Technical data


Rated output

70 kW (95 hp) at 6,500 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

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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