It's a beautiful Sunday in March almost spring when I have the opportunity of testing the BMW R nine T Urban G/S.
A splendid on-road enduro bike, with a vintage touch.
As I look at it, I notice its various details, the slender but very comfortably padded seat, the short tail its R80 style coloring. The headlight is the first thing that strikes me: big, round, with the BMW logo stamped inside. Wide handlebars that immediately give you the impression of a good ridingsetup (with the comfort of heated grips when needed), a high fender and wire spoke wheels, 19” inthe front 19 "and 17" in the back. The dashboard technology doesn’t stand out, it’s very minimal and basic but still well made for the bike style BMW wanted to create by revisiting the legendary R80G/S.
The bike tested is standardly equipped as it comes out from the German factory, it can be customized to make it truly unique, relying on the countless original customizations that BMW Motorrad offers.
The stately boxer engine immediately catches the eye for the cylinder heads protruding from the sides, a distinctive feature of Beemers. I straddle it very easily, the seat is comfortable, and the riding position is erect and comfortable, the legs wrap the tank well. I turn on this 1200 cc and immediately hear a full sound, almost hoarse at minimum, but as soon as I open the gas, I feel thedetermination of its 110 hp.