BMW’s New 2020 S 1000 XR has just been announced

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November 5 2019

The 2020 S 1000 XR will be on-sale in Canada in spring of 2020, with its 4-cylinder engine based on the S 1000 RR.

The new BMW S1000XR was recently unveiled at the EICMA 2019, with a completely newly developed engine and suspension and a DIN unladen weight of 226 kg. Overall BMW has shaved 10 kg off the new XR compared to its predecessor, losing 5kg in engine weight and 2kg through the frame and swingarm and other lightweight components.
The newly developed in-line 4-cylinder engine is based on the S 1000 RR engine and delivers an output of 121 kW (165 hp) at 11,000 rpm. The maximum torque of 114 Nm is available at 9,250 rpm. The 4th, 5th and 6th gear now have longer ratios to reduce noise, fuel consumption and engine speed level, especially at country road speeds. In addition to a smoother and self-reinforcing anti-hopping clutch, the new S 1000 XR also features engine drag torque control (MSR) for the first time.
The new S 1000 XR already features the latest generation of BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) as standard. Dynamic ESA Pro is available as an optional extra with two damping modes (Road, Dynamic) and automatic load compensation. The new S 1000 XR has four standard riding modes – “Rain”, “Road”, “Dynamic” and “Dynamic Pro”. The “Dynamic Pro” mode, which can be fully configured for the first time in the S 1000 XR. The bike also includes Dynamic Traction Control DTC and ABS Pro with DBC (Dynamic Brake Control); not to mention a DTC Wheelie function or “power wheelie” setting which can be configured separately from other functions.
The Ex-works option for S 1000 XR includes HP shift assistant Pro for clutchless shifting, electronic cruise control, and the Headlight Pro including a daytime running light. The additional option also includes Dynamic ESA Pro with two damping modes (Road, Dynamic) and automatic load compensation.
The new S 1000 XR will come in two different colour schemes: the refined basic finish in Ice Grey and the highly dynamic finish in Racing Red/White Aluminium, set to start at $19,750.

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