BMW Motorrad has taken its affiliation with custom motorcycles a step further by unveiling the Path 22 concept at the Wheels and Waves Festival in Biarritz, France. An R nineT in disguise, this scrambler-styled concept was built in collaboration with artist Nicolai Sclater, custom bike specialist Roland Sands and surfboard expert Mason Dyer.
While all the underpinnings of the Path 22 are identical to the R nineT, it sports a completely stripped down design to retain just the functional bits. The instrument cluster has been ditched in favour of a minimalist unit from Motogadget, while the standard silencer has been replaced with a matching stainless steel dual-can from Akrapovic.
The Path 22 also gets an aluminium machined surfboard mount on one side, which can be folded down when not in use. BMW also unveiled matching jackets along with the bike which have been signed by Nico Sclater, from Ornamental Conifer. The Path 22 is powered by the same 1,170cc boxer engine from the R nineT, which in its standard form produces 110bhp and 119Nm of torque.
While the Path 22 might not make it to the production line, it does preview the German manufacturer’s upcoming scrambler motorcycle. 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. BMW will aim to beat the Ducati Scrambler 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.