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

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Retro -

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

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