Technical data


Rated output
100 kW (136 hp) at 7,750 rpm
Emission control
Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter
Two-cylinder, air/liquid-cooled, four-stroke boxer engine with two overhead spur-gear driven camshafts, one counterbalance shaft and BMW ShiftCam variable intake camshaft control
Bore x stroke
102.5 mm x 76 mm
1,254 cc
Max. torque
143 Nm at 6,250 rpm
Compression ratio
12.5 : 1
Mixture control
Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management system: BMS-O with throttle-by-wire
Exhaust emission standards
EU 5

Performance / fuel consumption

Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC
4.75 l
Fuel type
Super unleaded (max. 15% ethanol, E15), 95 ROZ/RON, 90 AKI
CO2 emission based on WMTC
110 g/km

Electrical system

Permanent magnet alternator with 508 W (nominal power)
12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Multiplate clutch in oil bath, anti-hopping clutch
Claw-shifted 6-speed gearbox with helical gears

Chassis / brakes

Steel tube frame with load-bearing engine, steel tube sub-frame
Front wheel location / suspension
Upside-down telescopic fork
Rear wheel location / suspension
Cast aluminum single-sided swingarm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, WAD shock absorber, spring preload continuously adjustable hydraulically by handwheel, rebound damping adjustable by handwheel
Suspension travel, front / rear
140 mm / 140 mm
1,512 mm
129.60 mm
Steering head angle
Aluminium cast wheels
Rim, front
3.50 x 17"
Rim, rear
5.50 x 17''
Tyre, front
120/70 ZR17
Tyre, rear
180/55 ZR17
Brake, front
Twin disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston radial brake caliper
Brake, rear
Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, 2-piston floating caliper
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro (partial integral, lean angle optimized)

Dimensions / weights

Seat height at unladen weight
820 mm (seat low: 760 mm; seat sport: 840 mm)
Usable tank volume
18 l
approx. 4 l
2,165 mm (over license plate holder)
1,300 mm (above mirror, at DIN unladen weight)
880 mm (above mirror)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled
239 kg
Permitted total weight
460 kg
Payload (with standard equipment)
221 kg

1) According to Guideline (EU) 168/2013 with all operating fluids, with standard equipment and refuelled with min. 90% of the usable fuel tank capacity.


Standard equipment
  • TFT colour display with BMW Motorrad Connectivity
  • Full LED headlight
  • Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
  • Integral ABS Pro (lean-optimised ABS)
  • 3 riding modes (Eco, Rain, and Road)
  • Hill Start Control (HSC)
  • USB charging socket
  • Intelligent emergency call
  • Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)

Optional equipment
  • Dynamic ESA (electronically adjustable chassis with load compensation and automatic damping mode)
  • Heated seat for rider and passenger
  • Option 719 billet pack
  • Sports silencer
  • Pro riding modes with additional modes (Dynamic, Dynamic Pro) and preselected riding mode (customised number of selectable modes), automatic Hill Start Control (HSC Pro), and dynamic engine brake control
  • Adaptive headlight

Optional accessories
  • Luggage system
  • Tank bag
  • Tinted windscreen
  • Topcase
  • Liner for touring case and topcase
  • Option 719 footrest system, adjustable
  • Seats in different heights
  • Engine protection bar
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