BMW S 1000 XR : Review

The BMW S 1000 XR is the pure American sports model that carries all the blazing performance to see the end of the terrains. This most handsome sports model boasts aesthetic styling cues to exhibit the lavish stance to the crowd. BMW S 1000 XR may be a strange model to Indian and other auto markets except for European markets because it was already a hit and alluring model since the launch.

This model settles the rider to the utmost by facilitating good posture to drive the bike. The highly potential engine of BMW S 1000 XR generates a high output figure to ensure powerful rides, where every motor enthusiast adores to ride for. Once can feel the level of comfort it provide, the potential it holds, and the stylish design it carries which create a desire to buy this model among other top existing contenders? Let’s see.

The bike carries plenty design and style fairings to relish the auto lovers, who fed up with the old design language. Here the front profile of the bike is somewhat alike to the Ducati Multistrada 1200 which is a direct contender for the bike. The twin headlamps unit with the larger front section and towering windscreen elevates the bike profile, especially when seen from the front angle. The quarter-fairings look elegant and beautiful, While the nicely sculpted robust fuel tank appears to be huge and muscular, which adds the macho stance to the bike.

The nicely padded split seats with a short tail section give ample comfort to the biker & pillion. The USD forks with gold finish add plusher stance to the bike. The exhaust muffler is sculpted with concern to the Euro4 emission norm so it might appear to be weird but it is not an issue for the Sports bike lover.

Coming to the technicalities, the semi-digital instrument console, display relevant and significant info for the biker. The bike offers two driving options; Touring Package and Dynamic Package. The Touring Package comes with Dynamic ESA suspension is where the two sensors observe the vertical movements of the wheel suspension and transmit the data to the controller to adjust the damper characteristics in order to enhance the ride quality to the extent.

The Touring Package offers heated grips, case holder, multi-controller, a center stand, and luggage bridge to enable fruitful and safe rides to the biker & pillion.

While the Dynamic Package offers Riding Modes Pro which offers the characteristics like Dynamic Traction Control DTC, riding modes “Dynamic” and “Dynamic Pro, ABS, quick shifter, cruise control and LED turn blinkers to elevate the performance of the bike in accordance with the desirable biker.

The S 1000 XR comes with an updated engine which now offers the better response with increased engine power. With the Euro 4 emission norms, the bike produces even more responsive figures to endeavor the tarmacs. The bike draws the power from a liquid-cooled, in-line four engine that pumps out a 167.2PS of peak power @ 11,000rpm and a peak torque of 114Nm @ 9,250rpm. The 6-speed gearbox works effectively to deliver the churned output to rear-wheel via chain drive.

With the increased and improved grunt, the BMW S 1000 XR is the most potential and tough sports tourer in the BMW lineup and sports segment. The bike maker has taken certain precautions to make the model a flawless as compared to the predecessor, which produce awkward disturbances to the rider while handling.

The driving modes like “Rain” and “Road” offers prominent & confident experience to the rider.

The rider & pillion can experience the blissful rides with the incorporation of reliable suspension and a braking unit which gets fitted to the robustly sculpted aluminum-alloy perimeter chassis to bear all the heavy engine and fairings. The hassle-free rides are granted with the employment of USD forks fitted at the front while the double-sided swing arm with adjustable monoshock unit works effectively to ensure joyful rides. The bike maker sculpted the frame in good shape to give stable rides on the tarmac. While the Automatic Stability Control (ASC) comes as a standard option.

To reduce this naked sports model the bike maker employed an authentic braking unit in which the front gets a 320mm dia dual-disc brake clamped by 4-piston radial calipers, while the rear gets a 265mm dia disc with a double-piston floating caliper. Hence the no bike can match and catch the speed of the BMW S 1000 XR.

Finally, S 1000 XR a two variant model (Standard and Pro) satisfy the aspiration of the motor lovers who tend to draw the hidden raw performance in it. One can drive the S 1000 XR by spending INR 18.50 lakh for STD variant while the Pro version cost you INR 21.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Another worthy Sportster is going to occupy the space in BMW portfolio.

Also Read: BMW S 1000 XR Features, Specs & Details

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