BMW Motorrad India’s new 2020MY S 1000 XR is sold only in ‘Pro’ format with two colour choices
German motorcycle manufacturer BMW Motorrad has launched the 2020MY version of its popular litre-class adventure tourer, S 1000 XR. The CBU product, available in only ‘Pro’ variant, is priced at Rs 20.90 lakh ex-showroom. The new BMW S 1000 XR comes in two colours: Ice Grey and Racing Red.
BMW Motorrad states that the S 1000 XR is an ‘all-day sportsbike which blends long-distance performance in perfect form’. As the name suggests, the S 1000 XR is based on the popular inline-four supersports model, BMW S 1000 RR. It primarily rivals the Kawasaki Versys 1000. The Ducati Multistrada 1260 is yet to receive BS6 update. Still, there are several interesting alternatives across a wide price range such as the new Triumph Tiger 900.
BMW Motorrad has already got a full-on adventure motorcycle in the form of the R 1250 GS. Unlike the S 1000 XR, the GS employs a boxer twin engine and other accessories focused on extreme off-roading. It is noticeably bigger as well.
BMW S 1000 XR Features
Being a premium adventure tourer worth over Rs 20 lakh, the S 1000 XR packs a host of advanced equipment. Notable highlights in the 2020MY version include revised aerodynamics, updated 6.5-inch TFT instrument console, BMW Motorrad Connected App, electronic immobiliser, adjustable windscreen, 12V power socket, cast aluminium wheels, full-LED lighting and more.
In terms of safety, it boasts of Dynamic Traction Control, ABS Pro, Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), Dynamic Brake Control, drop sensor, etc. There are four riding modes: Rain, Road, Dynamic and Dynamic Pro.
BMW Motorrad offers two equipment packages with the S 1000 XR Pro: Touring and Dynamic. The former adds knuckle guards, centre stand, luggage racks and GPS holder while the latter comes with Keyless Ride, Dynamic ESA Pro, gear-shift assistant Pro, heated grips and cruise control.
BMW S 1000 XR Engine & Performance
Powering the BMW S 1000 XR is a 999c liquid-cooled DOHC inline-four engine. It generates 163bhp @ 11,000rpm and 114Nm @ 9,250rpm. The adventure tourer can do a 0-100km/h acceleration sprint in just 3.3 seconds before hitting a top speed of over 200km/h.
To aid its touring potential, the fuel tank can hold 20 litres (reserve: 4 litres). The motorcycle rides on 120/70ZR17 and 190/55ZR17 tyres at the front and rear, respectively. Kerb weight stands at 226kg. Seat height is set at 840mm. Like most products coming in such a category, the BMW S 1000 XR can be fitted with a host of optional extras such as panniers, body protectors, maintenance kits, etc.