BMW Concept 9cento

  • A Brazilian magazine dug up the patent submission of the new BMW F 850 RS.

  • It closely resembles the 9Cento concept, with some differences.

  • BMW needs to fill the middleweight sport-tourer gap.

Remember the 9Cento concept? Looks like it will be applied to the new BMW F 850 RS, as Brazilian patent revealed.

The 9Cento concept drew lots of interest and many were hoping that BMW Motorrad put it into production. But the factory kept mum about it until the prototype was spotted undergoing road tests in the UK. BMW needs a midrange sport-tourer and the new 853cc parallel-Twin provides the perfect platform.

Now it looks like a reality. Brazilian motorcycle magazine Motor1 Bugmanaged to dig up BMW’s patent filing to the National Institute of Industrial Property, dated 2 April 2019. The files not only showed a rendering of the new bike but also the name “F 850 RS.”

The computer rendering shows a design which closely matches the 9Cento, albeit more practical for everyday riding, including a longer seat. It ought to be a great commuter compared to the likes of the R 1250 GS/GS Adventure and S 1000 XR sport-tourer.

Will it be launched at Intermot? Or EICMA? We will have to wait and see.

BMW Motorrad has introduced the BMW Concept 9cento middleweight sport-tourer.

The Concept 9cento is essentially a combination of the S 1000 XR’s looks and the F 850 GS’ engine.

A new middleweight sports-tourer is indeed something BMW Motorrad is planning to add to their line-up in the near future.

BMW Motorrad took things to a whole new level during the recent Bike Shed Show in London a couple days ago when they introduced a brand new BMW Concept 9cento. To put things into perspective, it’s like a combination of the BMW S 1000 XR and BMW F 850 GS into one awesome package. (more…)


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