Technical data



Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft and variable engine timing system BMW ShiftCam.

Bore x stroke

102.5 mm x 76 mm


1,254 cc

Rated output

100 kW (136 HP) at 7,750 rpm

Max. torque

143 Nm at 6,250 rpm

Compression ratio

12.5 : 1

Fuel preparation

Electronic intake manifold injection

Emission control

Regulated three-way catalytic converter, compliant with EU5 emission standard

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed

Over 200 km/h

Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC

4.75 l

Fuel type

Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON), adaptive fuel quality regulation (91 to 98 RON)

Electrical system


Three-phase generator with 510 Watt nominal power


12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission


Wet clutch with an anti-hopping function, hydraulic activation


Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth


Shaft drive

Chassis / brakes


Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine

Front wheel location / suspension

BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut

Rear wheel location / suspension

Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable at handwheel

Suspension travel, front / rear

190 mm / 200 mm


1,514 mm


100.6 mm

Steering head angle



Cross spoke wheel

Rim, front

3.00 x 19“

Rim, rear

4.50 x 17“

Tyre, front

120/70 R 19

Tyre, rear

170/60 R 17

Brake, front

Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers

Brake, rear

Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper


BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro (part-integral), disengageable

Dimensions / weights

Seat height

850 mm / 870 mm
((low suspension kit) 800 mm / 820 mm)

Inner leg curve

1,870 mm / 1,910 mm
((low suspension kit) 1.750 mm / 1.790 mm)

Usable tank volume

20 l


Approx. 4 l

Length (over mud guard)

2,207 mm

Height (over windshield)

1,430 mm


952.5 mm

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled

249 kg

Permitted total weight

465 kg

Payload (with standard equipment)

216 kg

1) According to Guideline (EU) 168/2013 with all operating fluids, with standard equipment and refuelled with min. 90% of the usable tank capacity.


Standard equipment

  • Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment with automatic load levelling and automatic damping mode)
  • BMW Motorrad ABS PRO
  • DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)
  • HSC (Hill Start Control)
  • TFT display with connectivity
  • LED Headlight with Daytime Riding Light
  • Adaptive cornering light and Cruising light
  • Multifunctional LED indicator lights
  • Keyless Ride
  • Gear shift assistant Pro
  • Riding Modes Pro (ECO, Rain, Road, Dynamic, Dynamic Pro, Enduro and Enduro Pro)
  • Cruise Control
  • Heated Grips
  • Cross Spoke Wheels
  • RDC Tyre Pressure  Control
  • MSR (Dynamic engine brake control)
  • Preperparation for  Navigation System
  • USB charging socket
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