BMW Motorrad has announced their upgraded S 1000 XR. It employs the same 1000cc mill with 118kW at 11,000 rpm and 112 Nm at 9,250 rpm. This power unit produces torque in abundance, making it ideal for providing the punchy response at low and medium revs that riders seek when powering along country roads or carrying a passenger.
While the engine remains unchanged, the chassis has undergone a major rework to properly deliver an adventure style feel and handling. Wheel suspension at the front and rear is handled by an adjustable upside-down fork and a double-sided swing arm with adjustable central spring strut respectively. The chassis geometry has been completely redesigned in order to cater to the specific requirements of the XR.
The XR also comes with a “rain” and “road” riding modes as standard. The standard-fit Automatic Stability Control (ASC) ensures a high standard of riding safety by optimising traction. The new S 1000 XR can be equipped ex-works with the Pro riding modes option, which includes the additional riding modes “Dynamic” and “Dynamic Pro” along with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and ABS Pro.
ABS Pro available ex-works as part of the Pro riding modes option for even greater safety when braking in a banked position. There is no current pricing for the S 1000 XR thus far; however it will be available in South Africa in June 2015.
-Ignition Live Reporter