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  • Model/name: R 1200 RT (2008)
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BMW Motorrad
The Ultimate Riding
Machine
Rider's Manual (US Model)
R 1200 RT
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Motorcycle/Retailer Data
Motorcycle data
Model
Vehicle Identification Number
Color number
First registration
Registration number
Retailer Data
Contact in Service
Ms./Mr.
Phone number
Retailer's address/phone number (compa-
ny stamp)
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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 con-
cerning your motorcycle, your au-
thorized BMW Motorrad retailer
is always happy to provide advice
and assistance.
We wish you many miles of safe
and enjoyable riding
BMW Motorrad.
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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 ....... 21
Standard displays . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Displays with onboard com-
puterOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Displays with radioOE . . . . . . . . 24
Displays with Tire Pressure
Control TPC/RDCOE . . . . . . . . . 24
Displays with seat
heaterOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Indicator light of cruise-con-
trol systemOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Standard warning indica-
tors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Warning indicators of on-
board computerOE . . . . . . . . . . . 29
ABS warning indicators . . . . . . 32
ASC warning indica-
torsOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
TPC/RDC warning indica-
torsOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Anti-theft alarm warning indi-
catorsOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
4 Operation ................ 45
Ignition switch and steering
lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Electronic immobilizer
EWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Odometer and tripmeters . . . . 49
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . 51
Onboard computerOE . . . . . . . . 51
Tire Pressure Control TPC/
RDCOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . 57
Emergency ON/OFF
switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Automatic Stability Control
ASCOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Heated hand gripsOE . . . . . . . . . 60
Seat heatingOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Seat height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Cruise controlOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Storage compartment . . . . . . . . 66
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Electronic suspension adjust-
ment ESAOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
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Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Front and rear seats. . . . . . . . . . 73
Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
5 Riding .................... 77
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Lowered suspensionOE . . . . . . 82
Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Parking your motorcycle . . . . . 85
Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Securing motorcycle for
transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
6 Technology in detail ... 91
Brake system with BMW Mo-
torrad Integral ABS . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Engine management with
BMW Motorrad ASCOE . . . . . . 94
Tire Pressure Control TPC/
RDCOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
7 Accessories ............. 97
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . 98
Onboard socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
TopcaseOA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
8 Maintenance ........... 105
General instructions . . . . . . . . 106
Onboard toolkit. . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Brake fluid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Front wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . 120
Lamps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
9 Care ..................... 135
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Washing your motorcy-
cle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Cleaning sensitive motorcy-
cle parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Protective wax coating . . . . . 138
Storing motorcycle . . . . . . . . . 138
Returning motorcycle to
use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
10 Technical data ....... 139
Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . 140
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . 141
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Electrical system . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
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Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Riding specifications . . . . . . . 153
11 Service ................ 155
Reporting safety defects . . . 156
BMW Motorrad Service . . . . 157
BMW Motorrad Service
Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
BMW Motorrad Service
Card - On-the-spot break-
down assistance . . . . . . . . . . . 157
BMW Motorrad Service
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Maintenance work. . . . . . . . . . 158
Confirmation of mainte-
nance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Confirmation of service . . . . . 164
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General instructions
General instructions
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Currentness of this manual . . . . . . . . . . . 7
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z
General
instructions
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Overview
Chapter 2 of this Rider's Manu-
al will provide you with an initial
overview of your motorcycle. All
maintenance and repair work car-
ried 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 Manu-
al; it is an important part of the
motorcycle.
Abbreviations and
symbols
Indicates warnings that you
must comply with for rea-
sons of your safety and the safe-
ty of others, and to protect your
motorcycle against damage.
Special information on op-
erating and inspecting your
motorcycle as well as mainte-
nance and adjustment proce-
dures.
Indicates the end of an
item of information.
Instruction.
Result of an activity.
Reference to a page with
more detailed informa-
tion.
Indicates the end of ac-
cessory or equipment-
dependent information.
Tightening torque.
Technical data.
OE Optional equipment
The motorcycles are as-
sembled complete with
all the BMW optional ex-
tras originally ordered.
OA Optional accessories
BMW optional acces-
sories can be purchased
and installed at your au-
thorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
EWS Electronic immobilizer.
DWA Anti-theft alarm.
ABS Anti-Lock Brake System.
ASC Automatic Stability Con-
trol.
ESA Electronic Suspension
Adjustment
Electronic suspension
adjustment.
1
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z
General
instructions
Page: 8
RDC Tire Pressure Control
(TPC).
Equipment
When you ordered your BMW
motorcycle, you chose various
items of custom equipment. This
Rider's Manual describes optional
equipment (OE) offered by BMW
and selected optional accessories
(OA). This explains why the man-
ual may also contain descriptions
of equipment which you have not
ordered. Please note, too, that
your motorcycle might not be ex-
actly as illustrated in this manual
on account of country-specific
differences.
If your BMW is equipped with
options or accessories not de-
scribed in this Rider's Manual,
then this equipment is described
in a separate operating manual.
Technical data
All dimensions, weights and out-
puts in the Rider's Manual refer
to the Deutsche Institut für Nor-
mung e. V. (DIN) and comply with
its tolerance regulations. Ver-
sions for individual countries may
differ.
Currentness of this
manual
The high safety and quality stan-
dards of BMW motorcycles are
maintained by constant devel-
opment work on designs, equip-
ment and accessories. Because
of this, your motorcycle may dif-
fer 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.
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z
General
instructions
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1
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z
General
instructions
Page: 10
Overviews
Overviews
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
2
9
z
Overviews
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General view, left side
1 Headlight range adjustment
(below instrument cluster)
( 72)
2 Brake-fluid reservoir, front
( 111)
3 Radio operating unit (OE)
(see radio operating manual)
4 Onboard socket ( 98)
5 Additional onboard socket
(OE) ( 98)
6 Adjustment of rear damping
( 68)
7 Engine oil level indicator
( 107)
8 Engine oil fill location
( 108)
2
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z
Overviews
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General view, right side
1 Seat lock ( 73)
2 Passenger seat heater
(under passenger seat)OE
( 61)
3 Tank rucksack mount
4 Fuel filler opening ( 86)
5 Clutch fluid reservoir
6 Windshield ( 62)
7 Storage compartment
( 66)
with radio with CD
driveOE
Radio compartment ( 66)
2
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z
Overviews
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Underneath seat
1 Driver's seat height adjust-
ment ( 62)
2 Battery ( 131)
3 Brake-fluid reservoir, rear
( 112)
4 Adjuster for spring preload,
rear ( 67)
5 Onboard toolkit
6 Type plate
7 Helmet holder ( 76)
8 Tire inflation pressure table
9 Payload table
2
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z
Overviews
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Left handlebar fitting
1 Cruise-control systemOE
( 63)
2 Operating ESAOE ( 69)
3 Radio operating unit (OE)
4 Operating ASCOE ( 59)
5 Windshield adjustment
( 62)
6 Horn
7 Flashing turn indicators,
left ( 56), Hazard warn-
ing flashers ( 57)
8 High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher ( 56)
2
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z
Overviews
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Handlebar fitting, right
1 Operation of onboard com-
puterOE ( 51)
2 Emergency ON/OFF switch
( 59)
3 Starter button ( 80)
4 Heated hand gripsOE
( 60)
5 Flashing turn indicators,
right ( 57), Hazard warn-
ing flashers ( 57)
6 Turn indicators off ( 57),
Hazard warning flashers off
( 58)
7 Driver's seat heaterOE
( 61)
2
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z
Overviews
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Instrument cluster
1 Speedometer
2 Indicator lights ( 22)
3 Multifunction display
( 22)
4 Tachometer
5 Anti-theft alarm indicator
light (OE) (see anti-theft
alarm operating instructions)
6 Operating clock ( 49)
Adjusting dimming ( 51)
7 Operating odometer
( 49)
8 Ambient brightness sensor
(for brightness adjustment
of instrument lighting)
2
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z
Overviews
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Headlight
1 High-beam headlight
2 Low-beam headlight
3 Parking lights
2
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z
Overviews
Page: 22
Status indicators
Status indicators
Standard displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Displays with onboard comput-
erOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Displays with radioOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Displays with Tire Pressure Control
TPC/RDCOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Displays with seat heaterOE . . . . . . . . . . 24
Indicator light of cruise-control sys-
temOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Standard warning indicators . . . . . . . . . 25
Warning indicators of onboard com-
puterOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
ABS warning indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
ASC warning indicatorsOE . . . . . . . . . . . 35
TPC/RDC warning indicatorsOE . . . . . . 37
Anti-theft alarm warning
indicatorsOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
3
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z
Status
indicators
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Standard displays
Multifunction display
1 Fuel capacity ( 22)
2 Gear indicator ( 22)
3 Engine temperature ( 22)
4 Clock ( 49)
5 Odometer
6 Trip meter ( 49)
Indicator lights
1 Flashing turn indicators, left
2 High-beam headlight
3 Idling
4 Flashing turn indicators,
right
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.
Gear indicator
The gear engaged or N
for neutral appears on the
display.
If no gear is engaged, the
'neutral' indicator light also
lights up.
Engine temperature
The vertical bar under the
temperature symbol shows
the engine temperature level.
Service display
If the time remaining until the
next service lies within a month,
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z
Status
indicators
Page: 24
the service date is briefly dis-
played following the pre-ride
check. The month and year are
shown with the SERVICE let-
tering; in this example the display
means "March 2007".
If the motorcycle is driven long
distances annually, it is possible
that earlier service is required. If
the odometer reading for the ear-
lier service lies within 600 miles
(1000 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 ad-
dition to the date or mileage dis-
play. The Service lettering is dis-
played continuously.
If the service display already
more than one month be-
fore the service date, or if the
Service lettering does not stop
after the service date is exceed-
ed, 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
computerOE
1 Onboard computer display
areaOE ( 51)
2 The tripmeters are shown
alternately with the odome-
ter.
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z
Status
indicators
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Displays with radioOE
1 Area for displays of audio
system (see radio operating
instructions)
Displays with Tire
Pressure Control TPC/
RDCOE
1 Display of tire inflation pres-
suresOE ( 55)
with onboard computerOE
The lettering "RDC"
changes to "BC".
The tire inflation pressures
are shown temperature-
compensated (see the chapter
"Technology in Detail").
Displays with seat
heaterOE
1 Display of activated heating
levelsOE ( 61)
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z
Status
indicators
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Indicator light of cruise-
control systemOE
1 Indicator light of cruise-con-
trol systemOE ( 63)
Standard warning
indicators
Display
Warnings are indicated with the
general warning light 1 in com-
bination with one of the warning
symbols 2. The 'General' warn-
ing light shows red or yellow, de-
pending on the urgency of the
warning.
If several warnings are active,
all corresponding warning lights
and warning symbols are dis-
played. The general warning light
is shown in accordance with the
most urgent warning.
The possible warnings are listed
on the next page. 3
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z
Status
indicators
Page: 27
Overview of warning indicators
Indicator lights Displays Meaning
Lights up yellow EWS ! appears on
the display
Electronic immobilizer is active ( 27)
Lights up yellow Flashes Fuel down to reserve ( 27)
Lights up yellow Is indicated Engine in emergency-operation mode
( 27)
Flashes red Is indicated Engine oil pressure insufficient ( 28)
Lights up red Is indicated Battery charge current insufficient
( 28)
Lights up yellow Is indicated Rear bulb defective ( 28)
Is indicated Front bulb defective ( 29)
Lights up yellow Is indicated Bulbs defective ( 29)
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z
Status
indicators
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Electronic immobilizer is
active
General warning light shows
yellow.
EWS ! appears on the display.
Possible cause:
The key being used is not autho-
rized for starting, or communica-
tion between the key and engine
electronics is disrupted.
Remove other motorcycle keys
from the ignition key ring.
Use the reserve key.
Have the defective key re-
placed, preferably by an autho-
rized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Fuel down to reserve
General warning light shows
yellow.
Fuel reserve symbol flash-
es.
A fuel shortage can lead to
misfiring and to the engine
dying unexpectedly. Misfiring can
damage the catalytic converter,
and the engine dying unexpected
can lead to accidents.
Do not drive until the fuel tank is
completely empty.
Possible cause:
At the most, the fuel tank still
contains the reserve fuel quantity.
Reserve fuel quantity
≥1.1 gal (≥4 l)
Refueling ( 86)
Engine in emergency-
operation mode
General warning light shows
yellow.
Engine symbol appears on
the display.
The engine is in the emer-
gency operating mode. On-
ly reduced engine performance
may be available, which can lead
to danger driving situations, es-
pecially during passing maneu-
vers.
Adapt your driving style to
the possibly reduced engine
performance.
Possible cause:
The engine control unit has di-
agnosed a fault. In exceptional
cases, the engine stops and can
no longer be started. Otherwise,
the engine runs in the emergen-
cy operating mode.
Continued driving is possible,
however the accustomed en-
gine performance may not be
available.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a spe-
cialized workshop, preferably
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z
Status
indicators
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an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Engine oil pressure
insufficient
General warning light flash-
es red.
Oil-can symbol appears on
the display.
The oil pressure in the lubricating
oil circuit is too low. Stop imme-
diately and switch off engine.
The warning on insufficient
engine oil pressure is no
substitute for the function of
an oil-level indicator. The cor-
rect engine oil level can only be
checked at the oil sight glass.
Possible cause:
The engine oil level is too low.
Checking engine oil level
( 107)
If oil level is too low:
Top up engine oil.
Possible cause:
The engine oil pressure is insuffi-
cient.
Driving with insufficient en-
gine oil pressure can result
in engine damage.
Do not continue driving.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a spe-
cialized 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 leads
to the failure of various mo-
torcycle systems, e.g. lighting,
engine or ABS. This can result in
dangerous driving situations.
If possible, do not continue
driving.
Possible cause:
Alternator or alternator belt de-
fective
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a spe-
cialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Rear bulb defective
General warning light shows
yellow.
Lamp symbol with arrow
pointing to the rear is dis-
played.
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
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z
Status
indicators
Page: 30
complete set of spare bulbs if
possible.
Possible cause:
Tail light or brake light bulb de-
fective.
Replacing rear brake, tail light
or rear turn indicator bulbs
( 128)
Front bulb defective
Lamp symbol with arrow
pointing to the front is dis-
played.
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.
Possible cause:
Low-beam headlight, high-beam
headlight, parking light or turn
signal bulb defective.
Replacing high-beam bulb
( 122)
Replacing left low-beam bulb
( 122)
Replacing right low-beam bulb
( 123)
Replacing parking light bulb
( 125)
Replacing front turn indicator
bulb ( 129)
Bulbs defective
General warning light shows
yellow.
Lamp symbol with two ar-
rows 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.
Possible cause:
A combination of several bulb
defects is present.
See the fault descriptions
above.
Warning indicators of
onboard computerOE
Display
Warnings of the onboard com-
puter are shown in area 1.
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The possible warnings are listed
on the next page.
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Overview of warning indicators
Indicator lights Displays Meaning
Oil appears on
the display
Engine oil level too low ( 32)
Is indicated
Ambient tempera-
ture display flashes
Ice warning ( 32)
Flashes
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Engine oil level too low
Oil appears on the display.
Oil level symbol appears on
the display.
Possible cause:
The electronic oil level sensor
has detected a low engine oil
level. Check the engine oil level
on the oil level indicator the next
time you stop for refueling:
Checking engine oil level
( 107)
If oil level is too low:
Topping up engine oil ( 108)
Possible cause:
If "Check oil level" appears in
the display, although a correct oil
level has been read off at the oil
sight glass, the oil level sensor
may be defective.
Contact a specialized work-
shop, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Ice warning
The ambient temperature display
flashes.
Ice crystal symbol flashes.
Possible cause:
The ambient temperature mea-
sured 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 warning
indicators
Display
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 ( 92); an
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is provided on the following page. 3
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Overview of warning indicators
Indicator lights Displays Meaning
Flashes Self-diagnosis not completed ( 35)
Lights up ABS error ( 35)
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Self-diagnosis not
completed
ABS warning light flashes.
Possible cause:
The ABS function is not avail-
able, because the self-diagno-
sis has not been completed. To
check the wheel sensors, the
motorcycle must be driven a few
yards.
Ride off slowly. It must be not-
ed that the ABS function is not
available until the self-diagnosis
has been completed.
ABS error
ABS warning light lights up.
Possible cause:
The ABS control unit has detect-
ed 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-
tions which can lead to an ABS
error ( 93).
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a spe-
cialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
ASC warning
indicatorsOE
Display
ASC warnings are indicated by
the ASC warning light 1.
Additional information on the
BMW Motorrad ASC is provided
from page ( 94); an overview
of the possible warnings is pro-
vided on the following page.
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Overview of warning indicators
Indicator lights Displays Meaning
Flashes rapidly ASC intervention ( 37)
Flashes slowly Self-diagnosis not completed ( 37)
Lights up ASC deactivated ( 37)
Lights up ASC error ( 37)
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ASC intervention
ASC warning light flashes
rapidly.
The ASC has detected insta-
bility at the rear wheel and has
reduced the torque. The warn-
ing light flashes longer than the
duration of the ASC intervention.
As a result, the driver is provided
with optical feedback on the reg-
ulation carried out even after the
critical driving situation.
Self-diagnosis not
completed
ASC warning light flashes
slowly.
Possible cause:
The self-diagnosis was not com-
pleted; the ASC function is not
available. So that the ASC self-
diagnosis can be completed, the
engine must be running and the
motorcycle must be moved once
at a speed of at least 3 mph
(5 km/h).
Ride off slowly. It must be not-
ed that the ASC function is not
available until the self-diagnosis
has been completed.
ASC deactivated
ASC warning light lights up.
Possible cause:
The ASC system has been deac-
tivated by the driver.
with Automatic Stability Control
(ASC)OE
Activating ASC function ( 60)
ASC error
ASC warning light lights up.
Possible cause:
The ASC control unit has detect-
ed an error. The ASC function is
not available.
Continue driving is possible. It
must be noted that the ASC
function is not available. Ob-
serve additional information on
situations which can lead to an
ASC error ( 95).
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a spe-
cialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
TPC/RDC warning
indicatorsOE
Display
The displayed tire inflation pres-
sures refer to a tire temperature
of 68 °F (20 °C) ( 96).
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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
tire pressure is outside the per-
missible tolerance, the general
warning light flashes in red.
The critical air pressure of the
front wheel 3 or the rear wheel 4
flashes.
with onboard computerOE
The lettering RDC changes to
BC.
Additional information on the
BMW Motorrad TPC/RDC is
provided from page ( 95); an
overview of the possible warnings
is provided on the following page.
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Overview of warning indicators
Indicator lights Displays Meaning
Lights up yellow Is indicated Tire pressure in limit area of permissible
tolerance ( 40)
Critical inflation
pressure flashes
Flashes red Is indicated Tire pressure outside permissible toler-
ance ( 40)
Critical inflation
pressure flashes
"--" or "-- --"
is displayed
Transmission error ( 40)
Lights up yellow Is indicated Sensor defective or system fault ( 41)
"--" or "-- --"
is displayed
Lights up yellow RDC is displayed Battery of tire pressure sensor weak
( 41)
Is indicated
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Tire pressure in limit area
of permissible tolerance
General warning light shows
yellow.
Tire symbol appears on the
display.
Critical inflation pressure flashes.
Possible cause:
The measured tire inflation pres-
sure is in the limit area of the
permissible tolerance.
Correct tire inflation pressure in
accordance with instructions on
back of cover of Rider's Manu-
al.
Before adjusting the tire in-
flation pressure, observe
the information on temperature
compensation and on inflation
pressure adjustment in the chap-
ter "Technology in detail".
Tire pressure outside
permissible tolerance
General warning light flash-
es red.
Tire symbol appears on the
display.
Critical inflation pressure flashes.
Possible cause:
The measured tire inflation pres-
sure is outside the permissible
tolerance.
Check tire for damage and
drivability.
If it is still possible to drive with
tire:
Incorrect tire inflation pres-
sure result in poorer han-
dling of the motorcycle.
Always adapt your driving style
to the incorrect tire inflation
pressure.
Correct tire inflation pressure at
next opportunity.
Before adjusting the tire in-
flation pressure, observe
the information on temperature
compensation and on inflation
pressure adjustment in the chap-
ter "Technology in detail".
Have the tire checked for dam-
age by a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer.
If you are unsure about the driv-
ability of the tire:
Do not continue driving.
Inform roadside service.
Have the tire checked for dam-
age by a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer.
Transmission error
"--" or "-- --" is displayed.
Possible cause:
The motorcycle's speed has not
exceeded the threshold of ap-
prox. 20 mph (30 km/h). The
TPC sensors do not send their
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signal until after this speed has
been exceeded for the first time
( 95).
Watch TPC display at higher
speed. A permanent fault has
not occurred until the general
warning light also lights up. In
this case:
Have fault eliminated by a spe-
cialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Possible cause:
There is a fault in the radio con-
nection to the TPC sensors.
Possible causes are radio sys-
tems in the surrounding area,
which interfere with the connec-
tion between the TPC control
unit and the sensors.
Watch the TPC display in an-
other environment. A perma-
nent fault has not occurred un-
til the general warning light also
lights up. In this case:
Have fault eliminated by a spe-
cialized 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.
Possible cause:
Wheels without installed TPC
sensors are mounted.
Retrofit wheel set with TPC
sensors.
Possible cause:
One or two TPC sensors have
failed.
Have fault eliminated by a spe-
cialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Possible cause:
A system fault has occurred.
Have fault eliminated by a spe-
cialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Battery of tire pressure
sensor weak
General warning light shows
yellow.
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.
Possible cause:
The battery of the tire inflation
pressure sensor no longer has
its full capacity. The operation of
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the tire inflation pressure control
is only ensured for a limited time.
Contact a specialized work-
shop, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Anti-theft alarm
warning indicatorsOE
Display
Anti-theft alarm warning 2 are
shown 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.
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Overview of warning indicators
Indicator lights Displays Meaning
Is indicated Anti-theft alarm battery weak ( 44)
Lights up yellow Is indicated Anti-theft alarm battery drained ( 44)
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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.
Possible cause:
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 dis-
connected.
Contact a specialized work-
shop, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Anti-theft alarm battery
drained
General warning light shows
yellow.
Battery symbol appears on
the display
This error message is only
displayed for a short time
following the pre-ride check.
Possible cause:
The anti-theft alarm battery has
no capacity. The operation of the
anti-theft alarm is no longer en-
sured with the motorcycle battery
disconnected.
Contact a specialized work-
shop, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
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Operation
Operation
Ignition switch and steering lock . . . . . 47
Electronic immobilizer EWS. . . . . . . . . . 48
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Odometer and tripmeters . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Onboard computerOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Tire Pressure Control TPC/
RDCOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Turn indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Hazard warning flashers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Emergency ON/OFF switch. . . . . . . . . . 59
Automatic Stability Control
ASCOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Heated hand gripsOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Seat heatingOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Seat height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Cruise controlOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Storage compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Electronic suspension adjustment
ESAOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Front and rear seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
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Ignition switch and
steering lock
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 TopcaseOA
A Topcase with a lock for the
same key can be ordered on re-
quest. Please contact a special-
ized workshop for this purpose,
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer.
Switching on ignition
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. ( 81)
with Automatic Stability Control
(ASC)OE
ASC self-diagnosis is per-
formed. ( 82)
Switching off ignition
Brake servo assistance is
not available when the igni-
tion is off.
Do not switch off the ignition
while the motorcycle is being
ridden.
Turn key to position 2.
Light switched off.
Handlebars not locked.
Key can be removed.
Electrically powered acces-
sories remain operational for
a limited period of time.
Battery can be recharged via
socket.
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Locking handlebars
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.
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
EWS
Theft protection
The electronic immobilizer helps
protect your BMW motorcycle
from theft, and this enhanced
security is at your disposal with-
out any need for you to set pa-
rameters or activate additional
systems. The engine of a mo-
torcycle 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 elec-
tronics 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 igni-
tion key used to start the engine
could "irritate" the electronics,
in which case the enabling sig-
nal for starting is not issued. The
warning EWS is shown in the
multifunction display.
Always store the spare key sepa-
rately from the ignition key.
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Replacement and extra
keys
Replacement and spare keys
are only available through an au-
thorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
The keys are part of an integrat-
ed security system, so the retail-
er 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 motorcy-
cle. 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.
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 dis-
played.
Odometer and
tripmeters
Selecting readings
Switch on ignition.
Press button 1.
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Each time the button is pressed,
the display shows values start-
ing with the current value in the
following order:
Tripmeter 1 (Trip I)
Tripmeter 2 (Trip II)
Operating range (RANGE, after
reaching reserve quantity)
Tire pressures (OE)
with onboard computerOE
Each time the button is pressed,
the display shows values start-
ing with the current value in the
following order:
Tripmeter 1 (Trip I)
Tripmeter 2 (Trip II)
Total mileage (DIST).
Resetting tripmeter
Switch on ignition.
Select desired tripmeter.
Hold down button 1.
Tripmeter is reset.
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Residual range
without onboard computerOE
The operating range indicates
what distance can still be driven
with the remaining fuel. It is only
displayed after the fuel reserve
is reached. This distance is cal-
culated on the basis of fuel level
and average consumption.
When refueling after running on
reserve, make sure that you top
up the tank to a level above re-
serve, 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 there-
fore recommends that you do
not try to use the full remaining
range before refueling.
Multifunction display
Adjusting dimming
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
after maximum brightness is
reached, brightness is reduced
by one level.
Onboard computerOE
Selecting readings
Switch on ignition.
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Press button 1.
Each time the button is pressed,
the display shows values start-
ing with the current value in the
following order:
Ambient temperature
Range
Average speed
Average consumption
Oil level indicator
Tire pressures (OE)
Ambient temperature
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.
If the ambient temperature
drops below 37 °F (3 °C), a
warning of possible icing-up ap-
pears. The display automatically
switches from any other mode
to the temperature reading when
the temperature drops below this
threshold for the first time.
Range
The functional description of the
operating range ( 51) also
applies to the range 1. Howev-
er, the range can also be dis-
played before the fuel reserve is
reached.
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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 can-
not be correctly determined due
to the inclined position. For this
reason the range is only calculat-
ed while driving.
The determined range is an
approximate reading. BMW
Motorrad therefore recommends
that you do not try to use the full
range before refueling.
Average speed
The average speed 1 is cal-
culated based on the elapsed
time since the last reset. Times
during which the engine was
stopped are excluded from the
calculation.
Resetting average speed
Switch on ignition.
Select average speed.
Hold down button 1.
Average speed is reset.
Average consumption
The average consumption 1 is
calculated by dividing the dis-
tance covered since the last re-
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