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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #100 on: July 22, 2016, 04:48:38 pm »


No worries ... for future reference this cute bike is a very capable big scrambler  :pot:

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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #101 on: July 22, 2016, 05:26:13 pm »
Funny how no one is waxing lyrical about the R9T wannabee.  ::)

Now THIS is a scrambler  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #102 on: July 22, 2016, 05:47:09 pm »
The Scrambler in the Austrian Alps. My only further contribution to this chat (buy the bloody magazine - I've got dogs to feed) is that most people in South Africa have a complete misunderstanding of what a scrambler actually is. At least, what the modern definition is. I'll give you a clue - most people throughout the world have not used the word scrambler since 1965.
 

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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #103 on: July 22, 2016, 05:47:16 pm »


No worries ... for future reference this cute bike is a very capable big scrambler  :pot:

Nice foto shop  :lol8:

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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #104 on: July 22, 2016, 06:15:31 pm »
I'll give you a clue - most people throughout the world have not used the word scrambler since 1965.

True but SA is a little behind the times, for instance, we still drink coffee and not Latte's, we braai instead of BBQ, we like Rugby instead of American football, we lane split instead of falling in line...... but I like it this way :biggrin:

OK but seriously, why would you buy the Scrambler over the street R9T ? The price drop would make it worthwhile on it's own but besides that?
 

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« Reply #105 on: July 22, 2016, 06:29:53 pm »
It looks better in real life than on photos I was told. The Triumph Truxton looked okish on fotos but did not do much.... the I saw it and immideatly wanted one. I like many bikes, and not the bigest BMW fan but the R9T is awesome, I havent heard one journalist moaning, instead seems all love the bike. The Scrambler is in my view even better because I prefer tubeless wheels. The front (not sure) looks like a 19inch. This bike is not a ds nor an off road but b roads and Sunday breakfast run instead of a HD..  I'd say this is a lekker bike

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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #106 on: July 22, 2016, 06:29:54 pm »
At least, what the modern definition is.

So the memo went everywhere else except here. Gelukkig is dit die keer engels en afrikaans wat dit verkeerd het.

Sou darem net die mags as speke wou sien. Dan kan dit seker gaan.....

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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #107 on: July 22, 2016, 06:33:30 pm »
I'll give you a clue - most people throughout the world have not used the word scrambler since 1965.

True but SA is a little behind the times, for instance, we still drink coffee and not Latte's, we braai instead of BBQ, we like Rugby instead of American football, we lane split instead of falling in line...... but I like it this way :biggrin:

OK but seriously, why would you buy the Scrambler over the street R9T ? The price drop would make it worthwhile on it's own but besides that?

Ja, but we did not name it a Scrambler.  The Germans did and Italians named the Ducati a Scrambler.  The English the Triumph.   We are not guilty!   :thumleft:

Personally, I would rather go for the R1200R.  If not that the R9T.  If not that, this Scrambler.  I have to add, I have ridden both the R1200R and R9T and both are awesome bikes.  I have no idea what the Scrambler feels like when being ridden.
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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #108 on: July 22, 2016, 08:21:27 pm »
Scramblers used to be raced on relatively flat offroad courses, on bikes ranging from small to about 650cc capacity.
Then, during the 70, more dedicated offroad machinery started appearing, with suspension that caused tracks to evolve to something no scrambler could manage.
Thus, the end of the scrambler.
Until now. Recently a spate/gaggle/swarm of "scramblers" were released on a public both gullible and hungry to be cool.

If you list the types of motorcycles made today, the scrambler gets outshone to the point of having no right to be here anymore.
Why build a "scrambler" if so many superior machines are available?

Mense weet nie meer waarheen nie, en almal probeer nog n eie identiteit skep.

Next will be Honda branding their NC700 as a "Poegie".
 

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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #109 on: July 22, 2016, 10:22:19 pm »
Scramblers used to be raced on relatively flat offroad courses, on bikes ranging from small to about 650cc capacity.
Then, during the 70, more dedicated offroad machinery started appearing, with suspension that caused tracks to evolve to something no scrambler could manage.
Thus, the end of the scrambler.
Until now. Recently a spate/gaggle/swarm of "scramblers" were released on a public both gullible and hungry to be cool.

If you list the types of motorcycles made today, the scrambler gets outshone to the point of having no right to be here anymore.
Why build a "scrambler" if so many superior machines are available?

Mense weet nie meer waarheen nie, en almal probeer nog n eie identiteit skep.

Next will be Honda branding their NC700 as a "Poegie".

Ja Danie, we oldies remember the Scramblers of yesteryear.  The public may well be gullible and hungry to be cool, but they also have money to buy the bikes, whichever bikes they are.  Why then build a Scrambler?  Because they sell and thus makes money for the shareholders.  I do think you are wrong when you say they are outshone.  They are not because the people who will buy them, is not comparing them in another class.  They buy them because they want them and couldn't care less about the other models available.

If Honda think they will sell Poegies, don't be surprised to see a NC750 Poegie out soon.
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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #110 on: July 22, 2016, 11:14:03 pm »
And a Yamahaha XT sPoegie  :imaposer:
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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #111 on: July 22, 2016, 11:30:13 pm »
And a Yamahaha XT sPoegie  :imaposer:

Well, no surprise, Yamaha actually already makes the best Puch-e in the world....the BWS! :ricky:
 

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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #112 on: July 23, 2016, 12:45:42 am »
BMW does not give a rats arse if their model names are correct or not. They even dare to brand a fastback sedan as GT- :puke_r: For their scrambler -  Alexander as per my little vid on page one.
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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #113 on: July 23, 2016, 08:16:56 am »
BMW does not give a rats arse if their model names are correct or not. They even dare to brand a fastback sedan as GT- :puke_r: For their scrambler -  Alexander as per my little vid on page one.

This is no different to any other manufacturer.   In fact, if anyone of them thought they could sell more by branding it LeCap or Bear, they would.
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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #114 on: July 23, 2016, 09:24:28 am »
And a Yamahaha XT sPoegie  :imaposer:

Well, no surprise, Yamaha actually already makes the best Puch-e in the world....the BWS! :ricky:

Ja got one  :thumleft:
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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #115 on: July 23, 2016, 09:40:27 am »


I love this thing but with the spokes which will be an optional extra.
I also think they got it the wrong way round. Spokes and tubes on the RnineT and rims and Tubeless on the RnineT Scrambler.

Any case this one will be a few R's cheaper than the current RnineT.
So expecting around R159999 or R162000 around there.

I think this bike is awesome. Back to basics...air cooled boxer...no fancy gimmicks.
If this had a KTM or Yamaha or triumph badge on it the anti BMW trolls would be shitting themselves with excitement right now.  :ricky:

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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #116 on: July 23, 2016, 09:50:27 am »
Ag jeez but you okes really have a massive problem with the length and thickness and function with your man sticks.

A bike is a bike. I will ride a RR with knobbles on to Nam if i have to. I love bikes and any bike are welcome in my garage.

Remember the drooling, oh so cool, etc, comments when somebody posted a pic of a real cafe racer dressed with knobblies?

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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #117 on: July 23, 2016, 10:03:24 am »


I love this thing but with the spokes which will be an optional extra.
I also think they got it the wrong way round. Spokes and tubes on the RnineT and rims and Tubeless on the RnineT Scrambler.

Any case this one will be a few R's cheaper than the current RnineT.
So expecting around R159999 or R162000 around there.

I think this bike is awesome. Back to basics...air cooled boxer...no fancy gimmicks.
If this had a KTM or Yamaha or triumph badge on it the anti BMW trolls would be shitting themselves with excitement right now.  :ricky:



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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #118 on: July 23, 2016, 10:05:28 am »
Dit maak n mooi prentjie  :thumleft:

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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #119 on: July 23, 2016, 10:14:35 am »


I love this thing but with the spokes which will be an optional extra.
I also think they got it the wrong way round. Spokes and tubes on the RnineT and rims and Tubeless on the RnineT Scrambler.

Any case this one will be a few R's cheaper than the current RnineT.
So expecting around R159999 or R162000 around there.

I think this bike is awesome. Back to basics...air cooled boxer...no fancy gimmicks.
If this had a KTM or Yamaha or triumph badge on it the anti BMW trolls would be shitting themselves with excitement right now.  :ricky:



Dit maak n mooi prentjie  :thumleft:

Defenetief iets wat ek toe na sal terugkyk as ek wegstap.  :thumleft:
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