Surf's up with BMW's crazy Path 22 bike
It may be the depths of winter here, but in the northern hemisphere surf's up!
BMW Motorrad teamed up with artist Ornamental Conifer and the surfboard shaper Mason Dyer of Dyer Brand to create something a little special. The result was Path 22, an R-nine-T based scrambler complete with surfboard and carry rack.
While riding with a giant sail-like surfboard hanging off the side of your bike is probably not the most effective way to get to the beach, it looks pretty damn cool nonetheless.
Stripped down to the essentials, every element and surface has a function. At the same time, each detail expresses both aesthetic appeal and brilliant craftsmanship.
In addition to the rustic elements such as the studded tyres and the protective grid in front of the headlamp, there are also high-end details such as the stitched leather seat, the handles with leather inserts and the typical scrambler-style Akrapovic tailpipes in high-quality stainless steel that add a touch of exclusive flair. High performance parts by Öhlins and Gilles Tooling, clever solutions such as direction indicators integrated in the handlebar ends, the MotoGadget instrument panel and the contrastcut milled parts created by Roland Sands Design further emphasise the bike's quality detail.
The milled aluminium wheels - likewise contrastcut - were produced exclusively by BMW Motorrad, rounding off the motorcycle's minimalist appearance in top-class style. All parts of the concept bike are necessary essentials and offer the very best quality. In this way, the BMW Concept Path 22 perfects the art of reduction and harks back to the very essence that gives motorcycling its underlying appeal: the unity of man and machine.
If this is what BMW Motorrad brings to the table as its first attempt at a scrambler we can't wait to see what they come up with to fight the production scramblers now on the market from both Ducati and Triumph.