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EICMA 2015: BMW R nineT Scrambler Brings Back the Stylish Freedom

The Bavarians are working to grab their share of the Scrambler market at EICMA, introducing the BMW R nineT Scrambler, a contraption that has “non-comf” written all over it.
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This doesn’t exactly come as a surprise, especially after we’ve seen the Concept Scrambler earlier this year. Let’s take a bit of time to talk about the recipe of the transformation.

How the nineT went through a scrambler-ization process


You start off with a nineT, replace the 17-inch front wheel with a 19-inch one, and then install a classic fork with all the necessary adjustments - this replaces the inverted fork of the base bike.

Since Scramblers are supposed to offer you plenty of freedom, the front suspension travel has gone up by 20mm, reaching 140mm, while the wheelbase has jumped 51mm to 1,527mm.

In the same respect, the saddle now sits 35mm higher (at 820mm), but it is narrower. The handlebar is now closer to the rider, with the footrests being lowered. The underbody of the bike is now better protected, with this including all the necessary modifications, rerouted cables included.

At the rear, the width of the tire has gone down from 180mm to 170mm (the rim remains at 17 inches), while the exhaust has been raised.

The motivation


The 1,170cc air-cooled flat-twin boxer delivers 110 hp at 7,750 rpm, while the peak twist of 85 lb-ft (116 Nm) arrives at 6,000 rpm. The engine has a new mapping now, as well as a fuel supply system with a carbon canister.

While the 2016 tag of the bike makes the ABS standard, the traction control remains optional.

BMW offers plenty of accessories, with most of these being aimed at making the bike more of a Scrambler, with special wheels being an example as good as any. Those who want to trade the ability to share their bike with a friend for an extra-stylish look can dismount the passenger frame.

Until the future owners decide on that, we're inviting them and you fans to check out the mega-gallery below, which includes our live shots and in-detail official pics.

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