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Riding Instructions / Ride economically and be aware of the environment

Fuel consumption , environmental pollution and wear of engine, brakes and tyres depend on various factors.

Your personal riding style is highly determinant for economical fuel consumption and exhaust gas and noise generation.

While idling, the engine takes a long time to warm up to operational temperature. In the warm-up phase, however, the wear level and pollutant emissions are very high. It is therefore best to start riding immediately after start-up.

Avoid rapid acceleration

Open the throttle not further than needed, in order to reduce fuel consumption as well as pollution and wear levels.

Do not use excessive revs; change up as soon as possible and do not change down until it is necessary to do so.

Ride as evenly as possible and look ahead as far as possible.

Unnecessary acceleration and hard braking cause high fuel consumption and increased pollution levels.

Turn the engine off when waiting in traffic.

Different riding conditions affect fuel consumption.

The following conditions are unfavourable for fuel consumption:

  • High traffic density, especially in big cities with many stops for traffic lights.
  • Frequent short rides with repeated starts and warm-ups of the engine.
  • Riding in a column of motorcycles at low speed, meaning riding with relatively high revs.

Plan rides ahead of time in order to avoid heavy traffic.

Fuel consumption is also affected by conditions that are out of your control, for instance, poor road condition, hills, riding in winter.

Observe the following aspects for economical fuel consumption:

  • The planned inspection intervals must be closely observed.
  • Regular service by a specialized. dealer will guarantee not only continued operability, but also economical fuel consumption, low environmental pollution and a long lifespan.
  • Check the tyre pressure every two weeks.

Low tyre pressure increases rolling resistance.

This increases fuel consumption and tyre wear and adversely affects riding behaviour.

  • Continually check fuel consumption.
  • Frequently check the engine-oil level.


Running-in instructions for engine and transmission.


Excessive revs while running-in the engine increases the wear of the engine.

Engine faults during the running-in period must be immediately reported to a specialized dealer.


During the running-in period, ride in frequently changing load and rpm ranges. Select winding and slightly hilly routes. Avoid constantly low rpm counts and full throttle under load.

  • During the first 500 km: Less than 1/2 throttle.
  • Up to 1.000 km: Less than 3/4 throttle.


The first inspection must be carried out immediately after the first 1.000 km.

You can save yourself delays by making an appointment with a specialized dealer in advance.

Running-in new tyres


New tyres have a smooth surface. They must therefore be roughened by carefully running them in at various slanted positions.

Only then will the surface obtain its full grip!

Running-in new brake linings


New brake linings must be run-in and will not have their full friction power until after 500 km.

The slightly reduced braking effect can be compensated for by an increase in the pressure on the brake lever.

During this period, avoid unnecessary hard braking actions.

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