BMW R nineT Scrambler lands down under

The new BMW R nineT Scrambler - a down-to-earth character beyond established conventions.

The new addition to BMW Motorrad’s Heritage line-up, the R nineT Scrambler, has hit Aussie shores and is ready to go on sale in the coming weeks.

The Scrambler is a new take on the original R nineT, featuring higher handlebars, a more upright seating position, and a newly-designed set of vertically-stacked exhausts.

Seat height sits at 820mm on the new model; that’s 35mm taller than the original R nineT.

To aid in the bike’s off-road potential, the R nineT Scrambler come equipped with a 19-inch front wheel. In its standard guise, the Scrambler features cast alloy rims and road tyres though cross-spoked rims and off-road tyres are available as options.


“Riders can choose from a range of factory options including spoked wheels, off road tyres, traction control and LED indicators, as well as a stunning brushed aluminium tank. It is a motorcycle that excites all the senses while being a delight to ride,” explained BMW Motorrad General Manager, Andreas Lundgren.

The bike delivers a claimed 82kW at 7750rpm and 116Nm at 6000rpm. Delivering that power, is BMW’s 1170cc, DOHC, eight-valve boxer flat-twin engine.

Stopping the 220kg R nineT Scrambler, is an ABS-enabled four-piston, twin-disc setup at the front and a twin-piston brake at the rear.

The bike is suspended by a non-adjustable 43mm telescopic fork with period fork gaiters which are good for 125mm of wheel travel up front. BMW’s Paralever setup allows for 140mm of travel at the rear, and has adjustable preload and rebound damping.

Pricing for the BMW R nineT Scrambler starts at $19,150 (plus on-road costs) with the original R nineT starting at $21,990 (plus on-road costs).

Feeling lucky? BMW Motorrad is partnering with Black Dog Ride and Lifeline to give away a brand new R nineT Scrambler in the annual Black Dog Raffle, the proceeds of which will go towards the prevention of depression and suicide. You can enter here.

Keep an eye out for updates here at Editor Leech is on the R NineT launch as we speak, riding the bike in Noosa.