BMW R 12, R 12 nineT priced at Rs 19.90 lakh

Both models share the same 1,170cc boxer engine.

By Gavin Rodrigues, Autocar India calendar 05 Jul 2024 Views icon989 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
BMW R 12

BMW R 12

BMW Motorrad has introduced the latest R 12 and R 12 nineT roadster models in India at Rs 19.90 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 20.90 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively.

Positioned within BMW's heritage motorcycle range, these models compete with the Triumph Speed Twin and the Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster in the Indian market. Key features lie in their classic retro design complemented by unique elements such as an aluminium tank, brushed side panels, dual exhausts and spoke wheels. At the heart of both models is a 1,170cc air/oil-cooled boxer engine delivering 110hp at 7,000rpm and 115Nm at 6,500rpm.

The BMW R 12 nineT features an aluminium tank with brushed side panels, while the R 12 showcases a steel tank reminiscent of the 1970s BMW /5 models. Both models feature full-LED lighting, an adaptive LED headlamp, advanced electronics such as traction control, cornering ABS, engine braking control, keyless ignition and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

The R 12 nineT features standard riding modes, including "Rain", "Road", and "Dynamic", while the new R 12 offers "Roll" and "Rock" modes. Both models ride on 17-inch wheels that's attached to a 45mm USD fork at the front and a paralever swingarm at the rear. Braking duties are managed by 310mm discs at the front and a single 265mm rotor. Additionally, the optional Comfort Package offers enhancements like Hill Start Control Pro, Shift Assistant Pro, heated grips and cruise control.

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