Following the success of the S 1000 RR, HP4 Superbikes and the S 1000 R roadster, BMW Motorrad have introduced the fourth model in their line-up of markedly sporty, straight-four-cylinder engine, high-power motorcycles, the S 1000 XR.
This smouldering and super road-focused light adventure bike is the first in a new category of adventure sports' motorcycles and presents dynamic touring potential, sporty performance, increased comfort and exceptional everyday practicality.
Centred heavily on the S 1000 R, the same inline-four cylinder 999cc engine produces a horsepower of 160 at 11,000rpm and 83 lb-ft of torque while the bikes pioneering design and exciting electronics package sees the XR feature the most recent must have in the world of on-board gadgets – lean angle-sensitive ABS Pro traction control, on top of Rain and Road riding modes, cruise control, wheelie control and throttle response.
Other optional extras include pannier mounts, heated grips and ESA semi-active suspension for exceptional agility and optimum riding comfort.
With as much potential for long-range touring as it has for outperforming distinguished sports bikes and a vast range of parts and accessories available, the S 1000 XR is the perfect blend of performance and comfort and the definition of a true 'adventure sports' bike.