- Freshly trademarked in Germany with international rights pending
- BMW also trademarked R12 recently
- Other details yet to be uncovered
BMW Motorrad has trademarked the ‘Roctane’ name freshly in Germany. It’s yet to receive rights in the international market though. Not to mention, prior to this, BMW also trademarked the R12 name.
Now, the previously trademarked R12 name was easy to deduce as it falls in line with BMW’s usual nomenclature. This means the R12 could be a smaller cruiser based on the current R18. On the other hand, the Roctane name comes as a complete oddball.
Most of the BMW motorcycles follow the letter/number/letter format but the Roctane is an entire word with no numbers whatsoever. However, it does have the R in its initials giving a slight hint at a cruiser model with a tad sporty demeanor.
With that being said, BMW has trademarked a handful of names in the past and has put them to use after a long while. So, it won’t be a surprise if the same happens with Roctane too.