Technical data



Water/oil-cooled 4-cylinder 4-stroke in-line engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts

Bore x stroke
80 mm x 49.7 mm

999 cc

Max. output

118 kW (160 hp) at 11,000 rpm

Max. torque

112 Nm at 9,250 rpm

Compression ratio
12.1 : 1
Fuel/engine management
Electric fuel injection
Emission control

2 closed-loop 3-way catalytic converters, EU-3 norm with interference pipe and acoustic valves

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed
Over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h

5.4 l

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h

5.6 l

Fuel type

Super (premium) unleaded, octane number 95 - 98 (RON) (knock control; rated output at 98 RON)

Electrical system


350 W

12 V / 9 Ah, maintenance-free

Power Transmission


Multiplate clutch in oil bath, anti-hopping clutch, mechanically controlled


Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox, straight-toothed


Chain 17/45

Chassis / brakes


Aluminium composite bridge frame, partially self-supporting engine

Front wheel location / suspension

Upside-down telescopic fork Ø 46 mm, compression and rebound stage adjustable

Rear wheel location / suspension

Aluminium 2-sided swing arm, rebound damping adjustable

Suspension travel front / rear

120 mm / 120 mm

1,439 mm
98.5 mm
Steering head angle



Cast aluminium wheels

Rim, front

3.50 x 17"

Rim, rear

6.00 x 17"

Tyre, front
120/70 ZR 17
Tyre, rear
190/55 ZR 17
Brake, front

Twin disc brake, floating brake calipers, radial 4-piston fixed caliper, diameter 320 mm, 5 mm thick

Brake, rear

Single disc brake, single piston floating caliper, diameter 220 mm, 5 mm thick


BMW Motorrad Race ABS (part-integral), disengageable

Dimensions / weights

2,057 mm
Width (including mirrors)
845 mm
Height (excluding mirrors)
1,228 mm
Seat height, unladen weight

815 mm

Inner leg curve, unladen weight

1,805 mm

Unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready

207 kg

Max. permitted weight
407 kg
Max. load (with standard equipment)

200 kg

Usable tank capacity
17.5 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

  • ABS
  • ASC (traction control)
  • HP titanium rear silencer
  • Two-part seat (seat height: 814 mm; step length: 1,805 mm)
  • One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap and passenger seat locks
  • Integrated ignition and steering lock
  • Adjustable handbrake lever
  • Small storage compartment with on-board tools under the passenger seat
  • On-board literature

Special features
  • New main frame rear section same as S 1000 RR
  • Reduced side trim
  • Pro shift assistant
  • Aluminium tank
  • Multi-disc oil bath clutch, anti-hopping, mechanically operated
  • Removable number-plate carrier
  • 2 riding modes “Rain” and “Road”, each with ABS and ASC (Automatic Stability Control)
  • "Best Lap in Progress" function for active racetrack training

Electrical system
  • Permanently illuminated lights and hazard warning lights system
  • Headlamps and high-beam headlamps, asymmetrically arranged
  • Multi-functional display dimmable with 5 gradations (speed indicator with odometer, trip distance counter, clock, lap timer, analogue rev. counter, current gear and range display); two standard riding modes "Road", in combination with dynamic traction control (DTC) and Pro riding modes (Plus 2 modes, ASC becomes DTC, ABS Pro, with launch control and pitlane limiter. Dynamic Pro becomes USER mode and can be configured); statistic functions for the racetrack like average throttle and brake portion, number of gearshifts (Vmin/Vmax), freeze function; programmable shift light, "Best Lap in Progress"
  • 406-W three-phase generator
  • Drop sensor
  • CAN bus with Single Wire System (SWS)
  • Electronic immobilizer
  • Diagnostic interface
  • Smoke grey indicators and LED rear light
  • Improved readability of the instrument panel
  • Adjustment of the inclination
  • OBD cable connector in the rear

Standard Specs for Thailand 

  • DTC
  • Gear Shift Assistant Pro
  • DDC
  • Riding Modes PRO
  • Side reflectors 
  • Heated grips
  • Cruise Control
  • Engine Spoiler
  • LED turn indicator white

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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