2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure

Back to 2010 BMW Motorcycle Index Page

Click photos to enlarge.
They make great desktop images.

2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure

– 2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure

Wherever you are, get ready for it: whether taking a quick trip to the nearest mountains or setting off for a different continent to discover faraway new cultures. Range is not a problem with a tank capacity of 33 litres. Robustness? The G 1200 GS Adventure looks as if it had invented the term – and it certainly has defined it in the motorcycle world. This is partly due to the range of features which have become almost as legendary as the bike itself. On this machine you can take potholes with 20 mm more clearance than on the R 1200 GS. Perfect ergonomics, optimum gearing for every terrain. And a chassis which – whether fully loaded or not – will allow you to thrill your pillion passenger as well as surprise anyone ahead of you. Stone chip? Falls? Protectors! Ride on! The special equipment features off-road ESA and ASC continue to be unsurpassed. Unstoppable is their motto.

The bike’s unstoppable character is further enhanced with the new DOHC engine*, which first displayed its impressive performance in the legendary HP2 Sport. For the R 1200 GS Adventure, torque was given higher priority than output in line with practical considerations. And you can feel it. 120 Nm at the peak at 6000 rpm is one thing, but the consistently higher level of torque in the relevant range up to 5000 rpm can be fully experienced. The output has been increased to 81 kW (110 bhp) at 7750 rpm). The supreme riding pleasure is underscored by a powerful sound from the new exhaust system with exhaust flap which will everyone will love – so take a test ride now!

* DOHC = Double Overhead Camshaft, two overhead camshafts per cylinder

 

You are travelling on your motorcycle, often thousands of kilometres from home. Getting to know distant countries, continents and cultures. Whether asphalt, gravel or bumps – it is immaterial to you because your motorcycle takes you everywhere with complete comfort and reliability. Heat, cold, drought, wind and rain – it all quickens your heartbeat, because it lets you know you are on the road. If you see yourself in all this, this motorcycle is the right companion for you. Because the BMW R1200GS Adventure defines the standards for the ultimate indestructible adventure motorcycle. It is a perfect synthesis of agility, touring suitability and off-road capability – as standard!

 

Some journeys you can tell are going to be tough just by looking at the map. B­ut the reality is always going to be tougher. And that’s where the new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure comes into its own. However far you have to go, whatever the terrain, this is a motorcycle that will never let you down.

With superb suspension, brakes you can rely on, supreme rideability and an ­engine that now delivers more torque, power and responsiveness, the new R 1200 GS Adventure was made to explore new horizons.

The 2010 model year R 1200 GS features a new updated boxer engine which gives you more torque at lower revs, improved responses and better acceleration across the rev range. The two-cylinder DOHC (Double overhead camshaft) engine delivers 120 Nm at 6000 rpm, and output has been increased to 110hp at 7750 rpm.


The main features of the new BMW R 1200 GS and the new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure at a glance:

· New, even more dynamic drivetrain now with two overhead camshafts per cylinder and valves in radial arrangement.

· Increase in engine output by 5 per cent to 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,750 rpm and maximum torque to 120 Nm (88 lb-ft) at 6,000 rpm.

· Increase in maximum engine speed from 8,000 to 8,500 rpm with an even wider range of useful engine speed.

· Significantly better acceleration, torque and pulling power.

· Electronically controlled exhaust flap for even more muscular sound.

· Colour variants of the R 1200 GS: Alpine White non-metallic, Magma Red non-metallic, Ostra Grey matt metallic, Sapphire Black metallic.

· Colour variants of the R 1200 GS Adventure: Smoke Grey matt metallic, Brilliant Yellow metallic.

· Optional extras and accessories tailored to each model with BMW’s usual high level of quality.

· New additional headlight in LED technology for the R 1200 GS (accessory).

 

 

Features and Specifications

The main features of the new BMW R 1200 GS and the
new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure at a glance:


– New, even more dynamic drivetrain now with two overhead camshafts per
cylinder and valves in radial arrangement.
– Increase in engine output by 5 per cent to 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,750 rpm and
maximum torque to 120 Nm (88 lb-ft) at 6,000 rpm.
– Increase in maximum engine speed from 8,000 to 8,500 rpm with an even
wider range of useful engine speed.
– Signifi cantly better acceleration, torque and pulling power.
– Electronically controlled exhaust fl ap for even more muscular sound.
– Colour variants of the R 1200 GS: Alpine White non-metallic,
Magma Red non-metallic, Ostra Grey matt metallic, Sapphire Black metallic.
– Colour variants of the R 1200 GS Adventure: Smoke Grey matt metallic,
Brilliant Yellow metallic.
– Optional extras and accessories tailored to each model with BMW’s usual
high level of quality.
– New additional headlight in LED technology for the R 1200 GS (accessory).
New, even more powerful drivetrain with extra torque for even
greater driving dynamics both onroad and offroad.

Introducing the new BMW R 1200 GS and the new R 1200 GS Adventure,
BMW Motorrad is opening up yet another chapter in the story of highly
successful GS models which, for almost three decades, have been the epitome
of the large-capacity grand touring enduro.

Moving on from the former generation of the R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure,
which already offered supreme power and performance as well as a very
broad range of practical riding qualities for long tours combined with supreme
pleasure on winding country and mountain roads, BMW Motorrad is now
enhancing this standard, as impressive as it already is, to an even higher level.

In its construction principle and fundamental layout, the new fl at-twin power
unit is the same as the DOHC engine on the BMW HP2 Sport. But marking the
new generation, the engine has been carefully updated and optimised for the
R 1200 GS and the R 1200 GS Adventure, tailored to the specifi c requirements
of a grand touring enduro.

With the 1,170-cc Boxer engine on the former models already ensuring
supreme power under all conditions and in all situations, the new R 1200 GS
and R 1200 GS Adventure have even more to offer in virtually every respect:
Delivering maximum output of 110 hp, reaching top engine speed up by 500 to
8,500 rpm, and with an even broader range of engine speed, the new GS
models are even more dynamic, powerful and muscular in terms of both torque
and acceleration throughout the entire speed range, thus setting the standard
once again for the grand touring enduro also in terms of riding dynamics.
New DOHC cylinder heads for even more effi cient cylinder charge.
Designed and built from the start for higher engine speed, the new fl at-twin
power unit in the R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure, like the power unit
featured in the BMW HP2 Sport, comes with two overhead, chain-driven
camshafts (DOHC) per cylinder. The valves are operated by very light rocker
arms able to cope with even very high engine speeds through their low weight
alone. Radial arrangement of the four valves is ensured by the very compact
combustion chambers. Like on the former models, the fuel/air mixture is ignited
by two spark plugs (HP2 Sport: one spark plug), and the compression ratio of
12.0:1 is also the same as before.

Thanks to effi cient knock control, both models are able to run on premium
(plus) fuel with an octane rating of 95-98 RON (maximum output is measured
at 98 RON). Under certain conditions there may be a very small loss of torque
and a slight increase in fuel consumption as soon as knock control cuts in. On
long tours where the rider might be required to use inferior fuel, the engine may
also run on 91 RON regular fuel, using specifi c running data available as special
equipment free of charge straight from the factory.

Horizontal arrangement of the camshafts in the direction of travel gives the
new fl at-twin power unit two particular technical features: Each camshaft
controls one intake and exhaust valve and, due to the radial arrangement of
the valves, the cams come with a conical profi le. To increase both output and
torque, gas throughput has been increased throughout the entire speed range
by increasing valve plate diameter over the former models from 36 to 39 millimetres
(1.42–1.54″) on the intake side and 31 to 33 millimetres (1.22–1.30″) on
the exhaust side.

Intake and exhaust timing on the two camshafts has been optimised in particular
for supreme power at low and medium engine speeds and for even faster,
free-revving engine performance throughout the entire range. To increase the
free valve cross-section, valve lift is up by 10.54 mm (0.415″) on the intake and
9.26 mm (0.365″) on the exhaust side to 10.8 mm (0.425″) on both sides. Valve
clearance is compensated by light semi-hemispherical shims.

More power and extra torque throughout the entire speed range.

The existing ratio of bore and stroke of 101:73 millimetres (3.98 : 2.87″) remains
the same as before, as does the engine’s cubic capacity of 1,170 cc. Other
features likewise carried over from the former power unit are the crankshafts
and connecting rods as well as their mounts and bearings, while the two new
cast-aluminium pistons have been re-designed to match the change in combustion
chamber geometry.

Interacting with the upgraded intake system now featuring black instead of silver
throttle butterfl y manifolds as on the former models measuring 50 mm (1.97″)
instead of formerly 47 mm (1.85″) (HP2 Sport: 52 mm/2.05″) opening clearance
and with newly designed intake air funnels and an air fi lter element with higher
throughput, the engine now develops maximum output of 81 kW/110 PS
at 7,750 rpm and peak torque of 120 Nm/88 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm. An oil cooler
ensures stable thermal conditions even when riding to the extreme.

In all, the modifi cations to the drivetrain provide a signifi cantly more homogeneous
fl ow of power and torque throughout the entire speed range. In this process
of technical development, the engines now feature magnesium-coloured
cylinder head covers with two instead of formerly four fastening bolts and come
in new, even more dynamic design. A valve cover guard made of aluminium
or plastic as well as a chrome-plated aluminium cylinder head cover may be
retrofitted as special equipment.

Electronically controlled exhaust fl ap for even more muscular sound.
Moving on to the exhaust system, the two manifolds are the same as before in
their design, length and diameter, while a modifi ed interference pipe caters for
the change in vibration conditions in the exhaust system.

Featuring an exhaust fl ap controlled by an electric motor as well as opening
and closing cables, both the new BMW R 1200 GS and the new R 1200 GS
Adventure provide a particularly throaty boxer sound naturally in full compliance
with legal standards. And to reduce ram pressure and improve the sound of the
engine even further, the rear silencer remaining the same in design as on the
former models comes with a completely new interior structure.

Ideal transmission of power through six-speed gearbox and drive shaft.
Power is transmitted as before by the proven six-speed gearbox with larger
bearing diameters and a modifi ed distance between the individual shafts already
upgraded technically for the 2008 model year. In the process the gear ratios
were once again adjusted and the secondary transmission has been modifi ed
from i = 2.82 to i = 2.91.

In conjunction with the new, even more powerful engine, this once again
means signifi cantly more torque and pulling force throughout the entire range
of engine speed.

The new R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure also benefi t from optimised
shift kinematics with an optimised power/travel curve for precise gearshift and
clear feedback at all times.

The maintenance-free drive shaft to the rear wheel also remains unchanged,
relieving the rider of annoying and time-consuming maintenance requirements
particularly on long tours.

Proven running gear and high-performance brakes with Integral ABS.
Like their predecessors, the new R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure offer an
almost perfect synthesis of offroad and onroad riding qualities. As in the past,
the stiff and torsionally-resistant suspension, front wheel guidance with the
unique BMW Telelever, and the rear wheel incorporating the BMW Paralever
guarantee fi rst-class and absolutely safe riding qualities also with the new
engine offering even more power and torque.

In conjunction with optional BMW Motorrad Integral ABS, extremely powerful
brakes serve additionally to provide maximum safety even in critical situations.
Optimum environmental compatibility, fi nally, is ensured also on the new boxer
engine through the most advanced exhaust gas management with a fullycontrolled
three-way catalytic converter.

Enduro ESA as special equipment for optimum electronic adjustment
of the running gear for every purpose.

Designed and built for the specifi c requirements of a grand touring enduro, Enduro
ESA Electronic Suspension Adjustment available also on the latest version of
the R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure as an optional extra straight from the
factory allows adjustment of the running gear under all kinds of running conditions
and with virtually any load level, simply by pressing a button. An important feature
is that Enduro ESA offers both an onroad and offroad mode within which the
rider, choosing specifi c settings for the spring base and damping, is able to adjust
the suspension even more precisely to specifi c needs and requirements.

As usual, Enduro ESA meets the particular requirements made of a grand touring
enduro by additional electrohydraulic adjustment of the spring base on the front
spring strut. When riding offroad, this ensures a far smoother ride without the
wheel breaking through, and without the disadvantages otherwise experienced
onroad such as shorter negative spring travel or greater seat height.
Optimum ergonomics and even more practical features.

Made of a heat-treated aluminium tube, the high-quality and sophisticated
handlebar, interacting with two asymmetrically mounted clamps turning by
up to 180o, as on the HP2 Enduro Sports, may be fitted in two ergonomically
different positions. While the rear handlebar position for riding onroad and in
less demanding terrain ensures optimum ergonomics particularly for the shorter
rider, the front handlebar position offers advantages in particular when standing
up on the machine in rough terrain.

The hand protectors available as special equipment for the R 1200 GS are
fitted as standard straight from the factory on the R 1200 GS Adventure. In the
process of technically upgrading the successful R 1200 GS models, the instrument
cluster has received a new dial in new design. And last but not least, the
windshield now comes with larger hand-bolts with even better grip for adjusting
its position with greater ease.


Optional extras and accessories tailored to both the rider and the
machine.

As a genuine, fully-fl edged systems supplier, BMW Motorrad has developed a
wide range of optional extras and special equipment for further customisation of
the new R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure. One particularly important new
feature is the additional headlights in LED technology.

Optional extras come directly from the factory and are fitted during production
at the Berlin Plant, accessories and special equipment are fitted subsequently
by the BMW Motorcycle Dealer.

 

Optional Extras.
– Enduro ESA.
– BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (semi-integral, on-demand).
– RDC.
– ASC.
– Exhaust system chrome-plated.
– Heated handles.
– Hand protectors (Adventure: standard).
– Case holder (Adventure: case support for aluminium case).
– Cross-spoke wheels (Adventure: standard).
– On-board computer with oil level warning.
– Low rider’s seat (R 1200 GS).
– Lowered suspension (R 1200 GS).
– Anti-theft warning system with remote control.
– LED direction indicators.
– Offroad tyres (Adventure).
– Enduro transmission (short fi rst gear) (Adventure).
– Additional halogen headlight (Adventure).
– Power reduced to 98 hp.
– 91 RON.

Special Equipment.
Cases.
– Vario case (GS) / aluminium case (Adventure).
– Case holder (GS) / case support for aluminium case (Adventure).*
– Vario Topcase (GS) / Aluminium Topcase (Adventure).
– Topcase fastening elements replacing passenger seat (R 1200 GS).
– Topcase support.
– Inner bags for vario and aluminium case/Topcase.
– Back padding for vario and aluminium Topcase.
– Carrier handle for aluminium case.
– Watertight tank bag.
– Watertight tank bag, small (R 1200 GS).
– Softbag 2, large, 51 litres.
– Softbag 2, small, 19 litres.

Design.
– Cylinder head covers chrome-plated.
– Wheel cover, front, in carbon.
– Splashguard, rear, in carbon.
– HP Carbon cover for engine housing.
– Headlight protector (for offroad use only).
– Cap for Telelever and fork bridge.
– Additional LED headlight.
– Holder for additional headlight.
– LED direction indicators.*
Sound.
– Akrapoviæ sports muffl er.

Ergonomics and Comfort.
– Windshield, tinted.
– Wide enduro footrests (Adventure: standard).
– Adjustable footbrake lever (Adventure: standard).
– Handlebar cross reinforcement.
– Padding for handlebar cross reinforcement.
– Rider’s seat, low (820 mm/32.3″) in Black* or Grey (R 1200 GS).
– Rider’s seat, Grey (R 1200 GS).
– Additional power socket.
– Heated handles.*
Navigation and Communication.
– BMW Motorrad Navigator IV.
– Holder for BMW Motorrad Navigator.
– Navigator function bag.
Safety.
– Hand protectors (Adventure: standard).*
– Spoiler guards, large, for hand protectors.
– Aluminium cylinder head cover protection (Adventure: standard).
– Plastic cylinder head cover protection.
– Engine protection hoop (R 1200 GS).
– Enduro underfl oor protection, aluminium.
– Frame guard.
– Safety bolts for oil fi ller manifold.
– Anti-theft warning system with remote control.*

Maintenance and Technical Equipment.
– Reduction in power to 98 hp.*
– Paddock stand.
– On-board toolkit/service kit.
– LED light for on-board power socket, 410 millimetres/16.1″.

 

Standard Equipment:
Closed-Loop 3-Way Catalytic Converter
Adjustable Windshield
33 Litre Fuel Tank
Rider Information Display
Heated Grips
Stainless Steel Luggage Rack
Centre Stand
Hand Protectors

Available Equipment:
Anti-Theft Alarm System
Off Road Tires
Enduro Transmission
Luggage Brackets

Safety Package:
Tire Pressure Control
Automatic Stability Control
ABS Brakes

Equipment Package 1:
On Board Computer
Chromed Exhaust
Fog Light

Equipment Package 2:
Chromed Exhaust
Electronic Suspension Adjustment
On Board Computer
Fog Lights
Luggage Brackets


 

 

 

 

2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure – USA Specifications
USA MSRP: TBA USD

Engine

Type Air/oil-cooled flat twin (‘Boxer’) 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft

Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm

Capacity 1,170 cc

Rated output 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,750 rpm

Max. torque 120 Nm at 6,000 rpm

Compression ratio 12.0 : 1

Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin spark ignition

Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed over 200 km/h

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 4.6 l

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 6.1 l

Fuel type Unleaded super and premium, octane number 95-98 (RON)
(knock sensor; rated output at 98 RON); optional extra 91 (RON) available

Electrical system

Alternator three-phase alternator 720 W

Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated

Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth

Drive Shaft drive


Chassis / brakes

Frame Two-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load- bearing engine-gearbox unit

Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut, spring pre-load with 5-position mechanical adjustment

Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable

Suspension travel front / rear 210 mm / 220 mm

Wheelbase 1,510 mm

Castor 89 mm

Steering head angle 65.2°

Wheels Cross-spoke wheels

Rim, front 2.50 x 19″

Rim, rear 4.00 x 17″

Tyres, front 110/80 R 19

Tyres, rear 150/70 R 17

Brake, front Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers

Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper

ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), can be switched off

Dimensions / weights

Length 2,240 mm

Width (incl. mirrors) 990 mm

Height (excl. mirrors) 1,525 mm

Seat height, unladen weight 890 / 910 mm

Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,960 / 2,000 mm

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 256 kg

Dry weight 2) 223 kg

Permitted total weight 475 kg

Payload (with standard equipment) 219 kg

Usable tank volume 33 l

Reserve approx. 4.0 l

Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)


1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
2) Unladen weight without fluids


 


 

2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure – Canada Specifications
Canada MSRP: $17,400 CDN

ENGINE
Type Air/oil-cooled fl at twin (‘Boxer’) 4-stroke, one camshaft and four valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
Bore / stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
Rated output 77 kW (105 hp) at 7,500/rpm
Max. torque 115 Nm at 5,750/rpm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1

Mixture control / engine management
Electronic intake pipe injection/BMS-K digital engine management with overrun
fuel cut-off, twin spark ignition
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3

PERFORMANCE /FUEL CONSUMPTION
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h

Fuel consumption
per 100 km at constant 90 km/h
4.6 l
Fuel consumption
per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
6.1 l
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON), automatic knock control permits operation with minimum octane number 91 (RON).

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Alternator three-phase alternator 720 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free

POWER TRANSMISSION
Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive Shaft drive

CHASSIS / BRAKES
Frame Two-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load-bearing engine-gearbox unit
Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut, spring pre-load with 5-position mechanical adjustment
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring preload hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel, front / rear 210 mm / 220 mm
Wheelbase 1,510 mm
Castor 89 mm
Steering head angle 65.2°
Wheels Cross-spoke
Rim, front 2.50 x 19″
Rim, rear 4.00 x 17″
Tyre, front 110/80 R 19
Tyre, rear 150/70 R 17
Brake, front Twin disc, fl oating brake discs, 305 mm
diameter, four-piston fi xed calipers
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 265 mm, doublepiston floating caliper
ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad Integral
ABS (part-integral), can be switched off

DIMENSIONS / WEIGHTS
Seat height 910 / 890 mm
Inner leg curve 2,000 / 1,960 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 256 kg
Dry weight 2) 223 kg
Permitted total weight 475 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 216 kg
Usable tank volume 33.0 l
Reserve approx. 4.0 l
Length 2,240 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,525 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 950 mm

 

 

2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure – UK Specifications
UK MSRP: £TBC

Engine
Type Air/oil-cooled flat twin (‘Boxer’) 4-stroke, one camshaft and four valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 ccm
Rated output 77 kW (105 hp) at 7,500/rpm
Max. torque 115 Nm at 5,750/rpm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection/BMS-K digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin spark ignition
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 4.6 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 6.1 l
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON), automatic knock control permits operation with minimum octane number 91 (RON).
Electrical System
Alternator three-phase alternator 720 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive Shaft drive
Chassis / brakes
Frame Two-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load- bearing engine-gearbox unit
Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut, spring pre-load with 5-position mechanical adjustment
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring preload hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 210 mm / 220 mm
Wheelbase 1,510 mm
Castor 89 mm
Steering head angle 65.2°
Wheels Cross-spoke
Rim, Front 2.50 x 19″
Rim, rear 4.00 x 17″
Tyre, front 110/80 R 19
Tyre, rear 150/70 R 17
Brake, front Twin disc, floating brake discs, 305 mm diameter, four-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), can be switched off
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,240 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 990 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,525 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 910 / 890 mm
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 2,000 / 1,960 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 256 kg
Dry weight 223 kg
Permitted total weight 475 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 216 kg
Usable tank volume 33.0 l
Reserve approx. 4.0 l

About Michael Le Pard 1967 Articles
"Mr. Totalmotorcycle". Owner and Founder of Total Motorcycle. Supporting over Motorcyclists and Motorcycling for 19 great years. Total Motorcycle is my pride and joy and being able to reach out 300 million people has been incredible but I could not have done it without the support of my visitors, readers and members, thank you so much! You are making a difference to millions of riders worldwide. Thank you.