Press Release

The new 2024 BMW R 12 nineT and R 12.

  • New 1,170 cc Classic Roadster and Cruiser successors to the R nineT.
  • New frame and technology features.
  • MSRP of $16,295 for R 12 nineT and $12,345 for the R 12, plus Destination.
  • Estimated Market launch Q2 2024.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – Feb. 29, 2024 . . . BMW Motorrad
proudly introduces the new 2024 R 12 nineT and R 12 Classic Roadster
and Cruiser.

With the introduction of the original R nineT in 2013, BMW Motorrad
presented more than just a classic-style roadster. From the beginning,
it combined classic motorcycle design and modern technology with
craftsmanship and comprehensive customization options. It led to a
whole family or Roadsters for the BMW Motorrad Heritage line.  

The guiding principle for the development of the new R 12 nineT
was “The Spirit of nineT”, with the goal of
following in the footsteps of the successful R nineT and carrying
forward its look, timelessness, and high customization qualities.
While the new R 12 nineT as a classic roadster aims to make a stylish
impression in urban environments as well as provide dynamic riding fun
on winding roads, the new BMW R 12 comes under the
motto “The Spirit of Easy” – perfectly embodying a
classic cruiser for cool and relaxed riding.

R 12 nineT. (11/2023)

Key features of the new BMW R 12 nineT and R 12

  • 1,170 cc air/oil-cooled 2-cylinder boxer engines.
  • R 12 nineT with 109 hp at 7,000 rpm and 85 lb-ft at 6,500 rpm.
  • R 12 with 95 hp at 6,500 rpm and 81 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm.
  • 6-speed transmission with drive shaft.
  • Exemplary craftsmanship with great attention to detail.
  • Designed for customizing.
  • Left-hand exhaust system with double mufflers and conical end caps.
  • New under-seat airbox.
  • New Classic trellis frame with bolted-on rear section.
  • Fully adjustable upside-down telescopic front forks and Paralever
    rear swing arm with the shock, now arranged at an angle, with
    revised travel-dependent damping.
  • Radially mounted 4-piston monobloc brake calipers, steel flex
    brake lines and floating 310 mm brake discs.
  • BMW Motorrad ABS Pro for safer braking even when cornering.
  • Tailored customization through genuine BMW Motorrad accessories.
  • Standard riding modes “Rain”, “Road” and
    “Dynamic” in the R 12 nineT and “Roll” and
    “Rock” in the R 12.
  • DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) and Engine Drag Torque Control as standard.
  • New classic round instruments as well as USB-C and 12 V socket.
  • Digital TFT display available as an option.  
  • Powerful standard LED lighting with optional adaptive Headlight Pro.
  • Keyless Ride standard.
  • Three attractive paint options for each model.  

2. Design 

“Ten years ago, we at BMW Motorrad introduced the R nineT, which
established the segment of classic bikes. The new R 12 series takes
this path of emotional, original motorcycle riding even further: with
clearer lines, a more consistent implementation in each segment, and
greater customization possibilities.”

Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design BMW Motorrad.

The new BMW R 12 nineT and R 12 are classic cruisers and roadsters
that combine the torquey character of the boxer engine and the design
language of traditional motorcycle eras with innovative technology and
a modular concept that offers the rider maximum customization options.
Reduction to the essentials and attention to detail were key
priorities in the development of the design, resulting in a strong
emotional appeal.

Customizing is more popular than ever. The trend started by the R
nineT when it was launched in 2013, has given rise to an incredibly
creative scene over the years. BMW Motorrad has catered to this demand
with a whole model family centered around the R nineT, giving birth to
the BMW Motorrad Heritage family. Ever since, the desire for
customizing and personalization has been burning in countless
motorcycle riders’ hearts. So, the question was not whether there will
be a successor to the R nineT model family, but how it can fulfil the
desires and needs of customers even more captivatingly and authentically.

Accordingly, the new R 12 and R 12 nineT are built on a common,
versatile chassis with a now one-piece trellis frame, an airbox
positioned flat under the seat and an angled rear shock. This allows
for different, interchangeable tank shapes, providing greater visual
individuality. It also offers freedom in designing the seats and fly lines.

The new R 12 nineT and R 12 offer classic design and optimal ergonomics.

 On the BMW R 12 nineT, the aluminum
tank with brushed and clear-coated side panels, the seat, and the
tail-hump create a rising, dynamic line. Edgar Heinrich, Head of
Design BMW Motorrad: “The purist design language is dominated by
the clear tank/seat/rear line, in the style of the traditional /5 or
the legendary R 90 S of the 70s. At first glance, the tank itself is a
classic BMW boxer tank, with a typical bend in the lower edge and
classic knee contact. The new R 12 nineT also features side covers in
the area of the frame triangle for an authentic Roadster look –
another reminiscence of BMW motorcycles of the 1970s.” The focus
on essential design is supported by the compact and short tail
section. The shorter fuel tank, which is 1.2-inches shorter and
narrower in the rear, ensures significantly improved ergonomics and a
more front-oriented seating position compared to its predecessor.

The R 12 nineT features a 31.3-inch seat height while the R 12 offers
a lower, 29.7-inch seat height.

On the new BMW R 12, the steel tank, reminiscent of
the so-called “Toaster Tanks” of the 1970s BMW /5 models, emphasizes
the design language of a cruiser in a classic teardrop shape and forms
a descending line in combination with the standard solo seat and the
curved, low-mounted rear fender. The large 19-inch front wheel and the
smaller 16-inch rear wheel complement this look. The classic cruiser
design is also reflected in the more relaxed seating position with
lower seat height and wider handlebars.

Strong attention to detail.

The new Heritage models’ attention to detail is evident in numerous
features, such as the intricately designed front fender bracket or the
LED headlight – with a black-framed light element on the R 12 nineT.
The instrument panel also seamlessly integrates into the overall
style. On the R 12 nineT, it features two traditional round
instruments, while the

R 12 has a single round instrument. The LED turn signals on the upper
fork bridge are equipped with tinted smoke lenses. The R 12 nineT also
has smoked rear turn signal lenses, while the new R 12 features
integrated functional turn signals.

On the U.S. R 12 nineT, the LED rear lights are elegantly and
discreetly integrated into the turn signal lights, while European
models feature a central taillight. The concept of a classic roadster
and classic cruiser is also reflected in the exhaust system with two,
rear stacked mufflers, fitted with conical end pieces.

The BMW Motorrad Design Team’s keen attention to detail is evident in
the side covers. Painted in matching body color, they prominently
showcase the bright chrome-plated badges – with the R 12 nineT
displaying a model designation, while the R 12 does not. On Option 719
vehicles, the badges are finished with the corresponding lettering. In
addition, an aluminum frame badge with their model designation adorns
the new R 12 nineT and R 12.

Three attractive paint options. 

The BMW R 12 nineT and R 12, are each available in three attractive
color options.

R 12 nineT

  • Standard Blackstorm Metallic.
  • Optional San Remo Green Metallic.
  • Optional Option 719 “Aluminum” in brushed Aluminum /
    Night Black.

R 12

  • Standard Blackstorm Metallic.
  • Optional Aventurine Red Metallic.
  • Optional Option 719 “Thorium” in Avus Silver Metallic.

3. Drivetrain

“The two new R 12 models feature an air/oil-cooled boxer engine,
providing both powerful and characterful performance. In the R 12
nineT, it ensures high riding dynamics with its peak power, while in
the R 12 it emphasizes torque at low engine speeds.”
Norbert Rebholz, Project Manager Air-Cooled Boxer Series BMW Motorrad.

Boxer engine offers power and torque for dynamic riding and
relaxed cruising. 

For the past 100 years, the two-cylinder boxer engine and shaft drive
have been synonymous with BMW motorcycles. In line with this legacy,
the new BMW R 12 nineT and R 12 models, released in the “100 Years of
BMW Motorrad” anniversary year, emphasize this distinctive powertrain
configuration. Since the appearance of the first BMW motorcycle – the
R 32 – in 1923, BMW Motorrad boxer engines have been known for their
distinctive, rugged design, abundant torque, and unique sound. This is
also true for the new BMW R 12 nineT and R 12, whose boxer engine is
based on the engine introduced in 2007 with the BMW HP 2 Sport and is
considered an iconic representative among BMW boxer engines in terms
of technology, performance, and torque delivery.

The air/oil-cooled boxer engine with a 101 mm bore, 73 mm stroke and
1,170 cc capacity delivers 109 hp in the R 12 nineT at 7,000 rpm and
the maximum torque of 85 lb-ft. is reached at 6,500 rpm. In the R 12,
95 hp are available at 6,500 rpm and 81 lb-ft. are generated at 6,000
rpm. The maximum engine speed is 8,500 rpm.

The valves, which are only radially arranged in the combustion
chamber for this BMW boxer engine, are controlled by two overhead,
chain-driven camshafts (DOHC) per cylinder. Lightweight cam followers
are responsible for valve operation, and the valve clearance is
adjusted using hemispherical shims. The cylinder head covers have been
redesigned, drawing inspiration from the design of BMW’s legendary
two-valve boxer engines. The proven six-speed transmission and the
drive shaft transfer power to the rear wheel.

New airbox, now integrated under the seat.

As part of the complete redesign of the chassis, the new R 12 models
also feature a new airbox. Unlike the previous R nineT series, the
airbox no longer has an air intake duct located below the tank. It is
now fully integrated under the seat.

New “Twin Pipe” exhaust system delivers the unmistakable boxer

The left-hand mounted “Twin Pipe” exhaust system with two rear
mufflers and reverse-cone cap design caters to both the desire for a
classically designed roadster and a cruiser. Unlike the previous R
nineT series, there is no longer a need for an exhaust flap.

The new manifold routing leads into a front muffler in front of the
rear wheel, in which the catalytic converter is housed. On the new R
12 nineT, the manifolds and the front muffler are chrome-plated, and
the rear muffler is electro-polished. The new R 12, on the other hand,
features electro-polished manifolds and front muffler, while the rear
muffler features a brushed finish.

The genuine BMW Motorrad accessories for the R 12 nineT and R 12
offer exhaust customization options to match the character of the two
new R 12 models to personal preferences. For a particularly technical
touch, a titanium sports muffler is available.

Riding modes and standard DTC and Engine Drag Torque Control.

The new R 12 nineT features “Rain”, “Road” and
“Dynamic” riding modes as standard while the new R 12 has
“Roll” and “Rock” riding modes so the rider can
adapt the riding behavior to their personal preferences. Both new R 12
models are equipped with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), which ensures
a high level of driving safety when accelerating. In addition, the new
R 12 Models equipped with Engine Drag Torque Control as standard.

While DTC offers increased riding safety when accelerating,
especially on slippery road surfaces, the Engine Drag Control prevents
the rear wheel from slipping as a result of abruptly releasing the
throttle or downshifting, even under braking. Thanks to Engine Drag
Torque Control, the new R 12 models detect this danger at an early stage.

Depending on the coefficient of friction between the tire and the
road surface, the throttle valves are opened in milliseconds so that
the drag torque is compensated for, and the rear tire remains in the
optimal friction range. This results in further enhanced safety,
especially on slippery roads.

In “Rain” mode on the R 12 nineT, the throttle response is gentle,
and the traction control and torque control systems are more
sensitive, ensuring increased safety on slippery roads.

In “Road” mode, the throttle response is balanced, and the DTC
control and Engine Drag Torque Control systems are designed for dry
and high traction road conditions.

In “Dynamic mode”, you can fully experience the potential of the new
R 12 nineT. The throttle response is very direct, allowing for more
slip at the rear wheel, and the Dynamic Traction Control optimally
regulates traction even during sporty cornering.

The “Roll” mode in the new R 12 ensures optimal throttle response and
the DTC and Engine Drag Control systems are adjusted for ideal
performance on all types of roads.

The “Rock” riding mode allows the rider to explore the full
dynamic potential of the new R 12. Throttle response is spontaneous
and direct, and DTC allows a little more slip. As a special feature,
the bike idles with a deliberately irregular rhythm in the “Rock” mode.

Optional Shift Assistant Pro.

The optional, Shift Assistant Pro, allows for clutchless shifting in
almost all load and speed ranges. It offers increased dynamic
performance and comfort compared to manual shifting, with extremely
short shift times that enable acceleration with minimal interruption
of pulling power.

R 12. (11/2023)

4. Chassis

“The completely new, now one-piece tubular spaceframe provides an
even cleaner and more classic appearance.” Bart Janssen
Groesbeek, Designer Vehicle Design BMW Motorrad.

New, one-piece trellis bridge steel frame with bolt-on rear section. 

The centerpiece of the new BMW R 12 models is the completely newly
developed trellis steel frame. This frame differs from the previous R
nineT series, which had a two-piece front main frame. As a result, the
new frame eliminates the need for previous fastenings, reducing weight
and giving the new R 12 models a cleaner and more classic appearance.
The rear frame, also made of tubular steel, is bolted to the main frame.

The R 12 nineT’s suspension geometry is even more focused on
excellent handling and enjoyable roadster fun on winding roads. It
comes equipped with cast light-alloy wheels measuring 3.50 x 17″
at the front and 5.50 x 17″ at the rear (120/70 ZR 17 or 180/55
ZR 17 tires). The wheelbase is 59.5-inches, the caster is 4.4-inches,
and the rake is 27.7 degrees.

To cater to the cruiser character for more relaxed riding, the new R
12 has an optimized suspension geometry design with increased rake,
longer caster, and increased wheelbase. It also features cast
light-alloy wheels, but 2.75 x 19″ at the front and 4.00 x
16″ at the rear (100/90-19 or 150/80-16 tires). The wheelbase is
59.8-inches, the caster is 5.2-inches, and the rake is 29.3 degrees.

Upside-down telescopic forks and Paralever rear suspension
with revised travel-dependent damping. 

The new R 12 nineT and R 12 feature upside-down telescopic 45mm front
forks, fully adjustable on the R 12 nineT. Front suspension travel is
4.7-inches on the R 12 nineT and 3.5-inches on the R 12.

The rear suspension of the R 12 nineT features a Paralever swing arm
combined with a directly linked shock, which is now angled diagonally
compared to the previous R nineT series. The shock has road-dependent
damping, adjustable spring preload and rebound damping. The improved
road-dependent damping of the shock now includes a hydraulic bump
stop, which prevents bottoming out during riding. The rear suspension
travel is 4.7-inches on the R 12 nineT and 3.5-inches on the R 12.

BMW Motorrad ABS Pro for safe braking even when cornering. 

The front brakes of the new R 12 nineT and R 12, feature twin 310 mm
discs with two radially mounted 4-piston monobloc brake calipers. A
single 265 mm disc brake with a 2-piston floating caliper is used on
the rear wheel.

The new R 12 models are equipped with BMW Motorrad ABS Pro
(part-integral) as standard. ABS Pro offers more safety when braking
in turns by enabling ABS-assisted braking when leaning. ABS Pro
prevents the wheels from locking even when the brakes are applied
quickly. The benefits are increased braking and riding stability
combined with the best possible deceleration, even when cornering.
Depending on the selected riding mode, ABS Pro and the Engine Drag
Torque Control offer adapted control characteristics for optimum
braking maneuvers.

Optional Hill Start Assist Pro 

The optional Hill Start Assist Pro makes it easier to hold and start
on inclines. The holding pressure in the brake system depends on the
gradient, which is determined by a lean angle sensor. This information
allows for improved comfort during starting from a stop in all
conditions. Combined with control electronics, HSA Pro offers greater
safety and enhanced convenience.

With HSC Pro, the brake is automatically released when starting from
a stop or forcefully operating the hand brake lever. Hill Start
Control Pro also includes the function Auto HSC. The settings menu
allows this additional function to be individualized in such a way
that the parking brake is automatically activated on a gradient
(greater than +/- 3 %) when the hand or foot brake lever has been
pressed, shortly after the motorcycle comes to a standstill.

5. Electronics

“The newly designed and larger round instruments offer all necessary
information at a glance, while maintaining a classic design. We have
taken the modern customizing concept into account with a new micro TFT
display.” Carina Höfler, Product Management Heritage BMW

New classic round instruments, USB-C and 12 V socket and
available digital display. 

The new R 12 nineT comes equipped with two analog round instruments
for speed and rpm, a USB-C port on the left side, and a 12V socket on
the right side for the onboard network. The round instruments continue
to support customization by communicating via a LIN-Bus and separating
the control and display units. The standard instrumentation for the
new R 12 is limited to the speedometer, but the rev counter can be
retrofitted from the list of available genuine BMW Motorcycle accessories.

The new round instruments only resemble those of the previous R nineT
series at first glance. They have increased in diameter by 0.2-inches,
resulting in even better readability, and the dials for the
speedometer and rev counter have been redesigned. Another new feature
is the scaling of the rev counter, whose digits are now based on a
multiplication factor of 100.

The control lights and a digital display are integrated into the dial
of the speedometer. On the R 12 nineT it functions as a menu scroll,
while on the R 12 it still displays the engaged gear and the selected
riding mode.

Furthermore, the R 12 nineT has an additional digital display in the
rev counter. In addition to showing the selected gear and the riding
mode, it also offers a configurable additional display.

With the Digital Display option, the round instruments on the new R
12 nineT and R 12 are replaced by a 3.5-inch micro TFT display. The
high resolution of the micro-TFT display ensures excellent readability
even in difficult lighting conditions and brings the instrument
display of the new R 12 models into the digital age. As a highlight,
the menu includes the Pure Ride mode, which displays only the most
necessary information (speed, riding mode, selected gear) to emphasize
the purist riding experience.

R 12. (11/2023)

Powerful standard LED lighting with optional adaptive
Headlight Pro.

The new R 12 nineT and the R 12 feature full LED lighting as
standard. The optional adaptive Headlight Pro light system offers even
more safety at night. The headlamp segments are each supplemented by
adaptive cornering light elements. This allows for better illumination
of the road in curves, ensuring a safer night-time ride.

U.S. models feature rear / brake lights which are integrated into the
rear turn signals.

Optional Connected Ride Control.

The optional Connected Ride Control, equips the two R 12 models with
a Bluetooth interface for connecting a smartphone and using the BMW
Motorrad Connected app. This allows for the display of vehicle data,
riding dynamics data, weather information at the current location, and
map navigation. The familiar BMW Motorrad Multi-Controller on the left
handlebar can be used to conveniently control the app without removing
hands from the handlebar. The MotoMount by SP Connect and the
Universal Phone Clamp ensure quick, secure, and vibration-isolated
mounting of the smartphone on the handlebar.

Standard Keyless Ride.

The standard Keyless Ride system replaces the conventional ignition
lock on the new R 12 models. The use of a traditional key is now only
necessary for the steering lock and fuel tank cap. The ignition and
anti-theft alarm system, which is available as a dealer installed
accessory, are controlled by means of a transponder integrated in the
vehicle key, which transmits a radio signal with a vehicle-specific
frequency. The key can therefore remain in the rider’s jacket, for
example. Readiness to ride is established by pressing the ON button on
the right handlebar switch.

Intelligent Emergency Call for even more motorcycling safety. 

Ensuring the fastest possible assistance in the event of an accident
or in situations of emergency and danger can save people’s lives. For
this reason, BMW Motorrad has developed an eCall system – “Intelligent
Emergency Call” – which aims to get help to the scene of the incident
as quickly as possible. For the new R 12 models, this system is
included as a standard feature in the market-dependent equipment program.

6. Equipment

Standard Equipment

  • 1,170 cc air/oil-cooled 2-cylinder DOHC boxer engine.
  • R 12 nineT with 109 hp at 7,000 rpm and 85 lb-ft at 6,500 rpm.
  • R 12 with 95 hp at 6,500 rpm and 81 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm.
  • 6-speed transmission with drive shaft.
  • Cast aluminum wheels.
  • Blackstorm Metallic Paint.
  • 310 mm Twin-disk front brakes with 265 mm single-disk rear.
  • BMW Motorrad ABS (ABS Pro on R 12 nineT).
  • 45 mm upside down front forks (adjustable on R 12 nineT).
  • BMW Motorrad Paralever rear suspension with pre-load adjustment.
  • DTC Dynamic Traction Control.
  • Engine Drag Torque Control.
  • Steering Stabilizer.
  • Adjustable Handbrake and Clutch Levers.
  • Keyless Ride.
  • Analog Gauges (one gauge on R 12).
  • On-Board Computer.
  • USB-C and 12-volt power sockets.
  • Full LED Lighting.
  • Aluminum Tank on R 12 nineT (Steel tank on R 12).
  • Chrome Plated Header on R 12 nineT.

Optional Packages – R 12 nineT

Select Package ($1,524)

  • Hill Start Assist Pro
  • Shift Assistant Pro
  • Heated Grips
  • Cruise Control
  • Connected Ride Control

Option 719 Package Aluminum ($2,275)

  • Nightblack Front Fender and Airbox Cover.
  • Brushed Aluminum Tank and Rear Fender.
  • Brushed Aluminum Windscreen
  • Red Frame
  • Black Forks and Handlebars.
  • Chromium Plated Inner Headlight Cover.
  • Single Seat
  • Option 719 Billet Pack Shadow II
    • Milled, Shadow Foot Shift and Foot Brake Levers.
    • Milled, Shadow Rider and Passenger Footrest Systems.
    • Milled, Shadow, Brake and Clutch Levers.
    • Milled, Shadow Brake Fluid Reservoir Cover and Handlebar End Mirrors.
  • Option 719 Classic
    • Milled, Classic Ignition Coil Cover and Oil Plug.
    • Classic Option 719 Badges.
    • Nurburg Silver Metallic Matte Cylinder Head Covers.

Individual Options – R 12 nineT

  • Headlight Pro. 
  • Solo Seat with Brushed Aluminum Tail Cover and Muffler Bracket.
  • Option 719 Black Classic Spoked Wheels.
  • Tire pressure Monitor.
  • Micro-TFT Digital Display.

Optional Packages – R 12 

Select Package ($1,524)

  • Hill Start Assist Pro
  • Shift Assistant Pro
  • Heated Grips
  • Cruise Control
  • Connected Ride Control

Option 719 Package Thorium ($2,275)  

  • Design Option Exhaust.
  • Design Option 719 Bench Seat.
  • Billet Pack Shadow.
    • Milled, Shadow Ignition Coil Cover and Oil Plug.
    • Shadow Option 719 Badges.
    • Avus Black Metallic Matte Cylinder Head Covers.
  • Billet Pack Shadow II.
    • Milled, Shadow Foot Shift and Foot Brake Levers.
    • Milled, Shadow Rider and Passenger Footrest Systems.
    • Milled, Shadow, Brake and Clutch Levers.
    • Milled, Shadow Brake Fluid Reservoir Cover and Handlebar End Mirrors.

Individual Options – R 12 

  • Design Option Exhaust System with Chromium Plated Header.
  • Headlight Pro
  • Passenger Kit
  • Option 719 Black Classic Spoked Wheels.
  • Option 719 Gold Classic II Spoked Wheels.
  • Tire pressure Monitor.
  • Micro-TFT Digital Display.


  • Cockpit Fairing (R 12 nineT).
  • Aluminum Rear Hump Cover (R 12 nineT).
  • Option 719 Shadow Footrest Systems (both).
  • Black Handlebars (R 12 nineT).
  • Gold Handlebars (R 12).
  • Drag Style Handlebars, Black (R 12).
  • Option 719 Shadow Hand Levers (both).
  • Aluminum 2-Valve Style Cylinder Head Covers (both).
  • Option 719 Classic Cylinder Head Covers (both).
  • Option 719 Shadow Cylinder Head Covers (both).
  • Titanium Sport Silencer (both).
  • Option 719 Classic Wheels, Black (both).
  • Option 719 Classic II Wheels, Gold (R 12).
  • Short Rear Tail Section Conversion, Silver or Black (R 12 nineT).
  • Custom Rear Tail Section Conversion, Silver or Black (R 12).
  • Option 719 Hand-Brushed Aluminum Fuel Tank (R 12 nineT).
  • Option 719 Shadow Handlebar End Mirrors (both).
  • Touring Windscreen (R 12).
  • Comfort Bench Seat (R 12).
  • Tachometer (R 12).
  • Micro TFT Instrument Cluster
  • GPS Prep (both).
  • ConnectedRide Navigator (both).
  • ConnectedRide Smartphone Cradle (both).
  • Cylinder Head Cover Protectors (both).
  • Hand Protectors, Black (both).
  • Tank Bag, 5 liter in Black, Urban, Adventure, or SoulFuel
    Collection (both).
  • Right Side Bag, 10 liter in Black, Urban, Adventure, or SoulFuel
    Collection (R 12).
  • Side Bags 10 liter + 16 liter in Black, Urban, Adventure, or
    SoulFuel Collection (R 12 nineT).

Technical specifications.





              R 12 nineT






cc/cu. in.


/ 71

x stroke



x 73.0




95 @ 6,500 rpm                                  109 @ 7,000 rpm




81 @ 6,000 rpm                                    85 @ 6,500 rpm




boxer engine

of cylinders




/ fuel



/ premium unleaded

/ accelerator actuation



/ 4-valves per cylinder

intake/exhaust valve dia.



/ 33.0

throttle body dia.











3-way catalytic converter, EU5+
















12/14 maintenance-free




LED lighting













operated dry clutch




6-speed gearbox





ratios I
























wheel drive



Universal Shaft













construction type



trellis bridge frame, engine self-supporting





45 mm, telescopic forks

Rebound and compression adjustable on R 12 nineT




Paralever swing arm with central shock.

Rebound damping adjustable

travel front/rear



3.5 /
4.7 / 4.7




5.2                                                                              4.4




59.8                                                                          59.5




29.3                                                                          27.7




floating brake disks Ø 310 mm

                          4-piston fixed calipers




brake Ø 265 mm

Two-piston floating caliper




Motorrad ABS Pro




alloy cast wheels




2.75 x 19” 
                                                  3.50 x 17″




4.00 x 16” 
                                                   5.50 x 17”




100/90 R 19                                             120/70
ZR 17




150/80 R 16                                             180/55
ZR 17





and weights







86.6                                                                         83.9




32.7                                                                         34.3




29.7                                                                         31.3

unladen weight  



500                                                                          485

total weight




tank capacity



3.7                                                                            4.2












3.9                                                                            3.6






BMW Group in America

BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since
1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in
2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include
marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW
brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy
based in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various
other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in
South Carolina is the BMW Group global center of competence for BMW X
models and assembles the X3, X4, X5, X6 and X7 Sports Activity
Vehicles as well as the BMW XM. The BMW Group sales organization is
represented in the U.S. through networks of 349 BMW passenger car and
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 146 BMW motorcycle retailers, 104
MINI passenger car dealers, and 38 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW
(US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North
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