Your BMW is built for the greatest possible riding fun. Be that on your daily route to work or on longer excursions. Its technology and quality make the machine into a true companion – over many thousands of kilometers. To make sure that the riding enjoyment lasts for as long as possible, we have put together a few recommendations for you.
Before every journey
A small check is always worthwhile.
The right air pressure is one of the most important bases for flawless riding behaviour. With the BMW Motorrad mini foot pump you can check the pressure and adjust it perfectly to suit your load and your riding style. The correct values are specifically listed in the operating instructions.
Oil lubricates the engine and keeps it running smoothly. But at the same time, oil also cools it down and keeps it at the ideal operating temperature. The ADVANTEC Original BMW Engine Oil is adjusted to fulfill the high requirements of BMW Motorrad high-performance engines. Thanks to its unique formula, the ADVANTEC Original BMW Engine Oil guarantees that your bike runs smoothly for a long time. So always make sure that the right quantity of oil is in the engine, gearbox and drive. Too much oil can have a negative impact too, as the oil pressure in the engine is designed for a specified quantity.
Your hands control the clutch and the brake, your feet brake and shift gears. So all four levers should be working flawlessly. Particularly as the foot levers like to adjust themselves. Whereas the adjustable levers of many of our models make daily riding even more enjoyable. If you are searching for the absolute maximum the BMW Motorrad HP Parts are the right statement. High-quality parts made of carbon, titanium and aluminium make every motorcycle into a unique one.
Your clothing is of course dependent on the weather. But always consider safety here. BMW Motorrad Ride & Style offers a wide range of functional and stylish clothing as well as safety relevant accessories for any weather. To also protect and prepare your bike for any weather condition we offer Original BMW Care Products. What must also be considered is that even the best care does not stop the ageing process: protectors and helmet shells become brittle with time, tend to break and lose their protective function. Leather and functional clothing also require care: for lasting breathability.
Adapt your riding style to the weather. Bear in mind that not just you – but also your engine and tires require a certain operating temperature in order to be able to perform optimally. As far as clothing is concerned: not too cold, but not too warm either. Pay attention not only to wind but to fall protection as well.
Being aware of the traffic situation on your route really helps you relax. It also allows you to conveniently plan the time you need for your journey. From entry-level model to offroad navigator – with the BMW Motorrad navigators you will always reach your destination reliably.
On the journey
So that every journey is the most beautiful.
The less luggage you have, the freer you are. Especially on a motorcycle. Depending on where the bike is, you always have to take your luggage into the tent or room with you. Your luggage should be packed well. The Original BMW Motorrad Accessories offer a wide range of luggage solutions – side cases, tank bags, topcases or even luggage rolls – almost all of which are absolutely watertight and tailored specifically to your BMW. Always put heavy luggage at the bottom. This way, it will have the minimum impact on the riding behaviour. But always adapt your riding style to your load.
The reliability of our motorcycles has top priority. In the case of a breakdown, BMW Roadside Assistance is by your side. With BMW Roadside Assistance, you can be assured that whatever happens while you’re on the road, you can always turn to us. BMW Roadside Assistance offers outstanding travel protection 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at no additional cost and without any mileage restrictions. You’re covered in all of Canada and all of the 50 states. BMW Roadside Assistance control centre coordinates your matter and helps you as much as possible over the phone. Your BMW Roadside assistance –simply contact us at:
*BMW Roadside Assistance is available to you for the first three years from the original in-service date, with no mileage restrictions and at no cost to you. Full details are available in your Roadside Assistance Booklet, which you would have received from BMW Motorrad Canada after taking delivery.
Always be well prepared.
Regularly rinse off the salt deposits after winter rides and intensify the care with the appropriate means. Dose the high pressure cleaner softly and do not point the spray directly at the intake duct and bearing. You can of course get care products from us. From cleaning to polish: the Original BMW Care Products offer perfect care for your bike.
We recommend standing the motorcycle on the centre stand over the winter, so as not to permanently strain the tires and spring elements over the immobilization period at winter time. In order to avoid flat spots, you should move your BMW to and fro every now and again – the smallest space is sufficient for this.
If your motorcycle is not ridden for prolonged periods, the charge of the battery drops. In the past, people would have to laboriously remove the battery and take it with them into their warm flats in order to charge it up in time for the start of the season. Today, there are brilliant charge retention devices, which can usually be connected to the battery without it having to be removed such as the BMW Motorrad battery charger. Practical, provided you also have access to a plug socket.
Your BMW's synthetic oils are not only highly resilient in operation, but also withstand the test of time during immobilisation periods. Because they continue working flawlessly even after winter after a short warm-up. Particularly recommended are the ADVANTEC Original BMW Engine Oils and the Original BMW Expert Line that perfectly suit the engine of your BMW Motorrad. For metal tanks, we recommend filling up before immobilization, because otherwise the tank may corrode on the inside due to condensed moisture. For plastic tanks, this is not an issue. For carburettor-operated motorcycles, you should disconnect the feed cable between the tank and the carburettor and allow the fuel to drain out of the carburettor in order to prevent hardening. For modern injection engines – as exhibited by the entire BMW Motorrad range – this measure is not required.