BMW Concept Path 22 – Motorrad’s Scrambler fighter

BMW Concept Path 22

BMW Concept Path 22 previews Motorrad’s upcoming R nineT-based Ducati Scrambler rival. Hipster bikers rejoice.

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According to recent sales figures, Ducati has clearly hit the right note with its hip and cool Scrambler range. And, it appears that BMW Motorrad wants a slice of the hipster cake as well following the unveiling of the BMW Concept Path 22.

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Unveiled during a custom bike festival recently in France, the BMW Concept Path 22 is essentially a BMW R nineT that has undergone a scrambler-styled makeover. While it is no secret that the Bavarian two-wheeled brand has been at work over the last few months in developing an R nineT-based rival to the Ducati Scrambler, this concept is indeed clear proof of that.

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Whilst the Ducati Scrambler appears to favour a skateboard to compliment it, BMW Motorrad has gone a step further by pairing its Concept Path 22 bike with a surfboard instead. The concept was showcased with a special mounting to carry the popular watersport item during its debut in France.

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A quick scrutiny of the images released would easily show you of the concept’s R nine T’s underpinnings. Notably, the R nineT-derived 1,170cc boxer twin-cylinder mill gains a new set of valve covers that bear its designer’s logo initials – Roland Sands Design (RSD).

That’s right, BMW Motorrad spared to expense on this concept, employing one of the custom motorcycle scene’s most celebrated artisan to work on a concept. We see it as a very just move, especially when you consider the eventual production bike’s main rival (read: Ducati Scrambler).

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Besides the stylish and outrageous colour scheme it dons, the concept also boasts several other tasteful tweaks. Highlights here include the scrambler-esque leather seat, Gilles rear-sets, and the base bike’s twin instrument dials swapped for a compact singular digital unit sourced from Motogadget. Completing things are the Akrapovic twin tailpipes.

As it is, the BMW Concept Path 22 is giving us a clear preview of what to expect when BMW Motorrad releases its upcoming R nineT-based Ducati Scrambler rival. At the rate things are going with this concept, we are undoubtedly excited.

BMW Concept Path 22

Sources: Visordown and AutoEvolution

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