Technical data


Air/liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with double overhead spur-gear-driven camshaft and balance shaft
Bore x stroke
101 mm x 73 mm

1,170 cc

Max. output
92 kW (125 bhp) at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque
125 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Compression ratio
12.5 : 1
Fuel preparation
Electric fuel injection
Emission control
Regulated three-way catalytic converter, compliant with EU4 emission standard

Riding performance / consumption

Maximum speed
Over 200 km/h
Consumption per WMTC
4.96 l
Fuel type
Unleaded 95 octane (RON)

Electrical system

Three-phase generator 510 W (nominal load capacity)
12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free


Wet clutch with an anti-hopping function, hydraulic activation
Six-speed helical synchromesh gearbox
Secondary drive
Shaft drive

Suspension / brakes

Two part frame design made up of main and screwed-on rear frame, load-bearing engine
Front suspension / spring elements
BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut
Rear suspension / spring elements
Cast aluminium single-sided swing-arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD travel-related damping strut, spring pre-load steplessly and hydraulically adjustable via handwheel, adjustable rebound damping
Spring travel, front/rear
190 mm / 200 mm
1,507 mm
99.6 mm
Steering head angle
Cast aluminium
Rim dimensions, front
3.00 x 19"
Rim dimensions, rear
4.50 x 17"
Tyre, front
120/70 R 19
Tyre, rear
170/60 R 17
Brake, front
Twin disc brakes, floating discs, diameter 305 mm, four-piston radial brake calipers
Brake, rear
Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral), switchable

Dimensions / weights

Seat height, unladen (Style Basic / Style Ecxlusive)

850 / 870 mm (High rallye-seat (accessory): 880 mm; Low Suspension kit (OE): 800 / 820 mm)

Rider step length, unladen (Style Basic/ Style Exclusive)

1870 / 1910 mm (High rallye-seat (accessory): 1,920 mm; Low Suspension kit (OE): 1,790 / 1,830 mm)

Usable tank capacity
20 l
of which reserve
approx. 4 l
2,207 mm
Height (excluding mirrors)
1,412 mm
Width (including mirrors)
952.5 mm
Unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready

244 kg

Max. permitted weight
460 kg
Max. load (with standard equipment)
216 kg

1) According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume

Standard equipment

  • Two-part seat, height-adjustable rider seat (height: 850 / 870 mm; step length: 1,870 / 1,910 mm); pillion seat length adjustable by 30 mm
  • Transparent windscreen (steplessly adjustable via handwheel)
  • Aluminium bash plate
  • Luggage carrier
  • Centre stand
  • One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap and seat locks
  • Integrated ignition and steering lock
  • Pillion passenger grab handles
  • Adjustable brake and clutch levers
  • Crossbeam for pillion foot pegs and number-plate carrier can easily be removed for off-road use
  • On-board literature and tools
Special features
  • 2 riding modes “Rain” and “Road”, each with ASC (Automatic Stability Control)
Electrical system
  • Height-adjustable low-beam headlight with permanent illumination
  • Multifunction display with on-board computer: digital clock, gear indicator and fuel gauge, odometer and dual trip distance counters, range indicator, average fuel consumption, average speed, oil level, outside temperature and service interval indicator
  • Instrument cluster with speedometer and rev counter
  • CAN bus with Single Wire System (SWS)
  • Electronic immobilizer
  • Diagnostic interface
  • Hazard warning lights system
  • Generator 510 W and power socket
  • Indicators and LED rear light
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