The New R NineT Scrambler is an Instant Classic

View all 10 Photos

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

Nathaniel Barlam

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.

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

Take me there

  • Design Destination: Melbourne

    A complete travel guide to Melbourne, your next design destination. The cultural capital of Australia,…

  • An Eco-stylish Retreat Concept

    Glamping in Quebec for both nature and design lovers. Designed by Bourgeois / Lechasseur architects,…

  • A Beautiful Hotel in Oia Greece

    A 19th-century home transformed into an elegant hotel. Located on the gorgeous island of Santorini,…

  • 72 Hours in Oslo

    A complete Oslo travel guide to make a short trip to the city memorable. Founded…

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(156085)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(661)
}
            
  • Sentier’s Svolta Bag

    A backpack that transforms into a handy handlebar bag. Italian brand Sentier designs bike gear…

  • Hennessy Honors An Icon

    Celebrating a legend. Back in the late 1890s, Marshall “Major” Taylor made history as the…

  • The Tarform Electric Motorcycle

    A modern electric motorcycle with a vintage-inspired design. As more automotive manufacturers embrace the e-revolution,…

  • The 2019 BMW R 1250 GS

    A new chapter for a popular BMW motorcycle. Launched more than 35 years ago, the…

  • The Best Electric Cargo Bikes

    Over the past few years, bicycles have become an increasingly popular choice among urban dwellers….

  • The Coboc ONE eCycle Bike

    A minimalist e-bike that maximizes fun on urban adventures. Recently launched by German brand Coboc,…

  • The GR2 Gravel Racer Bike

    A versatile bike that takes customization to another level. Based in Oregon, Argonaut Cycles makes…

  • The AGV Legends Collection

    Modern versions of iconic helmets. In the early 1950s, AGV launched its first helmet, a…

  • Driven By CeramicSpeed

    The next step in the evolution of the classic drivetrain. Based in Holstebro, Denmark, CeramicSpeed…

Close Cart