BMW Motorrad protected the name Roctane

BMW Motorrad recently registered the name Roctane in Germany, and the company has filed claims to protect the name for international markets as well.

However, it is still a mystery what type of motorcycle could be called like this.

The Bavarians are quite predictable when it comes to nomenclature. Basically, there is a letter – which represents the configuration of the unit, then a number – for volume, as well as a combination of letters – to describe the style of the motorcycle.

From time to time, a real name is found in the game, and that is exactly the case with the name Roctane.

The available information confirms that the name is intended for a motorcycle, and the fact that it starts with “R” is an indication that it will be powered by one of the boxing units of the Minen giant.

In the current BMW line, the only deviation from the aforementioned combination in the name is the R nineT. From 2001 to 2006, the R1150 Rockster was produced, which was a streetfighter model based on the R1150R platform.

Of course, this isn’t the only name BMW Motorrad has protected over the years, and many have never found themselves on a motorcycle.

We will mention several names with “M”, such as M1300 GS, M1000 X, but none of them have been realized. Recently, the name R12 was registered, which suggested a baby version of the R18 retro cruiser, with a boxer twin engine of 1,200 cubic meters.

For now, our best guess is that the Roctane name will be associated with either the R18 or the R12, although the possibility of a high-performance cruiser should not be ruled out.

It remains to be seen when we will know more about this. We just have to wait.

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