Woodcliff Lake, NJ – November 22, 2019…The new BMW S 1000 XR made its world debut at the EICMA 2019. This latest edition of the best-selling Adventure Sport bike, now radically lighter and more agile, delivers an unprecedented combination of long- distance performance and sports capabilities. With a completely newly developed engine and suspension and a DIN unladen weight of 498 lbs – 22 lbs lighter than its predecessor when adjusted for equipment – the S 1000 XR opens up a whole new dimension in the Adventure Sport segment. The new S 1000 XR advances the sport-to-touring range in its own distinctive new way, leaving nothing to be desired – especially given these standard features on board: Dynamic ESA, Ride Modes Pro, ABS Pro & Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Hill Start Control Pro, a perfectly readable 6.5” TFT screen complete with connectivity, and full LED lighting.
The newly developed in-line 4-cylinder engine is based on the S 1000 RR engine and delivers 165 hp at 11,000 rpm. The maximum torque of 84 lb-ft is available at 9,250 rpm. Based on a particularly linear torque curve, it was possible to make the engine speed range broader, more fulsome and more harmonious to enhance rideability. The 4th, 5th and 6th gear now have longer ratios to reduce noise, fuel consumption and engine speed level, especially at country road speeds. In addition to a smoother and self-reinforcing anti- hopping clutch, the new S 1000 XR also features engine drag torque control (MSR) for the first time. Electronically controlled, the MSR prevents the rear wheel from slipping as a result of abrupt throttling or downshifting.
Just like the sum of its parts, the suspension has been slimmed down considerably. The frame and swing arm are now 4 lbs lighter; while the engine has a much more pronounced load-bearing function than its predecessor. The new double-sided swing arm reduces unsprung masses by 3 lbs, offering a particularly sensitive response thanks to direct linkage.
The new S 1000 XR already features the latest generation of BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) as standard. Thanks to the latest valve technology, the versatile Adventure sport bike provides a particularly dynamic riding experience with a high level of ride comfort. Dynamic ESA Pro is available as an optional extra with two damping modes (Road, Dynamic) and automatic load compensation. For the first time in the S 1000 XR, Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) also supports the rider during braking maneuvers.
The new S 1000 XR has four standard Ride Modes – “Rain”, “Road”, “Dynamic” and “Dynamic Pro”. The “Dynamic Pro” mode, which can be fully configured for the first time in the S 1000 XR, offers a wide range of setting options. In addition to throttle response, engine brake, ABS control and traction control, wheelie control (including the new “Power Wheelie” setting) can be configured separately for the first time in the new S 1000 XR. While the integral BMW Motorrad ABS systems already provide a very high degree of performance and safety when braking in a straight line, ABS Pro now takes this a step further to offer increased safety when braking in a banking position, as well.
The instrument cluster in the new S 1000 XR has also been completely redeveloped. In addition to offering an extended range of functions and information, the screen is large to optimize visibility in difficult light conditions. It offers tailor-made screen displays for a range of different purposes. The Pure Ride screen has all the information needed for standard road riding, while an additional Core screen enables banking, braking and traction control to be displayed. Another possible screen display provides a vehicle status overview. A practical arrow navigation system with app is included as standard. The TFT display is operated conveniently from the handlebars using the MMC (Motorcycle Multi Controller).
All lighting units in the new S 1000 XR draw on the latest LED technology (the US version has no front LED turn indicators). In addition to the turn indicators and the rear light unit, this includes the high-intensity main headlamp with two symmetrically arranged LED units for low beam, high beam and parking light. The new LED headlamp now illuminates the road even more effectively than before. In the factory optional Headlight Pro, the adaptive turning light ensures additional safety when riding at night. Here, the rider benefits from enhanced road illumination when cornering. The optional equipment item Headlight Pro also includes DRL (Daytime Riding Light) for better recognition of the vehicle during the day. LED headlamps are also available as factory options for improved visibility at night and enhanced recognition in road traffic.
The new main frame layout, fuel tank flanks and body parts in the seat area provide improved support and knee grip. Refined contact surfaces and a newly defined ergonomic triangle between the handlebar ends, seat surface and footrests provide optimum ergonomics.
The new S 1000 XR underlines its strong character with dynamic proportions, while its design style continues to deploy unique sculptured surfaces. Features from the touring and GS models combine with sporty elements to give the bike a powerful overall appearance, reflecting its wide range of possible uses.
The new S 1000 XR also reflects its unmistakable character in two different color schemes: the refined basic finish in Ice Grey and the highly dynamic finish in Racing Red/White Aluminum, available for an additional charge.