BMW Launches New R 12 nineT and R 12, Photos, Video, Fuel Consumption, and Technical Specifications

BMW launches the new R 12 nineT and R 12 BMW launches the new R 12 nineT and R 12

The BMW expanded its lineup with a cruiser and a roadster, both featuring the well-known 1,170 cm³ boxer engine

+ Click here to watch the launch video of the R 12 nineT and R 12

BMW surprised with another double launch: the roadster (naked) R 12 NineT and the cruiser (or custom) R 12.
The two share various components but have slightly different proposals.

Roadster R 12 Nine T

BMW R 12 nineT
The roadster R 12 Nine T is a motorcycle for urban use, but also for traveling. It has a minimalist and traditional design: it displays a round headlight, a tank fitted for the legs, small seats, a short front fender close to the wheel, a high rear fender, and a short, upturned tail.

The motorcycle also has a double exhaust with short tips on the left side and adjustable front suspension, inverted, with the top tube painted in gold. The brakes are Brembo, with double discs at the front and a single one at the back, and the wheels are spoked.

The R 12 NineT is admittedly inspired by the R 1200 NineT, a similar model that was launched abroad in 2013 and was sold in the Brazilian market for a short period in 2014 and 2015.

Cruiser R 12

BMW R 12
The R 12 arrives as a smaller and more accessible option to the large custom R 18.
Besides urban use, it is also made for traveling. It has a bulkier, teardrop-shaped tank, a two-height seat, a front fender like the NineT, a custom-style rear fender (but not a tip helmet), and suspension tubes painted in black.
The double exhaust is the same as the roadster, but the wheels are alloy.

According to BMW, the chassis (frame) used in both is completely new. And both also use the same instrument panel – which, deviating from the large screens present in many motorcycles of the brand, here is a small, discreet rectangular screen, positioned right in front of the handlebars.

Each of them will be sold in three color options. The R 12 Nine T will have the options Blackstorm Metallic, San Remo Green Metallic, and Option 719 “Aluminium” with Night Black solid paint.

Meanwhile, the R 12 will come in Blackstorm metallic, Aventurine Red metallic, and Option 719 “Thorium” in Avus Silver metallic. These are the names for metallic or solid black, green, red, and silver.

Technical Specifications

Engine: 2-cylinder boxer air/oil-cooled
Maximum Power: R 12 nineT 109 hp at 7,000 rpm
R 12 95 hp at 6,500 rpm
Maximum Torque: R 12 nineT 115 Nm at 6,500 rpm
R 12 110 Nm at 6,000 rpm
Frame: Single-piece tubular space frame with bolted rear frame
Exhaust System: Left side with double silencer and conical ends
Driving Modes: “Rain”, “Road” and “Dynamic” on the R 12 nineT and “Roll” and “Rock” on the R 12
Lighting: Full LED


R 12 nineT R 12
Total Length 2,130 mm 2,200 mm
Total Width 870 mm 830 mm
Seat Height 795 mm 754 mm
Weight 220 kg 227 kg
Fuel Tank 16 l 227 14 l
Fuel Consumption (WMTC) 5.1 l/100 km 5.1 l/100 km


R 12 nineT R 12
Front: 120/70 ZR 17 100/90-19
Rear 180/55 ZR 17 150/80-16

Photo Gallery: BMW R 12 nineT

Photo Gallery: BMW R 12

Photos: BMW Disclosure

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