2024 BMW R 12, R 12 nineT India Launch at Rs 19.90 Lakh

BMW Motorrad has recently launched the latest R 12 and R 12 nineT roadster in India at Rs 19.90 Lakh (ex-showroom). Both bikes now come with refreshed ergonomics and more safety features.

BMW R12 and nineT launched

BMW R 12, R 12 nineT – Highlights

As part of BMW’s heritage motorcycle lineup, these models rival the Triumph Speed Twin and Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster in India. Key features are obviously their old-school aesthetic paired with some unique touches such as brushed side panels, an aluminium tank, dual exhausts and spoke wheels.

BMW R12 launch
BMW R12

Both the BMWs are powered by a 1,170 cc, air/oil-cooled boxer engine that churns out 110 hp at 7,000 RPM and 115 Nm at 6,500 RPM.

But while the R 12 features a steel tank based on the 1970s BMW /5 models, the R 12 nineT showcases an aluminium tank with brushed side panels. Both the models get full-LED lighting, an adaptive LED headlight and advanced tech like traction control, cornering ABS, keyless ignition, engine braking control and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

BMW R12 nineT launch
BMW R 12 nineT

The R 12 nineT also sports standard riding modes including Road, rain and Dynamic while the new R 12 offers cooler modes like Rock and Roll. Both the models run on 17-inch wheels and are suspended to a 45 mm USD at the front and a paralever swingarm at the rear. Braking on both bikes is taken care of by 310 mm discs and a rear 265 mm rotor. Furthermore, there’s also a comfort package that offers extra features like Shift Assistant Pro, Hill Start Control Pro, cruise control and heated grips.

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