BMW R nineT Scrambler launched

Just about every motorcycle manufacturer is currently rushing to add a scrambler to their range. With the introduction of the R nineT Scrambler, BMW is the latest firm to follow this unexplained trend.

Compared to the regular R nineT, there are several obvious differences. They include a raised exhaust, five-spoke cast alloy wheels, knobbly tyres and higher handlebars.

BMW R nineT Scrambler (2016) Front Side

Some of the changes have seemingly been made to reduce costs. For example, the roadster model boasts an upside-down front fork taken from the S 1000 RR supersports bike and a brushed aluminium fuel tank. By contrast, the scrambler has a conventional front fork set-up with rubber gaiters and a painted steel tank.

Whether or not those savings will be passed on to customers remains to be seen, as a price has yet to be announced.

Power comes from the familiar 1,170 cc twin-cylinder boxer engine, which develops 108 bhp (81 kW / 110 PS).

BMW R nineT Scrambler (2016) Rear SideBMW R nineT Scrambler (2016) Side

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