Just a week ahead of the 2015 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, BMW Motorrad announced that there would be a new scrambler model released for the 2016 model year. With the 2015 EICMA about to begin tomorrow, videos of the new R nineT Scrambler from BMW has leaked giving us a look at the new bike before its official premier from the German motorcycle manufacturer.
As speculated earlier, the new scrambler from BMW Motorrad is based on the R nineT model that was released two years ago in 2013. The BMW R nineT Scrambler bike takes its design cues very closely from the BMW Concept Path 22 which was shown at the Wheels & Waves gathering earlier this year in September.
The BMW R nineT Scrambler carries the same basic design frame and engine from the company’s modular design of the BMW R nineT with subtle changes to the bodywork and the exhaust design. Last week, during the announcement, Board Member of BMW Motorrad, Peter Schwarzenbauer said: “With the countless possibilities for individualisation offered by the BMW R nineT and the BMW R nineT Scrambler, we see tremendous potential in the US market, in particular.”
The new BMW R nineT Scrambler will be powered by the old-school 1,170 cc air-cooled boxer twin engine from the R nineT which produces 110 hp at 7,550 rpm and 119 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. Thanks to the modular design of the R nineT, BMW has given the new bike a flat leather seat and a high-mount double exhaust from Akrapovič to complete the scrambler look.
Along with the leaked video of the BMW R nineT Scrambler, videos of the new bike in two different avatars are also doing rounds on the net. One looks like the road going model and the other seems to be an off-road version with large button tyres, spoke wheels and a protective belly pan.
With the 2015 EICMA all set to debut in a day, we can expect the two variants of the new BMW R nineT Scrambler to be displayed along with the other three new models by the German manufacturer. Among the other three, BMW will showcase its new learner-oriented BMW G310R and the BMW eRR, its electric superbike. The remaining one model is a mystery that will be unravelled tomorrow in Milan.