BMW has revealed the Concept Path 22 concept motorcycle that has been developed for the Wheels & Waves Festival that is being held at Biarritz, France.
BMW has just unveiled a concept motorcycle that has been named the “Concept Path 22”. Specially created for the Wheels & Waves Festival, where custom bikes, surfing and art get along with each other at Biarritz, France. As the German manufacturer has always been into arts and design, the Motorrad division revealed the company’s illustration of a “scrambler” at the Wheels & Waves Festival itself. One can easily misinterpret the concept as a cafe racer, but according to BMW, it is a complete roadster and is based on the BMW R nineT motorcycle.
Scrambler motorcycles originated in the 1950s and were basically bikes that were modified specifically for off-roading purposes. These bikes featured larger springs, deep-treaded tyres and raised exhausts. It was through these machines that we eventually got modern-day dirt bikes. Just like cafe racers, scramblers are modern but classic looking motorcycles that have been modified and stripped down of parts to carry the vintage look. BMW Motorrad believes that a scrambler is a very unique motorcycle style that is built beyond established standards and conventions.
The Concept Path 22 features a special leather jacket and can also carry two surfboards, courtesy of artist Ornamental Conifer and surfboard shaper Mason Dyer of Dyer Brand. The two of them also contributed to few of the visual styling cues of the motorcycle. As its name suggests, the Concept Path 22 is only a concept that shows how a R nineT model can be modified. As a matter of fact, the R nineT was actually designed at the factory in a way that it can be highly customized. Scramblers like cafe racers rely on their aesthetic appeal and hence the concept only gets a twin-cylinder engine that develops 110 HP of power.
To add to the custom appeal, the bike gets an Akrapovic exhaust system, high-end Öhlins and Gilles Tooling parts, a MotoGadget instrument panel and milled parts that has been created by Roland Sands Design.