BMW K 1200 GT - Technical data

K44_Titel.fm Seite 9 Mittwoch, 26. Juli 2006 1:53 13
Rider's Manual (US Model)
K 1200 GT
BMW Motorrad
The Ultimate Riding
Machine
Motorcycle/Retailer Data
Motorcycle data
Retailer Data
Model
Contact in Service
Vehicle Identification Number
Ms./Mr.
Color number
Phone number
First registration
Registration number
Retailer's address/phone number (company stamp)
Welcome to BMW
We congratulate you on your
choice of a motorcycle from
BMW and welcome you to the
community of BMW riders.
Familiarize yourself with your new
motorcycle so that you can ride it
safely and confidently in all traffic
situations.
Please read this Rider's Manual
carefully before starting to use
your new BMW motorcycle. It
contains important information on
how to operate the controls and
how to make the best possible
use of all your BMW's technical
features.
In addition, it contains information
on maintenance and care to help
you maintain your motorcycle's
reliability and safety, as well as its
value.
If you have any questions concerning your motorcycle, your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer
is always happy to provide advice
and assistance.
We wish you many miles of safe
and enjoyable riding
BMW Motorrad.
Table of Contents
You can also use the index at the
end of this Rider's Manual to find
a specific topic.
1 General instructions . . . . . 5
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations and symbols . . . . 6
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Currentness of this manual . . . . 7
2 Overviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
General view, left side . . . . . . . . 11
General view, right side . . . . . . 13
Underneath seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Left handlebar fitting . . . . . . . . . 16
Handlebar fitting, right . . . . . . . . 17
Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
3 Status indicators . . . . . . .
Standard displays . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displays with onboard computer OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displays with Tire Pressure
Control TPC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
21
22
23
24
Displays with seat
heater OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Indicator light with cruisecontrol system OE . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standard warning indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning indicators of onboard computer OE . . . . . . . . . . .
ABS warning indicators . . . . . .
ASC warning indicators OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TPC warning indicators OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anti-theft alarm warning indicators OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition switch and steering
lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic immobilizer . . . . . . . .
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Odometer and tripmeters . . . .
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . .
Onboard computer OE . . . . . . . .
24
25
25
30
32
35
37
42
45
47
48
49
49
51
51
Tire Pressure Control
TPC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard warning flashers . . . . . .
Emergency ON/OFF
switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated hand grips OE . . . . . . . . .
Seat heating OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Stability Control
ASC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise control OE . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storage compartment . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handlebars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic suspension adjustment ESA OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
54
55
56
57
59
59
60
62
62
63
63
66
67
67
68
68
68
69
70
72
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Front and rear seats . . . . . . . . . . 73
Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
5 Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . .
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking your motorcycle . . . . .
Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
77
78
79
80
83
84
85
86
6 Technology in detail . . .
Brake system with BMW Motorrad Integral ABS . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine management with
BMW Motorrad ASC OE . . . . . .
Tire Pressure Control
TPC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
89
90
92
93
7 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . 96
Onboard socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Topcase OA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
8 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . .
General instructions . . . . . . . .
Onboard toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General brake system . . . . . .
Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front wheel stand . . . . . . . . . .
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
103
104
104
105
107
107
109
111
111
111
112
118
120
128
129
9 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washing your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning sensitive motorcycle parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protective wax coating . . . . .
Storing motorcycle . . . . . . . . .
133
134
134
134
135
136
136
Returning motorcycle to
use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
10 Technical data . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting chart . . . . . .
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . .
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . .
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical system . . . . . . . . . . .
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riding specifications . . . . . . .
137
138
139
141
142
142
143
143
144
144
145
145
147
148
149
149
150
11 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad Service . . . .
BMW Motorrad Service
Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad Service
Card - On-the-spot breakdown assistance . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad Service
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of service . . . . .
Reporting
Safety Defects. . . . . . . . . .
151
152
152
152
153
153
154
159
166
General instructions
General instructions
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . . 6
1
5
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Currentness of this manual . . . . . . . . . . . 7
General instructions
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
z
1
General instructions
6
z
Overview
Chapter 2 of this Rider's Manual will provide you with an initial
overview of your motorcycle. All
maintenance and repair work carried out on your motorcycle will
be documented in Chapter 11.
Proof of the maintenance work
performed is a prerequisite for
generous treatment of claims.
When the time comes to sell
your BMW, please remember
to hand over this Rider's Manual; it is an important part of the
motorcycle.
Abbreviations and
symbols
Indicates warnings that you
must comply with for reasons of your safety and the safety of others, and to protect your
motorcycle against damage.
Special information on operating and inspecting your
motorcycle as well as maintenance and adjustment procedures.
Indicates the end of an
item of information.
OE
Optional equipment
The motorcycles are assembled complete with
all the BMW optional extras originally ordered.
OA
Optional accessories
BMW optional accessories can be purchased
and installed at your authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Instruction.
Result of an activity.
Reference to a page with
more detailed information.
EWS Electronic immobilizer.
Indicates the end of accessory or equipmentdependent information.
ABS
Tightening torque.
DWA Anti-theft alarm.
ASC Automatic Stability Control.
ESA
Technical data.
Anti-Lock Brake System.
Electronic Suspension
Adjustment
Electronic suspension
adjustment.
Tire Pressure Control.
Equipment
When you ordered your BMW
Motorrad, you chose various
items of custom equipment. This
Rider's Manual describes optional extras (OE) offered by BMW
and selected optional accessories
(OA). This explains why the manual may also contain descriptions
of equipment which you have not
ordered. Please note, too, that
your motorcycle might not be exactly as illustrated in this manual
on account of country-specific
differences.
If your BMW is equipped with
options or accessories not described in this Rider's Manual,
then this equipment is described
in a separate operating manual.
Technical data
All dimensions, weights and outputs in the Rider's Manual refer
to the Deutsche Institut für Normung e. V. (DIN) and comply with
its tolerance regulations. Versions for individual countries may
differ.
Currentness of this
manual
The high safety and quality standards of BMW motorcycles are
maintained by constant development work on designs, equipment and accessories. Because
of this, your motorcycle may differ from the information supplied
in the Rider's Manual. In addition,
BMW Motorrad cannot guarantee
the total absence of errors. We
hope you will appreciate that no
claims can be entertained on the
basis of the data, illustrations or
descriptions in this manual.
1
7
General instructions
TPC
z
General instructions
1
8
z
Overviews
Overviews
General view, left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
General view, right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2
9
Left handlebar fitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Handlebar fitting, right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Overviews
Underneath seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
z
Overviews
2
10
z
1
2
3
4
5
6
Windshield ( 63)
Battery compartment
( 131)
Seat lock (below tail light)
( 74)
Adjuster for spring preload,
rear ( 68)
Adjustment of rear damping
( 69)
Onboard socket ( 96)
2
11
Overviews
General view, left side
z
Overviews
2
12
z
1
2
3
4
5
6
Fuel filler opening ( 86)
Adjustable handlebars
( 68)
Brake-fluid reservoir, front
( 109)
Headlight range adjustment
(below instrument cluster)
( 73)
Storage compartment
( 66)
Vehicle Identification Number
2
13
Overviews
General view, right side
z
Overviews
2
14
z
1
2
3
4
5
6
Driver's seat height adjustment ( 62)
Oil dipstick ( 105), Engine oil fill location ( 107)
Brake-fluid reservoir, rear
( 110)
Helmet holder ( 76)
Rider's Manual (US Model)
Onboard toolkit ( 104)
2
15
Overviews
Underneath seat
z
2
Overviews
16
z
Left handlebar fitting
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Cruise-control system OE
( 63)
Operating ESA OE ( 70)
Operating ASC OE ( 62)
Windshield adjustment
( 63)
Horn
Flashing turn indicators,
left ( 56), Hazard warning flashers ( 57)
High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher ( 56)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Operating onboard computer OE ( 51)
Emergency ON/OFF switch
( 59)
Starter button ( 80)
Heated hand grips OE
( 59)
Flashing turn indicators,
right ( 57), Hazard warning flashers ( 57)
Turn indicators off ( 57),
Hazard warning flashers off
( 58)
Driver's seat heater OE
( 60)
2
17
Overviews
Handlebar fitting, right
z
2
Overviews
18
z
Instrument cluster
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Speedometer
Indicator lights ( 22)
Multifunction display
( 22)
Tachometer
Anti-theft alarm indicator
light (OE)
Setting clock ( 49)
Adjusting dimming ( 51)
Selecting odometer ( 49)
Resetting tripmeter ( 50)
Sensor for instrument lighting
The instrument-cluster
lighting has automatic day
and night switchover.
1
2
3
Side lights
Low-beam headlight
High-beam headlight
2
19
Overviews
Headlight
z
Overviews
2
20
z
Status indicators
Standard displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Displays with onboard computer OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Displays with Tire Pressure Control
TPC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Displays with seat heater OE . . . . . . . . . . 24
Indicator light with cruise-control system OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Standard warning indicators . . . . . . . . . 25
Warning indicators of onboard computer OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
ABS warning indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
ASC warning indicators OE . . . . . . . . . . . 35
TPC warning indicators OE . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Anti-theft alarm warning indicators OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
3
21
Status indicators
Status indicators
z
3
Standard displays
Indicator lights
Status indicators
22
z
Gear indicator
The gear engaged or N
for neutral appears on the
display.
Multifunction display
If no gear is engaged, the
'neutral' indicator light also
lights up.
Coolant temperature
1
2
3
4
5
6
Fuel capacity ( 22)
Gear indicator ( 22)
Coolant temperature
( 22)
Clock ( 49)
Odometer
Trip meter ( 49)
1
2
3
4
Flashing turn indicators, left
High-beam headlight
Idling
Flashing turn indicators,
right
The vertical bar under the
temperature symbol shows
the coolant temperature level.
Service display
Fuel capacity
The vertical bar under the
gas pump symbol indicates
the remaining fuel quantity.
When the fuel in the tank is
topped up the gauge briefly
shows the original level, before
the reading is updated.
If the time remaining until the
next service lies within a month,
If the motorcycle is driven long
distances annually, it is possible
that earlier service is required. If
the odometer reading for the earlier service lies within 600 miles
(1,000 km), the remaining miles
(kilometers) are counted down
in 60-mile (100-km) steps and
briefly displayed following the
pre-ride check.
If the service interval has been
exceeded, the general warning
light also lights up yellow in addition to the date or mileage display. The Service lettering is displayed continuously.
If the service display already
more than one month before the service date, or if the
Service lettering does not stop
after the service date is exceeded, then the date stored in the
instrument cluster must be set.
This situation can occur if the
battery has been disconnected
for a longer time.
Consult a certified workshop,
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer, for setting of
the date.
Displays with onboard
computer OE
3
23
1
Onboard computer display
area OE ( 51)
Status indicators
the service date is briefly displayed following the pre-ride
check. The month and year are
shown with the SERVICE lettering; in this example the display
means "March 2007".
z
3
24
Displays with Tire
Pressure Control
TPC OE
Motorcycles with onboard
computer
Displays with seat
heater OE
1
1
Status indicators
Motorcycles without
onboard computer
z
1
Tire pressures as additional value of tripmeter OE
( 54)
Tire pressures as additional
value of onboard computer OE ( 54)
Display of activated heating
levels OE ( 60)
Standard warning
indicators
cordance with the most urgent
warning.
3
Display
The possible warnings are listed
on the next page.
25
1
Warnings are indicated by the
warning light 1 or by the general warning light 2 in combination
with one of the warning symbols 3. The 'General' warning
light shows red or yellow, depending on the urgency of the
warning.
Indicator light of cruise-control system
If several warnings are active, all
corresponding warning lights and
symbols are displayed. The general warning light is shown in ac-
Status indicators
Indicator light with
cruise-control
system OE
z
3
Status indicators
26
z
Overview of warning indicators
Meaning
Lights up yellow
EWS ! appears on
the display.
Electronic immobilizer is active (
Lights up yellow
Flashes
Fuel down to reserve (
Lights up red
Temperature display flashes
Coolant temperature too high (
Lights up yellow
Is indicated
Engine in emergency-operation mode
( 27)
Flashes red
Is indicated
Engine oil pressure insufficient (
Lights up red
Is indicated
Battery charge current insufficient
( 28)
Lights up
Lights up yellow
Lights up yellow
27)
Brake-pad wear limit reached (
Is indicated
Rear bulb defective (
Is indicated
Front bulb defective (
Is indicated
Bulbs defective (
30)
27)
29)
29)
27)
28)
29)
and the engine dying unexpected
can lead to accidents.
Do not drive until the fuel tank is
completely empty.
EWS ! appears on the display.
The key being used is not authorized for starting, or communication between the key and engine
electronics is disrupted.
Remove other ignition keys
located on the ignition key.
Use the reserve key.
Have the defective key replaced, preferably by an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
At the most, the fuel tank still
contains the reserve fuel quantity.
Fuel down to reserve
General warning light shows
yellow.
Fuel reserve symbol flashes
A fuel shortage can lead to
misfiring and to the engine
dying unexpectedly. Misfiring can
damage the catalytic converter,
Reserve fuel quantity
1.1 gal ( 4 l)
Refueling (
86)
Coolant temperature too high
General warning light shows
red.
Temperature display flashes.
Continued driving with an
overheated engine can result in engine damage.
Be sure to observe the measures
listed below.
The coolant temperature is too
high.
If possible, continue driving
in the part-load range to cool
down the engine.
In traffic jams, switch off the
engine, but keep the ignition
switched on so that the radiator fan continues to operate.
Should the coolant temperature
frequently be too high, have
the fault rectified as quickly as
possible by a specialized workshop, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Engine in emergencyoperation mode
General warning light shows
yellow.
Engine symbol appears on
the display.
The engine is in the emergency operating mode. Only reduced engine performance
3
27
Status indicators
Electronic immobilizer is
active
General warning light shows
yellow.
z
3
Status indicators
28
z
may be available, which can lead
to danger driving situations, especially during passing maneuvers.
Adapt your driving style to
the possibly reduced engine
performance.
Engine oil pressure
insufficient
General warning light flashes red.
The engine control unit has diagnosed a fault. In exceptional
cases, the engine stops and can
no longer be started. Otherwise,
the engine runs in the emergency operating mode.
Continued driving is possible,
however the accustomed engine performance may not be
available.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
The oil pressure in the lubricating
oil circuit is too low. Stop immediately and switch off the engine.
Oil-can symbol appears on
the display.
The warning on insufficient
engine oil pressure is no
substitute for the function of
an oil-level indicator. The correct engine oil level can only be
checked at the oil sight glass.
The cause of the warning on insufficient engine oil pressure can
be an insufficient engine oil level.
Checking engine oil level
( 105)
If oil level is too low:
Topping up engine oil ( 107)
If the engine oil level is correct:
Driving with insufficient engine oil pressure can result
in engine damage.
Do not continue driving.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Battery charge current
insufficient
General warning light shows
red.
Battery symbol appears on
the display.
A discharged battery can
result in the engine cutting
out unexpectedly, causing a hazardous situation.
Have faults eliminated as soon as
possible.
The battery is not being charged.
Continued driving is possible
until the battery is discharged.
However, the engine can die
suddenly and the battery can
be exhaustively discharged and
therefore destroyed.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Brake-pad wear limit reached
Warning light for brake pad
wear lights up.
The electrical brake-pad wear
detector has detected worn
brake pads on the front or rear
brake.
Checking front brake pad thickness ( 107)
Checking rear brake pad thickness ( 108)
Have the worn brake pads replaced by a specialized workshop, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
complete set of spare bulbs if
possible.
3
Rear light or brake light bulb defective.
Replacing brake light, tail light
and rear turn indicator bulbs
( 124)
29
Rear bulb defective
General warning light shows
yellow.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
it is easier for other users to
oversee the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a
complete set of spare bulbs if
possible.
Lamp symbol with arrow
pointing to the rear is displayed.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
it is easier for other users to
oversee the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a
Front bulb defective
Lamp symbol with arrow
pointing to the front is displayed.
Low-beam headlight, high-beam
headlight, parking light or turn
signal bulb defective.
Replacing low-beam and highbeam bulb ( 120)
Status indicators
If the battery is no longer
charged, continued driving
can lead to deep discharging,
and therefore to the destruction
of the battery.
If possible, do not continue
driving.
z
3
Status indicators
30
z
Replacing parking-light bulbs
( 123)
Replacing front turn indicator
bulbs ( 126)
Warning indicators of
onboard computer OE
Display
Bulbs defective
General warning light shows
yellow.
Lamp symbol with two arrows is displayed.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
it is easier for other users to
oversee the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a
complete set of spare bulbs if
possible.
A combination of several bulb
defects is present.
See the fault descriptions
above.
Warnings of the onboard computer are shown in area 1.
The possible warnings are listed
on the next page.
Overview of warning indicators
3
Meaning
Oil ! appears on
the display
Engine oil level too low (
32)
31
Ambient temperature display flashes
Flashes
Ice warning (
32)
Status indicators
Is indicated
z
3
Status indicators
32
z
Engine oil level too low
Oil ! appears on the display.
Oil level symbol appears on
the display.
The electronic oil level sensor
has detected a low engine oil
level.
The exact engine oil level can
only be determined by conducting a check with the oil dipstick.
During the next refueling stop:
Checking engine oil level
( 105)
If oil level is too low:
Topping up engine oil ( 107)
If "Check oil level" appears in
the display, although a correct oil
level has been measured with the
oil dipstick, the oil level sensor
may be defective.
Contact a specialized workshop, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Ice warning
The ambient temperature display
flashes.
Ice crystal symbol flashes.
ABS warning
indicators
Display
The air temperature measured
at the motorcycle is lower than
37 °F (3 °C).
The ice warning does not
mean that there is no risk
of black ice forming at measured
temperatures above 37 °F (3 °C).
Always think well ahead when
temperatures are low, especially
on bridges and where the road is
in the shade.
Think well ahead when driving.
ABS warnings are indicated by
the ABS warning light 1.
In some countries an alternative
display of the ABS warning light
is possible.
Possible country-dependent
versions.
Additional information on the
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS is
provided from page ( 90); an
3
33
Status indicators
overview of the possible warnings
is provided on the following page.
z
3
Status indicators
34
z
Overview of warning indicators
Meaning
Flashes
Self-diagnosis not completed (
Lights up
ABS error (
35)
35)
The ABS function is not available, because the self-diagnosis has not been completed. To
check the wheel sensors, the
motorcycle must be driven a few
yards.
Ride off slowly. It must be noted that the ABS function is not
available until the self-diagnosis
has been completed.
tions which can lead to an ABS
error ( 91).
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
ASC warning
indicators OE
Display
ABS error
ABS warning light lights up.
The ABS control unit has detected an error. The ABS function is
not available.
Continued driving is possible
while taking the failed ABS
function into account. Observe
additional information on situa-
of the possible warnings is provided on the following page.
3
35
Status indicators
Self-diagnosis not completed
ABS warning light flashes.
z
ASC warnings are indicated by
the ASC warning light 1.
Additional information on the
BMW Motorrad ASC is provided
from page ( 92); an overview
3
Status indicators
36
z
Overview of warning indicators
Meaning
Flashes rapidly
ASC intervention (
Flashes slowly
Self-diagnosis not completed (
Lights up
ASC deactivated (
Lights up
ASC error (
37)
37)
37)
37)
Self-diagnosis not completed
ASC warning light flashes
slowly.
The self-diagnosis was not completed; the ASC function is not
available. So that the ASC selfdiagnosis can be completed, the
engine must be running and the
motorcycle must be moved at a
speed of at least 3 mph (5 km/h).
Ride off slowly. It must be noted that the ASC function is not
available until the self-diagnosis
has been completed.
ASC deactivated
ASC warning light lights up.
The ASC system has been deactivated by the driver.
With OE Automatic Stability
Control (ASC):
Activating ASC function ( 62)
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
TPC warning
indicators OE
Display
ASC error
ASC warning light lights up.
The ASC control unit has detected an error. The ASC function is
not available.
Continue driving is possible. It
must be noted that the ASC
function is not available. Observe additional information on
situations which can lead to an
ASC error ( 93).
3
37
Status indicators
ASC intervention
ASC warning light flashes
rapidly.
The ASC has detected instability at the rear wheel and has
reduced the torque. The warning
light flashes longer than the ASC
intervention lasts. As a result,
the driver is provided with optical feedback on the regulation
carried out even after the critical
driving situation.
z
The warning symbol 2 signals
a critical tire pressure and the
corresponding display flashes.
If the critical value is at the limit
of the permissible tolerance, the
general warning light 1 also lights
up in yellow. If the determined
3
Status indicators
38
z
tire pressure is outside the permissible tolerance, the general
warning light flashes in red.
The critical air pressure of the
front wheel 3 or the rear wheel 4
flashes.
With OE Onboard computer:
The critical air pressure of the
front wheel 3 or the rear wheel 4
flashes.
Additional information on the
BMW Motorrad TPC is provided
from page ( 93); an overview
of the possible warnings is provided on the following page.
Overview of warning indicators
3
Lights up yellow
Is indicated
Tire pressure in limit area of permissible
tolerance ( 40)
39
Tire pressure outside permissible tolerance ( 40)
Status indicators
Meaning
The critical air pressure flashes
Flashes red
Is indicated
The critical air pressure flashes
"--" or "-is displayed
Lights up yellow
Is indicated
"--" or "-is displayed
Lights up yellow
--"
40)
Sensor defective or system fault (
--"
RDC is displayed
Is indicated
Transmission error (
Battery of tire pressure sensor weak
( 41)
41)
z
3
40
Tire pressure in limit area of
permissible tolerance
General warning light shows
yellow.
Status indicators
Tire symbol appears on the
display.
z
Critical air pressure flashes.
The measured tire inflation pressure is in the limit area of the
permissible tolerance.
Correct tire inflation pressure in
accordance with instructions on
back of cover of Rider's Manual.
The pressure values on the
back of the cover refer to
a tire air temperature of 68 °F
(20 °C). To also adapt the tire
inflation pressure at other tire
temperatures, proceed as follows:
Calculate the difference between
the nominal value according to
the Rider's Manual and the value
determine by the RDC system.
Change the inflation pressure in
the tire by this difference using
an air pressure tester at a filling
station.
Tire pressure outside
permissible tolerance
General warning light flashes red.
Tire symbol appears on the
display.
Critical air pressure flashes.
The measured tire inflation pressure is outside the permissible
tolerance.
Check tire for damage and
drivability.
Is it still possible to drive with tire:
Incorrect tire inflation pressure result in poorer handling of the motorcycle.
Always adapt your driving style
to the incorrect tire inflation
pressure.
Correct tire inflation pressure at
next opportunity.
Have the tire checked for damage by a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer.
If you are unsure about the drivability of the tire:
Do not continue driving.
Inform roadside service.
Have the tire checked for damage by a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer.
Transmission error
"--" or "-- --" is displayed.
The motorcycle's speed has not
exceeded the threshold of approx. 20 mph (30 km/h). The
RDC sensors do not transmit
their signal until a speed above
this threshold is reached ( 93).
Watch RDC display at higher
speed. A permanent fault has
not occurred until the general
There is a fault in the radio connection to the RDC sensors.
Possible causes are radio systems in the surrounding area,
which interfere with the connection between the RDC control
unit and the sensors.
Watch the RDC display in another environment. A permanent fault has not occurred until the general warning light also
lights up. In this case:
Have fault eliminated by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Sensor defective or system
fault
General warning light shows
yellow.
Tire symbol appears on the
display.
"--" or "-- --" is displayed.
Wheels without installed RDC
sensors are mounted.
Retrofit wheel set with RDC
sensors.
One or two RDC sensors have
failed.
Have fault eliminated by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
A system fault has occurred.
Have fault eliminated by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Battery of tire pressure
sensor weak
General warning light shows
yellow.
3
41
RDC appears on the display.
Battery symbol appears on
the display.
This error message is only
displayed for a short time
following the pre-ride check.
The battery of the tire pressure
sensor no longer has its full capacity. The operation of the tire
pressure control is only ensured
for a limited time.
Contact a specialized workshop, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Status indicators
warning light also lights up. In
this case:
Have fault eliminated by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
z
Anti-theft alarm
warning indicators OE
42
Display
Status indicators
3
z
Anti-theft alarm warning
are shown in the area 2 in
conjunction with the general
warning light 1 following the
pre-ride check and refer to the
capacity of the internal anti-theft
alarm battery.
The possible warnings are listed
on the next page.
Overview of warning indicators
3
Meaning
Anti-theft alarm battery weak (
Is indicated
Anti-theft alarm battery drained (
44)
43
44)
Status indicators
Lights up yellow
Is indicated
z
3
Status indicators
44
z
Anti-theft alarm battery weak
Battery symbol appears on
the display.
This error message is only
displayed for a short time
following the pre-ride check.
DWA appears on the display.
The anti-theft alarm battery has
no capacity. The operation of the
anti-theft alarm is no longer ensured with the motorcycle battery
disconnected.
Contact a specialized workshop, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
This error message is only
displayed for a short time
following the pre-ride check.
The anti-theft alarm battery no
longer has its full capacity. The
operation of the anti-theft alarm
is only ensured for a limited time
with the motorcycle battery disconnected.
Contact a specialized workshop, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Anti-theft alarm battery
drained
General warning light shows
yellow.
Battery symbol appears on
the display
DWA appears on the display.
Operation
Ignition switch and steering lock . . . . . 47
Seat height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Electronic immobilizer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Cruise control OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Odometer and tripmeters . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Storage compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Onboard computer OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Tire Pressure Control TPC OE . . . . . . . . 54
Handlebars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Emergency ON/OFF switch . . . . . . . . . . 59
Electronic suspension adjustment
ESA OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Heated hand
Seat
grips OE
heating OE
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Automatic Stability Control
ASC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Front and rear seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
4
45
Operation
Operation
z
4
Operation
46
z
Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Switching on ignition
Switching off ignition
47
Keys
You receive one master key and
one spare key. If a key is lost,
please note the information on
the electronic immobilizer (EWS)
( 48).
Ignition switch and steering lock,
tank filler cap lock and the seat
and case locks are all operated
with the same key.
With OA Topcase:
A Topcase with a lock for the
same key can be ordered on request. Please contact a specialized workshop for this purpose,
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer.
4
Turn key to position 1.
Parking lights and all function
circuits switched on.
Engine can be started.
Pre-ride check is performed.
( 81)
ABS self-diagnosis is
performed. ( 82)
With OE ASC:
Turn key to position 1.
In addition to the points named
above, the ASC self-diagnosis
is also carried out. ( 82)
Turn key to position 2.
Light switched off.
Handlebars not locked.
Key can be removed.
Electrically powered accessories remain operational for
a limited period of time.
Battery can be recharged via
onboard socket.
Operation
Ignition switch and
steering lock
z
4
Locking handlebars
Operation
48
z
Turn key to position 3 while
moving handlebars slightly.
Ignition, lights and all function
circuits switched off.
Handlebars locked.
Key can be removed.
Electronic immobilizer
Theft protection
If the motorcycle is on the
side stand, the surface
of the ground will determine
whether it is better to turn the
handlebars to the left or right.
However, the motorcycle is more
stable on a level surface with the
handlebars turned to the left than
with the handlebars turned to the
right.
On level ground, always turn the
handlebars to the left to set the
steering lock.
Turn handlebars to full left or
right lock position.
The electronic immobilizer helps
protect your BMW motorcycle
from theft, and this enhanced
security is at your disposal without any need for you to set parameters or activate additional
systems. The engine of a motorcycle fitted with this electronic
immobilizer can be started only
with the keys that belong to the
motorcycle. You can also have
your authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer disable particular keys,
for example in the event that you
lose your keys. The engine can-
not be started with a key that has
been barred.
Electronics in key
The motorcycle's electronics
exchange certain continuously
changing signals with the electronics in the key; these signals
are specific to your motorcycle
and they are transmitted via the
ring antenna in the ignition lock.
The ignition is not enabled for
starting until the key has been
recognized as "authorized" for
your motorcycle.
A spare key attached to
the same ring as the ignition key used to start the engine
could "irritate" the electronics,
in which case the enabling signal for starting is not issued. The
warning EWS is shown in the
multifunction display.
Always store the spare key separately from the ignition key.
Replacement and spare keys
are only available through an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
The keys are part of an integrated security system, so the retailer is under an obligation to check
the legitimacy of all applications
for replacement/extra keys. If you
want to have a lost key barred,
you must bring along all other
keys that belong to the motorcycle. A key that has been barred
can subsequently be cleared and
reactivated for use.
Clock
Setting clock
Attempting to set the clock
while riding the motorcycle
can lead to accidents.
Adjust the clock only when the
motorcycle is stationary.
Switch on ignition.
Odometer and
tripmeters
4
Selecting odometer
49
Switch on ignition.
Hold down button 1.
Hours 2 flash.
Press button 1.
Hours increase by one each
time button is pressed.
Hold down button 1.
Minutes 3 flash.
Press button 1.
Minutes increase by one each
time button is pressed.
Press and hold button 1 or no
longer press.
End setting; set time is displayed.
Operation
Replacement and extra
keys
z
Press button 1.
4
Operation
50
z
Each time the button is pressed,
the display shows values starting with the current value in the
following order:
Tripmeter 1 (Trip I)
Tripmeter 2 (Trip II)
Operating range (after reaching
reserve level)
Tire pressures (OE)
Hold down button 1.
Tripmeter is reset.
Residual range
The total mileage is shown in the
DIST display line.
Resetting tripmeter
Switch on ignition.
Select desired tripmeter.
The operating range 1 is
displayed below the lettering
RANGE and indicates what
distance can still be driven with
the remaining fuel. It is only
displayed after the fuel reserve
is reached. This distance is
calculated on the basis of fuel
level and average consumption.
When refueling, fuel is not registered until the quantity added is
approx. one gallon (several liters).
When refueling after running on
reserve, make sure that you top
up the tank to a level above reserve, as otherwise the sensor
will not be able to register the
new level. Otherwise neither the
fill level nor the operating range
display can be updated.
The determined residual
range is an approximate
reading. BMW Motorrad therefore recommends that you do
not try to use the full remaining
range before refueling.
Multifunction display
Adjusting dimming
after maximum brightness is
reached, brightness is reduced
by one level.
4
51
Onboard computer OE
Switch on ignition.
Adjusting the dimming
while driving can lead to
accidents.
Only adjust the dimming when
the motorcycle is stationary.
Press button 1.
The level of dimming appears
in display field 2.
Press button 1 again.
The display lighting becomes
brighter by one level each time
the button is pressed. Each
time the button is pressed
Press button 1.
Each time the button is pressed,
the display shows values starting with the current value in the
following order:
Ambient temperature
Range
Average speed
Average consumption
Oil level indicator
Tire pressures (OE)
Operation
Selecting readings
z
4
Ambient temperature
Range
reason the range is only calculated while driving.
When refueling after running on
reserve, make sure that you top
up the tank to a level above reserve, as otherwise the sensor
will not be able to register the
new level. Otherwise neither the
fill level nor the range display can
be updated.
When the motorcycle is stopped,
the engine heat can falsify the
measurement of the ambient
temperature 1. If the influence
of the engine heat becomes too
great, -- is temporarily shown in
the display.
The functional description of
the operating range ( 50) also applies to the range. However, the range 1 can also be
displayed before the fuel reserve is reached. To calculate
the range, a special average consumption is used, which does not
always match the value that can
be shown on the display.
If the motorcycle is standing on
the side stand, the fuel level cannot be correctly determined due
to the inclined position. For this
The determined range is an
approximate reading. BMW
Motorrad therefore recommends
that you do not try to use the full
range before refueling.
Operation
52
z
If the ambient temperature
drops below 3 °C, a warning of possible icing-up appears.
The display automatically switches from any other mode to the
temperature reading when the
temperature drops below this
threshold for the first time.
Average speed
set by the corresponding amount
of fuel used.
4
Resetting average
consumption
53
The average speed 1 is calculated based on the elapsed
time since the last reset. Times
during which the engine was
stopped are excluded from the
calculation.
Operation
Switch on ignition.
Select average consumption.
Hold down button 1.
Average speed is reset.
z
Average consumption
Resetting average speed
Hold down button 1.
Average consumption is reset.
Switch on ignition.
Select average speed.
The average consumption 1 is
calculated by dividing the distance covered since the last re-
4
Oil level indicator
Oil level is correct
Operation
54
z
The readings mean:
Check oil level at next refueling stop. If other information of the onboard computer is
displayed, this symbol continues
to be shown until the oil level is
detected as correct again.
The oil level indicator 1 provides
information on the oil level in the
engine. It can only be displayed
when the motorcycle is stopped.
The conditions for the oil level
indicator are as follows:
Engine at operating temperature.
Engine idling for at least 30
seconds.
Side-stand retracted.
Motorcycle is vertical.
Tire Pressure Control
TPC OE
Displaying tire pressures
Switch on ignition.
Oil level cannot be measured (conditions as stated
above not satisfied).
The most recently measured level is displayed for 5 sec. when
you next switch on the ignition.
If, despite a correct oil level on the oil sight glass,
"Check oil level" continually appear on the display, the oil level
sensor may be defective. In this
case, please contact your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Repeatedly press button 1 until
the tire pressures appear in the
odometer display area.
With OE Onboard computer:
4
The tire pressures are displayed
with the lettering RDC. The lefthand value indicates the air pressure of the front wheel, and the
right-hand value the air pressure
of the rear wheel. Immediately after switching on the ignition, -- -- is displayed, as the
transfer of the air pressure values
does not begin until a speed over
20 mph (30 km/h) is reached.
Indicates the display of the
tire pressures.
Repeatedly press button 1 until
the tire pressures appear in the
onboard computer display area.
The tire pressures are displayed
as an additional value of the onboard computer.
Lights
Parking lights
The parking lights switch on automatically when the ignition is
switched on.
The parking lights are a
strain on the battery. Do
not leave the ignition switched
on longer than absolutely
necessary.
Operation
55
z
4
Operation
56
z
Low-beam headlight
The low-beam headlight switches
on automatically when you start
the engine.
With the engine switched
off, you can switch on the
lights by switching on the highbeam headlight with the ignition
switched on or by operating the
headlight flasher.
High-beam headlight
Move full-beam headlight
switch 1 to center position.
High-beam headlight is
switched off.
Press bottom section of fullbeam headlight switch 1.
High-beam headlight is
switched on as long as switch
is pressed (headlight flasher).
Switching on parking
lights
Switch off ignition.
Parking light switches on.
Switching off parking
lights
Switch ignition on and then off
again.
Parking light switched off.
Turn indicators
Switching on left-hand
turn indicator
Switch on ignition.
After driving for approx.
ten seconds or after covering a distance of approx. 650
ft (200 m), the turn indicators are
automatically switched off.
Press top section of full-beam
headlight switch 1.
High-beam headlight is
switched on.
Immediately after switching off
ignition, press and hold lefthand turn indicator button 1.
Switching off turn
indicator
4
Press left-hand turn indicator
button 1.
Left-hand turn indicator is
switched on.
Indicator light for left-hand turn
indicator flashes.
Switching on right-hand
turn indicator
Switch on ignition.
After driving for approx.
ten seconds or after covering a distance of approx. 650
ft (200 m), the turn indicators are
automatically switched off.
Press right-hand turn indicator
button 2.
Right-hand turn indicator is
switched on.
Indicator light for right-hand
turn indicator flashes.
Press turn-indicator cancel button 3.
Turn indicator is switched off.
Turn indicator lights in indicator
light panel are off.
Hazard warning
flashers
Switching on hazard
warning flashers
Switch on ignition.
Operation
57
z
4
Operation
58
z
Switching off hazard
warning flashers
The hazard warning flashers place a strain on the
battery. Do not use the hazard
warning flashers for longer than
absolutely necessary.
If a turn indicator button is
pressed with the ignition
switched on, the flashing function
replaces the emergency flashing
function as long as the button is
pressed. If the turn indicator button is released, the emergency
flasher function becomes active
again.
Press left 1 and right-hand 2
turn indicator buttons simultaneously.
Hazard warning flashers are
switched on.
Left/right turn indicator lights
flash.
Switch off ignition.
Hazard warning flashers continue to operate.
Left/right turn indicator lights
off.
Press turn-indicator cancel button 3.
Hazard warning flashers are
switched off.
Heated hand grips OE
Emergency ON/OFF
switch
4
A
B
1
Emergency ON/OFF switch
Operating the emergency
ON/OFF switch when riding
can cause the rear wheel to lock
and thus cause a fall.
Do not operate the emergency
ON/OFF switch when riding.
The engine can be switched
off easily and quickly using the
emergency ON/OFF switch.
Operating position
Engine switched off.
The engine can only be
started in the operating
position.
1
Heated hand grips switch
The handlebar grips can be heated at two different levels. The
heated hand grips option can only be activated when the engine
is running.
The increase in power consumption caused by the
heated hand grips can drain the
battery if you are riding at low
engine speeds. If the battery is
inadequately charged, the heated hand grips are switched off to
ensure starting capability.
Operation
59
z
Seat heating OE
4
Seat heating, front seat
is switched off to ensure starting
capability.
Operation
60
z
2
3
4
Heating function off.
50 % heat output (one dot
visible).
100 % heat output (three
dots visible).
1
Switch for seat heating,
front seat
The driver's seat can be heated
at two levels. Seat heating can
be activated only when the engine is running.
The increase in power consumption caused by the
heated seat can drain the battery
if you are riding at low engine
speeds. If the battery is inadequately charged, the heated seat
2
3
4
Heating function off.
50 % heating power
100 % heating power
Seat heating of passenger
seat
is switched off to ensure starting
capability.
4
1
Switch for seat heating, rear
seat
2
3
The passenger seat can be heated at two levels. Seat heating
can be activated only when the
engine is running.
The increase in power consumption caused by the
heated seat can drain the battery
if you are riding at low engine
speeds. If the battery is inadequately charged, the heated seat
4
Switch in middle position:
Heating off.
Switch pressed toward
right: 50 % heating capacity.
Switch pressed toward left:
100 % heating capacity.
Shown in multifunction
display
Switch on driver's or passenger
heating.
The following symbols are shown
in dependence on the selected
heating level:
Driver's seat 50 % heating
capacity
Driver's seat 100 % heating
capacity
Passenger seat 50 % heating capacity
Passenger seat 100 %
heating capacity
Operation
61
z
4
Automatic Stability
Control ASC OE
62
Switching off ASC
function
Operation
Switch on ignition.
ASC warning lamp continues to light up.
ASC function is deactivated.
Activating ASC function
The ASC function can also be deactivated while
driving.
Release ASC button within
three seconds after ASC symbol lights up.
ASC function is activated.
As an alternative to pressing
ASC button, ignition can also
be switched off and then on
again.
If the ASC warning light
lights up after switching
the ignition off and on and then
continued driving over 5 mph
(10 km/h), an ASC error has
occurred.
z
Press and hold ASC button 1.
ASC warning light begins to
light up.
ASC warning light remains
off or continues to flash.
Press and hold ASC button 1.
ASC warning light goes out;
if self-diagnosis is not completed, the ASC warning light
begins to flash.
Release ASC button within
three seconds after ASC symbol goes out.
Seat height
Adjusting seat height
Removing driver's seat (
74)
End position A: high seat position.
End position B: low seat position.
Installing driver's seat ( 75)
Cruise control OE
Switching on cruise
control
4
63
Operation
Windshield
Adjusting windshield
Pull the seat height adjustment 1 into the end position.
Switch on ignition.
z
Move switch 1 to ON.
Indicator light 2 in switch lights
up red.
Press the seat height adjustment forward as far as possible
at the top or bottom.
Press button 1 at top.
Windshield is raised.
Press button 1 at bottom.
Windshield is lowered.
4
Setting road speed
Step-by-step acceleration
Stepless acceleration
Operation
64
z
Briefly push button 3 in SET
direction
The cruise-control system
can be used within a speed
range of 30 mph to 112 mph
(50 km/h to 180 km/h).
Indicator light for cruisecontrol system lights up.
The motorcycle maintains your
current cruising speed and the
setting is saved.
Briefly push button 3 in SET
direction
Speed is increased by 1 mph
(2 km/h) each time button is
pressed, and new setting is
saved.
Briefly press button 3 in SET
direction and hold.
The motorcycle accelerates
steplessly.
Release button 3.
The motorcycle maintains your
current cruising speed and the
setting is saved.
Step-by-step deceleration
Stepless deceleration
Cruise-control indicator light
goes out.
Indicator light in switch remains
on.
4
65
Briefly push button 3 in RES
direction.
The speed is decreased by
approx. 2 km/h each time you
push the button, and the new
setting is saved.
Release button 3.
The motorcycle maintains your
current cruising speed and the
setting is saved.
Briefly press button 3 in RES
direction and hold.
The motorcycle decelerates
steplessly.
Release button 3.
The motorcycle maintains your
current cruising speed and the
setting is saved.
Deactivating cruise
control
Operate brakes or clutch or
throttle twistgrip (reduce throttle beyond basic position).
Cruise control is deactivated.
Operation
Resuming former cruising
speed
z
Push button 3 in RES direction.
Opening the throttle does
not deactivate the cruisecontrol system. If you release
the twistgrip the motorcycle will
decelerate only to the cruising
speed saved in memory, even
4
66
though you might have intended
slowing to a lower speed.
Indicator light for cruisecontrol system lights up.
Storage compartment
Opening storage
compartment
Closing storage
compartment
Operation
Stored speed is resumed.
Switching off cruise
control
z
Move switch 1 to OFF.
The system is deactivated.
Button 3 is locked.
Turn lock barrel 2 perpendicular to driving direction with
ignition key.
Lock of storage compartment
is unlocked.
Push in lock barrel.
Lid 1 pops up.
Close lid 1 and press down.
Lock engages with an audible
click.
Turn lock barrel 2 longitudinally
to driving direction with ignition
key.
Lock of storage compartment
is locked.
Adjusting clutch lever
If the position of the clutch
fluid reservoir is changed,
air can enter the clutch system.
Do not reposition the handlebar
controls on the handlebars or the
handlebars in their mounts.
Adjusting the clutch lever
while driving can lead to
accidents.
Only adjust the clutch lever when
the motorcycle is stationary.
Turn adjusting wheel A to position 1.
The adjusting wheel can be
turned more easily if you
press the clutch lever forward
when doing so.
4
67
Minimum span
Turn adjusting wheel A to position 3.
Maximum span
Brakes
Adjusting handbrake lever
Changing the position of
the brake-fluid reservoir can
allow air to penetrate the brake
system.
Do not reposition the handlebar
controls on the handlebars or the
handlebars in their mounts.
Adjusting the brake lever
while driving can lead to
accidents.
Only adjust the brake lever when
the motorcycle is stationary.
Turn adjusting wheel A to position 1.
The adjusting wheel can
be turned more easily if
you press the handbrake lever
forward when doing so.
Minimum span
Turn adjusting wheel A to position 3.
Maximum span
Operation
Clutch
z
4
Handlebars
Mirrors
Adjustable handlebars
Adjusting mirrors
Operation
68
z
Adjusting spring preload
for rear wheel
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
To achieve better accessibility, the handwheel can be
pulled out and angled down.
The height of the handlebars 1
is adjustable. Consult a certified
workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer, for
adjustment of the handlebars.
Move mirror into desired position by twisting.
Spring preload
Setting
It is essential to set spring
preload of the rear suspension
to suit the load carried by the
motorcycle. Increase spring
preload when the motorcycle is
heavily loaded and reduce spring
preload accordingly when the
motorcycle is lightly loaded.
Your motorcycle's handling will suffer if you do
not match the spring-preload and
damping-characteristic settings.
Adjust the damping characteristic
to suit the spring preload.
To increase spring preload,
turn handwheel 1 in direction
of arrow HIGH.
To decrease spring preload,
turn handwheel 1 in direction
of arrow LOW.
Basic setting of spring
preload, rear
Damping
4
Setting
69
The damping must be adapted to the spring preload. An increase in spring preload requires
firmer damping, a reduction in
spring preload requires softer
damping.
Adjusting damping on rear
wheel
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Adjust rear shock absorber with
onboard toolkit by turning adjusting screw 1.
Turn handwheel as far as
possible in direction of arrow
LOW, then turn 15 clicks
in direction of arrow HIGH
(Full tank of gas, with rider
187 lbs (85 kg))
To increase absorption, turn
adjusting screw 1 in arrow direction H.
Operation
Adjusting the spring preload
while the motorcycle is being ridden can lead to accidents.
Adjust the spring preload
only when the motorcycle is
stationary.
z
4
70
To reduce absorption, turn adjusting screw 1 in arrow direction S.
Basic setting of rear
wheel rear-wheel damp-
Operation
ing
z
Turn adjusting screw as far
as possible in direction of
arrow H, then turn one and
one-half turn in direction of
arrow S (Single rider with
one person 187 lbs (85 kg))
Electronic suspension
adjustment ESA OE
Settings
Using the electronic suspension
adjustment ESA you can conveniently adjust your motorcycle to
its loading and the ground.
The damping setting is shown in
the multifunction display in the
area 1, and the spring preload
in the area 2. The display of the
clock is hidden as long as the
ESA display is shown. Three
spring preloads with three damping setting each can be combined to optimally adjust the motorcycle.
Adjusting spring preload
The ESA control unit is equipped
with an overload protection
device that interrupts the
adjustment process for the spring
preload in case of excessive
current consumption. Especially
at low temperatures and with a
heavy payload, increased current
consumption can briefly result,
causing an interruption of the
adjustment process.
At temperatures below 0 °C,
BMW Motorrad recommends
that the passenger should wait
until the adjustment process to
passenger mode is completed
before taking a seat. In case of
very long adjustment distances
(adjustment from "single rider"
to "operation with passenger and
luggage"), BMW Motorrad also
recommends unloading the motorcycle.
The ESA display flashes until the
adjustment process has been
completed.
An interrupted adjustment process is automatically continued
as soon as the current consumption is reduced, e.g. with the
measures described above.
Adjusting spring preload
Calling up settings
Start engine.
Switch on ignition.
Press button 1.
Current setting is displayed.
Display goes out automatically
after a few seconds.
Adjusting damping
Switch on ignition.
The damping cannot be adjusted while the motorcycle
is being ridden.
Press button 1.
Current setting is displayed.
Press button 1 once in each
case.
Starting from the current state,
the display is in the following order:
COMF comfortable damping
NORM normal damping
SPORT sporty damping
If button 1 is not pressed for a
longer time, damping is set as
indicated.
71
Operation
The spring preload cannot
be adjusted while the motorcycle is being ridden.
4
z
Press button 1.
Current setting is displayed.
Press and hold button 1 until
display changes each time.
Starting from the current state,
the display is in the following order:
One-up
One-up with luggage
72
Two-up (with luggage)
Operation
4
z
If button 1 is not pressed for
a longer time, spring preload
is set as indicated. During the
setting procedure, the display
flashes.
Tires
Checking tire pressure
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Incorrect tire inflation pressure results in poorer handing characteristics of the motorcycle and reduces the life of the
tires.
Ensure proper tire inflation
pressure.
At high road speeds, tire
valves have a tendency to
open as a result of centrifugal
force.
Fit metal valve caps with rubber
seals and screw them on firmly
to prevent sudden deflation.
Check correct tire inflation
pressure using following data.
Tire pressure, front
36.3 psi (2.5 bar) (Single rider, with cold tire)
36.3 psi (2.5 bar) (Driver with
passenger and/or load, with
cold tire)
Tire pressure, rear
42.1 psi (2.9 bar) (Single rider, with cold tire)
42.1 psi (2.9 bar) (Driver with
passenger and/or load, with
cold tire)
If tire pressure is too low:
Correct air pressure.
Headlight
Adjusting headlight for
RHD/LHD traffic
If the motorcycle is ridden in a
country where the opposite rule
of the road applies, its asymmetric low-beam headlight will tend
to dazzle oncoming traffic.
Have the headlight adjusted to
the relevant conditions by a specialized workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Ordinary adhesive tape
damages the plastic lens.
To prevent damage to the plastic
lens, consult a specialized workshop, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Headlight range
adjustment
The headlight range generally
remains constant due to the adjustment of the spring preload to
the loading state.
Spring preload adjustment may
only be insufficient when the motorcycle is very heavily loaded.
In this case, the headlight range
must be adjusted to the weight.
If you are unsure whether
the basic headlight setting
is correct, consult a specialized
workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
4
73
A
B
1
Headlight range adjustment
In the case of very high payloads,
the available spring preload adjustment might not be adequate.
To avoid dazzling oncoming traffic, the headlight adjustment can
be corrected by adjusting the
swivel lever.
Neutral position
Position with heavy payload
Front and rear seats
Removing passenger seat
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Operation
Headlight range and
spring preload
z
With OE Seat heating:
4
Operation
74
Turn the key 1 counterclockwise in the seat lock.
z
Raise front seat at rear.
Disconnect the connector 2 by
pressing together the locking
tabs 3 at the top and bottom.
With OE Seat heating:
Pull the seat to the rear to release it from its holders.
Lay the seat on the cover side
on a clean surface.
Removing driver's seat
Lift the seat at the rear and
release the key.
Removing passenger seat
( 73)
Disconnect the connector 2 by
pressing together the locking
tabs 3 at the top and bottom.
Installing passenger seat
Lift seat up to remove.
Lay the seat on the cover side
on a clean surface.
Installing driver's seat (
With OE Seat heating:
75)
4
75
Installing driver's seat
Close connector 2.
If too much pressure is applied in the forward direction, there is a danger that the
motorcycle will be pushed off its
stand.
Make sure that the motorcycle is
steady on its stand.
Slide driver's seat forward onto
seat height adjustment. Check
that the seat is correctly seated.
Installing passenger seat
( 75)
Operation
With OE Seat heating:
z
Close connector 2.
Helmet holder
4
Locking helmet on
motorcycle
76
Operation
Removing passenger seat
( 73)
z
If too much pressure is applied in the forward direction, there is a danger that the
motorcycle will be pushed off its
stand.
Make sure that the motorcycle is
steady on its stand.
Push passenger seat under
driver's seat and press down
firmly at rear.
Seat engages with an audible
click.
The helmet catch can
scratch the paneling.
When hooking on the helmet,
watch the position of the helmet
lock.
Secure helmet on helmet holder 1 using steel cable available
as an optional accessory.
To do this, screw on one end
of steel cable, guide cable
through helmet and push other
end of cable onto holder 1.
Installing passenger seat
( 75)
Riding
Riding
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
5
77
Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Parking your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Riding
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
z
Safety instructions
78
Do not ride without the correct
clothing. Always wear:
Helmet
Rider's suit
Gloves
Boots
Riding
5
z
Rider's equipment
This applies even to short journeys, and to every season of the
year. Your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer will be happy to
advise you and has the correct
clothing for every purpose.
Speed
If you ride at high speed, always
bear in mind that various boundary conditions can adversely affect the handling of your motorcycle:
Settings of spring-strut and
shock absorber system
Imbalanced load
Loose clothing
Insufficient tire inflation pressure
Poor tire tread
Etc.
Correct loading
Overloading and imbalanced loads can adversely
affect the motorcycle's handling.
Do not exceed the gross weight
limit and observe the loading
information.
Alcohol and drugs
Even small amounts of alcohol or drugs will adversely affect your perception and your
ability to assess situations and
make decisions, and slow down
your reflexes. Medication can exacerbate these effects.
Do not ride your motorcycle after
consuming alcohol, drugs and/or
medication.
Risk of poisoning
Exhaust fumes contain carbon
monoxide, which is colorless and
odorless but highly toxic.
Inhaling exhaust fumes
therefore represents a
health hazard and can even
cause loss of consciousness with
fatal consequences.
Do not inhale exhaust fumes.
Do not run the engine in closed
rooms.
High voltage
Touching live parts of the
ignition system with the
engine running can cause electric
shock.
Do not touch parts of the ignition system when the engine is
running.
If misfiring causes unburned fuel
to enter the catalytic converter,
there is a danger of overheating
and damage.
For this reason, observe the following points:
Do not run the fuel tank dry
Do not run the engine with the
spark-plug cap removed
Stop the engine immediately if
it misfires
Use unleaded fuel only
Comply with all specified maintenance intervals.
Unburned fuel will destroy
the catalytic converter.
Note the points listed for protection of the catalytic converter.
Risk of fire
Temperatures at the exhaust are
high.
Flammable materials (e.g.
hay, leaves, grass, clothing
and luggage, etc.) could ignite
if allowed to come into contact
with the hot exhaust pipe.
Make sure that no highly
flammable materials can come
in contact with the hot exhaust
system.
Cooling would be inadequate if the engine were allowed to idle for a lengthy period
with the motorcycle at a standstill: overheating would result. In
extreme cases, the motorcycle
could catch fire.
Do not allow the engine to idle
unnecessarily. After starting, ride
off immediately.
Tampering with control
unit of electronic enginemanagement system
Tampering with the engine
control unit can damage
the motorcycle and cause accidents.
Do not tamper with the engine
control unit.
Tampering with the engine
control unit can result in
mechanical loads that the motorcycle's components are not
designed to withstand. Damage
caused in this way is not covered
by the warranty.
Do not tamper with the engine
control unit.
Checklist
Use the following checklist to
check important functions, settings and wear limits before you
ride off.
5
79
Riding
Catalytic converter
z
5
Riding
80
z
Brakes
Front and rear brake fluid levels
Clutch
Clutch fluid level
Shock absorber setting and
spring preload
Tread depth and tire inflation
pressure
Firm seating of cases and luggage
At regular intervals:
Engine oil level (every time you
refuel)
Brake pad wear (during every
third stop for refueling)
Starting
Side stand
You cannot start the motorcycle with the side stand extended
and a gear engaged. The engine
will switch itself off if you start it
with the transmission in neutral
and then engage a gear before
retracting the side stand.
Starting engine
Transmission
You can start the engine when
the transmission is in neutral or if
you pull the clutch with a gear
engaged. Do not engage the
clutch until after switching on
the ignition, as otherwise the engine cannot be started. When
the transmission is in neutral, the
green neutral indicator light is on
and the gear indicator in the multifunction display shows N.
Emergency ON/OFF switch 1
in operating position A.
Switch on ignition.
Pre-ride check is performed.
( 81)
ABS self-diagnosis is
performed. ( 82)
With OE ASC:
Switch on ignition.
Pre-ride check is performed.
( 81)
ABS self-diagnosis is
performed. ( 82)
engine, or use jump leads and a
donor battery to start.
Engine starts.
Consult the troubleshooting
chart if the engine refuses to
start. ( 138)
Pre-ride check
Press starter button 1.
At extremely low temperatures it may be necessary
to operate the throttle twist grip
during starting. At ambient temperatures below 32 °F (0 °C),
actuate the clutch after switching
on the ignition.
The start attempt is automatically interrupted if battery voltage is too low. Recharge
the battery before you start the
The instrument cluster runs a
test of the 'General' warning light
when the ignition is switched on:
this is the "Pre-Ride-Check" In
the process, the warning light
first lights up red and then yellow
to test its function. The test is
aborted if you start the engine
before it completes.
Phase 1
General warning light shows
red.
CHECK! appears on the display.
Phase 2
General warning light shows
yellow.
5
81
CHECK! appears on the display.
On motorcycles with
cruise-control system, the
SET light lights up.
If the 'General' warning light does
not show:
Some malfunctions cannot
be indicated if the 'General' warning light cannot be displayed.
Check that the 'General' warning
light comes on, and that it shows
red and yellow.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Riding
ASC self-diagnosis is performed. ( 82)
z
5
Riding
82
z
ABS self-diagnosis
The readiness for operation of
the BMW Motorrad Integral ABS
is checked by the self-diagnosis.
Self-diagnosis is performed automatically when you switch on
the ignition. To check the wheel
sensors, the motorcycle must
drive faster than 3 mph (5 km/h).
Phase 1
Checking the diagnosable
system components while
stopped.
ABS warning light flashes.
Possible country-specific version of ABS warning
light.
Phase 2
Checking wheel sensors while
starting off.
ABS warning light flashes.
Possible country-specific version of ABS warning
light.
ABS self-diagnosis
completed
The ABS warning light goes
out.
If an ABS fault is indicated after
the ABS self-diagnosis is completed:
Continue driving is possible. It
must be noted that neither the
ABS nor the integral function is
available.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
ASC self-diagnosis OE
The readiness for operation
of the BMW Motorrad ASC is
checked by the self-diagnosis.
Self-diagnosis is performed
automatically when you switch
on the ignition. So that the ASC
self-diagnosis can be completed,
the engine must be running and
the motorcycle must drive at a
speed of at least 3 mph (5 km/h).
Phase 1
Checking the diagnosable
system components while
stopped.
ASC warning light flashes
slowly.
Phase 2
Checking the diagnosable system components while driving.
ASC warning light flashes
slowly.
ASC self-diagnosis
completed
The ASC warning light goes
out.
Running in
The first 600 miles
(1,000 km)
While running in the motorcycle, vary the throttle opening
and engine-speed range frequently.
Try to do most of your riding during this initial period on
twisting, fairly hilly roads, avoiding high-speed main roads and
highways if possible.
Exceeding the specified engine speeds while running
in will lead to increased engine
wear.
Adhere to the specified engine
run-in speeds.
Do not exceed the engine runin speeds.
Engine break-in speed
<7000 min-1
Do not accelerate at full throttle.
Avoid low engine speeds at full
load.
After 300 - 750 miles (500 1,200 km), have the first inspection performed.
Brake pads
New brake pads must "bed
down" and therefore do not
achieve their optimum friction
levels during the first 300 miles
(500 km). This initial reduction
in braking efficiency can be
compensated for by exerting
greater pressure on the levers.
New brake pads can extend stopping distance by a
significant margin.
Brake early.
Tires
New tires have a smooth surface. This must be roughened by
riding in a restrained manner at
various heel angles until the tires
are run in. This running in procedure is essential if the tires are to
achieve maximum grip.
New tires have not
achieved their full adhesion
yet. There is a danger of
accidents when driving at
extreme angles.
Avoid extreme angles.
5
83
Riding
If an ASC fault is indicated after
the ASC self-diagnosis is completed:
Continue driving is possible. It
must be noted that the ASC
function is not available.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
z
5
Riding
84
z
Brakes
How is the shortest
braking distance
achieved?
The dynamic load distribution
between the front and rear wheel
changes during braking. The
heavier you brake, the more
the front wheel is loaded. The
greater the wheel load, the more
braking force can be transferred.
To achieve the shortest possible
braking distance, the front brake
must be applied quickly and with
increasing force. This optimally utilizes the dynamic load increase on the front wheel. At the
same time, the clutch should also be actuated. With the "forced
braking" often practiced in which
the brake pressure is generated as quickly as possible and
with great force, the dynamic
load distribution cannot follow
the increased deceleration and
the braking force cannot be completely transferred to the road
surface. To prevent the front
wheel from locking, the ABS system must intervene and reduce
the brake pressure; the braking
distance increases.
Descending mountain
passes
There is a danger of the
brakes fading if you use only the rear brakes when descending mountain passes. Under
extreme conditions, the brakes
could overheat and suffer severe
damage.
Use both front and rear brakes,
and make use of the engine's
braking effect as well.
Wet brakes
After washing the motorcycle, after driving through
water or in the rain, braking can
be delayed due to damp brake
disks and brake pads.
Brake early until the brakes are
dry or braked until dry.
Salt on brakes
The full braking effect can
be delayed if the motorcycle is ridden on salt-covered
roads and the brakes are not applied for some time.
Brake early until the salt layer of
the brake disks and brake pads
has been braked off.
Oil or grease on brakes
Oil and grease on the brake
disks and pads considerably
diminish braking efficiency.
Especially after repair and maintenance tasks, make sure that
the brake disks and brake pads
are free of oil and grease.
When the motorcycle is
ridden on loose surfaces
or muddy roads, the brakes may
fail to take effect immediately
because of dirt or moisture on
the disks or brake pads.
Brake early until the brakes are
braked clean.
Parking your
motorcycle
Placing on side stand
If the ground is soft or uneven, there is no guarantee
that the motorcycle will rest firmly on the stand.
Always check that the ground
under the stand is level and
firm.
Switch off the engine.
Pull handbrake lever.
Hold motorcycle upright and
balanced.
Use your left foot to extend
side stand fully.
The side stand is designed
to support only the weight
of the motorcycle.
Do not lean or sit on the
motorcycle with the side stand
extended.
Slowly lean motorcycle to side
until its weight is taken by
stand and dismount to left.
If the motorcycle is on the
side stand, the surface
of the ground will determine
whether it is better to turn the
handlebars to the left or right.
However, the motorcycle is more
stable on a level surface with the
handlebars turned to the left than
with the handlebars turned to the
right.
On level ground, always turn the
handlebars to the left to set the
steering lock.
Turn handlebars to full left or
right lock position.
Check that the motorcycle is
standing firmly.
5
85
On a grade, the motorcycle
should always face uphill;
select 1st gear.
Lock steering lock.
Remove from side stand
Unlock steering lock.
From left, grip handlebars with
both hands.
Pull handbrake lever.
Swing your right leg over seat
and lift motorcycle to upright
position.
Hold motorcycle upright and
balanced.
An extended side stand can
catch on the ground when
the motorcycle is moving and
lead to a fall.
Retract the side stand before
moving the vehicle.
Riding
Dirt or mud on brakes
z
Sit on motorcycle and use your
left foot to retract side stand.
86
Placing on center stand
Riding
5
If the ground is soft or uneven, there is no guarantee
that the motorcycle will rest firmly on the stand.
Always check that the ground
under the stand is level and
firm.
z
Switch off the engine.
Dismount and keep your left
hand on left handlebar grip.
Grasp passenger seat handle
or rear frame with your right
hand.
Using your right foot, press
center stand toward rear until
feet rest on ground.
Place full weight of body on
center stand while pulling motorcycle toward rear.
Excessive movements
could result in the center
stand retracting, and the
motorcycle would topple as a
result.
Do not sit on the motorcycle
while it is resting on the center
stand.
Check that the motorcycle is
standing firmly.
Lock steering lock.
Pushing off center stand
Unlock steering lock.
Place your left hand on left
handlebar grip.
With your right hand, grip rear
grab handle or rear frame.
Push motorcycle forward off
center stand.
Make sure that center stand is
fully retracted.
Refueling
Fuel is highly flammable.
Fire at the fuel tank can
result in fire and explosion.
Do not smoke. Never bring a
naked flame near the fuel tank.
Fuel expands when exposed to heat. When the
tank is overfilled, fuel can escape
and get onto the rear wheel.
This results in a danger of falling.
Do not fill the tank past the bottom edge of the filler neck.
Fuel attacks plastic surfaces, making them cloudy
or unattractive.
Wipe off any fuel that gets onto
plastic parts immediately.
Fuel can attack the material of the windshield and
the side wind deflectors, making
them cloudy or unattractive.
Wipe off any fuel that gets onto
Leaded fuel will destroy the
catalytic converter.
Use only unleaded fuel.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Recommended fuel quality
98 ROZ/RON (Super Plus
unleaded)
95 ROZ/RON (Super unleaded (fuel type can be used
with reduced performance
and consumption))
Usable fuel quantity
6.3 gal (24 l)
Reserve fuel quantity
Open protective cap.
Open fuel tank cap with ignition key by turning counterclockwise.
Refuel with quality listed below
at most until lower edge of filler
neck is reached.
1.1 gal ( 4 l)
Close fuel tank cap with firm
pressure.
Remove key and close protective cap.
5
87
Riding
the windshield and wind deflectors immediately.
z
Riding
5
88
z
Technology in detail
Technology in detail
Brake system with BMW Motorrad
Integral ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
6
89
Tire Pressure Control TPC OE . . . . . . . . 93
Technology in detail
Engine management with BMW Motorrad ASC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
z
6
90
Brake system with
BMW Motorrad Integral
ABS
Technology in detail
Partially integral brake
z
Your motorcycle is equipped with
a partially integral brake configuration. Both front and rear brakes
are applied simultaneously when
you pull the handbrake lever.
The footbrake lever acts only on
the rear brake.
The BMW Motorrad Integral ABS
adapts the braking force distribution between the front and rear
wheel brake to the loading of the
motorcycle during braking.
Spinning of the rear wheel
with the front brake pulled
(burn out) is made considerably more difficult by the integral function. The result may be
damage to the rear wheel brake
and the clutch.
Avoid burn-outs.
How does ABS work?
The maximum braking force that
can be transferred to the road
surface is partially dependent on
the friction coefficient of the road
surface. Gravel, ice, snow and
wet roads offer a considerably
poorer friction coefficient than a
dry, clean asphalt surface. The
poorer the friction coefficient of
the road surface is, the longer
the braking distance will be.
If the maximum transferrable
braking force is exceeded when
the driver increases the brake
pressure, the wheels begin to
block and driving stability is lost,
and a fall can result. Before this
situation occurs, ABS intervenes
and adjusts the brake pressure
to the maximum transferrable
braking force. This enables the
wheels to continue to turn and
maintains driving stability regardless of the road surface condition.
What happens when
rough roads are
encountered?
Bumpy or rough roads can briefly
lead to a loss of contact between the tires and the road
surface, until the transferrable
braking force is reduced to zero. If braking is carried out in this
situation, ABS must reduce the
brake pressure to ensure driving stability when restoring contact to the road. At this point in
time, the BMW Motorrad Integral
ABS must assume extremely low
friction coefficients (gravel, ice,
snow) so that the running wheels
turn in every imaginable case and
the driving stability is ensured.
After detecting the actual conditions, the system adjusts the
optimum brake pressure.
If the ABS system must reduce
the braking forces due to the
conditions described above, then
vibrations can be felt at the handbrake lever.
If the handbrake lever is pulled,
then braking pressure is built up
at the rear wheel with the integral
function. If the footbrake pedal is
first actuated after this, the brake
pressure already built up can be
felt earlier than the counter-pressure, than when the footbrake
pedal is actuated before or together with the handbrake lever.
Lifting off rear wheel
Even during severe braking, a
high level of tire grip can mean
that the front wheel does not
lock up until very late, if at all.
Consequently, ABS does not intervene until very late, if at all.
Under these circumstances the
rear wheel can lift off the ground,
and the outcome can be a highsiding situation in which the motorcycle can flip over.
Heavy braking can lead to
the rear wheel lifting off the
ground.
When braking, bear in mind that
the ABS control cannot be relied
on in all circumstances to prevent
the rear wheel from lifting off the
ground.
What are the design
characteristics of the
BMW Motorrad Integral
ABS?
The BMW Motorrad Integral ABS
ensures driving stability on any
surface within the limits of driving
physics. The system is not optimized for special requirements
resulting under extreme weath-
er conditions offroad or on the
racetrack.
6
Special situations
91
To detect the tendency of the
wheels to lock up, the speeds
of the front and rear wheel are
compared. If implausible values
are detected over a longer period
of time, the ABS function is deactivated for safety reasons and
an ABS fault is indicated. The
condition for a fault message is
the completed self-diagnosis.
In addition to problems on the
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS,
unusual driving conditions can
also lead to a fault message.
Unusual driving conditions:
Heating up on the main or auxiliary stand at idle or with gear
engaged.
Rear wheel locked-up for a
longer period of time by en-
Technology in detail
How is the BMW Motorrad
Integral ABS noticeable to
the rider?
z
gine brake, e.g. when riding
downhill offroad.
92
Should a fault message result
due to one of the driving conditions described above, the ABS
function can be reactivated by
switching the ignition off and
then on again.
Technology in detail
6
z
How important is regular
maintenance?
Any technical system is always only as good as its
maintenance condition.
To ensure that the BMW Motorrad ABS is in an optimally maintained condition, it is vital that the
specified inspection intervals be
complied with.
Reserves for safety
But remember: the potentially
shorter braking distances which
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS permits must not be used as an ex-
cuse for careless riding. ABS is
primarily a means of ensuring a
safety margin in genuine emergencies.
Take care when cornering. When
you apply the brakes on a corner, the motorcycle's weight and
momentum take over and even
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS is
unable to counteract their effects.
Engine management
with BMW Motorrad
ASC OE
How does ASC work?
The BMW Motorrad ASC compares the wheel speeds of the
front and rear wheel. From the
speed difference the slip, and
with it the stability reserves on
the rear wheel are determined.
When a slip limit is exceeded, the
engine torque is adapted by the
engine management system.
What are the design
characteristics of the
BMW Motorrad ASC?
The BMW Motorrad ASC is an
assistance system for the driver and is designed for driving on
public roads. Especially in at the
limits of driving physics, the driver has a considerable influence
on the control options of the
ASC (shifting weight in curves,
loose loads). The system is not
optimized for special requirements resulting under extreme
weather conditions offroad or on
the racetrack. The BMW Motorrad ASC can be deactivated for
these cases.
Even with ASC, physical
laws cannot be overridden.
The driver is always responsible
for adapting his/her driving style.
Do not reduce the additional
safety provided with risky
driving.
At an increasing angle, the acceleration performance is increasingly limited in accordance with
physical laws. This can result in
delayed acceleration when coming out of very tight curves.
To detect spinning or slipping
away of the rear wheel, the
speeds of the front and
rear wheel are compared. If
implausible values are detected
over a longer period of time, the
ASC function is deactivated for
safety reasons and an ASC fault
is indicated. The condition for a
fault message is the completed
self-diagnosis.
In the following unusual driving
states, the BMW Motorrad ASC
can be automatically deactivated.
Unusual driving conditions:
Driving on the rear wheel
(wheely) for a longer period
with ASC deactivated.
Rear wheel spinning in place
with front brake pulled (burn
out).
Heating up on the main or auxiliary stand at idle or with gear
engaged.
The ASC is reactivated by
switching the ignition on and
off and then driving at a speed
above 10 km/h.
If the front wheel loses contact
to the ground during extreme
acceleration, the ASC reduces
the engine torque until the front
wheel touches the ground again.
In this case, BMW Motorrad
recommends turning back the
throttle twist grip somewhat to
achieve a stable driving state
again as quickly as possible.
On a slippery surface, the throttle
twist grip should never be suddenly turned back completely
without pull the clutch at the
same time. The engine braking
torque can cause the rear wheel
to block, resulting in an unstable
driving state. This case cannot
be controlled by the BWM Motorrad ASC.
Tire Pressure Control
TPC OE
Function
A sensor is located in each tire,
which measures the air temperature and the air pressure inside
the tire and sends these values
to the control unit.
The sensors are equipped with
a centrifugal controller, which
does not enable the transmission of the measured values until a speed of approx. 20 mph
(30 km/h) is reached. Before initial reception of the tire pressure,
-- is shown in the display for
each tire. The sensors continue
to transmit the measured values
6
93
Technology in detail
Special situations
z
6
Technology in detail
94
z
for approx. 15 minutes after the
motorcycle comes to a stop.
The control unit can manage four
sensors, and as a result two sets
of wheels with TPC sensors can
be driven. If a TPC control unit
is installed, however the wheels
have no sensors, then an error
message is output.
Temperature
compensation
The tire pressures are shown
temperature-compensated in the
multifunction display; they refer to a tire air temperature of
68 °F (20 °C). As the air-pressure testers at filling stations
show a temperature-dependent
tire pressure, they do not match
the values indicated in the multifunction display in most cases.
Air pressure ranges
The TPC control unit distinguishes between three air pressure
ranges matched to the motorcycle:
Air pressure within the permissible tolerance.
Air pressure at the limits of the
permissible tolerance.
Air pressure outside the permissible tolerance.
Accessories
Accessories
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Onboard socket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
7
95
Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Topcase OA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Accessories
Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
z
7
Accessories
96
z
General instructions
BMW Motorrad recommends
the use of parts and accessories
for your motorcycle that are approved by BMW for this purpose.
Your authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer is the right place to go
for genuine BMW parts and accessories,other BMW-approved
products, and expert advice on
their installation and use.
These parts and products have
been tested by BMW for safety,
function and suitability. BMW
accepts product liability for these
products.
Conversely, BMW is unable to
accept any liability whatsoever
for parts and accessories which it
has not approved.
BMW Motorrad cannot examine or test each product
of outside origin to ensure that it
can be used on or in connection
with BMW motorcycles without
constituting a safety hazard. Nor
is this guarantee provided when
the official approval of a specific
country has been granted. Tests
conducted by these instances
cannot make provision for all operating conditions experienced by
BMW motorcycles and, consequently, they are not sufficient in
some circumstances.
Use only parts and accessories
approved by BMW for your
motorcycle.
Whenever you are planning modifications, comply with all the legal requirements. The motorcycle must not infringe on national
road-vehicle construction and
use regulations.
Onboard socket
Ratings
When the battery voltage is insufficient, and when the maximum loading capacity of the
standard onboard socket 1 and
the additional socket (OA) is exceeded, these sockets are automatically switched off.
Operating electrical
accessories
You can start using electrical accessories only when the ignition
is switched on. The accessory
remains operational if the igni-
Cable routing
The cables from the onboard
socket to the auxiliary device
must be routed in such a way
that they:
Do not impede the rider
Do not restrict or obstruct the
steering angle and handling
characteristics
Cannot be trapped
Improperly routed cables
can impede the rider.
Route the cables as described
above.
Luggage
Correct loading
Overloading and imbalanced loads can adversely
affect the motorcycle's handling.
Do not exceed the gross weight
limit and observe the loading
information.
Adjust setting of spring
preload, damping characteristic
and tire inflation pressures to
suit total weight.
Adjusting spring preload for
rear wheel ( 68)
Checking tire pressure ( 72)
Adjusting damping on rear
wheel ( 69)
Ensure that case volumes on
left and right are equal.
Make sure that weight is uniformly distributed between
right and left.
Pack heavy items of luggage
downwards and inwards.
Observe maximum payload of
case and corresponding top
speed.
Payload of case
7
97
18 lbs ( 8 kg)
Speed limit for driving
with case
112 mph ( 180 km/h)
Observe maximum payload of
Topcase and corresponding
top speed.
Payload of Topcase
With OA Topcase:
11 lbs ( 5 kg)
Payload of Topcase
With OA Large Topcase:
Accessories
tion is subsequently switched off.
Approx. 15 minutes after switching off the ignition and/or during
starting, the onboard socket is
switched off to take the load off
the motorcycle electrical system.
z
7
98
Payload of Topcase
Case
Opening case
22 lbs ( 10 kg)
Unlocking lever 2 pops up.
Pull release lever upward.
Case lid opens.
Closing case
Accessories
Speed limit for driving
with Topcase
z
With OA Topcase:
112 mph ( 180 km/h)
Observe maximum payload of
tank rucksack.
Payload of tank rucksack
Turn key in case lock to OPEN
position.
Case is unlocked.
With OA Tank rucksack:
11 lbs ( 5 kg)
Press lock barrel 1.
Pull up red release lever 2
completely.
Close case lid and press down.
Check that nothing is trapped
between lid and case.
Removing case
Case is released and can be
removed.
Mounting case
7
99
Press release lever 2 down.
Release lever engages.
Turn key in case lock to LOCK
position.
Case is locked.
Accessories
Pull up handle as far as possible.
Turn key in case lock to RELEASE position.
Handle pops out.
z
Insert case in brackets 4.
First pull handle 3 out, then
pull upward as far as possible.
Topcase OA
7
Opening Topcase
100
Unlocking lever 2 pops up.
Pull release lever upward.
Topcase lid opens.
Accessories
Closing Topcase
z
Press handle 3 down until it
engages.
Case is correctly engaged on
its holders.
Turn key in case lock to LOCK
position.
Case is locked.
Check case for firm seating.
Turn key in Topcase lock to
OPEN position.
Topcase is unlocked.
Press lock barrel 1.
Pull up red release lever 2
completely.
Close Topcase lid and press
down. Check that nothing is
trapped between lid and case.
7
Press release lever 2 down.
Release lever engages.
Turn key in Topcase lock to
LOCK position.
Topcase is locked.
Removing Topcase
Pull up handle 3 completely.
Lift Topcase at rear and pull off
luggage rack.
Mounting Topcase
Hook Topcase into luggage
rack. Make sure that hooks 4
are securely seated in corresponding mounts 5.
Pull up handle as far as possible.
Turn key in Topcase lock to
RELEASE position.
Handle pops out.
Press handle 3 down until it
engages.
Accessories
101
z
7
Accessories
102
z
Topcase is locked.
Turn key in Topcase lock to
LOCK position.
Topcase is locked.
Check Topcase for firm seating.
Maintenance
Maintenance
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Onboard toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
8
103
General brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Front wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Maintenance
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
z
8
Maintenance
104
z
General instructions
The 'Maintenance' chapter describes work involving the checking and replacement of wear
parts that can be performed with
a minimum of effort.
If special tightening torques are
to be taken into account for
assembly, these are listed. An
overview of all required tightening
torques is contained in the
chapter "Technical Data".
Information on additional maintenance and repair work is provided in the Repair Manual for your
motorcycle on DVD/CD-ROM
(RepROM), which you can obtain from your authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer.
Special tools and a thorough
knowledge of motorcycles are
required to carry out some of the
work described here. If you are
in doubt, consult a certified work-
shop, preferably your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Onboard toolkit
Standard onboard toolkit
Removing and installing brake
light, tail light and turn indicator
bulbs
3 Torx wrench, T45
Adjusting handlebars
Onboard-toolkit service
set
1 Screwdriver, reversible
blade
Removing and installing front
turn indicator glasses
Disconnecting battery terminals
2 Torx wrench, T25
Removing and installing body
panels
Removing and installing battery
retaining strap
Your BMW Motorrad retailer offers the onboard-toolkit service
set for additional work.
Information on conducting this
work is provided in the Repair
Manual on DVD/CD-ROM, which
is also available from your BMW
Motorrad retailer.
6 Bit adapter
Mount for 1/4" bits
9x12 mm and 3/8" jointed
adapter
1 Pull-out tool holder
Holding of all tools with adapter
2 1/4" bits
5x Torx, e.g. removing and installing rear wheel
2x Phillips
1x Straight-blade
3 3/8" Allen key, 22 mm
Removing and installing front
axle
4 Flashlight
LED technology
Engine oil
Checking engine oil level
The engine can seize if the
oil level is low, and this can
lead to accidents.
Always make sure that the oil
level is correct.
After longer motorcycle immobilization periods, engine oil can collect in the oil pan;
this must be pumped into the oil
tank before the reading is taken.
Here, the engine oil must be at
operating temperature. Checking
the oil level with the engine cold
or after a short trip leads to mis-
interpretations and therefore to
incorrect oil fill quantities.
To ensure that the display of the
engine oil level is correct, only
check the oil level after a longer
trip.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle at
operating temperature on its
center stand.
Let the engine run in neutral
for one minute.
Switching off ignition
Removing driver's seat ( 74)
Wipe area around oil fill location clean.
8
105
Maintenance
5 Socket wrench
3x Open-ended wrench, various wrench sizes
z
8
Maintenance
106
Remove cap from oil fill location 1 by turning counterclockwise.
z
Place oil dipstick on oil fill location, but do not install. Make
sure that dipstick is inserted
into guide 3.
Remove oil dipstick and read
off oil level.
Specified level of engine
oil
between MIN and MAX
marking (Place oil dipstick
on oil fill location, but do not
install)
If oil level is below MIN mark:
Top up engine oil.
Clean oil dipstick 2 with a dry
cloth
If oil level is above MAX mark:
Have oil level corrected by a
specialized workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
75)
Topping up engine oil
Top up engine oil up to specified level via fill location 1.
Checking engine oil level
( 105)
General brake system
Operating safety
A fully functional brake system is
a basic requirement for the road
safety of your motorcycle.
Do not ride the motorcycle if you
have any doubts about the dependability of the brake system.
In this case, have the brake system checked by a specialized
workshop, preferably by an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Incorrect working practices
endanger the reliability of
the brakes.
Have all work on the brake system performed by a specialized
workshop, preferably by an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Checking brake operation
Pull handbrake lever.
Pressure point must be clearly
perceptible.
Press footbrake lever.
Pressure point must be clearly
perceptible.
Brake pads
8
Checking front brake pad
thickness
107
Dropping below the minimum pad thickness leads
to reduced braking performance
and may result in damage to the
brakes.
In order to ensure the operating
reliability of the brake system,
make sure that the brake pads
are not worn beyond their minimum thickness.
Maintenance
Install oil dipstick.
Installing driver's seat (
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
z
Checking rear brake pad
thickness
108
Dropping below the minimum pad thickness leads
to reduced braking performance
and may result in damage to the
brakes.
In order to ensure the operating
reliability of the brake system,
make sure that the brake pads
are not worn beyond their minimum thickness.
Maintenance
8
z
Visually inspect left and right
brake pads to ascertain their
thickness. Direction of view:
between wheel and front suspension at brake caliper.
Front brake-pad wear
limit
Min 0.04 in (Min 1 mm) (Only friction material without
carrier plate)
Wear markings (grooves)
must be clearly visible.
If the wear indicating mark is no
longer clearly visible:
Have the brake pads replaced
by a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer.
8
109
Brake fluid
Perform a visual inspection of
the brake pad thickness from
the right.
Rear brake-pad wear limit
Min 0.04 in (Min 1 mm)
(Wear limit, only friction lining without carrier plate)
Brake disk must not be visible through bore hole of inner brake pad.
If brake disk is visible:
Have the brake pads replaced
by a specialized workshop,
A low fluid level in the
brake reservoir can allow air
to penetrate the brake system.
This significantly reduces braking
efficiency.
Check brake fluid level
regularly.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
its center stand.
Turn handlebars one time each
completely to left and right,
then move into straight-ahead
position.
Read off brake fluid level at
brake-fluid reservoir 1.
In the event of brake pad
wear, the brake fluid level in
the brake-fluid reservoir falls.
Maintenance
Checking front brake fluid
level
z
authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
110
Checking rear brake fluid
level
Maintenance
8
z
Front brake fluid level
Brake fluid DOT4
The brake fluid level must
not fall below the MIN mark.
(Brake-fluid reservoir horizontal. Turn handlebars once
completely to left and right
before reading.)
If brake fluid level drops below
permissible level:
Have the defect corrected as
soon as possible by a specialized workshop, preferably an
A low fluid level in the
brake reservoir can allow air
to penetrate the brake system.
This significantly reduces braking
efficiency.
Check brake fluid level
regularly.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
its center stand.
Read off brake fluid level at
brake-fluid reservoir 1.
In the event of brake pad
wear, the brake fluid level in
the brake-fluid reservoir falls.
Checking clutch operation
Rear brake fluid level
Pull the clutch lever.
Pressure point must be clearly
perceptible.
If no clear pressure point can be
felt:
Have the clutch checked by a
specialized workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Brake fluid DOT4
Tires
The brake fluid level must
not fall below the MIN mark.
(Brake-fluid reservoir horizontal)
Measuring tire tread
depth
If brake fluid level drops below
permissible level:
Have the defect corrected as
soon as possible by a specialized workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
The handling of your motorcycle can already change
for the worse before the legally
prescribed minimum tread depth
is reached.
Have tires replaced even before the minimum tread depth
is reached.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Measure tire tread depth in
main tread grooves with wear
indicating marks.
Tires have wear indicators
integrated into the main
tread grooves. If the tire tread
has worn down to the level of
the marks, the tire is completely
worn. The locations of the marks
are indicated on the edge of the
tire, e.g. by the letters TI, TWI or
by an arrow.
If the tire tread depth no longer
complies with the legally required
minimum tread depth:
Replace tires concerned.
Rims
Visual inspection
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
8
111
Maintenance
Clutch
z
8
Maintenance
112
z
Visually inspect rims for defects.
Have damaged rims checked
and, if necessary, replaced by
a specialized workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
rad retailer or on the Internet at
www.bmw-motorrad.com.
TPC sticker OE
sured that the TPC sensor is not
damaged. Inform the BMW Motorrad retailer or the specialized
workshop of the TPC sensor.
Removing front wheel
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
its center stand.
Wheels
Recommended tires
For every size of tire, BMW Motorrad has tested certain makes
and approved those it has found
to be roadworthy. If you use
wheels and tires that have not
been approved, BMW Motorrad
cannot assess their suitability or
provide any guarantee as to their
road safety.
Use only wheels and tires that
BMW Motorrad has approved for
your type of motorcycle.
Extensive information is available
at your authorized BMW Motor-
The TPC sensors can be
damaged by improper tire
mounting.
Inform the BMW Motorrad retailer or the specialized workshop
that the wheel is equipped with a
TPC sensor.
On motorcycles equipped with
TPC, a corresponding sticker is
located on the wheel rim at the
position of the TPC sensor. During a tire change it must be en-
Remove screws 1 on left and
right.
Pull out the front wheel mudguard towards the front.
Once the calipers have
been removed, there is
a risk of the brake pads being
pressed together to the extent
that they cannot be slipped back
over the brake disk on reassembly.
Do not operate the handbrake
lever when the brake calipers
have been removed.
Remove securing screws 2 of
left and right brake calipers.
Push brake pads in brake
caliper 3 apart slightly by
rocking back and forth A in
relation to brake disks 4.
Mask off area of wheel rim that
could be scratched in process
of removing brake calipers.
Carefully pull brake calipers
back and out until clear of
brake disks.
When pulling off left brake
caliper, make sure that ABS
sensor cable is not damaged.
When pulling off right brake
caliper, make sure that sensor
8
113
Maintenance
cable of brake-pad wear detector is not changed.
Raise front of motorcycle until
the front wheel can turn freely.
BMW Motorrad recommends
the BMW Motorrad front-wheel
stand for lifting the motorcycle.
Mounting front wheel stand
( 119)
z
Remove right-hand axle clamping screw 5.
The left axle clamping
screw fixes the threaded
bush in place in the front
suspension. A poorly aligned
threaded bush results in incorrect
8
Maintenance
114
z
spacing between the ABS sensor
ring and the ABS sensor, and
therefor to ABS malfunctions or
destruction of the ABS sensor.
To ensure the proper alignment
of the threaded bush, do not
loosen or remove the left axle
clamping screw.
Remove quick-release axle 6
while supporting wheel.
Place the front wheel in the
front wheel guide on the
ground.
The ABS sensor can be
damaged when rolling out
the front wheel.
Watch the ABS sensor when
rolling out the front wheel.
Roll front wheel forward to remove.
Installing front wheel
ABS malfunctions due to
incorrect speed signals.
There are differently segment-
ed sensor wheels which may not
be interchanged. Only install the
correct sensor wheel for the corresponding construction status.
Threaded fasteners not
tightened to the specified
torque can work loose or their
threads can suffer damage.
Always have the tightening
torques checked by a specialized
workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
ABS sensor with cable and the
ABS sensor ring.
The ABS sensor can be
damaged when rolling out
the front wheel.
Watch the ABS sensor when
rolling out the front wheel.
Roll front wheel into front
wheel guide.
The front wheel must be
installed right way round to
rotate in the correct direction.
Observe the direction of rotation arrows on the tires or on the
rim.
During the following work,
parts of the front brake, in
particular of the BMW Motorrad
Integral ABS, can be damaged.
Take care not to damage the
brake system, in particular the
Lift front wheel and install
quick-release axle 6 with
torque.
37 lb/ft (50 Nm)
8
Front brake caliper on
wheel carrier
115
22 lb/ft (30 Nm)
Tighten the right-hand axle
clamping screw 5 with the appropriate torque.
Clamping screw on
quick-release axle in
wheel carrier
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Remove front wheel stand.
The cable of the ABS sensor could chafe through if
it comes into contact with the
brake disk.
Make sure that ABS sensor cable
is routed correctly.
Insert ABS sensor cable in
three retaining clips 3.
Install securing screws 2 on left
and right with specified torque.
Route ABS sensor cable between brake caliper and front
suspension as shown in illustration.
Remove adhesive tape from
wheel rim.
Maintenance
Quick-release axle in
threaded bush
z
8
Maintenance
116
z
Install front mudguard and
screws 1 on right and left.
Press the handbrake lever firmly a number of times until the
resistance point is noticeable.
Remove bolt 1 of muffler cover 2.
Pull cover towards rear.
Removing rear wheel
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
its center stand.
Remove clamp 3 on muffler.
Do not remove sealing grease
from clamp.
Remove screw 4 for bracket of muffler from passenger
footrest.
Turn muffler downward.
Shift into first gear.
Roll rear wheel onto rear wheel
support.
Place rear wheel on rear wheel
support.
Installing rear wheel
Threaded fasteners not
tightened to the specified
torque can work loose or their
threads can suffer damage.
Always have the tightening
torques checked by a specialized
workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
117
Install screw 4 for muffler
bracket in rear footrest, but do
not tighten it at this point.
Maintenance
Remove mounting bolts 5 of
rear wheel, holding wheel as
you do so.
Lower rear wheel to ground.
Roll rear wheel out toward rear.
8
z
Mount wheel bolts 5 and tighten diagonally with specified
torque.
Rear wheel on wheel
flange
Tightening sequence: Tighten diagonally
44 lb/ft (60 Nm)
Turn muffler to its initial position.
Align clamp 3 on muffler with
marking A (arrow) on lambda
probe B.
8
Tighten clamp 3 on muffler to
appropriate torque.
118
Muffler on manifold
26 lb/ft (35 Nm)
Install screw 4 for bracket of
muffler on passenger footrest
with appropriate torque.
Muffler on passenger
footrest
Maintenance
16 lb/ft (22 Nm)
Install bolt 1 of muffler cover.
Front wheel stand
Use
z
If the gap between the rear
wheel and the muffler is too
small, the rear wheel can overheat.
The gap between the rear wheel
and the muffler must be at least
15 mm.
Push muffler cover 2 with
guide A into brackets B.
A front-wheel stand for simple,
safe changing of the front wheel
is available from BMW Motorrad. The front wheel stand with
the BMW special tool number
36 3 971 can be obtained from
your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer. You also need the
adapters with the BMW special
tool number 36 3 973.
Mounting front wheel
stand
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
its center stand.
8
119
Loosen adjusting screws 1.
Push two mounting pins 2 far
enough apart that front suspension fits between them.
Use locating pins 3 to set front
wheel stand to desired height.
Center front wheel stand relative to front wheel and push it
against front axle.
Push two mounting pins 2
through triangles of brake
caliper support toward inside
so that front wheel can still be
rolled through.
With BMW ABS the ABS
sensor ring can be damaged.
Only push the mounting pin so
far inward that it does not touch
the sensor ring of the BMW
ABS.
Tighten adjusting screws 1.
Maintenance
The BMW Motorrad front
wheel stand is not designed
for holding motorcycles without a
center or other auxiliary stands. A
motorcycle standing on the front
wheel stand and the rear wheel
alone can fall over.
Place the motorcycle on the center stand or an auxiliary stand
before lifting it with the BMW
Motorrad front wheel stand.
z
Lamps
120
The failure of a bulb is signaled
in the display by the lamp defect symbol. The same bulbs are
used for the brake light and the
tail light. The luminosity is controlled accordingly.
Maintenance
8
z
General instructions
If the motorcycle is raised
too far at the front the
center stand will lift clear of the
ground and the motorcycle could
topple to one side.
When raising the motorcycle,
make sure that the center stand
remains on the ground.
Apply uniform pressure to push
front wheel stand down and
raise motorcycle.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
it is easier for other users to
oversee the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a
complete set of spare bulbs if
possible.
The bulb is pressurized and
can cause injury if damaged.
Wear eye and hand protection
when replacing bulbs.
An overview of the bulb
types installed in your mo-
torcycle is provided in the chapter "Technical Data".
Do not touch the glass of
new bulbs with your fingers. For installation, use a clean,
dry cloth. Dirt deposits, in particular oil and grease, interfere
with heat radiation from the bulb.
Overheating and therefore short
service life of the bulbs are the
consequence.
Replacing low-beam and
high-beam bulb
If it is not standing firmly,
the motorcycle could topple
in the course of the operations
described below.
Make sure that the motorcycle is
steady on its stand.
With OE Xenon light:
Xenon light operates with
high voltage. There is a
danger to life and limb if work is
not carried out properly.
downward, fold cover toward
rear and remove.
Have all work on the xenon light
system including bulb replacements carried out by a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
121
Remove cover 1 (low beam) or
covers 2 (high beam).
Remove covers of high-beam
bulbs by turning counterclockwise.
Disconnect connector 4.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Switch off ignition.
To remove cover of high-beam
bulbs, press locking lever 3
Remove spring strap 5 from
detents and fold up.
Maintenance
Temporarily drive with high
beams switched on.
To avoid dazzling oncoming
traffic, set the headlight range
adjustment to maximum payload.
Have lamp replaced by a specialized workshop as quickly as
possible, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
8
z
8
122
The alignment of the spring
strap may differ from the
illustration depending on the
bulb.
Bulb for low-beam headlight
With OE Xenon light:
D2R / 35 W
Maintenance
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
new bulb.
z
Close and lock spring strap 5.
Remove bulb 6.
Replace defective bulb.
Bulb for high-beam
headlight
Install bulb 6.
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulb for low-beam headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Close connector 4.
8
Install cover 1 (low beam) or
covers 2 (high beam).
Right side lamp: disconnect
connector 1.
Remove bulb socket by turning
lever A counterclockwise.
Replacing parking-light
bulbs
z
If it is not standing firmly,
the motorcycle could topple
in the course of the operations
described below.
Make sure that the motorcycle is
steady on its stand.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Switch off ignition.
Maintenance
123
Left side lamp: disconnect
connector 2.
Remove bulb 3 from bulb holder.
Replace defective bulb.
8
124
Replacing brake light,
tail light and rear turn
indicator bulbs
Bulb for parking light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Maintenance
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
new bulb.
Left side lamp: connect connector 2.
z
If it is not standing firmly,
the motorcycle could topple
in the course of the operations
described below.
Make sure that the motorcycle is
steady on its stand.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Switch off ignition.
Insert bulb 3 into bulb socket.
Install bulb socket by turning
clockwise.
Right side lamp: connect connector 1.
Remove screws 1.
Pull lamp housing toward rear
out of brackets.
8
Remove bulb socket 2 (turn indicator bulb) or 3 (brake light/
turn indicator bulb) from lamp
housing by turning counterclockwise.
Press bulb 4 into fitting 5 and
remove it by turning it counterclockwise.
Replace defective bulb.
Press the bulb 4 into the fitting 5 and install it by turning it
clockwise.
z
Bulb for taillight/brake
light
P21W / 12 V / 21 W
Bulbs for flashing turn
indicators, rear
P21W / 12 V / 21 W
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
new bulb.
Maintenance
125
Install bulb socket 2 (turn indicator bulb) or 3 (brake light/tail
8
light bulb) in lamp housing by
turning clockwise.
If it is not standing firmly,
the motorcycle could topple
in the course of the operations
described below.
Make sure that the motorcycle is
steady on its stand.
Maintenance
126
z
Replacing front turn
indicator bulbs
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Switch off ignition.
Disconnect connector 2.
Insert lamp housing with retaining pins 7 in brackets 6. Make
sure cables are not pinched.
Remove screw 1.
Pull out lamp housing toward
front
Install screws 1.
Turn bulb holder 3 counterclockwise to remove it from
bulb housing.
8
Press bulb 4 into bulb socket 3 and remove it by turning it
counterclockwise.
Replace defective bulb.
Press bulb 4 into fitting 3 and
install it by turning it clockwise.
Close connector 2.
Maintenance
127
z
Bulbs for flashing turn
indicators, front
H21W / 12 V / 21 W
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
new bulb.
Install bulb socket 3 in lamp
housing by turning clockwise.
Insert lamp housing into trim.
Install screw 1
8
Maintenance
128
z
Jump-starting
The wires leading to the
power socket do not have
a load-capacity rating adequate
for jump-starting the engine. Excessively high current can lead
to a cable fire or damage to the
motorcycle electronics.
Do not use the onboard socket
to jump-start the engine of the
motorcycle.
Touching live parts of the
ignition system with the
engine running can cause electric
shock.
Do not touch parts of the ignition system when the engine is
running.
A short-circuit can result
if the crocodile clips of
the jump leads are accidentally brought into contact with the
motorcycle.
Use only jump leads fitted with
fully insulated crocodile clips at
both ends.
Jump-starting with a donorbattery voltage higher than
12 V can damage the motorcycle
electronics.
The battery of the donor vehicle
must have a voltage of 12 V.
When jump-starting the engine,
do not disconnect the battery
from the onboard electrical system.
Removing battery compartment
cover ( 130)
Run engine of donor vehicle
during jump-starting.
Begin by connecting one end
of red jump lead to positive terminal of discharged battery and
other end to positive terminal
of donor battery.
Then connect one end of black
jumper lead to negative terminal of donor battery, and other
end to negative terminal of discharged battery.
Start the engine of the vehicle with the discharged battery
in the usual way; if the engine
does not start, wait a few minutes before repeating the attempt in order to protect the
starter motor and the donor
battery.
Allow both engines to idle for a
few minutes before disconnecting jump leads.
Disconnect jump lead from
negative terminals first, then
disconnect second lead from
positive terminals.
Installing battery compartment
cover ( 131)
Maintenance instructions
Correct upkeep, recharging and
storage will prolong the life of
the battery and are essential if
warranty claims are to be considered.
Compliance with the points below is important in order to maximize battery life:
Keep the surface of the battery
clean and dry
Do not open the battery
Do not top up with water
Be sure to read and comply
with the instructions for charging the battery on the following
pages
Do not turn the battery upside
down
If the battery is not disconnected, the onboard electronics (clock etc.) will drain the
battery. This can cause the battery to run flat. If this happens,
warranty claims will not be accepted.
During periods when the motorcycle is not being used, of more
than four weeks, disconnect the
battery from the motorcycle or
connect a trickle charger to the
battery.
BMW Motorrad has developed a trickle-charger specially designed for compatibility
with the electronics of your motorcycle. Using this charger, you
can keep the battery charged
during long periods when the
motorcycle is not being used
without having to disconnect the
battery from the motorcycle's
onboard systems. Additional information is available at your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Charging connected
battery
8
Charging the connected
battery directly at the battery terminals can damage the
motorcycle electronics.
To charge the battery via the
battery terminals, disconnect the
battery first.
129
If you switch on the ignition and the multifunction
display and indicator lights fail to
light up, the battery is completely flat. Attempting to charge a
completely flat battery via the onboard socket can cause damage
to the motorcycle's electronics.
Always charge a completely
drained battery directly at the
terminals of the disconnected
battery.
Charging the battery via
the onboard socket is only
possible with suitable chargers.
Unsuitable chargers can result in
Maintenance
Battery
z
8
Maintenance
130
z
damage to the motorcycle electronics.
Use BMW chargers with the
part numbers 71 60 7 688 864
(220 V) or, as applicable,
71 60 7 688 865 (110 V). If in
doubt, charge the disconnected
battery directly at the terminals.
Charge disconnected battery
via onboard socket.
The motorcycle's onboard
electronics know when the
battery is fully charged. The
onboard socket is switched off
when this happens.
Comply with operating instructions of charger.
If you are unable to
charge the battery via
the onboard socket, you may
be using a charger that is
not compatible with your
motorcycle's electronics. In this
case, please charge the battery
directly at the terminals of the
disconnected battery.
Removing battery
compartment cover
Charging disconnected
battery
If it is not standing firmly,
the motorcycle could topple
in the course of the operations
described below.
Make sure that the motorcycle is
steady on its stand.
Charge battery using a suitable
charger.
Comply with operating instructions of charger.
Once the battery is fully
charged, disconnect the
charger's terminal clips from
the battery terminals.
In the case of longer periods when the motorcycle is
not being used, the battery must
be recharged regularly. See the
instructions for caring for your
battery. Always fully recharge
the battery before returning it to
use.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Remove screws 1.
Take out the battery compartment lid toward rear and upward.
Installing battery
compartment cover
Removing battery
Removing battery compartment
cover ( 130)
Lift battery up and out, using
tilting movements if it is difficult
to move.
8
131
Switch off ignition.
Place battery in battery compartment with positive terminal
on left in driving direction.
Insert battery compartment
cover in mountings 2
Install screws 1.
z
An incorrect disconnection
sequence increase the risk
of short-circuiting.
Always observe the proper
sequence.
Remove negative cable 3 first.
Remove protective cap 2 from
positive terminal.
Then remove positive cable 1.
Unscrew screws 4 and pull retaining bracket toward rear.
Maintenance
Installing battery
Push retaining strap over battery and install screws 4.
An incorrect installation sequence increases the risk
of short-circuiting.
Always observe the proper sequence.
8
Maintenance
132
z
Never install the battery without
the protective cap.
First install positive battery cable 1.
Mount protective cap 2 on
positive terminal.
Then install negative battery
cable 3.
Switch on ignition.
If the motorcycle was disconnected from the battery for a longer time, the current
date must be entered in the instrument cluster to ensure the
proper operation of the service
display.
Consult a certified workshop,
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer, for setting of
the date.
Fully open throttle once or
twice.
The engine management system records the throttle-valve
position.
Installing battery compartment
cover ( 131)
Setting clock ( 49)
Care
Care
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Washing your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . 134
9
133
Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Protective wax coating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Storing motorcycle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Returning motorcycle to use . . . . . . . 136
Care
Cleaning sensitive motorcycle
parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
z
9
Care
134
z
Care products
BMW Motorrad recommends
that you use cleaning and care
products available at your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
BMW Care Products have been
materials tested, laboratory tested, and field tested and provide
optimum care and protection for
the materials used in your motorcycle.
The use of unsuitable
cleaning and care products
can damage motorcycle
components.
For cleaning, do not use any solvents such as nitro-thinners, cold
cleaning agents, fuel or similar,
and do not use cleaning agents
that contain alcohol.
Washing your
motorcycle
Brake early until the brakes are
dry or braked until dry.
BMW Motorrad recommends
that you use BMW Insect Remover to soften and wash off
insects and stubborn dirt from
painted parts before washing the
motorcycle.
To prevent stains, do not wash
the motorcycle immediately after
it has been exposed to bright
sunlight and do not wash it in the
sun.
Make sure that the motorcycle
is washed frequently, especially
during the winter months.
To remove road salt, clean the
motorcycle with cold water immediately after every trip.
Warm water intensifies the
effect of salt.
Only use cold water to remove
road salt.
After washing the motorcycle, after driving through
water or in the rain, braking can
be delayed due to damp brake
disks and brake pads.
The high pressure of steam
cleaners can damage seals,
the hydraulic brake system, the
electrical system and the seat.
Do not use a steam jet or highpressure cleaning equipment.
Cleaning sensitive
motorcycle parts
Plastics
Clean plastic parts with water
and BMW plastic care emulsion.
This includes in particular:
Windshields and wind deflectors
Headlight lens made of plastic
Covering glass of the instrument cluster
If plastic parts are cleaned
using unsuitable cleaning
agents, the surfaces can be damaged.
Do not use cleaning agents that
contain alcohol, solvents or abrasives to clean plastic parts.
'Fly sponges' or sponges with
hard surfaces can also lead to
scratches.
Soften stubborn dirt and
dead insects by covering
the affected areas with a wet
cloth.
Windshield
Clean off dirt and insects with a
soft sponge and plenty of water.
Fuel and chemical solvents
attack the windshield material; the windshield becomes
cloudy or dull.
Do not use cleaning agents.
Chrome
Especially in the case of road
salt, carefully clean chrome parts
with plenty of water and BMW
auto shampoo. Use chrome polish for additional treatment.
Radiator
Clean the radiator regularly to
prevent overheating of the engine due to inadequate cooling.
For example, use a garden hose
with low water pressure.
Cooling fins can be bent
easily.
When cleaning the radiator, ensure that the fins are not bent.
Rubber
Treat rubber components with
water or BMW rubber protection
coating agent.
Using silicone sprays for
the care of rubber seals can
cause damage.
Do not use silicon sprays or other care products that contain
silicon.
9
135
Paint care
Washing the motorcycle regularly
will help counteract the long-term
effects of substances that damage the paint, especially if your
motorcycle is ridden in areas
with high air pollution or natural
sources of dirt, e.g. tree resin or
pollen.
However, remove particularly aggressive materials immediately;
otherwise changes in the paint or
discoloration can occur. These
include spilled fuel, oil, grease,
brake fluid as well as bird droppings. BMW Car Polish or BMW
Paint Cleaner are recommended
for this.
Contamination of the paint finish
is particularly easy to see after
the motorcycle has been washed.
Remove this type of soiling with
Care
Black, unpainted parts
z
9
Care
136
z
cleaning naphtha or spirit on a
clean cloth or cotton ball. BMW
Motorrad recommends removing tar spots with BMW Tar Remover. Then add a protective
wax coating to the paint at these
locations.
Protective wax coating
To preserve the finish of your
motorcycle, BMW Motorrad recommends using BMW Car Wax
or agents that contain carnauba
or synthetic waxes.
A sure sign that the paint must
be protected, is the fact that water no longer pearls up on it.
Storing motorcycle
Clean motorcycle.
Remove battery.
Spray brake and clutch lever,
and main and side stand pivots
with a suitable lubricant.
Coat bare metal and chromeplated parts with an acid-free
grease (e.g. Vaseline).
Park motorcycle in a dry room
so that both wheels are unloaded.
Before putting the motorcycle into storage, have
the engine oil and the oil filter
element changed by a specialist workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Combine work for storing/returning to use with maintenance service or an inspection.
Returning motorcycle
to use
Remove the protective wax
coating.
Clean the motorcycle.
Install a charged battery.
Before starting: Observe
checklist.
Technical data
Technical data
Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Riding specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
10
137
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Electrical system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Technical data
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
z
10
Technical data
138
z
Troubleshooting chart
Engine does not start at all or is very difficult to start
Possible cause
Remedy
Emergency ON/OFF switch activated.
Emergency ON/OFF switch in operating position.
Side stand extended and gear engaged.
Retract side stand (
Gear engaged and clutch not operated
Place transmission in neutral or disengage clutch
( 80).
Clutch disengaged with ignition switched off.
Switch on ignition first, then disengage clutch.
No fuel in tank.
Refueling (
Battery not adequately charged.
Charging connected battery (
80).
86)
129)
Threaded fasteners
Value
Valid
139
Front brake caliper on wheel
carrier
M8 x 32 - 10.9
22 lb/ft (30 Nm)
Clamping screw on quick-release axle in wheel carrier
M8 x 30
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Quick-release axle in threaded
bush
M24 x 1.5
37 lb/ft (50 Nm)
Rear wheel
Value
Muffler on passenger footrest
M8 x 30
16 lb/ft (22 Nm)
Muffler on manifold
M8 x 60 - 10.9
26 lb/ft (35 Nm)
Rear wheel on wheel flange
M10 x 1.25 x 40
10
Tighten diagonally
44 lb/ft (60 Nm)
Valid
Technical data
Front wheel
z
10
140
Handlebars
Mounting of handlebar adjustment on lower handlebar bridge
Technical data
M8
z
Value
15 lb/ft (20 Nm)
Valid
Engine design
Transverse-mounted four-cylinder, four-stroke engine angled 55° toward front. DOHC control with
toothed chain drive, 4 valves actuated by trailing
valve levers, liquid cooling for cylinders and cylinder head. Integrated water pump, electronic fuel
injection, integrated six-speed cassette transmission and dry-sump lubrication.
Displacement
1157 cc (1157 cm3)
Cylinder bore
3.1 in (79 mm)
Piston stroke
2.3 in (59 mm)
Compression ratio
13:1
Rated output
152 hp (112 kW), at engine speed: 9500 min-1
With OE 79 kW power reduction:
Torque
With OE 79 kW power reduction:
107 hp (79 kW), at engine speed: 8500
min-1
96 lb/ft (130 Nm), at engine speed: 7750 min-1
82 lb/ft (111 Nm), at engine speed: 5000 min-1
Maximum engine speed
Max 10000 min-1
Idle speed
1050±50 min-1
10
141
Technical data
Engine
z
10
Technical data
142
z
Fuel
Recommended fuel quality
98 ROZ/RON, Super Plus unleaded
95 ROZ/RON, Super unleaded (fuel type can be
used with reduced performance and consumption)
Usable fuel quantity
6.3 gal (24 l)
Reserve fuel quantity
1.1 gal ( 4 l)
Engine oil
Total engine oil capacity
3.7 quarts (3.5 l), with filter change
0.5 quarts (0.5 l), Difference between Min and
Max
Lubricant
Castrol GPS 10W-40 (SAE 10W40; API SG; JASO MA)
Oil grades
Mineral engine oils of the API classification SF to
SH. BMW Motorrad does not recommend using
oil additives, as these can worsen clutch operation. Ask your BMW Motorrad retailer for engine
oils suitable for your motorcycle.
Permissible viscosity classes
SAE 10 W-40
-4 °F ( -20 °C), Operation at low temperatures
SAE 15 W-40
14 °F ( -10 °C)
Clutch
Clutch design
Multi-disk oil-bath clutch
10
143
Transmission design
Claw-shifted 6-speed cassette transmission integrated in engine housing
Transmission gear ratios
1.559
2.294
1.789
1.458
1.240
1.094
0.971
1.045
(92:59
(39:17
(34:19
(35:24
(31:25
(35:32
(33:34
(23:22
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
Primary gear ratio
1st gear
2nd gear
3rd gear
4th gear
5th gear
6th gear
Angle drive
Technical data
Transmission
z
10
Technical data
144
Rear-wheel drive
Type of final drive
Shaft drive with bevel gears
Type of rear suspension
BMW EVO Paralever, single-arm light-alloy cast
swinging arm with two joints and torque support
Gear ratio of final drive
2.82
Running gear
Type of front suspension
Double leading link
Spring travel, front
4.9 in (125 mm), On wheel
Type of rear suspension
Lever-system-coupled central spring strut with
coil pressure spring and single-tube gas-filled
shock absorber. Spring preload with stepless hydraulic adjustment; rebound-stage damping with
stepless adjustment
z
With OE Electronic Suspension Adjustment
(ESA):
Spring travel, rear
Lever-system-coupled central spring strut with
coil pressure spring and single-tube gas-filled
shock absorber. 3x spring base, tensile and compression stage each 3x adjustable
5.3 in (135 mm), On wheel
Type of front brake
Hydraulically operated twin disk brake with 4-piston fixed calipers and floating brake disks
Brake-pad material, front
Sintered metal
Type of rear brake
Hydraulic disk brake with 2-piston floating caliper
and fixed brake disk
Brake-pad material, rear
Organic
Wheels and tires
Tire combinations recommended at time of going
to press (As at: 09.05.2007)
Front: Bridgestone, BT 020 F UU Radial, 120/
70 ZR17 M/C (58W)
Rear: Bridgestone, BT 020 R UU Radial, 180/
55 ZR17 M/C (73W)
Front, Metzeler, Roadtec Z6 C, 120/70 ZR17 M/C
(58W)
Rear: Metzeler, Roadtec Z6 K, 180/55 ZR17 M/C
(73W)
Front wheel
Front wheel design
Cast aluminum, MT H2
Front-wheel rim size
3.50" x 17"
Front tire designation
120/70 ZR 17
10
145
Technical data
Brakes
z
10
146
Rear wheel
Rear wheel design
Cast aluminum, MT H2
Rear-wheel rim size
5.50" x 17"
Rear tire designation
180/55 ZR 17
Technical data
Tire inflation pressure
z
Tire pressure, front
36.3 psi (2.5 bar), Single rider, with cold tire
36.3 psi (2.5 bar), Driver with passenger and/or
load, with cold tire
Tire pressure, rear
42.1 psi (2.9 bar), Single rider, with cold tire
42.1 psi (2.9 bar), Driver with passenger and/or
load, with cold tire
Electrical rating of onboard socket
With OE (Additional) onboard socket:
Fuses
8 A, an onboard socket
8 A, all onboard sockets together
All circuits are electronically protected, so plugin fuses are no longer necessary. If an electronic
fuse trips and de-energizes a circuit, the circuit is
active as soon as the ignition is switched on after
the fault has been rectified.
Battery
Battery manufacturer and designation
GEL 19
Battery design
Gel battery
Battery voltage
12 V
Battery capacity
19 Ah
Technical data
Spark plugs, manufacturer and designation
NGK KR9CI
Electrode gap of spark plug
0.03 in (0.8 mm)
10
147
Technical data
Electrical system
z
10
148
Bulbs
Bulb for high-beam headlight
Bulb for low-beam headlight
Technical data
With OE Xenon light:
z
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
D2R / 35 W
Bulb for parking light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Bulb for taillight/brake light
P21W / 12 V / 21 W
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, front
H21W / 12 V / 21 W
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, rear
P21W / 12 V / 21 W
Frame
Frame design
Cast light allow - welded design with screwed-on
tubular steel rear frame
Location of type plate
On rear cross frame tube
Location of vehicle identification number
Front right side frame section
Dimensions
Motorcycle length
91.3 in (2318 mm)
Motorcycle width
38.7 in (982 mm), Across mirrors
Motorcycle height
56.6 in (1438 mm), At DIN unladen weight
With OE Low driver's seat:
149
32.3 in (820 mm), Without driver
31.5 in (800 mm), Without driver
Weights
Unladen weight
635 lbs (288 kg), DIN unladen weight, ready for
road, 90 % full tank of gas, without OE
Permissible gross weight
1146 lbs (520 kg)
Maximum payload
Max 525 lbs (Max 238 kg)
Technical data
Driver's seat height
10
z
10
Technical data
150
z
Riding specifications
Top speed
>124 mph (>200 km/h)
Service
Service
BMW Motorrad Service . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
BMW Motorrad Service Quality . . . . 152
11
151
BMW Motorrad Service
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Confirmation of maintenance
work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Confirmation of service . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Service
BMW Motorrad Service Card - Onthe-spot breakdown assistance . . . . 152
z
11
Service
152
z
BMW Motorrad Service
Advanced technology requires
specially adapted methods of
maintenance and repair.
If this maintenance and repair work is performed inexpertly, there is a danger of damage and associated safety risks.
BMW Motorrad recommends
having corresponding work on
your motorcycle carried out by a
specialized workshop, preferably
by an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
You can obtain information on
the contents of the BMW Services from your BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Have all maintenance and repair
work carried out confirmed in the
"Service" chapter in this manual.
Your authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer is supplied with all the
latest technical information and
therefore possesses the neces-
sary technical know-how. BMW
Motorrad recommends that you
refer any questions about your
motorcycle to your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
BMW Motorrad Service
Quality
BMW Motorrad means not only
quality workmanship and high
reliability, but also an outstanding
quality of service.
To ensure that your BMW is always in optimum condition, BMW
Motorrad recommends that you
adhere to the regular maintenance schedule for your motorcycle, preferably having the work
done by your authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer. For generous
treatment of claims submitted
after the warranty period has expired, evidence of regular maintenance is essential.
Certain signs of wear, moreover,
may otherwise not be noticed
until it is too late to correct them
at moderate cost. The workshop
personnel at BMW Motorrad retailers have thorough knowledge
of your motorcycle and can take
action before minor problems can
turn into major trouble. By having
the necessary repairs done properly and in good time, you save
time and money in the long run.
BMW Motorrad Service
Card - On-the-spot
breakdown assistance
With all new BMW motorcycles, the BMW Motorrad Service
Card protects you in the event
of a breakdown with an extensive range of services such as
breakdown assistance, motorcycle transportation etc. (differing
regulations are possible in individual countries). In the case of
a breakdown, contact the Mobile
Service of BMW Motorrad. Here
you will find our specialists ready
BMW Motorrad Service
Network
With its worldwide service network, BMW Motorrad can attend
to you and your motorcycle in
over 100 countries around the
globe. In Germany alone, there
are approximately 200 authorized
BMW Motorrad retailers ready to
assist you.
All information concerning the international dealership network
can be found in the brochure
"Service Contact Europe" or
"Service Contact Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Oceania".
Maintenance work
BMW Pre-Delivery Check
The BMW pre-delivery check is
carried out by your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer before it
turns over the motorcycle to you.
BMW Running-in Check
The BMW running-in check has
to be performed when the motorcycle has covered between
300 miles (500 km) and 750
miles (1,200 km).
BMW Service
BMW Service is carried out once
a year. The scope of the services performed may be dependent on the vehicle owner and
the mileage driven. Your BMW
Motorrad retailer confirms that
the service has been performed
and enters the date for the next
service.
For drivers who drive long distances annually, it may be necessary to come in for service before
the entered date. In this case a
corresponding maximum odometer reading will also be entered in
the confirmation of service. If this
odometer reading is reached before the next service date, service
must be performed sooner.
The service display in the multifunction display reminds you of
the next service date approx. one
month or 600 miles (1,000 km)
before the entered values.
11
153
Service
to help with both advice and action.
Important country-specific contact addresses and the relevant
after-sales service organization
phone numbers as well as information on Mobile Service and
the retail network can be found
in the "Service Kontakt/Service
Contact" brochures.
z
11
BMW Pre-Delivery
Check
BMW Running-in
Check
Conducted
Conducted
on
on
Service
154
Confirmation of maintenance work
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
z
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
BMW Service
BMW Service
Conducted
Conducted
Conducted
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
11
155
Service
BMW Service
z
11
Service
156
z
BMW Service
BMW Service
BMW Service
Conducted
Conducted
Conducted
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
BMW Service
BMW Service
Conducted
Conducted
Conducted
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
11
157
Service
BMW Service
z
11
Service
158
z
BMW Service
BMW Service
BMW Service
Conducted
Conducted
Conducted
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
Confirmation of service
The table is intended as proof of maintenance, warranty and repair work, the installed optional accessories and any special campaign (recall) work carried out.
Odometer
reading
159
Date
Service
Work carried out
11
z
11
Service
160
z
Work carried out
Odometer
reading
Date
B
Battery
Battery charging-current
warning indicator, 28
Battery compartment, 11
Charging connected
battery, 129
Charging disconnected
battery, 130
Installing, 131
Technical data, 147
Brake fluid
Check, 109
Checking front level, 13
Checking rear level, 15
Brake pads
Check, 107
Running in, 83
Brakes
Adjusting handbrake lever, 67
Technical data, 145
C
Care, 133
Case
Closing, 98
Mounting, 99
Opening, 98
Removing, 99
Checklist, 79
Clock
Adjusting, 18, 49
Clutch
Adjusting clutch lever, 67
Technical data, 143
Commissioning, 136
Confirmation of maintenance
work, 154
Coolant
Temperature display, 22
Cruise control, 16
Indicator light, 25
Operation, 63
Currentness of this manual, 7
D
Damping
Adjusting on rear wheel, 69
Dimensions
Technical data, 149
Driver's seat
Adjusting, 15
Heating, 17
12
161
Index
A
Abbreviations and symbols, 6
ABS
Self-diagnosis, 82
Warning indicators, 32
Accessories
General instructions, 95
Anti-theft alarm, 18
Warning indicators, 42
ASC
Self-diagnosis, 82
Switching off, 62
Switching on, 62
Warning indicators, 35
z
12
Index
162
z
E
Electrical system
Technical data, 147
Emergency ON/OFF switch, 17,
59
Engine
Engine-electronics warning
indicator, 27
Starting, 80
Technical data, 141
Engine oil
Check, 105
Engine oil-level warning
indicator, 32
Engine oil-pressure warning
indicator, 28
Fill location, 15
Oil dipstick, 15
Technical data, 142
Topping up, 105
Equipment, 7
ESA, 16, 70
Adjusting damping, 71
Adjusting spring preload, 71
Calling up settings, 71
EWS, 48
Warning indicator, 27
F
Frame
Technical data, 148
Front wheel stand
Mounting, 118
Fuel
Quantity indicator, 22
Refueling, 86
Reserve-quantity warning
indicator, 27
Technical data, 142
Fuses, 147
G
Gear indicator, 22
H
Handlebar fittings
General view, left, 16
General view, right, 17
Handlebars
Adjusting, 68
Hazard warning flashers, 16, 17
Switching off, 58
Switching on, 57
Headlight
Adjusting for RHD/LHD
traffic, 72
Headlight range, 73
High-beam headlight, 19
Low-beam headlight, 19
Side lights, 19
Headlight range, 13
Heated hand grips, 17, 59
Helmet holder, 15, 76
High-beam headlight, 16
Horn, 16
I
Ignition
Switching off, 47
Switching on, 47
Immobilizer, 48
Warning indicator, 27
Indicator lights, 18
J
Jump-starting, 128
K
Keys, 47
L
Lamps
Bulb-defect warning
indicator, 29, 30
General instructions, 120
Replacing brake light bulb, 124
Replacing front turn indicator
bulbs, 126
Replacing high-beam bulb, 120
Replacing low-beam bulb, 120
Replacing parking-light
bulbs, 123
Replacing rear turn-indicator
bulbs, 124
Replacing tail light bulb, 124
Technical data, 148
Lights
Headlight flasher, 56
High-beam headlight, 56
Low-beam headlight, 56
Parking light, 56
Parking lights, 55
Luggage
Correct loading, 97
M
Maintenance
General instructions, 104
Mirrors
Adjusting, 68
Motorcycle
Cleaning, 133
General view of left side, 11
General view of right side, 13
Returning to use, 136
Storing, 136
Switching off, 85
Multifunction display, 18
Adjusting dimming, 51
Overview, 22
O
Odometer and tripmeters
Resetting, 50
Selecting readings, 49
Onboard computer, 17
Ambient temperature, 52
Average consumption, 53
Average speed, 53
Oil level indicator, 54
Range, 52
Resetting average
consumption, 53
Resetting average speed, 53
Selecting readings, 51
Warning indicators, 30
Onboard socket, 11, 96
Onboard toolkit, 15
Service set, 104
Standard set, 104
Overview of warning
indicators, 26, 31, 34, 36, 39,
43
P
Pre-ride check, 81
12
163
Index
Instrument cluster
Lighting sensor, 18
Overview, 18
z
12
Index
164
z
R
Rear shock absorber system
Adjusting, 11
Rear suspension preload
Adjusting, 11
Rear-wheel drive
Technical data, 144
Refueling, 86
Fill location, 13
Reserve
Warning indicator, 27
Residual range, 50
Rider's Manual (US Model), 15
Running gear
Technical data, 144
Running in, 83
S
Safety instructions, 77
Seat, 15
Adjusting seat height, 62
Seat heating, 60
Seat lock, 11
Seats
Installing driver's seat, 75
Installing passenger seat, 75
Removing driver's seat, 74
Removing passenger seat, 73
Service, 152
Shown in display, 22
Service Card, 152
Side stand
For starting, 80
Spark plugs, 147
Speedometer, 18
Spring preload
Adjusting on rear wheel, 68
Starter, 17
Starting, 80
Steering lock
Locking, 48
Storage compartment, 13, 66
Storing, 136
Switching off, 85
T
Tachometer, 18
Technical data
Battery, 147
Brakes, 145
Bulbs, 148
Clutch, 143
Dimensions, 149
Electrical system, 147
Engine, 141
Engine oil, 142
Frame, 148
Fuel, 142
Rear-wheel drive, 144
Running gear, 144
Spark plugs, 147
Standards, 7
Transmission, 143
Weights, 149
Wheels and tires, 145
Tire Pressure Control TPC
Operation, 54
Status indicators, 54
Sticker on wheel rim, 112
Warning indicators, 37
V
Vehicle Identification Number, 13
W
Warning indicators, 25
ABS, 32
ASC, 35
Display, 25
DWA, 42
Onboard computer, 30
TPC, 37
Warning lamps, 18
Weights
Technical data, 149
Wheels
Installing front wheel, 114
Installing rear wheel, 117
Removing front wheel, 112
Removing rear wheel, 116
Technical data, 145
Windshield, 11
Adjusting, 16, 63
12
165
Index
Tires
Approved, 112
Checking air pressure, 72
Checking tread depth, 111
Running in, 83
Technical data, 145
Topcase
Closing, 100
Mounting, 101
Opening, 100
Removing, 101
Torques, 137
Transmission
For starting, 80
Technical data, 143
Troubleshooting chart, 138
Turn indicators
Left, 16
Right, 17
Switching off, 17, 57
Switching on left, 56
Switching on right, 57
z
Reporting
Safety Defects
166
If you believe that your
vehicle has a defect
which could cause a
crash or could cause
injury or death, you
should immediately
inform the National
Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA)
in addition to notifying
BMW of North America,
LLC.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may
open an investigation,
and if it finds that a
safety defect exists in a
group of vehicles, it may
order a recall and
remedy campaign.
However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems
between you, your
dealer, or BMW of
North America, LCC.
To contact NHTSA, you
may call the Vehicle
Safety Hotline toll-free at
1–888–327–4236
(TTY: 1–800–424–9153);
go to
http://www.safercar.gov;
or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA,
400 Seventh Street, SW.,
Washington, DC 20590.
You can also obtain other
information about motor
vehicle safety from
http://www.safercar.gov.
Details described or illustrated
in this booklet may differ from
the motorcycle's actual specification as purchased, the accessories fitted or the national-market specification. No claims will
be entertained as a result of such
discrepancies.
Dimensions, weights, fuel consumption and performance data
are quoted to the customary tolerances.
The right to modify designs,
equipment and accessories is
reserved.
Errors and omissions excepted.
© 2007 BMW Motorrad
Not to be reproduced either
wholly or in part without written
permission from BMW Motorrad,
After Sales.
Printed in Germany.
The most important data for a filling station stop can be found in the following chart.
Fuel
Recommended fuel quality
98 ROZ/RON, Super Plus unleaded
95 ROZ/RON, Super unleaded
(fuel type can be used with reduced performance and consumption)
Usable fuel quantity
6.3 gal (24 l)
Reserve fuel quantity
1.1 gal ( 4 l)
Tire inflation pressure
Tire pressure, front
36.3 psi (2.5 bar), Single rider,
with cold tire
36.3 psi (2.5 bar), Driver with passenger and/or load, with cold tire
Tire pressure, rear
42.1 psi (2.9 bar), Single rider,
with cold tire
42.1 psi (2.9 bar), Driver with passenger and/or load, with cold tire
BMW recommends
Order No.: 01 47 7 712 147
07.2007, 3rd Edition
*01477712147*
*01477712147*
*01477712147*