The Cool-Looking 2018 R nineT Urban G/S
If you’re looking for a stylish bike to go on long, peaceful rides around Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx, the BMW Urban G/S might be right for you. But to help make that decision, you’ll need to learn more about this motorcycle.
That’s why we here at BMW of Manhattan Motorrad created this 2018 R nineT Urban G/S review. Read all about this bike below, and contact us if you have any questions.
The 2018 BMW r nineT Urban G/S has a distinct style that’s reminiscent of the original G/S design. It does this through the 19-inch front wheel, headlamp mask with windscreen, and raised front-wheel cover.
The bike’s profile has a pronounced horizontal line. Plus, the white body elements and narrow, slightly longer red seat are reminders of the R 80 G/S from 1980. And the round instruments show that the Urban G/S is part of the R nineT family.
The 2018 Urban G/S comes with an air-cooled 2-cylinder boxer that has a capacity of 1,170 cc. It also puts out 110 horsepower and 86 lb-ft of torque. This results in a highly dynamic power delivery, even at low speeds.
This bike is meant to be driven on both the city streets and off-road paths. In fact, G/S stands for gelande and strasse in German, or “terrain” and “street” in English.
This performance versatility results, in part, from the motorcycle’s design. Some of the features that help it drive on unpaved paths are:
- Available knobby off-road tires on spoked wheels
- Enduro foot pegs
- Bolted-on heat shield
- Steel footbrake lever
All these features emphasize the bike’s purpose, both visually and functionally.
A Comfortable & Safe Ride
The R nineT Urban G/S is great for going on long and leisurely rides. The slightly higher handlebar, long seating surface, and slightly deeper and wider rear-mounted footrests make for a relaxed riding experience. Plus, the standard seat height is 33.5 inches, while the optional lower seat height is 32.2 inches.
Not only will you have an enjoyable ride on this bike, but you’ll have a safe one, too. An Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) comes standard in the BMW Urban G/S, while Automatic Stability Control (ASC) is available. The former will prevent the wheel from locking whenever you brake. The latter will prevent the rear wheel from swerving when driving on slippery surfaces.
Test Drive the 2018 BMW R nineT Urban G/S
The 2018 BMW R nineT Urban G/S is no doubt an impressive motorcycle, with a head-turning exterior, along with a dependable and comfortable ride. But if you’re still not sure if it’s right for you, then you’ll need to check it out in person.
If you live in the Manhattan, Queens, or Bronx area, and want to experience the R nineT Urban G/S, then schedule a test drive at BMW of Manhattan Motorrad today. We love helping drivers in these New York City boroughs find their ideal motorcycle, and we look forward to doing the same for you.
So, don’t wait. Contact us today to get started!