Option 719 Edition + Select Package
BMW offers an intriguing choice for bikers interested in the R nineT platform. You can buy the standard 2021 BMW R nineT for $ 15,945, or you can buy the streamlined R nineT Pure for $ 10,995 and add $ 4,375 of factory BMW sets and accessories. We tested the 2022 BMW R nineT Pure with this set of accessories, and we love how it looks and how it works:
- Option 719 Classic Pack Ticket: $ 1050
- Option 719 Aluminum fuel tank: $ 1,350
- Select Package (includes the Comfort Package): $ 1,000
- Spoked wheels: $ 500
- Muffler Design Option: $ 475
- Metzeler Roadtec 01 tires replace the Roadtec Z8 Interact
The accessories added to the 2021 BMW R nineT Pure are a mix of functionality and visuals. From a performance point of view, the Select package makes a huge difference in the usability of the R nineT Pure. Here’s what the Select package offers:
- Pro Riding Modes
- Dynamic traction control
- Dynamic engine brake control
- Adaptive headlight
- Heated grips
- Speed regulator
The most important is of course Ride Modes Pro. The R nineT Pure comes with two driving modes: rain and road. Ride Modes Pro adds Dynamic to the Pure’s arsenal, making it a more aggressive ride when it seems like a good idea. Considering the pleasant nature of the air-cooled 1170cc twin boxer, the more responsive throttle is more than welcome in most situations. Of course, a less experienced rider will find the Road mode to be perfect most of the time. However, once you get a feel for Pure, you’ll find yourself in Dynamic most often.
The dynamic traction control and engine brake control are wonderfully executed, doing their job without attracting attention. The engine brake control is an electronic version of a slip clutch because it reduces torque to the rear wheel to prevent skidding after a hard downshift. This is a useful feature on a large twin, especially the one you will be traversing canyons. The traction control feature is nice to have when you need it, and BMW’s implementation is exceptional.
The adaptive headlight redirects the beam when the pitch of the motorcycle changes. It is done smoothly and you won’t notice it. The heated grips do their job and the cruise control is basic and intuitive – no radar on the R nineT Pure.
The accessory wire spoked wheels were fitted to Metzeler Roadtec 01 tires. We did not include this in the price, as you can easily make this change after you wear out the original Roadtec Z8 Interacts. Without having a pair of BMW R nineT Pure with the different tires on it, I cannot tell the difference.
However, I can tell you that Roadtec 01 rubber is exceptional. As hard as I pushed the Pure through canyons – urban and rural – the 01s were up to my challenges. The Pure isn’t a particularly agile bike, but the Roadtec 01 tires allowed me to change direction at will without a touch of drama.
Driving the 2021 BMR R nineT Pure with Option 719 goodies and Select Package features is, as the name suggests, a purely enjoyable pastime. It starts from the moment you press the start button. The air-cooled twin vibrates in a soul-stirring way – only a Harley-Davidson can compete on a purely visceral level.
The big, torquey boxer shorts have fantastic traction that makes riding effortless. Slowing it down is not a problem. Walk down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and you are as cool as a cucumber. If a BMW 840i pulls up beside you, you’re still the fanciest person with a German vehicle at the intersection, at less than a fifth the price.
When you drive to Mulholland Drive, it all depends on what you expect from the Pure. If a relaxed stroll is on the menu, this is what gets served. If you want to spend some time on the bends when the coast is clear, press the throttle and change gears every now and then. Rowing the six-speed gearbox isn’t the way to take advantage of the R nineT Pure. Letting the short-stroke engine pull and take advantage of its over-revving when necessary is the path to glory. Fluid beats aim and shoot.
A wide handlebar with a fairly flat curvature gives you the leverage you need to negotiate the tightest turns. Some urban riders may wish for a slightly higher turn for more comfort, while others will be happy to take advantage of the semi-aggressive stance adopted by the rider.
Fortunately, the bar is not so wide that riding on the freeway is unattractive because the rider turns into a sail – this is another place where the slight forward lean position comes in handy. A small mosquito net is part of the Option 719 Billet Pack Classic collection, and that can make a difference, especially if you think it does. I consider it a fashion accessory.
At 483 pounds, the 2021 BMW R nineT Pure is no lightweight. Either way, there’s a pair of 320mm rotors up front, and BMW’s branded four-piston calipers and premium ABS work with dynamic engine brake control to keep you going. control, even when you brake hard.
The solo seat and cowl are another feature of the Option 719 Billet Pack Classic option. It looks great and the seat remains completely comfortable. During strong acceleration in dynamic mode, the backstop for your rear is welcome. A little bonus is that the interior is hollow and functions as a storage space, thanks. The BMW logo on display to the one behind you is also a nice touch.
The Option 719 aluminum pieces speak for themselves in the photos – a photo is worth a thousand words, and I don’t want to waste your time. I think they look great, and for $ 1,000 you can look like a million dollars on the R nineT Pure.
The most expensive item is the Option 719 aluminum fuel tank for $ 1,350. You might not think you want it when scrolling through the website. However, when you see this beautifully welded matte finish tank, you will passionately want it. I think it looks a lot cooler than the standard R nineT’s aluminum tank.
Thanks to the engine and ergonomics, the 2021 BMW R nineT Pure is easy all day driving. You can cross a tank on a rural ride without stopping – the range is just under 200 miles, depending on how you ride.
I spent hours on the Pure in urban areas without leaving the headquarters. It’s a comfortable and rewarding motorcycle to ride, and you’ll love the engine rumble from sunrise to sunset long after.
Thanks to the huge price drop compared to the standard R nineT, the 2021 BMW R nineT Pure is an irresistible choice for the boxer who wants to stand out from the crowd. The R nineT, whatever its configuration, turns heads. Yet with your personal mix of accessories (BMW and aftermarket parts), you can do a lot more with the Pure for less money.
Photograph by Don Williams
2021 BMW R nineT Pure Specifications
- Type: horizontally opposed twin
- Displacement: 1170cc
- Bore x stroke: 101 x 73 mm
- Maximum power: 110 horsepower at 7,750 rpm
- Maximum torque: 86 ft-lbs at 6,000 rpm
- Compression ratio: 12.0: 1
- Valvetrain: DOHC
- Fuel supply: EFI with 50mm throttle body
- Cooling: Air
- Transmission: 6 speed
- Clutch: dry, hydraulically operated
- Final drive: shaft
- Frame: tubular steel with removable passenger frame
- Front suspension; travel: 43mm non-adjustable fork; 4.9 inch
- Rear suspension; travel: BMW Paralever shock absorber adjustable in preload and rebound; 4.7 inch
- Wheels: cast aluminum (metal spoked wheels, as tested)
- Front wheel: 17 x 3.5
- Rear wheel: 17 x 5.5
- Tires: Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact (Metzeler Roadtec 01, as tested)
- Front tire: 120/70 x 17
- Rear tire: 180/55 x 17
- Brakes, front: 320mm floating discs with 4-piston calipers
- Rear brake: 265mm disc with dual piston floating caliper
- ABS: BMW Motorrad ABS Pro
DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES
- Wheelbase: 58.8 inches
- Rake: 26.6 degrees
- Trail: 4.1 inches
- Seat height: 31.7 inches (30.5 and 31.3 inches seats optional)
- Fuel capacity: 4.5 gallons
- Curb weight: 483 pounds
- Estimated Fuel Consumption: 44 mpg
- Mineral Gray Metallic (standard)
- Matte Teal Metallic
- Option 719 Blackstorm metallic / Race red
- Option 719 Cosmic Blue Metallic / Light White
- Option 719 Aluminum, as tested
2021 BMW R nineT Pure Price: $ 10,995 MSRP ($ 15,370 depending on testing)
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