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

Electrical system

Three-phase generator 508 W (nominal load capacity)
12 V / 12 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
Upside-down telescopic fork, immersion tube diameter 45 mm
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
140 mm / 140 mm
1,527 mm
114.8 mm
Steering head angle
Cast aluminium
Rim dimensions, front
3.50 x 17"
Rim dimensions, rear
5.50 x 17”
Tyre, front
120/70 ZR 17
Tyre, rear
180/55 ZR 17
Brake, front
Twin disc brake, floating discs, diameter 320 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, DIN unladen

820 mm (Sport seat (OE)/ Sport front seat (accessory): 840 mm; Extra low seat (OE/accessory): 760 mm)  

Rider step length, DIN unladen

1,840 mm (Sport seat (OE)/ Sport front seat (accessory): 1,875 mm; Extra low seat (OE/accessory): 1,720 mm) 

Usable tank capacity
18 l
of which reserve
approx. 4 l
2,202 mm
Height (above windscreen)
1,250 mm
Width (including mirrors)
925 mm
Unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready

236 kg

Max. permitted weight
450 kg
Max. load (with standard equipment)
214 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

  • Half fairing with windscreen that can be adjusted to multiple different settings and integrated rearview mirrors (fairing-mounted)
  • Two-part seat (seat height: 820 mm / step length: 1,840 mm)
  • One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap and seat locks
  • Integrated ignition and steering lock
  • Passenger grab handles made of cast aluminium
  • Adjustable brake and clutch levers
  • On-board literature and tools
Special features
  • 2 riding modes “Rain” and “Road”, each with ASC (Automatic Stability Control)
Electrical system
  • Lights permanently illuminated
  • Low-beam headlight, height-adjustable
  • Monochrome 4.7" TFT display with additional night mode
  • Multifunction display with on-board computer: digital clock, gear indicator and fuel gauge, odometer and trip distance counter, range indicator, average fuel consumption, average speed, engine temperature, oil level, outside temperature and service interval indicator
  • Instrument cluster with analogue speedometer and TFT display
  • Power socket
  • CAN bus with Single Wire System (SWS)
  • Electronic immobilizer
  • Diagnostic interface
  • Hazard warning lights
  • 508-W generator
  • White indicators and LED rear light
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