Technical Data



Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft and variable engine timing system BMW ShiftCam. 

Bore / stroke

102.5 mm x 76 mm


1,254 cc

Rated output

100 kW (136 HP) at 7,750 rpm 

Max. torque

143 Nm at 6,250 rpm 

Compression ratio

12.5 : 1

Mixture control

Electronic intake pipe injection  

Emission control

Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4 

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed

Over 200 km/h 

Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC

4.75 l

CO2 emission based on WMTC

110 g/km

Fuel type

Unleaded super 95 (RON), adapive fuel quality regulation (91 to 98 RON) 

Electrical system


Three-phase alternator 508 W (nominal power) 


12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free 

Power transmission


Oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated 


Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth 


Shaft drive 

Chassis / brakes


Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine 

Front wheel location / suspension

Telescopic upside-down fork Stanchion diameter: 45 mm Central spring strut

Rear wheel location / suspension

Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, WAD strut (travel-related damping), hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) spring pre-load by handwheel, adjustable rebound damping by handwheel

Suspension travel, front / rear

120 mm / 136 mm 


1.485 mm  


116 mm  

Steering head angle



Cast aluminium wheels 

Rim, front

3.50'' x 17''  

Rim, rear

5.50'' x 17''  

Tyre, front

120/70 ZR 17  

Tyre, rear

180/55 ZR 17  

Brake, front

Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston radial calipers 

Brake, rear

Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper 


BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), disengageable

Dimensions / weights

Seat height

805 mm / 825 mm (SE high seat: 830 mm / 850 mm, low seat: 760 mm / 780 mm)

Inner leg curve

1,810 mm/1850 mm

Usable tank volume

Approx. 25 l 


Approx. 4 l 

Length (over mud guard)

2.222 mm  

Height (over windshield)

Minimum: 1,405 mm Maximum: 1,570 mm

Wide (over mirror)

985 mm 

Wide (over suitcase)

990 mm  

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)

279 kg

Permitted total weight

505 kg  

Payload (with standard equipment)

226 kg  

1) According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume.

Standard equipment

  • BMW Motorrad ABS
  • ASC (Automic stability control)
  • 2 riding modes (Rain, Road)
  • Multi-controller
  • Shaft drive
  • Electrical adjustable windshield
  • ABS Pro
  • HSC 
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