BMW has unveiled a comprehensive revamp of the S 1000 XR for model year 2020 today at EICMA.
The headlines are a 5 kg lighter engine derived from the latest S 1000 RR that in S 1000 XR guise makes 165 horsepower at 11,000r rpm and 114 Nm at 9250 rpm.
The motorcycle is 10 kg lighter overall and tips the scales with its 20-litre fuel tank full at 226 kg.
Fourth, fifth and sixth gears are now taller for more relaxed highway cruising and the S 1000 XR scores engine drag control (MSR) for the first time.
Latest generation ‘BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA’ is fitted and promises superior performance to the previous system used on the S 1000 XR.
Optional ‘Dynamic ESA Pro’ adds two more damping modes to the S 1000 XR’s armoury along with automatic load compensation.
A new ‘Dynamic Pro’ riding mode is available for the first time in S 1000 XR and allows all settings to be individually tailored separately in regards to throttle response, engine braking, ABS, traction control and wheelie control.
For 2020 the S 1000 XR also scores BMW’s excellent new 6.5-inch TFT screen with Bluetooth functionality that facilitates navigation prompts to be displayed on the screen.
BMW are also claiming much improved comfort levels and ergonomics from the new model.
2020 BMW S 1000 XR Specifications
|at engine speed||11,000 rpm|
|at engine speed||9250 rpm|
|Type||Water-cooled in-line 4-cylinder engine|
|Compression/fuel||12.5:1 / premium (super plus) unleaded petrol, octane number 95-98 (RON) (knock control; rated output with 98 RON)|
|Valve/accelerator actuation||DOHC (double overhead camshaft)|
|Valve activation via individual rocker arms|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Ø intake/outlet||33.5/27.2 mm|
|Throttle valve diameter||48 mm|
|Emission control||Closed-loop three-way catalytic converter|
|Battery||12 / 9 V/Ah, maintenance-free|
|Headlamp||LED low beam twin headlamp with projection module|
|LED high beam with projection module|
|Power Transmission – Gearbox|
|Clutch||Self-reinforcing multi-plate anti-hopping wet clutch, mechanically activated|
|Gearbox||Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox|
|Rear wheel drive||Chain|
|Frame construction type||Aluminium composite bridge frame, self-supporting engine|
|Front wheel control||Upside-down telescopic fork, slide tube diameter 45 mm, Dynamic ESA, damping electronically adjustable|
|Rear wheel control||Aluminium underslung double-sided swinging arm with central spring strut, Dynamic ESA, damping electronically adjustable|
|Spring travel, front/rear||150/150 mm|
|Wheel castor||116 mm|
|Steering head angle||65.1 °|
|Brakes||Twin disc brake, floating, Front -Ø 320 mm, radial 4-piston fixed calipers|
|Front||Front -Ø 320 mm, radial 4-piston fixed calipers|
|Rear||Rear – Single-disc brake, Ø 220 mm, single-piston floating caliper|
|ABS||BMW Motorrad ABS Pro (part integral)|
|Traction control||BMW Motorrad DTC|
|Wheels||Standard: Die-cast aluminium wheels.(Aluminium forged wheels optionally available)|
|Front -3.50 x 17″|
|Rear – 6.00 x 17″|
|Tyres||Front -120/70 ZR17|
|Rear -190/55 ZR17|
|Dimensions & Weights|
|Total length||2333 mm|
|Total width with mirrors||850 mm|
|Seat height||840 mm|
|Wet weight (full tank)||Standard: 226 Kg|
|Permitted total weight||450 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||20 l|
|Fuel consumption (WMTC)||6.2 l/100 km|
|Acceleration||0-100 km/h 3.3s|
|Top speed||200 km/h|
2020 BMW S 1000 XR Gallery