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BMW R12 and R12 NineT Set to Launch Soon
BMW R12 and R12 NineT Set to Launch Soon
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Earlier this year, BMW Motorrad created a buzz by teasing the upcoming R nineT, keeping technical specifications under wraps. However, recent type-approval in Europe has provided insight into their specifications, dimensions, and performance characteristics, as reported by CycleWorld.


Anticipated to debut later this year, the R12 NineT, carrying forward BMW's neo-retro roadster theme, appears to be a direct successor to the beloved R nineT. It combines modern suspension and brakes with the timeless air-cooled boxer twin engine. Notable design elements pay tribute to the iconic R90S from the 1970s. Despite BMW's century-long history in motorcycle manufacturing since the R32 in 1923, the "nineT" name remains a testament to its enduring popularity, having been introduced a decade ago and marking 90 years of BMW motorcycle production.

Regarding performance, the sportier R12 NineT maintains the same 107hp @ 7,000 rpm from its 1,170cc air-cooled boxer twin as its predecessor, albeit with a slight shift in the rev range. Torque peaks at 115Nm @ 6,500 rpm.

In contrast, the non-nineT "R12" model has received type approval in 94hp and 47hp versions, presumably to comply with A2 license regulations in the UK, with no full-powered 107hp variant. The R12 model achieves a top speed of 200km/h, while the 94hp version can reach 210km/h, and the restricted 47hp versions max out at around 160km/h.

In terms of dimensions, the R12 NineT is slightly longer than its predecessor, with a height difference of less than half an inch. Both the R12 and R12 NineT share the same twin-exit exhaust system, and their weights are quite similar, with the R12 NineT weighing 221kg and the R12 weighing 230kg.

The most significant distinction between the two models lies in their wheel and tire sizes, signaling the R12's more cruiser-style approach. The standard R12 NineT retains the same wheel sizes as the current model, while the R12 features a narrower, wire-spoked 19-inch front wheel and a 16-inch rear wheel.

While additional details are expected to be revealed in the coming months, it's worth noting that BMW might also introduce other R12 NineT variants, potentially replacing the Scrambler and Urban G/S models.

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