In the early days, particularly in the late 1920s in Britain, riders enjoyed racing from check point to check point across the countryside. Rules were few and far between but the general aim of the game was to get from one place to another in the fastest time, over whatever obstacle and terrain happened to be in the rider’s way.

Fields, hedges, hills, streams, woodland, and a lot of rain – those primary ingredients of the British countryside, and since the motorcycles of the day weren’t particularly adept at churning up dirt and thrashing across unpaved roads, conventional road-focused motorcycles needed to be specially adapted to their new purpose. Thus the earliest scrambler bikes were born.

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  • Base bike model year: 2017
  • Engine type: Two-cylinder boxer
  • Displacement [cc]: 1170
  • Power [hp]: >110
  • Torque [Nm]: >119
  • Transmission: Six-speed
  • Suspension: Front upside-down telescopic fork, rear Ohlins adjustable
    double suspension
  • Brake: Beringer six-piston calliper
  • Rims: Kineo, front 19-inch, rear 18-inch
  • Tyres: Continental TCK 80
  • Maximum speed [km/h]: > 200



  • Sport cats and downpipes with two musslers
  • sport air intake
  • Electronic control unit
  • New lithium lightened battery
  • New oversized braking system with ABS technology
  • Continental TCK 80 well-tried multi-use tyre for both street and dirt with specific heavy duty rims from Kineo


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