Avoid hard revving when cold
Most engine wear occurs when starting a cold engine. During the winter months, allow your BMW a few minutes to warm up by lightly revving the engine. This allows the lubrication system to move oil right through the engine. Once the temperature gauge rises to the normal operating zone, your BMW is ready to go.
City traffic creates stop-start motion that is hard on motorcycles, wearing on engine, clutch, transmission, brakes and tyres as well as fuel. If you adopt a smooth, steady riding style you’ll reduce wear on the motorcycle, save money and fuel, and help the environment.
Always park in gear
Ensure your BMW is placed in gear when parked. Automatic motorcycles should have their parking brake engaged. Make sure the side stand is anchored on firm ground.
Keeping an eye on the gauges
When riding your BMW keep an eye on oil pressure and water temperature warnings, as these two systems monitor the engine’s vital cooling and lubrication systems. If at any time a warning light comes on, stop the motorcycle as soon as practical and get help by calling your nearest BMW Service Centre or Roadside Assistance. For more information please refer to your owner’s manual.
Lost Keys / Emergency Vehicle Access
As all new BMW motorcycles are protected by a high security immobiliser, forced starting cannot be carried out due to the risk of causing serious damage. It is recommended you keep a spare key somewhere that it can be easily accessed.