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/engine management
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 100 km based on the WMTC
4.96 l
Fuel type
Unleaded 95 octane (RON)

Electrical system

Three-phase generator (510 Watt 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
210 mm / 220 mm

1,496 mm


95 mm

Steering head angle
Cross-spoke wheels
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

2,255 mm
Width (including mirrors)
980 mm
Height (excluding mirrors)
1,450 mm
Seat height, unladen

890 / 910 mm (Rallye seat (accessory): 895 mm; Low Suspension kit and low seat  R1200GS (accessory): 820 / 840 mm)

Rider step length, unladen

1,950 / 1,990 mm (Rallye seat (accessory): 1,970 mm; Low Suspension kit and low seat  R1200GS (accessory): 1,750 / 1,790 mm)

Unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready

263 kg

Max. permitted weight
480 kg
Max. load (with standard equipment)
217 kg
Usable tank capacity
30 l
of which reserve
approx. 4 l

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

  • High transparent windscreen (steplessly adjustable via handwheel)
  • Hand protectors
  • 2-piece seat, height-adjustable rider’s seat (seat height: 890 / 910 mm / inner leg curve: 1,950 / 1,990 mm); pillion passenger seat 30 mm, length-adjustable
  • Aluminium bash plate
  • Stainless steel luggage grid
  • Centre stand
  • One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap and seat locks
  • Integrated ignition and steering lock
  • Handbrake, clutch, gear and footbrake levers adjustable
  • 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)
  • Storage compartment
  • Aluminium fuel tank, 30 l
  • Widened enduro foot pegs
  • Extended front mudguard
Electrical system
  • Lights permanently illuminated
  • Low-beam headlight, height-adjustable
  • 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
  • Power socket
  • CAN bus with Single Wire System (SWS)
  • Electronic immobilizer
  • Diagnostic interface
  • Hazard warning lights system
  • 510-W generator
  • White indicators and LED rear light
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