4 GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
QUICK & EASY REFERENCE
This rider's manual has been designed to
provide quick and efficient orientation. The
quickest way for you to find information on
specific topics is to consult the comprehen-
sive index at the end of the rider's manual. If
you would like to start with a quick overview
of your motorcycle, this information has
been provided in chapter 2. All preventive
maintenance and repair procedures carried
out on your motorcycle will be documented
in the Service chapter. Documentation of the
maintenance work performed is a prerequi-
site for generous treatment of claims.
ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS
CAUTION Hazard with low risk. Failure
to avoid this hazard can result in minor
or moderate injury.
WARNING Hazard with moderate risk.
Failure to avoid this hazard can result
in death or serious injury.
DANGER Hazard with high risk. Failure
to avoid this hazard results in death or
ATTENTION Special instructions and
precautionary measures. Non-compli-
ance can cause damage to the vehicle or
accessories and warranty claims may be de-
nied as a result.
Special information on operating and
inspecting your motorcycle as well as
maintenance and adjustment procedures.
Result of an activity.
Reference to a page with more
Indicates the end of accessory
or equipment-dependent infor-
OE Optional equipment.
BMW Motorrad optional equip-
ment is already completely in-
stalled during motorcycle pro-
OA Optional accessories.
BMW Motorrad optional acces-
sories can be purchased and
retrofitted at your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
ABS Anti-Lock Brake System.
ACC Distance control (Active Cruise
ASC Automatic Stability Control.
TPC Tire Pressure Control (TPC).
When you ordered your BMW Motorrad mo-
torcycle, you chose various items of custom
equipment. These operating instructions
describe optional equipment (OE) offered
by BMW and selected optional accessories
(OA). This explains why the manual may also
contain descriptions of equipment which
you have not ordered. Please note, too, that
your motorcycle might not be exactly as il-
lustrated in this manual on account of coun-
If your motorcycle features equipment that is
not described here, you can find these fea-
tures described in a separate manual.