Heritage Scrambling: The 2021 BMW R NineT Scrambler
BMW’s classic factory-made scrambler is back for 2021. While the R nineT’s road models are some of the best-looking retro motorcycles on the market, the R nineT Scrambler is the jewel in the crown of the 2021 BMW line-up. It’s a fierce European-made scrambler, and while it may lean toward form over function, the R nineT Scrambler is a versatile motorcycle that can perform both on and off-road.
It won’t be the most formidable off-road machine, but thanks to the addition of a 19” front wheel, an elevated exhaust system, and telescopic forks, light trail riding is more than possible. Despite the off-road styling, the Scrambler’s 1,170cc air/oil-cooled, 4-stroke flat twin engine is geared more towards road riding, producing 109 horsepower, 86 lb-ft of torque, and speeds in excess of 125 mph.
Naturally, the R nineT Scrambler features a number of exciting features as standard. The most exciting of these include ABS, Automatic Stability Control (ASC), adjustable rear suspension, cast aluminum wheels, a steering damper, and a steel fuel tank. However, there are plenty of BMW Motorrad extras to choose from, such as spoked wheels, off-road tires, and billet accessories.
For 2021, the R nineT Scrambler is available in three color options: Stereo Metallic Matte; Option 719 Black Storm Metallic / Aurum; and Option 719 Black Storm Metallic/Light White.
The 2021 BMW R NineT Scrambler starts at $12,995 USD / $14,900 CAD.
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- Price: $12,995 USD / $14,900 CAD
- Key Features:
- Telescopic forks with gaiters
- Elevated exhaust system
- Compact steel tank
- Engine: 1,170 cc air/oil-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine
- Power: 109 HP
- Torque: 86 lbs-ft
- Wet Weight: 485 lbs (220 kg)
- Seat Height: 32.3 in (820 mm)
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2021 BMW R NineT Scrambler Specifications
|Engine||1,170 cc air/oil-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine|
|Engine Power||109 Hp|
|Bore x Stroke||101 mm x 73 mm|
|Compression Ratio||12.0 : 1|
|Mixture control||Electronic fuel injection|
|Max Torque||86 lb-ft (116 Nm) at 6,000 rpm|
|Clutch||Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated|
|Transmission||Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears|
|Drive||Shaft drive 2.91:1|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic forks, Ø 43 mm|
|Suspension Rear||Cast aluminum single swing arm with BMW Paralever; central spring strut, spring preload fully adjustable by hook wrench, rebound damping adjustable|
|Brakes Front||Dual floating disc brakes, 4-piston calipers, diameter 320 mm|
|Brakes Rear||Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, dual-piston floating caliper|
|Tires Front||120/70 R 19|
|Tires Rear||170/60 R 17|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||4.5 gal (17 l)|
|Color||Stereo Metallic Matte, Black Storm Metallic/Aurum, Black Storm Metallic/Light White|
|Alternator||Three-phase 720 W alternator|
|Battery||12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Tail Light||LED Tail Light|
|Overall Length||85.7″ (2,175 mm)|
|Overall Width||34.3″ (870 mm)|
|Overall Height||52.4″ (1,330 mm)|
|Wheelbase||60.1″ (1,527 mm)|
|Castor||4.4″ (110.6 mm)|
|Seat Height||High Seat: 33.5″, Standard Seat: 32.3″, Low Seat: 31.1″|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled||485 lbs (220 kg)|
2021 BMW R NineT Scrambler Features
Safety included – thanks to ABS and ASC.
Typical Scrambler. Typical BMW Motorrad. When it comes to safety, reliability and quality, the BMW R nineT Scrambler is on top. The R nineT Scrambler is fitted with BMW Motorrad ABS as standard. The ASC also ensures increased safety when accelerating.
Stitched seat in patented leather style.
The stitched seat in leather style is waterproof and has high-quality processing, with a focus on an authentic surface and the associated visual.