BMW R NineT Urban G/S

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by wegimex, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. AdvStrider

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    My dealer emailed the price to me. In the UK, it's £10500 with wire wheels. Before whatever discount you're able to negotiate.
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  2. Against the Wind

    Against the Wind I'm older now but still runnin' Supporter

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    A retro bike with cruise control? :lol3
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  3. Fledermaus

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    I really like it.
    My dealer said it'll have a single seat/rack combo as an option,
    As well as the spoked wheels.
    Expected price is less than the scrambler over here,under 15k in €uro I was told.
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  4. Dooga

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    Amen! Also, hopefully, next, a K75 reboot!!?



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  5. Dooga

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    I knew it that my big gut came with my older bike!



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  6. AdvStrider

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    List price here is £10500 with spoked wheels. Less any discount.:evil
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  7. knary

    knary sunshine and puppies

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    I want.
    Why?
    Because it isn't an exercise in origami or pretending that it's 1971 (whoever designed fake carbs needs a brick to the temple).
    Because I like the BMW twin.
    Because I like a bike that isn't 36" tall (yes, they're perfectly manageable, but, WTF, 99.99% of the shit any of us ever do or did on our GSs, even off pavement, can be handled just fine by anything with strong rims. If you want a dirt bike, buy a dirt bike and stop pretending you're Malcom Smith on your $20k touring bike because you're not. Goddamn. When did riding a motorcycle *require* a ten page spec list of safety and comfort and convenience features? Buy a goddamn car already. And get off my lawn while you're at it)
    Because it's a motorcycle.
    Because I'll always take a naked bike over a two-wheeled minivan.

    p.s. but I still need hard bags. How is a boy supposed to haul meat, milk, and gin without luggage?
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  8. oalvarez

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    ^ love
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  9. cabanza

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    I really want to like this bike (and the Scrambler since it seems they are the exact same bike) but every test ride I read about the Scrambler talks about poor handling. I also wished that BMW would have reworked the rear a bit so that the bike would be a bit more comfortable and could carry hard bags as well.
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  10. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Motorcycle ADD Supporter

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    I don't know if I would call it "poor" handling, maybe just "slower" handling when compared to the R9T, R, and GS. Hopefully, there will be bag options like there are for the R9T; but you are correct that hard lockable bags would be great; and a place to put the stickers of where we have ridden! Also, a aftermarket solo saddle can make a huge difference in comfort.

    I'm still liking the Urban G/S VERY much...pricing will be critical. It would be a great 2nd bike...

    [​IMG][​IMG]
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  11. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    I think what comes out the most is a complaint about the dirt style tires. It seems that the bike is fine with road oriented tires but as soon as it has the optional "dirt" tires then the handling seems to suffer. Those tires are said to be loud as well.
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  12. cabanza

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  13. Eddy Alvarez

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    Once kitted as below, this thing might actually be a decent travel/fire roads bike for us shorter (5'7") guys. Excuse the Crayola look to my drawing, I'm not a Photoshop expert, I am just having fun at my desk... :D

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  14. AdvStrider

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    If I get one of these, I'd fit Avon Trailriders, assuming they do them in this size. They seem to get great reviews, and are the best of both worlds.
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  15. burgerking

    burgerking echt bezopen

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    That is my believe also, those that tested the Scrambler fitted with Tourance next tyres were positive, sure it is slower handling compared to the Roadster but not dramaticly so. Makes you wonder about some of these magazine testriders :dunno
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  16. JimVonBaden

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    Why not just buy a Camhead GS lightly used? More functional. Just remove the windscreen and you have the same bike, with better suspension.
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  17. Eddy Alvarez

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    Because it looks sweet! :raabia

    As far as height goes, the standard GS with low suspension is actually LOWER than this G/S. Scrambler@ 32.3" versus 31.5" for R1200GS with low saddle. I know my GS is a better bike, I just have a crush on this bike right now...
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  18. knary

    knary sunshine and puppies

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    Are you blind?
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  19. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    No, but even if I was, I would see how ugly that bike is!

























    :hide

    J/K It is OK, just another R9T variant. I like it better than the racer, but would like it much better if it were with the Wethead motor.
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  20. knary

    knary sunshine and puppies

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    BUT WHAT ABOUT FUNCTION?!?!?!?
    IT IS ALL THAT MATTERS!
    Said the guy riding a motorcycle - chosen for how the techno encrusted premium product makes him feel - in a couple thousand dollars worth of protective gear, resplendent with wires for radios and heat and GPS and charging his bourbon cooler, when a car is a far more comfortable and convenient tool.

    If it sounds like I'm arguing for riding an antique Harley, I'm not. But if that presses your buttons, go for it. Trying to define these toys entirely by their function is comical at best.