EICMA: BMW R nine T Scrambler details

We’ve known the BMW R nine T Scrambler was coming for a while now. It was unveiled officially at EICMA this morning; here are some details on the bike.

At its core, the Scrambler is simply your standard R nine T with high pipes, longer-travel suspension, relaxed seating position, and knobbies. It has the last-generation 1170 cc oilhead boxer motor, making 110 hp at 7.750 rpm and 85.6 ft-lb of torque at 6,000 rpm.

The front wheel is a 19-inch unit with 120/70-19 tire; the modified suspension gives it 125 mm of travel. The rear wheel is a 17-incher, with 170/60-17 tire and 140 mm of travel. The rear swingarm is Paralever-style, and single-sided. Twin 320 mm discs slow the bike down in front, with four-piston calipers and steel braided brake line.

That's the new Scrambler.
That’s the new Scrambler.

There’s a 265 mm brake disc in rear, with two-piston caliper. ABS is standard; there’s no word on whether it’s switchable for off-road action.

Cast wheels are standard, wire wheels are optional. Like the standard R nine T, the subframe is easily removed and the bike’s chassis is designed for easy modification. Handlebars are higher than the regular R nine T, to give a more classic scrambler riding position.

This machine will surely come to Canada this spring, although at what price and what time, we don’t know for sure.


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