Technical data


Rated output
70 kW (95 hp) at 6,500 rpm, OE power reduction: 35 kW (48 hp) at 5.250 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
110 Nm at 6,000 rpm, OE power reduction: 98 Nm at 3,000 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
203 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 / 14 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 telescopic fork, diameter 45 mm
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
90 mm / 90 mm
1,520 mm
132.5 mm
Steering head angle
Aluminium cast wheels
Rim, front
2.75 x 19"
Rim, rear
4.00 x 16"
Tyre, front
100/90 R19
Tyre, rear
150/80 R16
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 Pro (partial integral)

Dimensions / weights

Seat height at unladen weight
754 mm
Inner leg curve at unladen weight
1,760 mm
Usable tank volume
14 l
approx. 3.5 l
2,200 mm (over rear wheel)
1,110 mm (without mirror)
830 mm (above hand lever)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled
227 kg
Permitted total weight
430 kg
Payload (with standard equipment)
202 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

  • Roll/Rock riding modes
  • Keyless Ride
  • 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

  • Passenger package
  • Classic black spoked wheel and Classic II gold
  • Headlight Pro
  • Tyre pressure control
  • Digital Display
  • Design option exhaust system
  • 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
  • Custom rear end trim
  • Black drag bar handlebars
  • Tour windscreen
  • Comfort seat
  • ConnectedRide Navigator
  • and much more
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