BMW R nineT Scrambler

BMW R nineT Scrambler

Malaysian retro bike enthusiasts can rejoice, as BMW Motorrad Malaysia has announced that the BMW R nineT Scrambler is coming to our shores. Due to be launched this weekend at the Malaysian MotoGP at Sepang, the R nineT Scrambler is the latest addition to Motorrad’s “Heritage” series of retro-styled machines.

Carrying the possibly the last iteration of the legendary air-cooled BMW boxer-twin, the Scrambler carries a 1,170 cc engine that produces 110 hp at 7,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 116 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The The engine is now Euro 4-compliant, with a new engine map that allows the big twin to pass emissions testing.

The 17-litre brushed aluminium fuel tank takes pride of place, with the intake runner on the right side prominently embossed with the R nineT logo. The rear sub-frame can be dismounted, allowing for a solo setup, or with a pillion, as preferred.

Twin raised exhausts exit on the left side in scrambler style, tucked in close to the body. Emissions is brought under control by a large catalytic convertor and the dual exhaust barrels are ECE R41-04 compliant.

To complete the retro scrambler look, the suspension has been raised slightly over the base R nineT – 125 mm versus 120 mm and 140 mm versus 120 mm, front and rear respectively. The rear suspension is stepless-adjustable for pre-load using a wrench, compared to the hydraulic adjustment on the road R nineT.

A 19-inch cast-alloy wheel shod with 120/70 R19 rubber is mounted on the front, while the rear 17-inch wheel is carries a 170/60 R17 tyre. Braking is done by twin 320 mm discs in front and a single 265 mm disc at the back with radial mounted brake calipers on the forks, with ABS as standard.

BMW R nineT Scrambler

In keeping with the old-school vibe of the R nineT Scrambler, there are no riding aids or traction control, while the instrument cluster is a single analogue speedometer with an LCD display showing the odometer and other pertinent riding information. Coming with a more relaxed riding position, taller handlebars are fitted with less padding in the seat, and foot pegs set lower to the rear.

The R nineT Scrambler comes only in Monolithic metallic matte, with the rest of the bike painted in basic black, with a full range of accessories and customisation options available from the Motorrad official catalogue. It retails for RM92,900 on-the-road without insurance, nearly RM7,000 cheaper than the standard R nineT’s RM99,888 price tag.