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Behind the scenes with the BMW R nineT designers

Behind the scenes with the BMW R nineT designers

Behind the scenes: An exclusive insight into how the BMW R nineT and Scrambler were designed.
In the short time that the BMW R nineT has been around, it’s established itself as a strong contender in the heritage segment. And now the Scrambler’s landed in showrooms—the first nineT derivative, with a reported two more on the way.

The R nineT is actually a bit of a departure for the German über-brand. Their bikes are usually at the forefront of tech—like the continent-devouring tour de force that is the R 1200 GS.

It’s been like that for years: the R 100 RS sported the world’s first air tunnel-tested fairing. And the R 80 G/S launched the large capacity adventure bike.

Early BMW R nineT concept sketch
So why build a heritage bike? And why use an air-cooled boxer motor, when you have a newer, liquid-cooled model on hand?…

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