2017 rninet Scrambler
I have a 2017 Scrambler. Agonized over which model to get at the time because I rode sportbikes previously. Chose the Scrambler for the looks and the slightly more relaxed seating position. I couldn't be happier with my choice. The stock seat is horrendous, after switching to a Sargent it is much better. No reliability issues. Fun to ride and look at.Hi R9T community, glad to have found this group.
I am considering an R9T to replace my 2010 R12 GS 30th Anniversary Edition I recently sold after a delightful 10 years ownership. As soon as I delivered the GS to its new owner , I knew deep down it was a mistake!
After 60 years on two wheels (I am 76) , I talked my self into believing that I should hang up the helmet, and count my blessings for a great run!
Well, that didn’t last long.....I have liked the R9T since it’s introduction, but needed the GS for the longer rides, space, utility, and occasional trails. So the T was not an option then.
Now I am looking for a “hundred mile” bike vs a 500 mile bike, one that still puts a grin on my face, and has the ride/handling/DNA that I have gotten used to with 5 previous BMW’s, starting with. 73 R60/5 Toaster Tank, then a R90/6, then a K75S, followed by an R11000 RT, a 2005GS and the 2010 GS 30th.
So I am considering the original R9T (Classic), the Pure, or maybe the Scrambler. Are the specs pretty much the same on these, is the Classic 2014-2016 the same as the current Classic? Does the Pure give up anything on specs or performance? Are there common issues/problems on these, my initial thoughts and impressions are that the T is loved and very reliable, just like my GS!
Right now based on initial research I am favoring a Classic, first generation, with less than 15000 miles, and in the $7-9k price range. Would also consider a newer Pure in the $8-9 k ranges.
Please reply with thoughts, suggestions and/or advice.
Good luck with your search.