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 ShirtCam variable intake camshaft control

Bore x stroke

102.5 mm x 76mm


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


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, maintanance-free

Power transmission


Multiplate clutch in oil bath, anti-hopping clutch


Claw-shifted 6-speed gearbox with helical gears





Steel tube frame with load-bearing engine, steel tube sub-frame

Front wheel location / suspension

Upside-down telescopic fork

Real wheel location / suspension

Cast aluminium single-sided swingarm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, WAD shock absorber, spring preload continously adjustable hydraulically by handwheel, rebound damping adjustable by handwheel

Suspension travel, front / rear

140 mm / 140 mm


1,512 mm

Stearing head angle



Aluminium cast wheels

Rim, front

3.50 x 17"

Rim, rear

5.50 x 17"

Type, front

120/70 ZR17

Type, rear

180/55 ZR17


BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro (partial integral, lean angle optimized)

Dimensions / weights

Seat height at unladen weight

820 mm (low seat: 760 mm; seat sport: 840 mm)

Inner leg curve at unladen weight

1,840 mm (low seat: 1,720 mm; seat sport: 1,875 mm)

Usable tank volume

18 l


approx. 4 l


2,165 mm (over license plate holder)


1,3000 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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