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Old 04-20-2015, 12:04 PM   #1
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Rumored BMW Scrambler

The BMW R9T has been a smashing success, with sales well above what BMW expected (It's currently BMW's fourth best seller behind the standard GS, GS ADV and the RT). Based on the popularity of the R9T, I've heard some gossip and chatter over the past few weeks about a possible "retro minimalist" styled GS Scrambler that could possibly be more petite, lighter, equipped with less techno gadgets than the current R1200GS and be much more stylish a la R9T. This sounds interesting? Is there a "HP2/R9T" love child in the works for us?

Any intel out there to share?
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Old 04-20-2015, 04:38 PM   #2
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Old 04-20-2015, 04:42 PM   #3
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That's too much engine for a Scrambler (IMHO). The Parallel twins would work better. Love the concept.
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:02 AM   #4
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That would be sweet with the 650 parallel twin motor.
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:03 AM   #5
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Here's some more info:

They're claiming a "minimalist" RnineT with lower-end components, followed by a Scrambler version. Could be cool, but can they keep the weight down?
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:11 PM   #6
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Nice Concept

I can only see stone strikes on the belly from that knobby tire! The design is minimalist and has a cool factor, but it screams more cafe then scramble.
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:51 PM   #7
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That concept is SWEET! Maybe BMW will supply. We'll see.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:08 PM   #8
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R NineT based scrambler?

"BMW are on the verge of revealing a range of lower cost R nineT-based bikes, with a Scrambler version leading the way."

What do they mean by "low cost"?
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:34 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by GreyThumper View Post
"BMW are on the verge of revealing a range of lower cost R nineT-based bikes, with a Scrambler version leading the way."

What do they mean by "low cost"?
The article was pretty clear. They mean 8000UKP, or about what a Duc Scrambler sells for over there.
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:33 AM   #10
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Super sweet! WHY OH WHY could't they have made those 20 yrs ago?
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:54 AM   #11
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Reminds me of this:

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Old 04-22-2015, 07:20 AM   #12
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:27 AM   #13
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Putting that airhead fuel tank on there just seems sacriligious (sp?).
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:30 AM   #14
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awe. some.

Now if it just didn't cost as much as all the bikes in my garage combined.....

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Old 04-22-2015, 09:41 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by mtbenson View Post
Reminds me of this:

That needs a NSFW tag...

I love the R9T. It is definitely one of the best looking bikes on the market right now as far as I'm concerned.

And I love scramblers. I love the Bonnie, and I'm thrilled to see the Ducati (even if it is more styling exercise than off road bike, I think it is a fantastic addition to their line-up).

But this 1200 Scrambler concept? hmm... I'm not so convinced. It just doesn't do it for me. I like the comments of putting a p-twin in it. At that point it woudl be a pretty direct competitor to both the Bonnie and Ducati Scamblers and an indirect competitor to their own F700GS, so I'm not sure it is a good idea. But I know I'd rather ride a smaller lighter scrambler than the R1200 based one...
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