Since its creation, the BMW R nineT has been praised for its minimalist design, striking appearance and impossibly gripping ride quality. With the introduction of the brand-new BMW R nine T Scrambler, fans can expect the same unadulterated dedication to freedom and pure design.
A heritage of freedom
They were ridden by action heroes on screen, through mountain passes and in thrilling beach races. Over the years, the scrambler has become somewhat of an icon.
With deep treaded tyres, a raised exhaust, extended spring travel and a relaxed seating position, scramblers offered their riders in the 1950s to 1970s not just motorcycling fun on winding country roads but also great off-road capability and therefore an extended range of use. The same can be said of the BMW R nineT Scrambler.
R nineT DNA
The BMW R nineT Scrambler is the perfect blend of a classic and modern design, with a spectrum of potential alterations. From original BMW Motorrad accessories through to attachments or accessory parts produced by customisers, the goal here is to create a motorcycle as unique as its rider.
The motorcycle is also a homage to expert workmanship. From paintwork and parts, to the engraving and stitching, this motorcycle is brimming with classic, purist character.
The ride of your life
The new BMW R nineT Scrambler is ergonomically mastered for an especially relaxed ride feel. The raised exhaust with two vertically arranged rear silencers, is fitted very close to the body of the bike. So you get a slim appearance but also the sonorous boxer sound you’d expect from a classic scrambler.
The BMW R nineT Scrambler is fitted with the air/oil-cooled boxer with a capacity of 1 170 cc. It delivers an output of 81 kW at 7 750 rpm, and develops a maximum torque of 116 Nm at 6 000 rpm.
The specially developed steel tubular space frame integrates the boxer engine as a load-bearing element and consists of a front section with integrated steering head and a rear section with a swinging arm mount. The passenger frame can be dismounted, allowing the BMW R nineT Scrambler to be used either by two people or – for a particularly stylish appearance – by the rider on their own.
In typical scrambler style, the motorcycle features light alloy cast 19-inch wheels. The front wheel suspension is in the form of a telescopic fork with rubber gaiters. Rear wheel suspension is taken care of by a Para lever single-sided swinging arm as used in the other boxer models. Suspension and damping are carried out via a central spring strut.
In line with the bike’s active riding character, the suspension geometry of the BMW R nineT Scrambler is mainly geared towards sound handling and a neutral cornering response – in other words on winding country roads with the sky above you and the wind at your back.
So the real question is, where would you take this piece of artistry for a ride? Let us know in the comments below: