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The BMW R1200R is not the most famous BMW around. But as a base bike for a custom motorcycle it’s even less famous… But the French guys from Motorieep saw that as a challenge and turned this ugly duck into a great looking, fun to drive R1200R Scrambler.

BMW R1200R Scrambler

For a more classical look they’ve removed all the plastics and fitted a custom rear seat, replaced the bulky gas tank for a smaller one of a Kawasaki 900Z, and rebuilt the front end with a 48mm WP USD fork.

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Lately we see a lot of builds on the R NineT and when I first saw this bike I also thought it was based on this. The only thing that was taken from the R NineT was the frame setup; but it only was used as a reference, since the frame was completely built by themselves using some serious TIG welding skills.

BMW R1200R Scrambler 4

For the serious off track works they’ve fitted the bike with Continental TKC 80 wheels. For the electronic system a MotoGadget control unit was used and bar-end turn indicators keep the bike “clean”.

BMW R1200R Scrambler 5

The weight was reduced to 185kg and together with over 110hp and a massive torque this R1200R Scrambler will definitely will trow up some dust. To stop all this power they’ve fitted the bike with radial Brembo P4 calipers on 320mm discs.

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The exhaust system is also an own creation with a Leovince SBK silencer.

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By Published On: March 14, 2016Categories: Scrambler0 Comments on BMW R1200R Scrambler by MotorieepTags: 1.7 min readViews: 820

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About the Author: Ron Betist

Ron Betist grew up with motorcycles with a father heading the Amsterdam motorcycle police force. He has been riding (legally) for over 40 years and motorcycles are his true passion. With a life-long career in marketing and sales he has a huge international network. He joined as a contributor at BikeBrewers in 2017 to spread his word about bikes with the rest of the world.

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