Why The New BMW R nineT Scrambler Is The Best Thing On Two Wheels

Why The New BMW R nineT Scrambler Is The Best Thing On Two Wheels

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With a fleet of all new models on the horizon for 2016, including the BMW X4 M40i and the futuristic looking M2 Coupe, BMW isn’t holding back on its well known prowess for luxury/sport and Sport Utility Vehicles — not in the least bit. And, while other notable models such as the uber MINI and Mini John Cooper Works have been updated with some rather sophisticated technology, it’s the automakers two-wheel division that keeps things interesting.

In 1951, the BMW R 68 was presented at the International Bicycle and Motorcycle Fair IFMA in Frankfurt with a typical raised 2-in-1 exhaust, just like the one used for racing by BMW Motorrad legend Georg “Schorsch” Meier. So it goes without saying that the Scrambler concept, one that continues to get better with each new iteration, is deeply rooted in the history of the iconic R 68.

Reviving the era that birthed the Scrambler, the all new BMW nineT Scrambler is molded with a very distinct spirit and created for motorcycle enthusiast who love things that are pure, reduced to the essentials and non-conformist — combined with the technology and quality of a BMW. Together with the R nineT Roadster, the Scrambler establishes a new chapter in the BMW Motorrad Heritage.

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[column size=one_third position=last ]HIGHLIGHTS of THE BMW NINET SCRAMBLER
Purist design, Classic color concept, Stitched seat in patinised leather look, Workmanship with great attention to detail. Air/oil-cooled 2-cylinder boxer engine with a capacity of 1170 cc, A Modular frame concept with removable passenger frame offering a range of variations, Classic wheel suspension by means of telescopic fork at front and Paralever at rear, Large 19-inch front wheel as is typical of a Scrambler & Upright seating position in classic Scrambler style.
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At the heart of nineT Scrambler is a potent air-cooled punchy flat-twin boxer 1170 cc engine that produces powerful torque and a unique sound that has endured for more than 90 years. Fitted close to the body is a raised exhaust with two vertically arranged rear silencers. Similar to the R nineT Roadster, the frame concept is a key aspect in terms of the Scrambler’s extensive customization capacity. And in typical Scrambler fashion, it’s fitted with light alloy cast wheels, a large 19″ tire at the front and 17″ at the rear.

Ensuring your ride is as comfortable as possible, the seat is upright and relaxed, and the ergonomic triangle handlebar-seat-footrests has been redefined. Exquisite detailing to the entire bike is showcased by way of aluminium forged parts that have been glass-bead blasted and finished with a clear anodized surface, or the clamp for the double-butted tubular handlebars, also made of aluminium and bearing an engraved BMW Motorrad inscription. The tapered and stitched two-person seat in patinised leather look in the color Saddle Brown likewise demonstrates refined workmanship and the use of high-end materials.

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The new BMW R nineT Scrambler is available in the paint finish Monolith metallic matt. The bike’s classic, purist character is enhanced by black-coated components such as the frame, swinging arm, wheels, fork slider tubes and engine housing.

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David Ferretti

Is the Editor-in-Chief for VouchMag. When he's not in the office you can usually find him drinking way to many Red Bull's trying to figure something out which is probably giving me a headache.

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David Ferretti

Is the Editor-in-Chief for VouchMag. When he's not in the office you can usually find him drinking way to many Red Bull's trying to figure something out which is probably giving me a headache.

All stories by:David Ferretti