Air/oil-cooled flat twin ('Boxer') 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central counterbalancer shaft

Bore x stroke
101 mm x 73 mm

1,170 cc

Nominal load capacity
81 kW (110 HP) at 7m550 rpm
Max. torque

116 Nm at 6,000 rpm

Compression ratio
Mixture Control

Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management with overrund cutoff, twin-spark ignition

Emission control

Controlled 3-way catalytic converter, exhaust emission standards EU-4

CO2 emission based on WMTC

123 g/km

Riding performance / consumption

Maximum speed
Over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at a constant 90 km/h
4.5 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at a constant 120 km/h
5.8 l
Fuel type
Unleaded petrol, 95-98 octane (RON) (nominal load capacity with 98 octane (RON))

Electrical system


three-phase alternator 720 W


12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Hydraulically operated single-disc dry clutch

Claw-shifted six-speed transmission with helical-cut splines

Secondary drive
Shaft drive

Suspension / brakes

Four-section frame made up of front and three-section rear subframes, load-bearing engine/gearbox, pillion frame can be removed for solo riding
Front wheel location / suspension

Upside-down telescopic forks, 46 mm fixed-fork-tube diameter

Rear suspension / spring elements
Cast aluminium single-sided swing-arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically and steplessly adjustable via handwheel, adjustable rebound damping
Spring travel, front/rear
120 mm / 120 mm

1,487 mm


107.9 mm

Steering head angle

63.2 °

Wire 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
Twin disc brakes, floating discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston radial brake calipers
Brake, rear

Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper

BMW Motorrad ABS

Dimensions / weights


2,110 mm

Width (including mirrors)

900 mm

Height (including mirrors)

1,240 mm

Seat height, unladen

805 mm

Rider step length, unladen

1,785 mm

Unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready:
222 kg
Max. load (with standard equipment)
208 kg
Usable tank capacity
18 l
of which reserve
approx. 3 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: 805 mm; step length: 1,785 mm)
  • One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap and seat locks
  • Integrated ignition and steering lock
  • Pillion passenger foot pegs with pillion frame can be removed
  • Brake lever and clutch lever adjustable – multiple settings
  • On-board literature and tools
  • Drive Train and Final Drive Black
  • Upside down front fork fully adjustable (spring preload, compression stage rebound)

Special features
  • Pillion frame can be removed for solo riding
  • Two-tone aluminium fuel tank

Electrical system
  • Permanently illuminated lights and hazard warning lights system
  • Height-adjustable free-form headlights: round headlights with chrome-plate ring, BMW logo and forged bracket
  • Multifunction display with on-board computer: digital clock, gear indicator, odometer and dual trip distance counters, average speed and average fuel consumption; service date and remaining distance until next service is required; kilometres covered shown on the fuel reserve indicator; error indicator light/engine management; status of heated grips (if fitted)
  • Instrument cluster with speedometer and rev counter
  • Power socket
  • CAN bus with Single Wire System (SWS)
  • Electronic immobilizer
  • Diagnostic interface
  • 600-W generator
  • Smoke grey indicators and LED rear light
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