Technical data


Oil-/watercooled 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder

Bore x stroke
72 mm x 67.5 mm

1,649 cc

Rated output

118 kw (160 hp) at 7.750 rpm

Max. torque

175 Nm at 5.250 rpm

Compression ratio
12.2 : 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

5.7 l

Fuel type

Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)

Electrical system
700 W
12 V/19 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission

Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath


6-speed, helical, gearbox


Shaft drive

Chassis / brakes

Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine

Front wheel location / suspension

BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut

Rear wheel location / suspension

BMW Motorrad Paralever

Suspension travel front / rear

115 mm /135 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 disc brake, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers

Brake, rear

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


BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)

Dimensions / weights


Width (incl. mirrors)

1,000 mm

Height (excl. mirrors)

1,475 mm

Seat height, unladen weight

750 mm

Inner leg curve, unladen weight

1,720 mm

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled

350 kg

Permitted total weight

560 kg

Payload (with standard equipment)

210 kg

Usable tank capacity
26.5 l

4.0 l

1) As defined in EU directive 93/93/EEC, filled with all operating fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable tank capacity (GT without case)

Standard equipment

  • BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral) with ABS control (ABS Pro) regardless of the lean angle and dynamic brake light
  • DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)
  • Steplessly adjustable electric comfort windscreen
  • Cruise control
  • Heated grips and seats
  • One-piece seat (seat height: 750 mm; step length: 1,720 mm)
  • Comfort foot pegs
  • Built-in side panniers, pannier lids in bike colour
  • Detachable top box with backrest, top box lid in bike colour
  • Luggage carrier
  • Centre stand
  • One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap, storage compartments, panniers and seat locks
  • Integrated ignition and steering lock
  • Adjustable brake and clutch levers
  • Lockable storage compartment and on-board literature
Special features
  • On-board computer, vehicle settings and optional audio system operated using the multi-controller
  • Audio system with navigation device preparation
  • Self-energizing clutch requiring only a small amount of force
  • 3 riding modes: “Rain”, “Road” and ”Dynamic”
  • Chrome kit for body
Electrical system
  • Lights permanently illuminated
  • Xenon headlights
  • Multifunctional display with on-board computer: – multifunctional display: digital clock, selected gear and fuel level, coolant temperature level, range display, odometer, trip distance counter (3x), service interval display – on-board computer: range, average consumption 1 and 2, average speed, outside temperature, stopwatch, travel times, date and oil level warning indicator
  • Instrument cluster with chrome accents and indirect dial light
  • Two sockets
  • CAN bus with Single Wire System (SWS)
  • Electronic immobilizer
  • Diagnostic interface
  • Hazard warning lights system, white LED indicators and LED rear light

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
  • Central Locking System
  • RDC
  • LED Additional Fog Light
  • Anti-theft Alarm System
  • Reverse Gear
  • Control Brake Light
  • ABS Pro

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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