Milan debut for BMW S 1000 XR

BMW S 1000 XR

BMW has revealed the new S 1000 XR, an adventure sport bike which packs a mean punch.

The latest offering from BMW Motorrad is something of a beast, thanks to a 998cc inline four-cylinder engine.

Based on the S 1000 R but very much a new bike, the XR puts out 160hp and 83lb-ft of torque.

That means, of the bikes revealed in Milan, only the Ducati Multistrada can match it in the adventure sport segment.

For motorway cruising and open road riding, the punchy engine provides more than enough grunt at low and mid-range revs.

At the top end of the rev counter, the S 1000 XR is more than capable too, with plenty of pull on offer at 10,000 rpm too.

Because of its engine’s all-round performance and power, the new adventure sport bike from the German manufacturer is suitable for all kinds of riding.

And to that end it comes complete with two riding modes; Rain and Road. There’s also the option of a Pro riding mode, which has Dynamic and Dynamic Pro options to give riders even more selection.

Other additional extras include an ABS Pro system, a Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC).

As standard, the S 1000 XR comes with Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and ABS.

In terms of design, the new BMW has an increased spring travel and higher ground clearance than the S 1000 R and X it’s related too.

Perhaps the most eye-catching feature of the S 1000 XR’s appearance is its waspish front-end, complete with steep windshield and cut away fairings.

Pricing and release information is yet to be revealed by BMW Motorrad.

The S 1000 XR was not the only model revealed in Milan by BMW, with the F800R also on show in Italy.

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