For over a century the EICMA motorcycle show held annually in Milan has been a forum for manufacturers to debut new and innovative models, and this years show was no exception. Building off of the R NineT model, BMW unveiled its new R NineT Scrambler, which gives the bike a stylish upgrade in the spirit of a café-racer. Sporting a look that recalls many of the classic off-roaders of the 50s, 60s and 70s, the R NineT Scrambler takes full advantages of the latest technology to squeeze incredible performance out of its 1.17-liter boxer twin engine. Providing 110 horsepower and 85 pound-feet of torque, this ride will take you from the track to the dirt with ease. The Scrambler also features dual sport tires (with a 19-inch front wheel), a purist steel fuel tank, an analog tachometer and an upright riding position to ensure a ride that’s comfortable, powerful and fun. Its sleek geometry reflects BMW’s obsessive search for the perfect contour, with a black and metal palette that brings an incredible cohesion to design. And while it’s hard to think of how to improve on such a well-crafted machine, its minimalist efficiency gives custom builders a wonderful canvas to work on in the years to come. Though it debuted only a month ago, the R NineT Scrambler is an instant classic in my book. Images courtesy of BMW

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Nathaniel

Amid the unrest of earning his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from RISD, Nathaniel manages to find the time to read, write, hang out with friends, play drums, and listen to music. Nathaniel has learned a lot about architecture firsthand thanks to opportunities to live and work in Rome and Brooklyn during the past year. Coming from a family with strong roots in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Nathaniel has always maintained a strong love for NYC especially, and after his studies finish up in Providence he may move there for a while. He hasn't decided yet. You can connect with him via Linkedin or by visiting his Portfolio page.

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