BMW is planning to introduce a host of new motorcycles based on the R nineT’s platform. Among these motorcycles will be a new bare-bones entry-level model, which will go head to head with the Ducati Scrambler and Triumph Bonneville-based Scrambler.
While all the underpinnings will be identical to the R nineT, the Scrambler will be highly customisable. BMW will aim to surpass Ducati in terms of pricing, which means we can expect the base level BMW Scrambler to sport a sub-GBP 6,800 (Rs 6.37 lakh) price tag.
Riding on the success of its R1200 GS and R nineT models, BMW Motorrad recently reported its best ever quarterly sales figures in the first three months of 2015. The R nineT is a model which BMW had created as a blank canvas for customization enthusiasts. In the last financial year, BMW sold around 8,500 R nineT motorcycles, which says something about the bike’s popularity. Reports suggest that BMW has briefed its European dealers that the Scrambler will be ready by the end of this year, as a 2016 model.