BMW Motorrad has introduced a successor to the R nineT for 2024: the BMW R 12 nineT. This new mannequin announcement comes precisely ten years after the launch of the R nineT and is offered in celebration of “100 years of BMW Motorrad.” The R 12 nineT shares many similarities with the R nineT platform however options updates and a extra traditional design. Extra particulars are anticipated later within the 12 months.
The BMW R nineT was launched in 2013 with a traditional roadster design and a concentrate on customization choices. Since then, BMW has added to spin-off fashions together with the enduro-inspired R nineT City G/S, the R nineT Scrambler, and the stripped-down R nineT Pure. BMW says the concentrate on customization will proceed with the brand new R 12 nineT.
“The R nineT and its customizing idea established the brand new Heritage expertise for BMW Motorrad’s ninetieth birthday and has turn out to be an indispensable cornerstone of our mannequin vary,” says Dr. Markus Schramm, head of BMW Motorrad. “The brand new R 12 nineT continues the profitable heritage story surrounding the legendary BMW boxer engines with an much more traditional, diminished design language, even higher levels of freedom relating to customizing and, final however not least, new and revolutionary expertise.”
BMW is well-known for its boxer engines. In reality, the very first BMW bike, the R 32, was powered by a flat-Twin boxer. The R 12 nineT continues that legacy with an air/oil-cooled 2-cylinder 1,170cc boxer engine, just like the R nineT earlier than it. The addition of the quantity 12 within the mannequin identify displays the engine’s displacement, a naming approach used for different BMW fashions.
The design of the R 12 nineT leans right into a extra traditional look than its predecessor, significantly with the tank form, seat, and aspect covers. BMW claims the traditional look and modular design additionally lends extra freedom for individualization.
“The purist design language is dominated by the clear tank/seat/rear line, within the fashion of the standard /5 or the legendary R 90 S of the ’70s,” mentioned Edgar Heinrich, head of design. “At first look, the tank itself is a traditional BMW boxer tank, with a typical bend within the decrease edge and traditional knee contact. The brand new R 12 NineT additionally options aspect covers within the space of the body triangle within the genuine Roadster look – one other memory of BMW bikes of the Seventies.”
The BMW R 12 nineT could have a redesigned exhaust system with a double muffler and conical finish items, in addition to a redesigned consumption system and entrance fender. The LED taillight unit is now built-in into the seat.
Extra particulars concerning the BMW R 12 nineT, together with worth and specs, are anticipated within the second half of 2023. Go to BMW Motorrad’s web site for extra data.