Connectivity Optional Equipment


This new Connectivity option was launched in autumn 2017 on the

R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure.


It  consists of a Multifunctional Instrument Cluster with 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display offering a wide range of features; to provide fast and clear information for the rider with the least possible distraction from what is happening on the road.


The rider can access motorcycle and connectivity functions quickly via the advanced BMW Motorrad multi-controller. Also the new TFT display combines the familiar “classic” display of such data as rpm and speed with new technology providing an enormous range of features.


When developing the new TFT display, BMW Motorrad engineers placed a major focus on designing the rider interaction activities so as to keep rider distraction to an absolute minimum.


Using the phone and listening to music in comfort while riding.

If the rider connects a smartphone and a helmet equipped with BMW Motorrad communication system using the TFT display, he can access the media playback and phone functions.

The phone and media functions can be used without having to install an app.

If a Bluetooth connection has been established with any standard smartphone, the rider can enjoy listening to music while riding.

The rider can also jump back and forwards in his music collection.

He/She can see all their smartphone contacts in the TFT display and can select and call contacts using the multi-controller.

If there is an incoming call while on the road, the rider can quickly take or reject the call with a single tip of the controller.


BMW Motorrad Connected App with

practice-oriented arrow navigation and numerous additional functions.


The free BMW Motorrad Connected App was a world first for motorcycles offering everyday-suitable and practice-oriented arrow navigation directly via the TFT display.


Both the navigation itself and the ability to access the app functions directly on the motorcycle represented a real stand-alone feature.


The BMW Motorrad Connected App also offered further features such as recording your ridden routes or displaying ride statistics and information.


The arrow navigation in the form of turn-by-turn arrow directions directly in the TFT display and provides very precise turn indications including lane guiding.


Last destinations or points of interest can also be called up directly using the TFT display.


This basic navigation is especially interesting for motorcyclists who want to handle everyday riding or short trips comfortably without having to take any additional equipment along.


For touring riders with higher demands, the BMW Motorrad Navigator is still recommended since it provides specifically optimised navigation for motorcyclists and features the respective planning and routing functions.


The Navigator is also operated using the multi-controller. The operating focus can be simply transferred from the TFT display to the Navigator. Media Information Date 7 July 2017 Page 3 BMW Corporate Communications



Integrated On-Board Computer PRO with numerous display and setting options.


The TFT display also displays ride-relevant information in an attractive and very clear manner.

It displays the On-board Computer PRO with numerous display and setting options.

It also offers state-of-the-art and simple access to the motorcycle settings and information.


Intuitive information graphics display valuable information. The rider can read the tyre pressure settings at the front and rear very simply without being distracted from the traffic situation. Not only the actual tyre pressure settings are displayed but also what tyre pressures are recommended in the respective situation.