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
95-octane (RON) premium unleaded

Electrical system

540-W three-phase generator
12 V / 16 Ah maintenance-free


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

Suspension / brakes

Two-section frame made up of front and rear subframes with load-bearing engine/gearbox
Front suspension / spring elements
BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 35 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
120 mm / 136 mm
1,485 mm
116 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 fixed calipers
Brake, rear
Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral)

Dimensions / weights

2,222 mm
Width (including mirrors)

982.8 mm (above case: 984.5 mm)

Height (excluding mirrors)
1,415.6 mm
Seat height, unladen

805 / 825 mm (High seat (OE/ accessory): 830 / 850 mm; Low seat (OE/ accessory): 760 / 780 mm)

Rider step length, unladen

1,810 / 1,850 mm (High seat (OE/ accessory): 1,875 / 1,915 mm; Low seat (OE/ accessory): 1,740 / 1,780 mm)

Unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready

276 kg

Max. permitted weight
495 kg
Max. load (with standard equipment)
219 kg
Usable tank capacity
25 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

  • Steplessly adjustable electric windscreen
  • Two-part seat, height-adjustable rider seat (height: 805 mm/825 mm; step length: 1,810 mm/1,850 mm)
  • Built-in side panniers, pannier lids in bike colour
  • Grip heating
  • On-board computer
  • Lockable storage compartment
  • Luggage carrier
  • Centre stand
  • One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap, storage compartments, panniers and seat locks
  • Integrated ignition and steering lock
  • Pillion passenger foot pegs and grab handles
  • Adjustable brake, clutch and gearshift 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
  • Free-form headlights height-adjustable using tommy bar
  • High resolution 5.7" TFT multi-functional display with Pro on-board computer: odometer and dual trip automatic distance counters (reset whenever you stop for a break); outside temperature display with ice warning, average and instant consumption, range, average and current speed, oil level; tyre pressure control system; on-board power supply, date; operating times; service date and remaining distance until next service
  • Instrument cluster with speedometer and rev counter
  • Power socket
  • CAN bus with Single Wire System (SWS)
  • Electronic immobilizer
  • Diagnostic interface
  • Hazard warning lights system
  • 540-W generator
  • White LED indicators and LED rear light
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