Technical data


Rated output
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 ShiftCam variable intake camshaft control
Bore x stroke
102.5 mm x 76 mm
1,254 cc
Max. torque
105 lb-ft 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

Performance / fuel consumption

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

Electrical system

Permanent magnet alternator with 508 W (nominal power)
12 V / 12 Ah

Power transmission

Multiplate clutch in oil bath, slipper clutch
Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gears
Cardan shaft drive

Chassis / brakes

Steel tube frame with load-bearing engine, steel tube sub-frame
Front wheel location / suspension
Upside-down telescopic fork
Rear wheel location / suspension
Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, WAD shock absorber, spring preload continuously adjustable hydraulically by handwheel, rebound damping adjustable by handwheel
Suspension travel, front / rear
5.5" / 5.5"
Aluminum cast wheels
Rim, front
3.50 x 17"
Rim, rear
5.50 x 17''
Tire, front
120/70 ZR17
Tire, rear
180/55 ZR17
Brake, front
Twin disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston radial brake caliper
Brake, rear
Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, 2-piston floating caliper
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro (partial integral, lean angle optimized)

Dimensions / weights

Seat height at unladen weight
32.3" (seat low: 29.9"; seat sport: 33.0")
Usable tank volume
4.7 gal
approx. 1 gal
85.2" (over license plate holder)
51.2" (above mirror, at unladen weight)
34.6" (above mirror)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled
527 lbs
Permitted total weight
1,014 lbs
Payload (with standard equipment)
487 lbs
Inner leg curve at unladen weight
72.5" (seat low: 67.7"; seat sport: 73.8")

1) With all operating fluids, with standard equipment and refueled with min. 90% of the usable fuel tank capacity.


Standard equipment
  • TFT color display with BMW Motorrad Connectivity
  • Full LED headlight
  • Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
  • Integral ABS Pro (lean-optimized ABS)
  • 3 riding modes (Eco, Rain, and Road)
  • Hill Start Control (HSC)
  • USB charging socket
  • Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)

Optional equipment
  • Heated seat for rider and passenger
  • Option 719 billet pack
  • Adaptive headlight

Optional accessories
  • Luggage system
  • Tank bag
  • Topcase
  • Liner for touring case and topcase
  • Option 719 footrest system, adjustable
  • Seats in different heights
  • Engine protection bars
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