Air & Oil: BMW’s Successor to the R NineT Breaks Cover

Air & Oil: BMW's Successor to the R NineT Breaks Cover

Within a week of King Charles III swearing in as Britain’s new ruler, BMW’s gone and crowned a successor for their iconic R nineT fleet, continuing “100 years of Tradition and fascination coexist seamlessly at BMW Motorrad.”

“The R nineT and its customizing concept established the new Heritage experience for BMW Motorrad’s 90th birthday and has become an indispensable cornerstone of our model range,” enthuses BMW Motorrad’s current CEO is Dr. Markus Schramm.

“The new R 12 nineT successfully carries on the successful heritage story centered on the illustrious BMW boxer engines with an even more traditional, reduced design language, even more customization flexibility, and, last but not least, cutting-edge technology.”

Considering many wanted the circa-2013 R nineT to stay, BMW’s homage to keeping the next-gen R 12 nineT classy and true to her fanbase paid off; BMW’s release shows the usual 1200 boxer heart (hence the “12” in the name), decked out in a new pipe system, redesigned air intake and swanky new fender.

The clear tank/seat/rear pays homage to BMW’s desire for a classic roadster, “in the style of the traditional /5 or the legendary R 90 S of the ’70s,” per contribution from Edgar Heinrich, director of design at BMW.

“As is tradition, attractive customization options are offered as part of the original BMW Motorrad accessory range,” finishes the press release.

The new R 12 nineT also has an LED rear light unit built into the seat, which makes it simpler to achieve a “short tail” in the interest of customization.'”

Keep checking back because BMW will provide more information in the second half of this year.


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