From the time it was unveiled in November of 2015, the BMW R nineT Scrambler has garnered loads of attention. What’s there not to love about the Scrambler?Part of BMW’s Heritage lineup, the bike features a 110-horsepower 1170cc air/oil-cooled boxer twin, classic styling, and of course that beautiful upswept exhaust and single-sided swingarm.
One thing was missing, though – the price. That changed this week when BMW Motorrad reported that the Scrambler will be offered at an MSRP of $13,000 – roughly $2K cheaper than the base R nineT.Read our BMW R nineT Scrambler PreviewNow that the price is set, the next thing is a first ride review. Stay clicked to Ultimate MotorCycling for our review, which is set for the first week of October.Speaking of the R nineT Scrambler, BMW says: Enhancing its purist characteristics, the new BMW R nineT Scrambler is finished in Monolith metallic matte, which is also found on the fuel tank and headlamp housing. The bike’s classic look is accented by black components such as the frame, swing arm, wheels, telescopic forks and gaiters, and engine housing, as well as the front fender and the tail panel of the optional single seat, if mounted.“Meanwhile, contrasting aluminum surfaces result in an overall design that represents both bygone and modern eras of motorcycling. For enthusiasts who love motorcycles that are pure, essential and non-conformist, the R nineT Scrambler is all that – combined with the technology, quality, and riding dynamics that are characteristic of a BMW.”
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.