Rider's Manual
R 1200 RT
BMW Motorrad
The Ultimate
Riding Machine

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    Rider's Manual R 1200 RT BMW Motorrad The Ultimate Riding Machine...

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    Motorcycle data/dealership details Motorcycle data Dealership details Model Person to contact in Service department Vehicle identification number Ms/Mr Phone number Colour code Date of first registration Dealership address/phone number (com- Registration number pany stamp)

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    The right to modify designs, equipment and accessories is reserved. Errors and omissions excepted. © 2010 BMW Motorrad Not to be reproduced either wholly or in part without written permission from BMW Motorrad, After Sales. Printed in Germany.

  • Page 4: Fuel Recommendations

    2.2 bar, one-up, tyre cold 2.5 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, tyre cold Tyre pressure, rear 2.5 bar, one-up, tyre cold 2.9 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, tyre cold BMW recommends Order No.: 01 41 8 521 971 04.2010, 2nd edition...

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    We congratulate you on your choice of a motorcycle from We hope that you will enjoy rid- BMW and welcome you to the ing your BMW and that all your community of BMW riders. journeys will be pleasant and Familiarise yourself with your new safe.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents You can also consult the index at 3 Status indicators ..23 4 Operation ....47 the end of this Rider's Manual if Standard status indicat- Ignition switch and steering...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Clutch ..... . . 67 Brake system with BMW Front-wheel stand ..124 Brakes .

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Riding specifications ..157 11 Service ....159 BMW Motorrad service ..160 BMW Motorrad service quality ..... 160...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    General instructions Overview ......6 Abbreviations and symbols ..6 Equipment .

  • Page 10: Overview, Symbols

    BMW optional ex- overview of your motorcycle. All tras originally ordered. Indicates the end of an maintenance and repair work on item of information.

  • Page 11: Equipment, Technical Data, Currency

    Electronic Suspension If your BMW was supplied with Adjustment We hope you will appreciate that equipment not described in no claims can be entertained on Electronic Suspension this Rider's Manual, you will the basis of the data, illustrations Adjustment.

  • Page 13: General Views

    General views General view, left side ....11 General view, right side ... . . 13 Handlebar fitting, left .

  • Page 15: General View, Left Side

    General view, left side Headlight beam-throw ad- justment ( Brake-fluid reservoir, front 113) On-board socket (OE/OA) 100) Adjuster for damping char- acteristic, rear suspension adjustable shift lever Engine oil level indicator 109) Power socket ( 100) Vehicle Identification Num- ber (VIN) (on steering-head bearing)

  • Page 17: General View, Right Side

    General view, right side Seat lock ( with seat heating Control for rear-seat heat- ing (underneath rear seat) Tank rucksack adapter Fuel filler neck ( Clutch-fluid reservoir electrically adjustable wind- screen ( Storage compartment Engine-oil filler neck 110)

  • Page 18: Handlebar Fitting, Left

    Handlebar fitting, left Operation of the audio sys- tem (optional extra, see separate instructions for use) High-beam headlight and headlight flasher ( with cruise-control sys- Cruise control system con- trol ( Hazard warning flashers Windscreen control Operation of the flashing turn indicators ( Horn With Electronic Suspen-...

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    10 Control for the odometer with on-board com- puter Operating the on-board computer (...

  • Page 20: Handlebar Fitting, Right

    Handlebar fitting, right with heated handlebar grips Grip heating control with seat heating Front seat heating control Emergency off switch (kill switch) ( Starter button (...

  • Page 23: Underneath The Seat

    Underneath the seat Front-seat height adjust- ment ( Battery ( 134) Brake-fluid reservoir, rear 114) Rider's Manual Toolkit Helmet holder ( Payload table Table of tyre pressures Adjuster for spring preload, rear (...

  • Page 24: Instrument Panel

    Instrument panel Speedometer Telltale lights ( Multifunction display Rev. counter Anti-theft alarm telltale light (OE, see separate instruc- tions for use) Operation of the clock Adjust the dimmer 53). Control for the odometer Ambient-light brightness sensor (for adapting the brightness of the instru- ment lighting)

  • Page 25: Headlight

    Headlight High-beam headlight Side light Low-beam headlight...

  • Page 27: Status Indicators, Standard Status Indicat

    Status indicators Standard status indicators ..24 Anti-theft alarm warnings ... 43 Status indicators with on-board computer ......25 Status indicators with tyre pressure monitoring (RDC) .

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    Standard status Telltale lights Gear indicator indicators The gear engaged or for neut- ral appears on the display. Multifunction display If no gear is engaged, the 'neutral' telltale light also lights up. Engine temperature The column below the tem- perature symbol indicates the engine temperature.

  • Page 29: Board Computer, Status Indicators With

    If you want to have the date set serviced at a date in advance consult a specialist workshop, The tripmeter readings al- of the forecast due date. If the preferably an authorised BMW ternate with the odometer countdown distance to the odo- Motorrad dealer. reading.

  • Page 30: Heating, Trol

    Status indicators Status indicators with with tyre pressure grip heating monitoring (RDC) with heated handlebar grips with tyre pressure monitoring (RDC) Status indicator for heating stages ( Telltale light of cruise control Status indicator for heating stage ( with cruise-control system Tyre-pressure readout Status indicators with seat heating...

  • Page 31: Standard Warnings

    Standard warnings The possible warnings are listed on the next page. Mode of presentation Telltale light of cruise con- trol ( Warnings are indicated by 'Gen- eral' warning light 1 showing in combination with one of the warning symbols 2. The 'Gener- al' warning light shows red or yel- low, depending on the urgency of the warning.

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    Warnings, overview Warning light Status indicators Meaning EWS ! Lights up yellow appears on Electronic immobiliser active ( the display Lights up yellow Flashes Fuel down to reserve ( Lights up yellow Appears on the dis- Engine in emergency-operation mode play Flashes red Appears on the dis-...

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    Refuelling ( 87). placed, preferably by an au- mode. thorised BMW Motorrad dealer. You can continue to ride, but Engine in emergency- bear in mind that the usual en- Fuel down to reserve operation mode...

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    BMW Motorrad Top up the engine oil. the engine or the ABS. This can dealer. result in dangerous situations. Possible cause: If possible, do not continue your Insufficient engine oil The engine-oil pressure is insuffi- journey. pressure cient.

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    Possible cause: soon as possible; always carry a complete set of spare bulbs if possible. complete set of spare bulbs if Low-beam headlight, high-beam possible. headlight, side light or turn indic- Possible cause: ator bulb defective. Possible cause: Rear light or brake light bulb de- Replacing low-beam and high- fective.

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    Warnings issued by the on-board computer appear in panel 1. The possible warnings are listed on the next page.

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    Warnings, overview Warning light Status indicators Meaning Engine-oil level too low ( appears on the display. Appears on the dis- play Ambient-temperat- Ice warning ( ure reading flashes. Flashes...

  • Page 38: Abs Warnings

    Ride carefully and think well the oil sight glass reveals that the The detailed descriptions relating ahead. oil level is correct. to BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Seek the advice of a specialist start on page ( 92), and you workshop, preferably an author- will find an overview listing the ised BMW Motorrad dealer.

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    Warnings, overview Warning light Status indicators Meaning Flashes Self-diagnosis not completed ( Lights up ABS fault (...

  • Page 40: Asc Warnings

    ASC warning light 1. dealer. sensors to be tested. The detailed descriptions relating Pull away slowly. Bear in mind to BMW Motorrad ASC start on ASC warnings that the ABS function is not page ( 94), and you will find...

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    Warnings, overview Warning light Status indicators Meaning Quick-flashes ASC intervention ( Slow-flashes Self-diagnosis not completed ( Lights up ASC deactivated ( Lights up ASC fault (...

  • Page 42: Rdc Warnings

    ASC warning light shows. specialist workshop, preferably torque. The warning light flashes an authorised BMW Motorrad for longer than ASC intervention dealer. lasts. This affords the rider visual Possible cause:...

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    'General' warning light 1 shows yellow. If the tyre pres- The detailed descriptions relating sure registered by the sensor is to BMW Motorrad RDC start on outside the permissible tolerance page ( 96), and you will find range, the general warning light 1 an overview listing the possible flashes red.

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    Warnings, overview Warning light Status indicators Meaning Lights up yellow Appears on the dis- Tyre pressure close to limit of permitted play tolerance ( The critical pres- sure flashes. Flashes red Appears on the dis- Tyre pressure outside permitted toler- play ance ( The critical pres-...

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    Measured tyre pressure is out- damage by a specialist side permitted tolerance. workshop, preferably an Measured tyre pressure is close authorised BMW Motorrad Check the tyre for damage and to the limit of permitted toler- to ascertain whether the mo- dealer.

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    RDC specialist workshop, preferably toms. Under these circum- readings. Assume that a per- an authorised BMW Motorrad stances: manent fault has not occurred dealer. Have the fault rectified by a unless the 'General' warning...

  • Page 47: Anti-theft Alarm Warnings

    Pre-Ride Check and relate to tional. the capacity of the internal bat- Seek the advice of a specialist tery that supplies power to the workshop, preferably an author- anti-theft alarm. ised BMW Motorrad dealer. The possible warnings are listed on the next page.

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    Warnings, overview Warning light Status indicators Meaning Appears on the dis- Anti-theft alarm battery weak ( play Lights up yellow Appears on the dis- Anti-theft alarm battery flat ( play...

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    Seek the advice of a specialist how long the anti-theft alarm can workshop, preferably an author- remain operational if the motor- ised BMW Motorrad dealer. cycle's battery is disconnected. Seek the advice of a specialist workshop, preferably an author- ised BMW Motorrad dealer.

  • Page 51: Operation

    Operation Ignition switch and steering lock ..49 Seat height ......64 Electronic immobiliser EWS ..50 Windscreen .

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    Helmet holder ..... . 76...

  • Page 53: Lock

    Consult a specialist with Automatic Stability Control via the socket. workshop, preferably an author- (ASC) ised BMW Motorrad dealer. Locking handlebars ASC self-diagnosis is per- formed. ( If the motorcycle is on the side stand, the surface of...

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    You can obtain replacement/extra unit has recognised the key as keys only through an authorised "authorised" for your motorcycle. BMW Motorrad dealer. The keys are part of an integrated security A spare key attached to system, so the dealer is under an...

  • Page 55: Clock, Tripmeters

    Clock Press and hold down the but- ton until the minutes number 3 Setting clock flashes. Attempting to set the clock Repeatedly press the button while riding the motorcycle until the minutes number is can lead to accidents. correct. Set the clock only when the mo- Hold down the button until the torcycle is stationary.

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    Trip II Tripmeter 2 ( RANGE Residual range ( , once fuel level is down to reserve) with tyre pressure monitoring (RDC) Tyre pressures ( with on-board computer The following values can be dis- Press and hold down button 1 played in panel 3: until the tripmeter reading is reset.

  • Page 57: Multifunction Display

    The calculated range is an approximate value. Con- sequently, BMW Motorrad re- commends that you should not try to use the full residual range before refuelling. Multifunction display Adjust the dimmer The residual-range readout 1 in- Press button 1. Attempting to adjust the...

  • Page 58: On-board Computer, Tyre Pressure Monitoring

    On-board computer Ambient temperature with on-board computer Select the readings Switch on the ignition. The following values can be dis- played in panel 2: When the motorcycle is at a standstill the heat of the engine °C Ambient temperature ( can falsify ambient-temperature Range ( reading 1.

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    Resetting average speed move. Switch on the ignition. The calculated range is only Select average speed. an approximate reading. Consequently, BMW Motorrad recommends that you should not try to use the full range before refuelling. Average speed The description of the residual-...

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    Average consumption Oil level Press and hold down button 1 until the average-consumption Average consumption 1 is cal- Oil-level indicator 1 gives you reading is reset. culated by dividing the distance an indication of the engine oil covered since the last reset by level.

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    The oil-level sensor might appear on the display. be defective if the "Check oil level" message appears even though the oil level in the oil sight glass is correct. In this case, consult your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.

  • Page 62: Lights, Turn Indicators

    Lights High-beam headlight Side light The side lights switch on auto- matically when the ignition is switched on. The side lights place a strain on the battery. Do not switch the ignition on for longer than absolutely Immediately after switching off necessary.

  • Page 63: Hazard Warning Flashers

    Hazard warning The turn indicators are can- celled automatically after flashers you have ridden for approxim- Operating hazard warning ately 10 seconds, or covered a flashers distance of about 200 m. Switch on the ignition. The hazard warning flash- ers place a strain on the battery.

  • Page 64: Grip Heating

    Emergency off switch gine speeds. If the charge level is low, grip heating is switched (kill switch) off to ensure the battery's start- ing capability. Engine switched off Normal operating position (run) Emergency off switch (kill switch) Grip heating Repeatedly press button 1 until the desired heating stage ap- with heated handlebar grips Operating the kill switch...

  • Page 65: Seat Heating

    length of time to pass without making further changes. Seat heating with seat heating Front-seat heating Start the engine. Seat heating can be activ- The handlebar grips have two- Repeatedly press button 1 until ated only when the engine stage heating. Stage two is for the desired heating stage ap- is running.

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    soon as the seat is warm. The switch back to stage one as soon heating stage you have selected as the seat is warm. is indicated by the symbol in the 2 Switch centred: Heating off. multifunction display 2. 3 Switch pushed back: 50 % 50 % heating power heating power.

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    Activating ASC function 100 % heating power Automatic Stability Control ASC with Automatic Stability Control (ASC) Deactivating ASC function Press and hold down button 1 Switch on the ignition. until the ASC warning light Press and hold down button 1 You have the option of de- changes status.

  • Page 68: Seat Height, Windscreen, Cruise-control System

    You also have the option of switching the ignition off and then on again. An ASC fault has occurred if the ASC warning light shows when the motorcycle accelerates to a speed in ex- cess of 5 km/h after the ignition was switched off and then on again.

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    Switching on cruise Cruise control can be used Push button 2 forward and in the speed range from hold it in this position. control 50 km/h to 180 km/h. The motorcycle accelerates steplessly. Telltale light for cruise con- The current speed is main- trol shows.

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    Telltale light for cruise-control Telltale light for cruise con- goes out. trol shows. Resuming former cruising Switch off cruise control speed Push button 2 back and hold it in this position. The motorcycle decelerates steplessly. The current speed is main- Slide switch 1 to the left.

  • Page 71: Stowage Compartment, Clutch, Brakes

    Stowage compartment Attempting to adjust the The adjusting screw is easi- clutch lever while riding the er to turn if you push the Opening stowage motorcycle can lead to accidents. clutch lever forward. compartment Do not attempt to adjust the Brakes clutch lever unless the motor- cycle is at a standstill.

  • Page 72: Shift Mechanism, Mirrors, Spring Preload

    Mirrors Shift mechanism Adjust the mirrors Adjusting shift lever Turn adjusting screw 1 clockwise to increase the span between the brake lever and Slacken screw 1. Pivot the mirror to the correct the handlebar grip. position by pressing gently at Turn peg 2 to the desired pos- Turn adjusting screw 1 the edge.

  • Page 73: Damping

    accordingly when the motorcycle If you want to increase spring Basic setting of spring is lightly loaded. preload, turn the knob in the preload, rear direction indicated by the HIGH Adjusting spring preload arrow. Turn the knob as far as it for rear wheel If you want to reduce spring will go in the LOW direction,...

  • Page 74: Justment Esa

    Adjusting damping for Basic setting of rear-sus- rear wheel pension damping charac- Make sure the ground is level teristic and firm and place the motor- Turn the adjusting screw as cycle on its stand. far as it will go in the direc- tion indicated by the H arrow and then turn it back three quarters of a turn in the dir-...

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    load status must be set and the desired riding mode selected. Three load statuses can be set, with any of the three riding modes available for each one. The detailed description of the ESA II Electronic Suspension Adjustment system is on page 97).

  • Page 76: Tyres

    Tyres ther changes. The ESA setting The display field starts at the then automatically disappears current status and cycles through Checking tyre pressure from the display. the following sequence: Incorrect tyre pressures im- Set the load status One-up pair the motorcycle's hand- ling characteristics and increase Starting engine the rate of tyre wear.

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    Have the headlight set accord- to suit the weight carried by the ingly by a specialist workshop, motorcycle. preferably an authorised BMW 2.5 bar (one-up, tyre cold) Consult a specialist work- Motorrad dealer. 2.9 bar (two-up and/or with...

  • Page 78: Front And Rear Seats

    Headlight beam-throw adjustment Turn the knob as far as it Turn the key to unlatch seat will go in the UP direction: lock 1 and hold it in this pos- Neutral position. ition while pressing down the Headlight beam-throw ad- rear part of the rear seat.

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    Install the front seat with seat heating with seat heating with seat heating Disengage the latch and dis- Disengage the latch and dis- connect plug 2. connect plug 3. Connect plug 3. Remove the rear seat and Remove the front seat and place it, upholstered side down, place it, upholstered side down, on a clean surface.

  • Page 80: Helmet Holder

    that the seat is correctly loc- with seat heating The rear seat engages with an ated. audible click. Helmet holder Securing helmet to motorcycle Remove the rear seat ( 74). Connect plug 2. If you install the seat in the low position, check that the seat's rubber buffers 5 are in the bot- tom positions in mounts 6.

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    The helmet catch can scratch the panelling. Make sure the lock is out of the way when you hook the helmet into position. Pass the steel cable through the helmet and the holder and position cable and helmet as shown here. Install the rear seat ( 76).

  • Page 83: Riding

    Riding Safety instructions ....80 Checklist ......82 Starting .

  • Page 84: Safety Instructions

    When riding over Ensure that the case volumes the year. Your authorised BMW kerbs and similar obstacles, bear on the left and right are equal. Motorrad dealer will be glad to...

  • Page 85

    with topcase Insufficient tyre pressure Do not run the fuel tank dry. Poor tyre tread Do not attempt to start or run Note the maximum permissible the engine with a spark-plug payload and the speed limit for Etc. cap disconnected. riding with topcase fitted, as Risk of poisoning Stop the engine immediately if...

  • Page 86: Checklist, Starting

    Tampering Tyre-tread depth and tyre til after you have switched on the pressures ignition, as otherwise the engine Tampering with motor- will refuse to start. Cases correctly installed and cycle settings (e.g. elec- luggage secured tronic engine management unit, Starting engine throttle valves, clutch) can cause At regular intervals: Switch on the ignition.

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    The start attempt is auto- play. ABS self-diagnosis matically interrupted if bat- Phase 2 BMW Motorrad Integral ABS per- tery voltage is too low. Recharge General warning light shows forms self-diagnosis to ensure its the battery before you start the yellow.

  • Page 88: Running In

    Automatic Stability Control the motorcycle pulls away from (ASC) ASC self-diagnosis rest. completed BMW Motorrad ASC performs ABS warning light flashes. self-diagnosis to ensure its op- The ASC warning light goes erability. Self-diagnosis is per- out. formed automatically when you...

  • Page 89: Brakes

    Brake pads engine rpm for prolonged peri- Avoid extreme angles of heel. ods. New brake pads have to bed Brakes Try to do most of your rid- down before they can achieve ing during this initial period on their optimum friction levels. You How can stopping twisting, fairly hilly roads.

  • Page 90: Parking Your Motorcycle

    as rapidly as possible and with Wet and dirty brakes Think ahead and brake in good the rider's full force exerted on time until full braking efficiency is Wetness and dirt on the brake the brake levers; under these cir- restored.

  • Page 91: Refuelling

    If the camber of the roadway Extend the centre stand and lift permits, turn the handlebars all the motorcycle onto the stand. the way to the left. Refuelling On a gradient, the motorcycle should always face uphill; se- Fuel is highly flammable. A lect 1st gear.

  • Page 92: Transportation

    onto the road surface. This could Remove the key and close the Recommended fuel cause a fall. protective cap. grade Do not overfill the fuel tank. Secure the motorcycle Premium plus unleaded Leaded fuel will destroy the for transportation 98 ROZ/RON catalytic converter.

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    Push the motorcycle onto the transportation flat and hold it in position: do not place it on the side stand or centre stand. At the rear, secure the straps to the rear footrests on both sides and tighten the straps. Tighten all the straps uniformly;...

  • Page 95: Engineering Details, Brake System With Bmw

    Integral ABS ......92 Electronic engine management with BMW Motorrad ASC ....94 Tyre pressure monitoring RDC ..96 Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA II .

  • Page 96: Motorrad Integral Abs

    ABS has to reduce braking force distance. While the brakes are slowing the to ensure that directional sta- motorcycle, the BMW Motorrad If the rider increases braking bility is maintained when the Integral ABS adapts braking-force pressure to the extent that brak-...

  • Page 97

    What feedback does the tain circumstances it is possible Within the limits imposed by rider receive from the that the BMW Motorrad Integ- physics, the BMW Motorrad In- BMW Motorrad Integral ral ABS will be unable to prevent tegral ABS ensures directional...

  • Page 98

    Motorrad ASC of maintenance. iary stand, engine idling or with In order to ensure that the BMW with Automatic Stability Control a gear engaged. Motorrad Integral ABS is always (ASC)

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    BMW Do not take risks that would neg- The BMW Motorrad ASC can Motorrad ASC? ate the additional safety offered shut down automatically under BMW Motorrad ASC is designed by this system.

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    30 km/ a corresponding loss of stability. Tyre pressure close to limit of h. The display shows The BMW Motorrad ASC is un- permitted tolerance. each tyre until the tyre-pressure able to control a situation of this...

  • Page 101: Justment Esa Ii

    Temperature the pressures shown by the Electronic Suspension multifunction display. compensation Adjustment ESA II Tyre pressure is a temperature- Pressure adaptation With Electronic Suspension sensitive variable: pressure in- Adjustment (ESA II) Compare the RDC readings creases as tyre temperature rises on the multifunction display and decreases as tyre temper- Suspension adjustments...

  • Page 102

    rate to increase. The maximum The combination of spring mount, suspension and spring spring rate is achieved when the sleeve completely encloses the rate ensure that the suspension plastic element and rests on the geometry is always perfectly adjusted. steel spring. By the same token, the spring rate decreases when The static normal position is the sleeve allows the plastic...

  • Page 103: Accessories

    Accessories General instructions ....100 Power sockets ..... 100 Case .

  • Page 104: General Instructions, Power Sockets

    BMW motorcycles Power sockets are shut down proved by BMW for this purpose. without constituting a safety haz- automatically under the following Genuine BMW parts and ac- ard. Country-specific official au-...

  • Page 105: Case

    Case remains operational if the igni- Lever 2 pops up. tion is subsequently switched off. Pull the release lever all the Opening cases The power sockets are switched way up. off approximately 15 after the ig- The lid of the case opens. nition is switched off, in order to Closing cases prevent overloading of the on-...

  • Page 106

    Remove the cases The case is released and can be removed. Installing cases Pull the case handle up as far as it will go. Push release lever 2 down until it engages. Turn the key to the RELEASE Turn the key in the case lock position in the case lock.

  • Page 107: Topcase

    Opening topcase Pull the release lever all the way up. The lid of the topcase opens. Close the topcase Push case handle 3 down until it engages. Turn the key to the OPEN pos- Turn the key in the case lock ition in the topcase lock.

  • Page 108

    Removing topcase Lift the topcase at the rear and remove it from the luggage carrier. Installing topcase Pull the handle up as far as it will go. Push release lever 2 down until it engages. Turn the key to the RELEASE Turn the key in the topcase position in the topcase lock.

  • Page 109

    Push handle 3 down until it engages. Turn the key in the topcase lock to the LOCK position and remove the key from the lock.

  • Page 111: Maintenance

    Maintenance General instructions ....108 Toolkit ......108 Engine oil .

  • Page 112: Toolkit, General Instructions

    BMW Motorrad dealer. el ( 132). Some of the work calls for spe- cial tools and a thorough know- ledge of motorcycle technology. If you are in doubt consult a spe- cialist workshop, preferably your authorised BMW Motorrad deal-...

  • Page 113: Engine Oil

    Check the oil level in oil-level Switch off the engine when it is indicator 1. BMW Motorrad has assembled at operating temperature. a tools service set that is ideal Make sure the ground is level for carrying out extended service and firm and place the motor- work (e.g.

  • Page 114: Brake System

    Have the oil level corrected A fully functional brake system is by a specialist workshop, a basic requirement for the road preferably an authorised BMW safety of your motorcycle. Motorrad dealer. Wipe the area around the filler Do not ride the motorcycle if you neck clean.

  • Page 115: Brake Pads

    Have the brakes checked by a front their thickness. Viewing direc- specialist workshop, preferably tion: Between wheel and front an authorised BMW Motorrad 1.0 mm (Friction pad only, suspension toward the brake dealer. without backing plate. The calipers.

  • Page 116

    Have the brake pads replaced by a specialist workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Visually inspect the brake pads Brake-pad wear limit, Motorrad dealer. to ascertain their thickness. rear...

  • Page 117: Brake Fluid

    Have the brake pads replaced to penetrate the brake system. by a specialist workshop, This significantly reduces braking preferably an authorised BMW efficiency. Motorrad dealer. Check the brake-fluid level at Shaft 1 with three marker rings 2 Brake-pad wear regular intervals.

  • Page 118

    Remove the front seat ( 75). If the brake fluid level drops be- low the permitted level: Have the defect rectified as quickly as possible by a spe- cialist workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.

  • Page 119: Clutch

    Have the clutch checked by a Brake fluid level, rear rear reservoir 1. specialist workshop, preferably Wear of the brake pads an authorised BMW Motorrad DOT4 brake fluid causes the brake fluid level dealer. in the reservoir to sink. Do not permit the brake fluid...

  • Page 120: Rims, Tyres

    Tyres have wear indicators quickly as possible by a spe- integrated into the main cialist workshop, preferably tread grooves. The tyre is worn an authorised BMW Motorrad out when the tyre tread has worn dealer. down to the level of the marks. Tyres...

  • Page 121: Wheels

    In particular, the diameter and the Tyre recommendation width of a motorcycle's wheels RDC label are programmed into the control For each size of tyre BMW with tyre pressure monitoring unit and are fundamental to all Motorrad tests and classifies (RDC) calculations.

  • Page 122

    RDC sensor. When changing the tyre, take care not to damage the RDC sensor. Be sure to draw the attention of the authorised BMW Remove screws 1 on left and Motorrad dealer or specialist right. workshop to the fact that the...

  • Page 123

    Do not remove the grease from workshop, preferably an author- Carefully pull the brake calipers the quick-release axle. ised BMW Motorrad dealer. back and out until clear of the Roll the front wheel forward brake discs. Slip the spacing bushing into...

  • Page 124

    rows on the tyre or the wheel Quick-release axle clamp rim. screws Roll the front wheel into posi- 20 Nm tion between the forks, noting the ABS sensor on the left- Remove the front-wheel stand. hand side. Ease the brake calipers on to the brake discs.

  • Page 125

    Remove the adhesive tape from the wheel rim. Braking efficiency is im- paired if the brake pads are not correctly bedded against the discs. Before riding off, always check that the brakes bite as soon as the brake lever is pulled or the brake pedal depressed.

  • Page 126

    Always have the security of the fasteners checked by a specialist workshop, preferably an author- ised BMW Motorrad dealer. Seat the rear wheel on the Remove screw 2 for the brack- Remove studs 3 from the rear rear-wheel adapter.

  • Page 127

    too small, the rear wheel can RT mark 4 on the clamp is in Rear wheel to wheel car- overheat. line with mark 5. rier The gap between the rear wheel and the silencer must be at least Tightening sequence: tight- 20 mm.

  • Page 128: Front-wheel Stand

    Use locating pins 3 to set the stand before lifting the front front-wheel stand to the de- wheel with the BMW Motorrad sired height. front-wheel stand. Centre the front-wheel stand Make sure the ground is level...

  • Page 129: Bulbs

    Bulbs The bulb is pressurised and can cause injury if dam- General instructions aged. A warning appears in the multi- Wear protective goggles and function display if a bulb is de- gloves when changing bulbs. fective. If the brake or rear light The types of bulb fitted to fails, the symbol is accompan- your motorcycle are listed...

  • Page 130

    Bulbs for the low-beam headlight H7 / 12 V / 55 W Bulb for high-beam headlight H7 / 12 V / 55 W Remove cover 1 for the high- Release spring clip 4 at left beam headlight or covers 2 for and right and swing it up.

  • Page 131

    Engage spring clip 4 in the Install cover 1 for the high- Remove the side-light bulb catch on left and right. beam headlight or cover 2 for through opening 1. the low-beam headlight. Replacing parking-light bulb Remove the flashing turn indic- ator with fairing panel ( 132).

  • Page 132

    Bulb for parking light W5W / 12 V / 5 W Remove bulb 3 from the bulb Insert the bulb holder into the holder. headlight housing and turn lever 2 clockwise to latch it in Replace the defective bulb. position. Do not touch the glass of Installing flashing turn indicator new bulbs with your fingers.

  • Page 133

    motorcycle is stable and firmly supported. Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand. Switch off the ignition. If applicable, remove the cases. Turn bulb holders 2 for the Press bulb 4 into its socket indicator bulbs or bulb hold- and turn it counter-clockwise to ers 3 for the brake-light/rear-...

  • Page 134

    Replacing front turn Bulb for tail light/brake indicator bulb light Remove the flashing turn indic- P21W / 12 V / 21 W ator with fairing panel ( 132). Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, rear PY21W / 12 V / 21 W Engage the bulb housing at position 5.

  • Page 135

    Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, front PY21W / 12 V / 21 W Press bulb 2 into its socket Insert bulb holder 1 into the and turn it counter-clockwise to bulb housing and turn the bulb remove. holder clockwise to latch it in position.

  • Page 136: Body Panels

    Body panels Removing flashing turn indicator with fairing panel Guide tool from toolkit parallel Work the flashing turn indicator to edge 1 of the speaker grille and the fairing panel forward to and through aperture 2. remove. Press the mirror down and out. Remove screw 3 inside the Disconnect plug 4.

  • Page 137: Jump Starting

    Jump starting Installing flashing turn indicator with fairing The wires leading to the panel power socket do not have a load-capacity rating adequate for jump-starting the engine. Ex- cessively high current can lead to a cable fire or damage to the vehicle electronics.

  • Page 138: Battery

    fully insulated crocodile clips at end to the positive terminal of Reinstall the protective cap on both ends. the donor battery. the battery positive terminal. Then connect one end of the Do not use proprietary Jump-starting with a donor- black jump lead to the negative start-assist sprays or oth- battery voltage higher than terminal of the donor battery,...

  • Page 139

    Always disconnect the battery If the motorcycle is to be out of from the on-board circuits be- Use BMW chargers with the use for more than four weeks, fore recharging it with a charger part numbers 71 60 7 688 864...

  • Page 140

    The motorcycle's on-board charger's terminal clips from electronics know when the the battery terminals. battery is fully charged. The The battery has to be re- on-board socket is switched off charged at regular intervals when this happens. in the course of a lengthy period of disuse.

  • Page 141

    If you want to have the date set consult a specialist workshop, Engage the retainer at the bot- preferably an authorised BMW tom, push it over the battery Motorrad dealer. and install screw 2. Installation in the wrong Install the front seat ( 75).

  • Page 143

    Care Care products ..... 140 Washing motorcycle ....140 Cleaning easily damaged compon- ents .

  • Page 144: Care Products, Washing Motorcycle, Components

    Do not use cleaning agents that BMW Motorrad recommends pads have dried out. contain alcohol, solvents or ab- that you use BMW insect re- rasives to clean plastic parts. mover to soften and wash off insects and stubborn dirt on...

  • Page 145: Paint Care

    Do not use cleaning agents. Using silicone sprays for We recommend BMW vehicle the care of rubber seals can polish or BMW paint cleaner for Chrome cause damage. this purpose. Use plenty of water and BMW...

  • Page 146: Protective Wax Coating, Laying Up Motorcycle

    It is time to rewax the paint- BMW Motorrad dealer. Com- work when water "puddles" on bine work for laying up/restoring the surface, instead of forming to use with a BMW service or beads. inspection. Laying up motorcycle Restoring motorcycle Clean the motorcycle.

  • Page 147: Technical Data

    Technical data Troubleshooting chart ... . . 144 Riding specifications ....157 Threaded fasteners ....145 Engine .

  • Page 148: Troubleshooting Chart

    Troubleshooting chart Engine does not start at all or is difficult to start. Possible cause Remedy Emergency off switch (kill switch) Kill switch in operating position Side stand Retract the side stand. ( Gear engaged and clutch not disengaged Select neutral or pull clutch lever ( Clutch pulled before ignition was switched on Switch on the ignition, then pull the clutch lever No fuel in tank...

  • Page 149: Threaded Fasteners

    Threaded fasteners Front wheel Value Valid Brake caliper to slider tube M8 x 32 - 10.9 30 Nm Quick-release axle clamp screws M8 x 40 20 Nm Quick-release axle in axle holder M24 x 1.5 50 Nm Rear wheel Value Valid Clamp to silencer and manifold M8 x 40 - 10.9...

  • Page 150

    Shift lever Value Valid Selector lever to selector shaft M6 x 25 8 Nm...

  • Page 151: Engine

    Engine Engine design Four-stroke opposed twin, air-cooled with oil- cooled exhaust ports, installed longitudinally, two overhead camshafts and four radially positioned valves per cylinder, electronic engine manage- ment. Displacement 1170 cm Cylinder bore 101 mm Piston stroke 73 mm Compression ratio 12.0 : 1 Nominal output 81 kW, - at engine speed: 7750 min...

  • Page 152: Fuel

    Fuel Recommended fuel grade Premium plus unleaded 98 ROZ/RON 91 AKI alternative fuel grade Premium unleaded (slight power- and consumption-related restrictions) 95 ROZ/RON 89 AKI Usable fuel capacity approx. 25 l Reserve fuel approx. 4 l BMW recommends BP fuels...

  • Page 153

    Engine oil Engine oil, capacity max 4.0 l, with filter change of products recommended by BMW Motorrad and generally admissible viscosity classes Castrol GPS SAE 10W-40, API SG / JASO MA ~-20 °C SAE 5W-40, API SF / ACEA A2, or better ~-20 °C...

  • Page 154: Transmission, Clutch

    Clutch Clutch type Single-plate dry clutch Transmission Gearbox type Helical 6-speed gearbox with integral reaction damper, claw-action shift by sliding sleeves Gearbox transmission ratios 1.737 (19:33 teeth), Primary transmission ratio 2.375 (38:16 teeth), 1st gear 1.696 (39:23 teeth), 2nd gear 1.296 (35:27 teeth), 3rd gear 1.065 (33:31 teeth), 4th gear 0.939 (31:33 teeth), 5th gear...

  • Page 155: Rear-wheel Drive, Running Gear

    2.620 (34:13 teeth) Running gear Front wheel Type of front suspension BMW Telelever, with anti-dive top fork bridge, leading link pivot-mounted on engine and tele- scopic forks, central spring strut supported by leading link and front frame Spring strut, front, type...

  • Page 156

    Rear wheel Type of rear suspension Cast-aluminium single swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever Type of rear suspension Central spring strut with coil spring and single- tube gas-filled shock absorber, steplessly ad- justable rebound-stage damping and hydraulically adjustable spring preload...

  • Page 157: Wheels And Tyres, Brakes

    Brake-pad material, rear Sintered metal Wheels and tyres Recommended tyre sets You can obtain an up-to-date list of approved tyres from your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer or on the Internet at "www.bmw-motorrad.com". Front wheel Front wheel, type Cast aluminium, MT H2 Front wheel rim size 3.50"...

  • Page 158: Electrics

    Tyre pressures Tyre pressure, front 2.2 bar, one-up, tyre cold 2.5 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, tyre cold Tyre pressure, rear 2.5 bar, one-up, tyre cold 2.9 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, tyre cold Electrics Electrical rating of on-board socket max 10 A, all sockets electronic fuse Electronic fuses protect all the circuits.

  • Page 159: Frame

    Lighting Bulb for high-beam headlight H7 / 12 V / 55 W Bulbs for the low-beam headlight H7 / 12 V / 55 W Bulb for parking light W5W / 12 V / 5 W Bulb for tail light/brake light P21W / 12 V / 21 W Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, front PY21W / 12 V / 21 W...

  • Page 160: Dimensions

    Dimensions Length of motorcycle 2230 mm Height of motorcycle 1430 mm, To top of windscreen when lowered, at DIN unladen weight with lowered suspension 1410 mm, To top of windscreen when lowered, at DIN unladen weight Width of motorcycle 905 mm, with mirrors Front-seat height 820...840 mm, At unladen weight with low front seat...

  • Page 161: Weights, Riding Specifications

    Weights Unladen weight 259 kg, DIN unladen weight, ready for road 90 % load of fuel, without optional extras Permissible gross weight 495 kg Maximum payload 236 kg Riding specifications Top speed >200 km/h...

  • Page 163: Service

    Service BMW Motorrad service ... . 160 BMW Motorrad service quality ..160 BMW Motorrad mobility services - roadside assistance ....160 BMW Motorrad service network .

  • Page 164: Bmw Motorrad Service, Quality, Ance

    To ensure that your BMW is al- BMW Motorrad mobility ably an authorised BMW Motor- ways in optimum condition, BMW rad dealer.

  • Page 165: Network, Maintenance Work

    BMW Service place to look after you and your service is approaching, on the The BMW Service is carried out motorcycle in more than 100 basis of the programmed values. once a year; the extent of servi- countries.

  • Page 166: Ance Work

    Confirmation of maintenance work BMW Pre-delivery BMW Running-in Check Check Completed Completed Odometer reading Next service at the latest or, if logged beforehand, Odometer reading Stamp, signature Stamp, signature...

  • Page 167

    BMW Service BMW Service BMW Service Completed Completed Completed Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading Next service Next service Next service at the latest at the latest at the latest or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand,...

  • Page 168

    BMW Service BMW Service BMW Service Completed Completed Completed Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading Next service Next service Next service at the latest at the latest at the latest or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand,...

  • Page 169

    BMW Service BMW Service BMW Service Completed Completed Completed Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading Next service Next service Next service at the latest at the latest at the latest or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand,...

  • Page 170

    BMW Service BMW Service BMW Service Completed Completed Completed Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading Next service Next service Next service at the latest at the latest at the latest or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand,...

  • Page 171: Confirmation Of Service

    Confirmation of service The table is intended as a record of maintenance and repair work, the installation of optional accessories and, if appropriate, special campaign (recall) work. Item Odometer Date reading...

  • Page 172

    Item Odometer Date reading...

  • Page 173

    Engineering details, 92 bulb, 125 Warning, battery charge Self-diagnosis, 83 Replacing low-beam headlight current, 30 Warnings, 34 bulb, 125 BMW Motorrad service, 160 Accessories Replacing parking-light Brake fluid General instructions, 100 Reservoir, front, 11 bulb, 127 Anti-theft alarm Reservoir, rear, 19...

  • Page 174

    Clutch Engine Front-wheel stand Adjusting clutch lever, 67 Installing, 124 Control, 16 Checking fluid level, 115 Fuel Starting, 82 Filler neck, 13 Fluid reservoir, 13 Technical data, 147 Fill-level indicator, 24 Technical data, 150 Temperature gauge, 24 Refuelling, 87 Confirmation of maintenance Warning, engine electronics, 29 Technical data, 148 work, 162...

  • Page 175

    Immobiliser, 50 Lowered suspension Handlebar fittings Warning, 29 Restrictions, 80 General view, left side, 14 Instrument cluster General view, right side, 16 Ambient-light brightness Maintenance Hazard warning flashers sensor, 20 General instructions, 108 Control, 14 Overview, 20 Maintenance intervals, 161 Operation, 59 Mirrors Headlight...

  • Page 176

    Oil level, 56 Status indicators Safety instructions See also warnings, 24 Operation, 54 Brakes, 85 Standard status indicators, 24 Range, 55 General, 80 Warnings, 27 Status indicators, 25 Seat With on-board computer, 25 Warnings, 31 Adjusting seat height, 19, 64 With RDC, 26 Installation, 74 Steering lock, 49...

  • Page 177

    Weights, 157 Tyre pressure monitoring RDC Weights Adhesive label for rim, 117 Payload table, 19 Wheels and tyres, 153 Operation, 57 Technical data, 157 Telltale lights, 20 Status indicators, 26 Wheels Overview, 24 Change of size, 117 Warnings, 38 Toolkit Contents, 108 Checking rims, 116 Tyres...

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