Discover new routes

Discover new routes

Bikers are known for having heads of their own. The route planning software BaseCamp therefore allows you to compile routes that are customized and highly detailed. A trip can be divided into as many as 30 routes. Each segment in turn consists of up to 125 shaping points, thereby offering virtually endless personalisation options. Or do you prefer to just hit the road? The "Winding roads" option, the new "Avoid major country roads" feature and the "Round Trip" function for round trips by time, distance or stop-off points will enable you to experience entirely new worlds.  

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"Turn left at the cathedral." Advanced TTS navigation prompts use the sort of statements your pillion passenger might make, meaning you will never lose your way. This precise description of the environment uses traffic lights, road signs and even buildings as points of reference.  

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Music to your ears

When it comes to music for your trips, you're your own DJ. Thanks to Bluetooth technology and our new "Music Streaming" feature, you can listen to the tracks saved on your smartphone. Become your own film director, controlling compatible "Action Cams" directly from your navigator.

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Option: "Avoid major country roads"

  • Allows automatic avoidance of highways during route calculation and recalculation. Combined with the existing motorway avoidance feature, roads can be selected that are even better suited to biking
  • Can be combined with different route options, e.g. "winding road" to offer a unique experience


Round trip

  • Enables a route to be created with an identical start and finish and a specified duration, a certain time or a specific stop-off point
  • Any combination of route options and avoidance strategies


Music streaming via smartphone

  • Enables you to listen to music saved on a smartphone via the Navigator VI
  • Music playback via smartphone is started and stopped via Navigator VI
  • Playback of tracks with Android smartphones in the sequence on the smartphone, with iOS playback of smartphone playlists is also possible


More highlights:

  • Even brighter with optimal legibility thanks to the circular polarization filter display, even during direct sunlight
  • Water-tight in accordance with IPX7 and petrol-resistant
  • Improved "Winding roads" route option for avoidance of built-up areas wherever possible
  • Pre-installed map data for Europe or North America
  • Free map updates for the entire service life for pre-installed maps
  • 16 GB internal Flash memory
  • Micro-SD card slot for SDXC cards up to 64 GB
  • Optimised for the BMW Motorrad communication system for listening to navigation prompts, making calls or listening to music
  • Optional Smartphone Link App for real-time traffic and weather updates
  • Lane assist with photorealistic junction views
  • Improved route planning and guidance: new trip technology with via and shaping points enables longer and more detailed motorcycle tours to be compiled
  • TTS navigation announcements partly with natural guidance (precise surroundings description)
  • A navigation system preparation is available ex works for some BMW Motorrad models. An additional vehicle bracket with a four-button mount cradle is available for a host of further models. For more information contact your authorised BMW Motorrad dealership
  • All holders for the Navigator V can also be used for the Navigator VI without exception
Navigation Preparation

In conjunction with the navigation preparation, further ground-breaking functions such as the "My Motorcycle" pages, warning and status messages and the optional smartphone link for real-time traffic information and the latest weather reports will turn your bike tour into a true multi-media experience. The Navigator VI can also be controlled conveniently and safely on BMW motorcycles from the handlebars via a multi-controller.

My Motorcycle*

  • 16 freely configurable fields, with a choice of around 40 different quantities
  • The type and number of available values depends on the extent of the motorcycle's special equipment
  • The following content can be displayed: range, tyre pressure, average speed, average fuel consumption, day trip counter, mileage, engine temperature, outside temperature, voltage
  • Certain readings can be reset directly via the Navigator VI
* With Preparation for GPS Device and On-board Computer Pro

My Motorcycle Status

The My Motorcycle status page is only available when the unit is not in the vehicle; it displays the information last received by the vehicle in tabular form. It also shows service information, such as range, fuel reserve activated, tyre pressure front/rear, mileage, vehicle ID number, service date, service road stretch, active warning message(s).

My Motorcycle Last Ride

The Last Ride page is only available when the unit is not in the vehicle; it displays a review of the most recent journey in tabular form.

  • Day trip counter, average speed, average fuel consumption, gear shifts, average throttle position, brake activation front/rear, maximum/minimum/average ambient temperature, average engine temperature
  • Each range (statistics, temperatures) can be reset separately

Additional content of My Motorcycle feature:

  • Motorcycle warning and status messages are displayed on the left of the main map page. If several warning messages are active, the number of messages is displayed beneath the warning triangle
  • If a connection has been set up to the BMW Motorrad communication system, a new warning is signalised in the helmet by a warning signal
  • If there are multiple warning messages, a list of messages can be opened by pressing the warning triangle. When a message is selected, additional information is displayed
  • When fuel reserve is selected, the nearest filling stations in the vicinity are displayed

Car assembly kit for BMW Motorrad Navigator V and VI:

  • Suction cup for easy mounting on windshield
  • Integrated loudspeaker for audio instructions (note: it is not possible to play back MP3 files from the Navigator V and VI through the loudspeakers of the car assembly kit. This is only possible with an A2DP-capable headset)
  • Power supply connection cable for the Navigator V and VI via the cigarette lighter
  • The Navigator V can be used in the vehicle as a hands-free unit for Bluetooth mobile telephones.


Main power supply with adapter for EU, UK, US, AU:

  • 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz
  • Supplied without cables. Use the Micro-USB cable supplied with the Navigator VI Set for charging. 


Map material:

  • Map data on microSD card, incl. SD card adapter
  • For the BMW Motorrad Navigator V and VI, the same map material can be used as for the Garmin Zumo 660 and other Garmin devices on a micro SD card
  • Navigator VI is available with and without pre-installed map data – contact your authorised BMW Motorrad Retailer for more information
Product Package

The Navigator VI product package consists of the following:

  • BMW Motorrad Navigator VI, including integrated Li-Ion battery pack
  • Available either with preinstalled map data for Europe, North America, Japan, South Afirca, Australia/New Zealand or with no preinstalled map data
  • Free life-long map updates (for preinstalled map data)
  • Available with or without a 4-button Cradle mount (incl. 12 V cable for connecting to the SZ plug)
  • Micro-USB cable
  • Practical carry bag
  • Screwdriver
  • Quick-start instructions printed in several languages
  • Detailed instruction manual installed on unit as PDF file
  • Garmin ISPI brochure (Important Safety and Product Information)

Technical data


Black plastic housing, robust, watertight (in accordance with IPX7), fuel-resistant, shock proof

Device dimensions (BxHxD):

136 x 83.4 x 24 mm

Display type:

TFT colour touchscreen, 65000 colours, white background lighting, can be easily read even in sunlight, automatic day/night mode

Display size (diagonal):

127 mm (5 inch)

Display resolution (BxH):

800x480 pixels

Battery operating lifespan:

Up to 4 hours, depending on usage and settings

Battery charging:

Via the motorcycle electrical system (during journeys), via a computer using micro-USB connection cable (included), via the optional charger, via optional car assembly kit (with connection to cigarette lighter)

Charging time: up to 4 hours, depending on the voltage source

4-button Mount Cradle:

Available either with or without (for vehicles with navigation preparation ex works)

With waterproof plug connection (12 V) for connection to the motorcycle's OA plug

“+”/“-” (zoom in/zoom out over map sections), “Page” (change between menu view, map view, compass, trip computer and media player), “Speak” (announce current navigation instruction)

Highly sensitive GPS and Glonass receiver:


Bluetooth technology:

Yes. Connection with Bluetooth helmets or headsets (hands-free/headset/A2DP/AVRCP/SPP profile) as well as connection with Bluetooth phones, data exchange between 2 identical devices

Connection to on-board network (LIN bus)

Convenient operation via Multi-Controller and data exchange between motorcycle and Navigator. This connection is available ex works for all models in conjunction with the “Navigation preparation” optional equipment.

PC interface:

USB connection (version 2.0, high speed), USB connecting cable included 

Integrated aerial



288 g

Temperature range:

Operating temperature: -20 °C to +55 °C (-4 F to +131 F)

Battery charging temperature: 0 °C to +45 °C (32 F to 113 F)


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