cc | 221kg | 110bhp | 850mm Cash price £11,185 Deposit £2436.83 Mileage 5000pa Rate 9.9% APR Optional final payment £5992.43
The 1980s R80 G/S model saved BMW Motorrad from extinction, won the Dakar Rally and gave birth BMW’S most popular family of motorcycles – including the R1200GS.
When it comes to styling, you have to say the Urban G/S is spot on. Bedecked in a modern take on the legendary BMW Motorsport colours of the original machine, it does look fantastic. Dig a little deeper and you soon realise that beneath the cool new nose cowl and headlight
shroud, dual mudguards, flatter red seat and single pipe lies an untouched Scrambler model, but when it comes to kerb appeal, the Urban G/S nails it.
Fire the Urban up and it sounds even better than the Scrambler thanks to the same single pipe as the Pure rather than the Scrambler’s twin high-level silencers. At tickover it angrily barks its intent, and when you get on the open road and give it some throttle the sound gets even more ferociously thrilling. Combined with the air-cooled boxer’s thumping drive it makes every ride an event.
The X model adds spoked wheels, a chrome exhaust, heated grips, LED indicators and the option of Metzeler Tourance tyres, or Continental Twinduro knobblies, all for the same monthly figure.
Big single clock unit is nod to the original