The R nineT Scrambler was introduced by BMW in 2019 and is based on the popular design from the ’50s right through the ’70s. The bike retains the original structure from the original 1951 BMW R 68. The bike’s primary target is to perform on the road, bringing to mind the originals and its variants, while also appealing to a young lot of enthusiasts who loved classic aesthetics coupled with modern performance and reliable technology.
Packed neatly within the frame is a 1170cc, twin-cylinder engine that produces 107bhp and 116Nm of torque. The engine is synced to a 6-speed manual transmission and is air/oil-cooled. The BMW R nineT Scrambler is BSIV-compliant.
BMW has come up with the Scrambler after having taken some ideas from other classic bikes. It gets a 19-inch front wheel along with fork gaiters while the fuel tank is low-set and is complete with race-inspired knee indentions and a full-piece saddle. The engine is prominently visible and tends to dominate the overall design of the bike. It gets a sculpted tank, twin exhausts and a circular headlamp. The instrument cluster is nothing but a large, single-pod analogue speedometer that also features a digital display unit that shows the odometer, while tell tale lights are above. In terms of dimensions, the R nineT Scrambler is 2175mm in length, 880mm in width and 1330mm in height. Performance is very predictable and acceleration is strong. There’s plenty of torque on offer and the bike gets a gearbox with six speeds worth of helical-cut gears for improved smoothness. With those cylinder heads protruding out from either side, it looks like a typical Beemer. And it looks pretty iconic with the classic, air-and-oil-cooled flat-twin engine. At 220kgs, the bike’s weight is manageable. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 185mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1522mm and a seat height of 785mm.
The BMW R nineT Scrambler has a fuel tank capacity of 18 litres.
You sit in quite an aggressive position; more like a jockey, with the short-rise handlebars, seat and the footrest position that come together to create a perfect ergonomic triangle. You can even stand up comfortably on the pegs and maintain control on the bike. The modular nature of the frame allows for radical customization. The bike feels very nimble and the ABS on the bike works very efficiently. Thanks to the stiff suspension setup, the bike feels very stable around corners. There is a generous amount of grip provided by the tyres. At the front, the bike rides on telescopic forks, while the rear gets a single-sided aluminium swing arm suspension. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a three-section frame. The R nineT Scrambler runs on 120/70 R19 tyres at the front and 170/60 R17 tyres at the rear.
The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like ABS, alloy wheels, digital trip meter, engine kill switch, analogue instrument cluster, LED tail light and clock.
The BMW R nineT Scrambler is available in one shade only Monolith Metallic Matt. Monolith Metallic Matt is certainly a colour that is bound to be a favourite among young riders.
You can always visit your nearest showroom or look through the company’s website to know all the important details on the bike. It will assist with details on the specifications, colours and accessory options among other things.
Prices and Variants
The BMW R nineT Scrambler is available in one variant: R Nine T Scrambler Standard for ₹ 15.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the bike, you can head to autoX.
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