2022 BMW Motorrad R 18 — Owner's Manual
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Pack heavy pieces of luggage and cargo as low and as close to the center of the motorcycle as possible. You cannot start the motorcycle with the side stand extended and a gear engaged. The engine will switch itself off if it is started with the transmission in neutral and then a gear is engaged before retracting the side stand.
The starting procedure is automatically canceled if the battery voltage is too low. Starting the engine before the test is completed will cancel the remainder of the test. This initial reduction in braking effect can be compensated for by exerting greater pressure on the brake levers.
They must be roughened by riding in a restrained manner at varying lean angles until the tires are run in. Only once the surface has been roughened can the tires achieve maximum grip. Increases in the load on an individual wheel are accompanied by a rise in the effective brake force that the wheel can provide.