BMW R nineT Scrambler launched in Malaysia – RM92k

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.

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Mohan K Ramanujam

Coming with diverse and extensive experience in heavy engineering, Mohan enjoys making anything with wheels go fast, especially motorcycles. His weapon of choice is the Desmoquattro engine, and he has a penchant for anything with a dash of Italian design. Strangely enough, he insists he's a slow rider.




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