“Scramblers” are darlings of the moto-industry today. But what are they, anyway? Originating in postwar Britain, scramblers were modified streetbikes that could “scramble” across open countryside, a practice that eventually morphed into motocross. So technically then, BMW’s R nineT Scrambler fulfills the mission imparted by its name. The bike starts with same air-cooled and fuel-injected 1,170cc opposed twin, six-speed transmission, and shaft drive found in the other road R nineT road models. The Scrambler then blazes its own trail with dual high-mounted exhaust pipes and a hipster-pleasing brown dual seat.