Technical Data



Liquid cooled, 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication

Bore / stroke

72 mm x 67.5 mm


1,649 cc

Max. output

118 kW (160 hp) at 7,750 rpm

Max. torque

175 Nm at 5,250 rpm

Compression ratio

12.2 : 1

Fuel/engine management

Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system

Emission control

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

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed

Over 125 mph

Consumption w.r.t WMTC for 100km

5.7 l

Fuel type

Premium unleaded

Electrical system


Three-phase 700 W alternator


12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission


Multi-plate wet clutch, hydraulically operated


Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears


Shaft drive 2.75:1

Chassis / brakes


Aluminum bridge-type frame with load-bearing engine

Suspension, front

BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut

Suspension, rear

BMW Motorrad Paralever

Suspension travel front / rear

115 mm /125 mm


1,618 mm


106.4 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

Dual floating disc brakes, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 320 mm

Brake, rear

Single disc brake, diameter 320 mm, dual-piston caliper


STANDARD ABS Pro (partly integral)

Dimensions / weights


2,489 mm

Width (including mirrors)

1,000 mm

Height (excluding mirrors)

1,300 mm

Seat height, unladen weight

750 mm

Inner leg curve, unladen weight

Standard: 1,770mm , Low Seat 1,720 mm * OE

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)

336 kg

Max. permitted weight

560 kg

Max. load (with standard eqipment)

224 kg

Usable tank volume

26.5 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 (including case)

Standard Equipment

  • BMW Motorrad ABS Pro
  • DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)
  • Seat heating

Special Features
  • Multi-controller
  • Cruise control

Electrical System
  • Xenon headlight


Standard Specs for Thailand 

  • Adaptive Headlight
  • Radio Software
  • Control Bluetooth Interface
  • DTC
  • Dynamic ESA
  • Keyless Ride
  • Daytime Riding Light
  • Hill Start Control
  • Gear Shift Assistant Pro
  • Audio System
  • Floorboard
  • RDC
  • Engine Protection Bar
  • Control Brake light
  • ABS Pro
  • Heated Grips
  • Cruise Control

Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)

1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume

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