Technical data


Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft (DOHC) , 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
Fuel/engine management

Electronic intake pipe injection

Emission control

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

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

3.9 litres

Fuel consumption per 100 km at a constant 120 km/h

5.3 litres

Fuel type

Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)

Electrical system

three-phase alternator 540 W

12 V / 16 Ah maintenance-free

oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated


Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth


Shaft drive


Two-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load-bearing engine-gearbox unit

Suspension, front

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

Suspension, rear

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

Travel front/rear

120 mm / 136 mm

1,485 mm
116 mm
Steering head angle

Cast aluminium wheels

Rim dimensions, front
3.50 x 17"
Rim dimensions, 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, four-piston fixed calipers

Brake, rear

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

Race ABS

BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)

Dimensions / weights
2,222 mm
Width (including mirrors)

982.8 mm (incl. panniers: 984.5 mm)

Height (excluding mirrors)
1,415.6 mm
Seat height, unladen weight

760 / 780 mm (Low seat)

Unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready

274 kg

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

221 kg

Usable tank capacity
25 l
of which reserve
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

  • Steplessly adjustable electric windscreen
  • Two-part seat, height-adjustable rider seat (height: 805 mm/825 mm; step length: 1,810 mm/1,850 mm)
  • Built-in side panniers, pannier lids in bike colour
  • Grip heating
  • On-board computer
  • Lockable storage compartment
  • Luggage carrier
  • Centre stand
  • One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap, storage compartments, panniers and seat locks
  • Integrated ignition and steering lock
  • Pillion passenger foot pegs and grab handles
  • Adjustable brake, clutch and gearshift 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
  • Free-form headlights height-adjustable using tommy bar
  • High resolution 5.7" TFT multi-functional display with Pro on-board computer: odometer and dual trip automatic distance counters (reset whenever you stop for a break); outside temperature display with ice warning, average and instant consumption, range, average and current speed, oil level; tyre pressure control system; on-board power supply, date; operating times; service date and remaining distance until next service
  • Instrument cluster with speedometer and rev counter
  • Power socket
  • CAN bus with Single Wire System (SWS)
  • Electronic immobilizer
  • Diagnostic interface
  • Hazard warning lights system
  • 540-W generator
  • White LED indicators and LED rear light

Standard Specs for Thailand 

  • Gearshift Assistant Pro
  • Dynamic ESA
  • Seat heating
  • Cruise Control
  • Preparation for GPS device
  • Daytime Running Light
  • Hill Start Control
  • Headlight Pro
  • Riding Mode Pro

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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