2022 BMW Motorrad R 18 Transcontinental — Owner's Manual – Page #114

Posted on 26 Apr, 2022
Model: 2022 BMW Motorrad R 18 Transcontinental
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New tires have a smooth surface. 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
Loss of adhesion of new tires on wet
roads and at extreme angles
Accident hazard
Always think well ahead and avoid ex-
treme angles.
How do you achieve the shortest braking
The dynamic load distribution between the
front and rear wheel changes during braking.
The more pressure you apply to the brake,
the greater the weight transfer to the front
wheel. Increases in the load on an individ-
ual wheel are accompanied by a rise in the
effective brake force that the wheel can pro-
To achieve the shortest possible braking dis-
tance, the front wheel brake must be ap-
plied quickly and with progressively greater
levels of force. This procedure provides
ideal utilization of the dynamic load increase
to the front wheel. The clutch should also
be engaged at the same time. When the
rider uses the (frequently practiced) extreme
emergency braking in which the brake pres-
sure is generated as quickly as possible and
with great force, dynamic load distribution
lags behind the progressive increase in de-
celeration rate and the brake force cannot
be completely transferred to the road.
Locking up of the front wheel is prevented
by BMW Motorrad Vollintegral ABS.
Lifting off of the rear wheel due to
heavy braking
Accident hazard
When braking heavily, bear in mind that
the ABS control cannot always be relied
on to prevent the rear wheel from lifting
off the ground.
Descending mountain passes
Braking should be done predominantly
using the rear wheel brake when riding
on downhill routes
Loss of braking effect, destruction of the
brakes due to overheating
Apply the front and rear wheel brake
and use the engine brake.
Driving with overheated brakes
Risk of accident due to brake failure
Adapt driving style.
Use the engine brake to avoid frequent
Failure to observe maintenance intervals
Accident hazard
Comply with the maintenance intervals
applicable for the brakes.
Wet, soiled brakes
Moisture and dirt on the brake discs and the
brake pads result in a decrease in the brak-
ing effect.
Delayed or poorer braking effect must be
expected in the following situations:

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