BMW M 1000 XR
– Based on the S 1000 XR
– Powered by a 999cc inline four-cylinder engine
– Makes 201bhp and 112Nm
BMW Motorrad has taken the wraps off its latest and most powerful crossover motorcycle, the M 1000 XR. It is based on the existing S 1000 XR but gets the German brand’s M-treatment. This means more power, carbon-fibre parts, and better hardware, too. Let’s take a closer look at it.
The new BMW M 1000 XR adorns sharp and aerodynamic bodywork. Its front and side profile look sporty and the bike gets quite a tall stance too. The design looks similar to that of the S 1000 XR and the fascia consists of a split LED headlight. It is topped by a smoked visor, and the M 1000 XR gets a wide single-piece handlebar with bar-end mirrors. BMW has offered the M 1000 XR in two colours – Light White and Blackstorm Metallic.
If you opt for the M Competition package, then the M 1000 XR will get M carbon wheels, M rider footrests, M rear footrests, and M GPS-Laptrigger activation code.
Powering the new M 1000 XR is a 999cc inline four-cylinder motor and it makes 201bhp and 112Nm. The motor is linked to a six-speed gearbox and benefits from a bi-directional quickshifter. BMW has offered a long list of electronics for the rider’s safety and convenience. The M 1000 XR comes with riding modes (Rain, Road, Dynamic, Race, and Race Pro 1–3), pit lane limiter, launch control, dynamic traction control, wheelie control, ABS, slide control, dynamic brake control, shift assistant pro, automatic hill start control, and adaptive headlights, too. It gets a TFT screen, USB charging port, heated grips, tyre pressure monitoring system, and an M battery too.
The BMW M 1000 XR rides on 45mm USD front forks and a monoshock, both fully adjustable. The braking hardware for the bike consists of a twin 320mm front and 265mm single rear disc. These are mounted on 17-inch forged wheels wrapped in 120/70 front and 200/55 rear tyres.
In the US, the BMW M 1000 XR is priced at USD 29,995 (approximately Rs. 24.96 lakh, sans taxes). The bike will be launched in India, too, very soon as BMW Motorrad has already teased it here on its social media handles as well as the official website.