What does MU mean ?

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What does MU mean ?

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Hello all,
Looking through the many ads. for used RT,s  that are available I have noticed that a good number are described as follows BMW R1200RT SE MU.
Can someone please explain just what the MU designation is.
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Model Update  :D
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Ahh,
so that's it then. Does seem a strange thing to say as I would have thought that every bike (except the original model) is an Up Dated version or am I missing something here ?.
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The 'MU' designation usually refers to the change from the hexhead to the twin cam engine, along with some minor styling changes. I suppose it (MU designation) could equally be applied to describe the change from the original LC to the shiftcam, but doesn't seem to have been adopted in the same way.
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As above, on the Registration Certificate for my 2012 Camhead, "MU" is included in the Model description.
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RTs4me wrote: I suppose it (MU designation) could equally be applied to describe the change from the original LC to the shiftcam, but doesn't seem to have been adopted in the same way.

I thought the shift cam was introduced on the 1250 engine, in which case the change is implicit in the capacity
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Yep, fair point :)  regarding the capacity change. Still seems a parallel situation to me though - engine changes and minor panel revisions, but the rest of the bike is the same. Apart from the front calipers! :)
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