BMW Motorrad just launched the S 1000 XR, its Adventure Sport bike at a cost of Rs 20.90 lakh. The S 1000 XR will come only in the Pro Variant with two color options, Ice Grey and Racing Red colour. Compared to the previus model, it features new design with symmetrical headlights, a two-step adjustable windscreen, a sharper nose and tighter bodywork. Like all other BMW bikes in India, S 1000 XR will arrive in India through CBU (completely built units) route. Booking across all BMW dealerships have already started.
At its centre is a S 1000 RR-derived 999cc 4-cylinder engine which is tuned to provide 165PS of power and 112Nm of torque. BMW said that the engine will produce more power in the 3,000-10,000rpm range. Also the gearing ratios of the 4th,5th and 6th gears have changed to have longer ratios to to reduce noise, fuel consumption and engine speed. It also comes with engine drag torque control (MSR) which prevents the rear wheel from slipping as a result of abrupt throttling or downshifting.
The new model comes with a revised frame weighing 2.1 Kg less than the previous version. It has Electronic suspension comes with four standard ride modes Rain, Road, Dynamic and Dynamic Pro, where the Dynamic Pro can alter the throttle response, engine brake, ABS, traction setting and wheelie control. It is equipped with a huge 6.5-inch TFT Display which displays plenty of information.
The electronics suite includes cruise control, hill-hold control, traction control and wheelie control. The Pro models come with cruise control, a two-way quickshifter, keyless go etc.
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