We Have The Pricing and Availability For BMW's R NineT Scrambler

For motorcycle enthusiasts who’ve been drawn to the classic lines of BMW’s R nineT Scrambler, waiting for the final price as well as availability has been a test of patience. That test ends this month.

Late last week, BMW Motorrad USA announced pricing for the all-new BMW R nineT Scrambler, which arrives to dealer showrooms this month. The long-awaited classic, yet customizable, newest member of BMW Motorrad’s Heritage line-up will be offered at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail base price of $13,000.

The new BMW R nineT Scrambler, which is being described by BMW Motorrad as ‘a down-to-earth character beyond established conventions’ is part of the German manufacturers ongoing nod to its lengthy and successful history. The ability to be able to tap into this past is fortunate, especially with the trend in motorcycle designs and tastes looking back in time for a certain style of ride, such as the scrambler.

In its colorful marketing language, BMW Motorrad reminds riders of the Scrambler’s glory days;

They were ridden by action heroes on the screen and scores of hobby racers entered mountain and beach races on them: the Scramblers. With deep-treaded tires, a raised exhaust, somewhat extended spring travel and a relaxed seating position, Scramblers offered their riders in the 1950s to 1970s not just motorcycling fun on winding country roads but also great off-road capability and therefore an extended range of use. Like the motorcycles themselves, the people who rode Scramblers were not bound by established conventions. And they could be seen virtually everywhere: on winding country roads, stony mountain passes and - where it was allowed - even on sandy beaches.

The new BMW R nineT Scrambler features the legendary flat-twin boxer engine, which has characterized the hallmark design, powerful torque and the unique sound of BMW motorcycles for more than nine decades. The classic air/oil-cooled boxer engine has a capacity of 1,170 cc, delivering an output of 110 hp at 7,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 86 lb/ft at 6,000 rpm.

Like its predecessor, the new R nineT Scrambler draws on iconic elements of a bygone era. It blends state-of-the-art BMW technology, classic design principles and a broad spectrum of customization options, ranging from BMW Motorrad original accessories to aftermarket offerings from custom designers.

Enhancing its purist characteristics, the new BMW R nineT Scrambler is finished in Monolith metallic matt, which is also found on the fuel tank and headlamp housing. The bike’s classic look is accented by black components such as the frame, swing arm, wheels, telescopic forks and gaiters, and engine housing, as well as the front fender and the tail panel of the optional single seat, if mounted.

Meanwhile, contrasting aluminum surfaces result in an overall design that represents both bygone and modern eras of motorcycling. For enthusiasts who love motorcycles that are pure, essential and non-conformist, the R nineT Scrambler delivers just that, combined with the technology, quality, and riding dynamics that are characteristic of a BMW.

Clutch and Chrome reviewed the R nineT Scrambler in February 2016 and BMW have listed their top reasons why they think riders will be interested;

  • Purist Scrambler design, classic color concept, great attention to detail
  • Air/oil-cooled 2-cylinder boxer engine with a capacity of 1 170 cc. Output 110 hp at 7 750 rpm, maximum torque 116 Nm at 6 000 rpm
  • Modular frame concept with removable passenger frame offering a range of variations
  • Classic wheel suspension by means of telescopic fork at front and Paralever at rear
  • Large 19-inch front wheel as is typical of a Scrambler
  • Axially mounted 4-piston brake calipers, steel-wrapped brake lines, 320-millimetre brake discs and ABS
  • Raised exhaust fitted close to the body with twin silencer
  • Upright seating position in classic Scrambler style
  • Stitched seat in patinised leather look
  • Designed to be customized
  • Individually tailored special accessories in the familiar high quality typical of BMW Motorrad

The new BMW R nineT Scrambler brings a polished and powerful look to the choice of scramblers riding onto motorcycle showroom floors around the world. Where some manufacturers may be using this style of motorcycle to present slimmed down rides, BMW Motorrad is offering up a beast of a bike for its example of simpler riding times.

With a MSRP of $13,000 the promised classic riding comes at an affordable price as well.

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