BMW has unveiled a concept based on the R nineT model. The motorcycle is named Concept Path 22 and it shows us BMW’s vision for a scrambler bike.
BMW Concept Path 22 has been launched in Biarritz, France, at the Wheels & Waves festival. The motorcycle is equipped with the 1170cc air cooled flat twin engine found on the R nineT model. „Concept Path 22 is an interpretation based on the R nineT model, the perfect starting point for a scrambler version”, said Edgar Heinrich, BMW Motorrad Design Chief.
The name Path 22 comes from a beach in southern France hard to reach due to a half on hour walk through a pine forest. Of course the place is inaccessible by cars. BMW Concept Path 22 will probably be a low-cost version of the R nineT because of the cheaper materials. The front wheel is bigger while the suspension travel is longer. BMW fitted a titanium Akrapovic exhaust system and Öhlins provided the suspension.
The motorcycle has dual purpose tires, the twin-dial clocks have been replaced by a digital dashboard from Motogadget while the headlight wears a protective grid. The stitched leather seat is custom made.
The headlight, front wheel fender, tail and tank have been created by Ornamental Conifer, also known as Nico Sclater. He’s also responsible for the motorcycle’s graphics. Another name that was involved in this project is Roland Sands.
For a touch of style the BMW Concept Path 22 has a surfboard holder mounted to the right of the bike. The holder is adjustable and it can also be removed. It is hard to believe this feature will make it through the harsh road regulations especially in Germany.
The production version of the BMW Concept Path 22 will most likely make its debut at the EICMA show in Milan.