BMW Motorrad Malaysia launches BMW R nine T Scrambler from RM92,900 (basic with GST).
The highly anticipated BMW R nine T scrambler has finally arrived in Malaysia. BMW Motorrad Malaysia announced the bike’s availability today where it is priced from RM92,900 (basic with GST) sans insurance and registration costs.
Based off the R nine T retro roadster model, the Scrambler sees the BMW Motorrad brand now rivalling against the retro segment’s popular leaders like the Triumph Bonneville and Scrambler Ducati.
Underneath the stylish retro exterior, the Scrambler is powered by a tweaked version of the marque’s signature 1,170cc air/oil-cooled flat ‘boxer’ twin-cylinder engine lifted from the venerable R1200 GS adventure bike model. The same mill is also found in the R nine T base bike in fact.
The Euro 4-compliant mill thumps out roughly 110hp @ 7,750rpm and 116Nm @ 6,000rpm, with both being channelled to the rear wheel via a six-speed transmission and shaft-drive setup – mirroring the R nine T here too.
The R nine T Scrambler is easily distinguished from afar thanks to its larger 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels, conventional front forks, twin vertical and raised exhaust silencers, twin seat, not forgetting its distinctively styled 17-litre sheet-steel fuel tank with specially embossed sheet-aluminium dressings.
Don’t let the retro aesthetics fool you, the R nine T Scrambler is as modern as nay other contemporary BMW Motorrad model. Besides its LCD display paired with the analogue instrument dials, there’s also ABS to match the equally modern R nine T-derived braking hardware.
Just like the rivalling Triumph and Ducati models, BMW Motorrad have also gone to town at preparing an extensive catalogue of accessories and parts to match with the newly introduced retro German scrambler.
Furthermore, BMW Motorrad Malaysia also confirmed the new BMW R nine T Scrambler will be on display to the public at the BMW Motorrad booth at this weekend’s 2016 Shell Malaysian MotoGP.
Check out more images of the new BMW R nine T Scrambler in the gallery we’ve prepared below.