2024 BMW R 12 nineT Inside Look [7 Fast Facts; 42 Photos]

Almost a year ago, BMW teased us with a glimpse of the new R 12 nineT, which is replacing the R nineT. Now, we have a closer look at a new classic-style boxer—the 2024 BMW R 12 nineT. It’s the hot-rod sibling to the also-new cruiser-oriented 2024 BMW R 12 we have told you about. So, let’s dig into the performance-minded BMW R 12 nineT.

2024 BMW R 12 nineT Inside Look: Price

  1. Compared to the standard R 12, the new nineT variant is oriented for performance due to power output, wheels, suspension, and geometry changes. There are a few other deviations, but these are the big ones.

2024 BMW R 12 nineT Inside Look: MSRP

  1. The 2024 BMW R 12 nineT’s 1170cc boxer gets its additional power via higher revs. The nineT’s 109-horsepower peak is a 14-horsepower boost over the standard R 12, and it comes 500 rpm later at 7000 rpm. The torque peak is also delayed 500 rpm, and four additional foot-pounds reward your patience. BMW tells us the nineT can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds, shaving 0.3 seconds off the time of the standard R 12. Top speed is north of 124 mph.

2024 BMW R 12 nineT Inside Look: For Sale

  1. With 17-inch wheels, the R 12 nineT is ready for the canyons. For sporting riders, this compares favorably with the standard R 12’s 19-/16-inch wheel combo.

2024 BMW R 12 nineT Inside Look: Specs

  1. The R 12 nineT’s suspension gets added adjustability and travel. The fork’s compression and rebound damping can be adjusted to taste, improving on the non-adjustable standard R 12 fork. The nineT’s shock has variable rate damping as it goes through the stroke, and is adjustable for rebound-damping and spring preload. Travel is lengthened by 1.2 inches to give the nineT additional cornering clearance.

  1. The 2024 BMW R 12 nineT has tightened up geometry compared to its cruising-ready sibling. The wheelbase is shorted by 0.3 inches, the rake tucked in 1.6 degrees to 27.7 degrees, and the trail shortened 0.8 inches to 4.4 inches. The nineT’s 31.3-inch seat height is 0.6 inches higher than the standard R 12. The nineT is also 15 pounds lighter than the cruiser, and the nineT’s tank holds an additional half-gallon for a capacity of 4.2 gallons.

  1. As is always the case with BMW, the 2024 R 12 nineT is available with a choice of Packages. The Select Package is functional, while the Option 719 II Package is all about style.

Select Package ($1524)

  • Connected Ride Control
  • Cruise control
  • Heated grips
  • Hill start assist
  • Quickshifter

Option 719 II ($2275) 

  • Nightblack front fender and airbox cover
  • Brushed aluminum tank and rear fender
  • Brushed aluminum windscreen
  • Red frame
  • Black fork and handlebar
  • Chromium-plated inner headlight cover
  • Solo seat
  • Option 719 Billet Pack Shadow II

o Milled, Shadow shifter and brake pedal

o Milled, Shadow rider and passenger footpegs

o Milled, Shadow clutch and brake levers

o Milled, Shadow front brake master cylinder reservoir cover and bar-end mirrors

  • Option 719 Classic

o Milled, classic ignition coil cover and oil plug

o Classic Option 719 badges

o Nurburg Silver Metallic Matte cylinder head covers

  1. The 2024 BMW R 12 nineT has a list price of $16,295. Of course, the version featured on the BMW website has a list price of $28,376. The release date has not been set, but you shouldn’t have to wait too long.

2024 BMW R 12 nineT Specs


  • Type: Horizontally opposed twin
  • Displacement: 1170cc
  • Bore x stroke: 101 x 73mm
  • Maximum power: 109 horsepower @ 7000 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 85 ft-lbs @ 6500 rpm
  • Top speed: 124+ mph
  • Compression ratio: 12.0:1
  • Valvetrain: DOHC; 4 vpc
  • Fuel delivery: EFI w/ 50mm throttle bodies
  • Cooling: Air and oil
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Clutch: Dry, hydraulically actuated
  • Final drive: Shaft


  • Frame: Steel trellis w/ bolt-on rear subframe
  • Front suspension; travel: Damping-adjustable 45mm inverted fork; 4.7 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Spring-preload and rebound-damping adjustable BMW Paralever shock; 4.7 inches
  • Wheels: Cast aluminum
  • Front wheel: 17 x 3.5
  • Rear wheel: 17 x 5.5
  • Front tire: 120/70 x 17
  • Rear tire: 180/55 x 17
  • Front brakes: 310mm floating discs w/ Brembo 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 265mm disc w/ 2-piston floating caliper
  • ABS: BMW Motorrad ABS Pro


  • Wheelbase: 59.5 inches
  • Rake: 27.7 degrees
  • Trail: 4.4 inches
  • Seat height: 31.3 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 4.2 gallons
  • Curb weight: 485 pounds
  • Estimated fuel consumption: 44 mpg


  • Blackstorm Metallic
  • San Remo Green Metallic ($325 option)
  • Option 719 Aluminum / Night Black (optional)

2024 BMW R 12 nineT Price: $16,295 MSRP

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