Technical data


Rated output

80 kW (109 hp) at 7,000 rpm

Emission Control

Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter


Air/oil-cooled two-cylinder, four-stroke boxer engine with two overhead camshafts, four radially arranged valves and central counterbalance shaft

Bore x stroke

101 mm x 73 mm


1,170 cc

Max. torque

115 Nm at 6,500 rpm

Compression ratio

12.0 : 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

Maximum speed

215 km/h

Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC

5.1 l

Fuel type

Super unleaded (max. 15% ethanol, E15), 95 ROZ/RON, 90 AKI

CO2 emission based on WMTC

119 g/km

Electrical system


Permanent magnet alternator with 660 W (nominal power)


12 V / 10 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission


Single-disc dry clutch, hydraulically operated


Claw-shifted 6-gear gearbox with separate transmission housing



Traction Control

BMW Motorrad DTC


Chassis / brakes


Tubular space frame

Front wheel location / suspension

Upside-down fork, diameter 45 mm, spring pre-load adjustable, rebound and compression adjustable

Rear wheel location / suspension

Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with Paralever brace, central progressive spring strut, spring pre-load adjustable, rebound damping adjustable

Suspension travel, front / rear

120 mm / 120 mm


1,511 mm


110.7 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 310 mm, 4-piston Monobloc radial brake caliper

Brake, rear

Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, 2-piston floating caliper


BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partial integral)

Dimensions / weights

Seat height at unladen weight

795 mm

Inner leg curve at unladen weight

1,765 mm

Usable tank volume

16 l


approx. 3.5 l


2,130 mm (over rear wheel)


1,070 mm (without mirror)


870 mm (above hand lever)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled

220 kg

Permitted total weight

430 kg

Payload (with standard equipment)

211 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

  • Aluminium tank
  • Riding modes Rain, Road and Dynamic
  • Keyless Ride
  • Fully adjustable upside-down fork and suspension strut with progressive damping
  • Dynamic engine brake control
  • Partial integral brake system
  • ABS Pro
  • Dynamic Traction Control
  • Newly designed exhaust system

Optional equipment

  • Single seater
  • Classic black spoked wheel
  • Headlight Pro
  • Tyre pressure control
  • Digital Display
  • ConnectedRide Control, including smartphone holder
  • Comfort package (including shift assistant Pro, cruise control, Hill Start Control Pro and grip heating)
  • Option 719, including milled parts packages

Optional accessories

  • Bags and tank bag from the Soulfuel Collection
  • Cockpit fairing
  • Rear end trim, short
  • Titanium rear silencer
  • ConnectedRide Navigator
  • and much more
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