FAQ

What is the difference between the navigation preparation mounts in the K 1600 GT / GTL and the R1200 GS?

The navigation preparation mounts of the K 1600 GT / GTL and R 1200 GS are very similar and based on the same technology. The difference is that the Multi-Controller on the R 1200 GS controls the Navigator V directly while the Multi-Controller on the K 1600 GT / GTL controls the instrument cluster, which then emits control commands to the Navigator V.

Do I need a special version of the BMW Motorrad Navigator V for the navigation preparation mount of the R 1200 GS?

No, you do not need a special version of the BMW Motorrad Navigator V for the R 1200 GS. The Navigator V is available in two different product packages which differ from each other in that the version for the navigation preparation mount does not include the 4-button Cradle mount, since it is already fitted to the R 1200 GS ex works.

Is it possible to retrofit the navigation preparation mount of the R 1200 GS?

The navigation preparation mount comprises the Multi-Controller, the mounting bracket and the Cradle mount above the instrument cluster. The individual components can also be retrofitted (SZ).

Can I install the navigation preparation mount with the Multi-Controller on an R 1200 GS whose model year is before 2013?

No, that is not possible. The navigation preparation mount requires the LIN bus. This was not yet included on R 1200 GS vehicles before the model year 2013.

If I ordered the R 1200 GS without the navigation preparation mount, can I still mount a Navigator V to it later on?

Yes, the Navigator V with the supplied 4-button Cradle mount can also be used with the R 1200 GS. Installation additionally requires the mounting bracket above the instrument cluster.

I already have a Navigator IV. Can I use the device on my R 1200 GS with the navigation preparation mount?

Yes, this is possible. The only requirement is that the Navigator IV has the software version 4.90 or later installed. The software on the Navigator IV can be updated for free via WebUpdater.

Can I use a Garmin Zumo 660 with the navigation preparation mount of the R 1200 GS?

The Garmin Zumo 660 fits into the preparation mount and also obtains its power from it. However, operation with the Multi-Controller and all other special features of the Navigator IV or Navigator V are not supported.

Is the fuel warning function of the Navigator V linked to the fuel warning light of the K 1600 GT / GTL or the R 1200 GS with navigation preparation mount?

The fuel warning feature of the Navigator V is based on the residual range data of the K 1600 GT / GTL, which is transmitted by the motorcycle. The warning threshold of the navigator can be set individually and functions independently of the reserve lamp on the K 1600 GT / GTL. The fuel warning on the R 1200 GS, on the other hand, is linked to the fuel warning light of the motorcycle. The warning threshold of the Navigator V therefore has no function in conjunction with an R 1200 GS. The fuel warning is emitted together with the reserve warning of the R 1200 GS.

Can I replace the mounting installed with the navigation preparation mount with a 4-button Cradle mount, and still use the Multi-Controller?

No, this is not possible, as the 4-button Cradle mount does not support the LIN bus.

I had a Navigator IV on my R 1200 GS built in 2013 and would like to buy a Navigator V. Can I replace my Navigator IV with a Navigator V?

Yes. The mounting for the navigation preparation mount on the R 1200 GS with the model year 2013 or later is 100% compatible with the Navigator IV and Navigator V. The full functionality of the Navigator V is supported.

I had a Navigator IV on my K 1600 GT / GTL and would like to buy a Navigator V. Can I replace my Navigator IV with a Navigator V?

Yes. The mounting for the navigation preparation mount on the K 1600 GT / GTL is 100% compatible with the Navigator IV and Navigator V. However, since the Navigator V has a larger display than the Navigator IV, it will be necessary to replace the instrument cover of K 1600 GT / GTL motorcycles made before 2014 (part number: 46 63 8 546 302) in order to be able to see the entire screen of the Navigator V. The matching navigator compartment cover is available with the part number: 46 63 8 546 367.