Technical data


Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one 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
Mixture control / engine management

Electronic intake pipe injection

Emission control

Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4

Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed
Over 200 km/h
Consumption w.r.t WMTC for 100km

4.96 l

Fuel type

Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)

Electrical system

three-phase alternator 508 W (nominal power)


12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free

Power Transmission

oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated


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

Telescopic Upside-Down fork; stanchion diameter 45 mm

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

140 mm / 140 mm

1,515 mm
125.6 mm
Steering head angle

Cast aluminium wheels

Rim, front

3.50 x 17"

Rim, rear

5.50 x 17”

Tyre, front
120/70 ZR 17
Tyre, rear
180/55 ZR 17
Brake, front

Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston radial calipers

Brake, rear

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


BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), disengageable

Dimensions / weights
2,165 mm
Width (including mirrors)
880 mm
Height (excluding mirrors)
1,300 mm
Seat height, unladen weight

760 mm

Inner leg curve, unladen weight

1780 mm (rider seat* low*/high* 1720 / 1835 mm) *OE

Unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready

232 kg

Max. permitted weight
450 kg
Max. load (with standard equipment)
218 kg
Usable tank capacity
18 l

approx. 4 l

1) As defined in EU directive 93/93/EEC, filled with all operating fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable tank capacity

Standard equipment

  • Two-part seat (seat height: 790 mm; step length: 1,780 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 counters, 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

Standard Options for Thailand

  • DTC
  • Dynamic ESA
  • Keyless Ride
  • Daytime riding light
  • Headlight Pro
  • Gear shift assistant Pro
  • Riding mode Pro
  • Tyre pressure control
  • LED turn indicator white
  • Main stand
  • Seat low

Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)

1) According to Directive 93/93/EEC with all fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable fuel tank

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Special equipment and accessories.

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