BMW Motorrad may soon launch the F 900 GS and R 12 in the PH

Back in September 2023, BMW Motorrad launched its newest middleweight class of adventure bikes: the F 850 GS, F 900 GS Adventure and the “big enduro bike”, F 900 GS. Then, in November of last year, BMW launched its reimagined R nineT with the R 12 and the R 12 nineT.

Now, it seems that these bikes have already landed in the Philippines.

Is BMW PH launching the F 900 GS and R 12 soon? image

F 900 GS


According to a recently published Certificate of Conformity (COC) from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), SMC Asia Cars Distributors Corporation – the exclusive distributor of BMW Motorrad in the Philippines – has applied for COC for motorcycles that have 895 cc and 1,170 cc displacements.

These motorcycles’ COCs were approved by DENR on January 16, 2024, and February 2, 2024. An issued COC means that these motorcycles conform to the requirements of the country’s emissions regulations.

Is BMW PH launching the F 900 GS and R 12 soon? image

R 12 nineT


The new BMW R 12 and R 12 nineT are classic roadsters and cruisers that combine the authentic and beefy 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.

The new F 900 GS, on the other hand, is 14 kilograms lighter than the F850 GS it replaces. It utilizes a plastic fuel tank which saved 4.5 kilos compared to a steel fuel tank.

The F 900 GS also features a completely redesigned rear section which makes it look even more dynamic and saves around 2.4 kg of weight. A further 1.7 kg are saved thanks to the rear silencer by Akrapovič. The front wheel on the F 900 GS and

F 900 GS Adventure is guided by new, fully adjustable upside-down telescopic forks from Showa.