BMW R 12 nineT and R 12 2024-01-02 - Classic design and dynamic riding experience with a focus on individuality
Already with the R nineT, BMW Motorrad presented more than just a classic roadster in 2013 The Munich-based company is consistently continuing this philosophy with the new models R 12 nineT and R 12 and offers a considerable plus in long-distance dynamics and touring suitability.
The result of this continuation are two models that, as a classic roadster (R 12 nineT) and cruiser (R 12), continue to make a statement for the individual possibilities in terms of customizing. The R 12 nineT feels just as comfortable in urban environments as on country road and the R12 invites all "Easyriders" to discover the roads together with it.
What both models have in common is the unmistakable character of the boxer engine in combination with the design of long-gone motorcycle icons. In the anniversary year “100 Years of BMW Motorrad”, the R 12 nineT and R 12 once again feature this reliable air-/oil-cooled two-cylinder boxer engine combination. In addition to 1,170 cm³ displacement, it delivers 80 kW (109 hp) at 7,000 rpm in the R12 nineT and 70 kW (95 hp) at 6,500 rpm in the R12. The new airbox is now fully integrated under the seat in both models. The left-side exhaust system with double silencer and conical end pieces does justice to both the classically designed, sporty roadster and the classic cruiser. While the R 12 nineT has the standard driving modes “Rain”, “Road” and “Dynamic”, the R 12 driver can choose between the two modes “Roll” and “Rock”.
The heart of both models is the newly designed one-piece tubular bridge frame made of steel. Without a screw connection, not only the weight is reduced, but also the finish of the motorcycles is attractively designed. The rear frame, also made of tubular steel, is bolted to the main frame. The R 12 nineT can be equipped ex works with two analogue round instruments for speed and rpm, as well as a USB-C port and a 12-V socket. The R 12 comes standard with the speedometer, without a tachometer. A modern, digital display is available as an optional extra ex works.
The R 12 nineT presents itself as a roadster with dynamic lines with a 30 mm shorter tank (significantly improved ergonomics compared to its predecessor), while the R 12 as a cruiser scores with a steel tank reminiscent of the “toaster tanks” of the 1970s BMW /5 models. In combination with the standard solo seat and the curved, low-set rear wheel cover, the R12 forms a sloping line in classic cruiser design. The R 12 has a 19-inch front wheel and a smaller 16-inch rear wheel.
Both motorcycle models are available in three different, stylish color designs and have powerful LED lighting units as standard. The Headlight Pro adaptive cornering light is available as an optional extra ex works.BMW R 12 nineT
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