Does November 2023 seem like it was a long time ago? If it does, then you may or may not remember that as being when BMW Motorrad took the covers off the 2024 R 12 and R 12 nineT for the first time. Nevertheless, it might seem like one of those times when three months feels like a lifetime, particularly if you're excited about either of those bikes.

While the R 12 nineT offers a new twist on an old favorite, the R 12 is a new model to the BMW lineup. Sure, it has the R 18 lineup, with which the R 12 can comfortably fit into place. Since it's based on the same engine as the R 12 nineT, though, that simultaneously makes it stand apart from its larger sibling.

Now, if you're a BMW fan living in Europe, you may recall that the Motorrad released pricing information for the European market mere days after it first announced both the R 12 and R 12 nineT. Prices differed slightly between different European countries, which we tallied up and converted here.

Judging by the European pricing information, we also came up with a ballpark idea of what we thought the R 12 nineT could cost when it was finally announced in America. How did we do with our prediction? You're about to find out, because American pricing information is finally here.

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Pricing And Availability In The US

On February 29, 2024, BMW finally announced US pricing and gave an availability update for both bikes. 

In the US, the 2024 BMW R 12 will start at an MSRP of $12,345. Choose the 2024 BMW R 12 nineT instead, and the MSRP will start at $16,295. That's slightly less than the $16,500 that we predicted as a potential US price back in November 2023, which is always nice to see. Considering that the 2023 R nineT started at $15,945 in the US market, the increase for the new R 12 nineT seems to be pretty small. 

Are you excited about either of these bikes? Is there something that you'd change about either of them? Let us know in the comments.

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