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Open protective cap.
Open fuel tank cap with igni-
tion key by turning it counter-
clockwise.Refuel with quality listed below
at most until lower edge of filler
neck is reached.
Recommended fuel qual-
98 ROZ/RON (Super Plus
95 ROZ/RON (Super unlead-
ed (fuel type can be used
with reduced performance
and consumption)) Usable fuel quantity
approx. 18 liters Reserve fuel quantity
≥ 3.2 quarts ( ≥3l)
Press fuel tank cap down firmly
Remove key and close protec-
for transportProtect all components along
which straps are routed against
scratching. For example, use
adhesive tape or soft cloths.
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The motorcycle can tip
away to the side and fall
Secure the motorcycle against
tipping away to the side.
Push motorcycle onto transport
surface, and do not place on
side stand or center stand. Components can be dam-
Do not pinch components, e.g.
brake lines or wiring harnesses.
Fasten straps at front on both
sides on handlebars.
Guide straps through leading
link and tension. Fasten straps at rear on both
sides on passenger footrests
Tension all straps evenly; mo-
torcycle should be compressed
as greatly as possible.
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Technology in detail
Technology in detail
Brake system with BMW Motorrad
Engine management with BMW Mo-
Tire Pressure Control TPC/
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Brake system with
BMW Motorrad Integral
Partially integral brakeYour motorcycle is equipped with
a partially integral brake configu-
ration. 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 distribu-
tion 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 consider-
ably more difficult by the inte-
gral function. The result may be
damage to the rear wheel brake
and the clutch.
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 regard-
less of the road surface condi-
What happens when
rough roads are
encountered?Bumpy or rough roads can briefly
lead to a loss of contact be-
tween the tires and the road
surface, until the transferrable
braking force is reduced to ze-
ro. If braking is carried out in this
situation, ABS must reduce the
brake pressure to ensure driv-
ing stability when restoring con-
tact 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 con-
ditions, the system adjusts the
optimum brake pressure.
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