BMW has unveiled its much-anticipated R nineT Scrambler with an uncharacteristically sensible name and surprisingly not far off the concept model they recently released.
The new Bavarian Scrambler unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan features the same raised two-muffler exhaust system and conventional forks as on the Path 22 Concept model they revealed a few months ago.
It is powered by the air/oil-cooled 1170cc boxer engine from the R nineT with 81kW (110hp) of power at 7750rpm and 116Nm of torque at 6000rpm with new engine mapping to meet EU4 emissions standards.
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 swinging arm mount.
The passenger frame can be dismounted, allowing the R nineT Scrambler to be used solo or two-up.
The Scrambler has telescopic forks with rubber gaiters and spring travel of 125mm while the rear uses a Paralever single-sided swinging arm with shaft drive and spring travel of 140mm.
It sits on light alloy cast wheels rather than spokes and has a 19-inch front wheel with tyre sizes of 120/70-19 at the front and 170/60-17 at the rear.
The R nineT Scrambler will come standard with ABS, 4-piston calipers, steel-wrapped brake lines and 320mm brake discs at the front with a 265mm disc and a 2-piston floating caliper at the rear.
Riding posiiton is different to the R nineT with the handlebars set higher, a lower-profile seat and the footpegs that are lower and further to the rear.
It has an analogue speedometer, old-style single round headlight, painted 17-litre sheet-steel fuel tank and the trim cover made of fine aluminium sheet with embossed R nineT inscription running across the air intake duct on the right-hand side.
Detailed workmanship is evident in the stitched seat in brown patinised leather look, refined aluminium forged parts with glass-bead blasted and then clear anodised surface and the clamp for the double-butted tubular handlebars, also made of aluminium with BMW Motorrad engraved in them.
The new BMW R nineT Scrambler is available in Monolith metallic matt only, with black frame, swinging arm, wheels, fork slider tubes and engine housing.
Meanwhile, BMW Motorrad is also publicly showing the new BMW G 310 R which was announced last week.
The German manufacturer has also announced some cosmetic changes to the 2016 F 700 GS and F 800 GS with a new tank cover and matching ignition lock cover, electroplated knee covers (F 700 GS) and radiator cover (F 800 GS) and two-colour seats which now offer five seat height options from 765mm-860mm (F 700 GS) and 820mm-920mm (F 800 GS).
Likewise, the BMW S 1000 XR gets new colours from January. In addition to white and red, the adventure sports bike will come in Light white/Granite grey and metallic/Racing red.
Stay tuned for more news tonight on the BMW scrambler!