The new BMW R NineT Scrambler which combines the air/oil-cooled boxer twin used in the wildly successful BMW R NineT with Scrambler styling and fewer high-end parts to deliver a more affordable retro offering.
There's no surfboard hanging off the side of the motorcycle and no flowery paint-scheme like the Concept Path 22 prototype BMW showed at the Villa d'Este event a few months back.
The BMW R NineT Scrambler 1170cc air/oil-cooled boxer twin engine is lifted straight out of the existing R NinT model, which means the 110 horsepower peak power at 7,750 rpm and maximum torque of 119 Nm at 6,000 rpm remain unchanged.
The BMW R NineT Scrambler is the first of an anticipated four new models we will see appear in the coming years based around the R NineT platform. The most striking element of the new BMW R NineT Scrambler is the higher-level exhaust, which gives that classic Scrambler style. To get through stricter Euro-4 regulations there is a large catalytic converter to help with emissions, and cable- operated valves to abate the sound. Engine mapping has been changed for Euro-4 too, and there is now the mandatory carbon capture canister to close off any fuel tank overspill.
Like the regular R NineT, the rear subframe can be unbolted from the main frame, but the expensive S1000RR derived fork has been ditched in favor of a traditional model, which have signature fork slider covers for the Scrambler look. Combined with a larger 19 inch front cast aluminum alloy wheel, the look of the motorcycle is pretty different. The rear tire is also narrower at 170/60 R17, while the handlebars are now higher, and the seat a little lower.
The new round headlight is a cheaper and simpler alternative design, and there are more off-road orientated footrest for better grip wen the going gets muddy. The BMW Scrambler can also be bought with off-road knobbly tires and wire-spoked wheels.
One of the key hanges in reducing costs on the motorcycle is the change from hand-welded aluminum fuel tank on the regular R NineT in favor of a sheet steel one. But BMW didn't want the Scrambler to be too plain, so details like the clear anodised forged aluminum handlebar top clamp and the 'aged' brown leather of the seat cover give a classy look.
There will be a massive list of accessories available, from wheels through to a different fuel tank, luggage, a windscreen, and a different Akrapovic exhaust system.Tag: BMWScrambler1200ccBoxer-EngineClassicRetro