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BMW has trademarked the names ‘R12’ and ‘Roctane’ | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

In response to the patents filed not too long ago, two new bikes are anticipated from BMW Motorrad.

A trademark for the names ‘R12’ – a deliberate cruiser mannequin sitting beneath the R18 – and ‘Roctane’ has been filed by BMW not too long ago. The logos for the Roctane badge has already been accredited in Germany, whereas worldwide rights are pending. The applying, nonetheless, clearly references its utilization on a motorbike.

Positioning of the R12 in BMW’s vary

The similiarities within the names of the R12 and R18 are arduous to disregard, and it wouldn’t be incorrect to imagine that it’s supposed to be a smaller capability cruiser that’s positioned beneath the positively gargantuan R18.

What in regards to the Roctane?

Most BMW bikes are badged logically with letters representing engine format adopted by numbers indicative of their capacities, however the Roctane title makes it barely more durable to guess the place it’ll land in BMW Motorrad’s huge catalogue of bikes. 

To offer us some thought, let’s break up the title into two components – R and octane. The primary half is straightforward to decipher for these aware of what every letter within the BMW Motorrad line-up stands for. Right here, R stands for bikes powered by boxer twin engines. The second half, octane, may trace at this not being a laidback machine, and having some efficiency chops.

For these of you with a eager reminiscence, BMW had previewed an idea again in 2019 badged the R18/2, which was a low-slung and partly faired model of the R18, which wasn’t launched on the time. We wouldn’t be stunned if the Roctane relies on the R18 or the but to be revealed R12.

Earlier, trademark purposes filed by BMW for the R18 Transcontinental touring bike and the CE 04 electrical scooter gave away the existence of those fashions nicely earlier than they have been revealed to the general public.


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