2020 BMW S 1000 XR Launched, Priced At Rs. 20.90 Lakhs
The litre-class sports tourer has ample performance to even rival many super nakeds.
The 2020 BMW S 1000 XR has been launched in India with the price of the motorcycle pegged at Rs. 20.90 lakhs (ex-showroom).
First unveiled at last year’s EICMA motorcycle show, the 2020 BMW S 1000 XR is Euro 5 compliant and is offered in Pro variant only. It is a CBU import. BMW Motorrad had recently teased the launch of the motorcycle at the firm’s social media handles.
The sports tourer has shed 10 kg over its predecessor despite carrying extra componentry to meet the latest stringent emission standards.
Design-wise, the litre-class tourer bike gets new headlights in tune with BMWs current design philosophy.
The screen is now larger, the fairing different, placement of indicators changed, while at the side, the bike gets a restyled tank and new split seats.
The tail section has been revised with the taillights integrated with the indicators. Also, the exhaust end can is smaller than the previous model, saving 1.2 kg.
The bike features a 6.5-inch TFT cluster along with BMW Motorrad connectivity. In addition, the BMW Motorrad Connected App offers arrow-based navigation.
Powering the BMW S 1000 XR is a 999cc in-line 4-cylinder engine producing 165 HP at 11,000 RPM and 114 Nm at 9250 RPM. It can do the 0-100 km/hr sprint in 3.3 seconds, while the top speed is over 200 km/hr.
It does not come with ShiftCam technology that is seen on the S 1000 RR because BMW says most riders will ride it below 9000 revs.
However, the inlet cam profiles of the engine has changed in comparison to the previous generation bike.
Compression ratio of the bike has increased to 12.5:1 as against 12.0:1 to reduce CO2 emissions and also fuel consumption.
The gearbox has also been tweaked, with fourth, fifth and six gears lengthened slightly, resulting in engine speed being lowered by 8 percent on those cogs, further helping to improve economy and make for relaxed motorway touring.
As features, the bike gets Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (D-ESA), wheelie control, engine drag torque control, Shift Assist Pro, hill start assist, cruise control, keyless ride, quick-shifter, heated grips and a 6-axis IMU.
The bike has four standard riding modes – Rain, Road, Dynamic and Dynamic Pro. Using the Dynamic Pro setting, the rider can configure the throttle response, engine brake, ABS control, traction control, wheelie control (including the new ‘Power Wheelie’ setting) separately.
Suspension-wise, the electronically adjustable suspension setup has 45 mm USD forks upfront and monoshock at the rear provided by ZF. BMW says the shock and fork internals have been completely redesigned on the new S 1000 XR.
For added comfort, the bar risers are isolated through rubber inserts to give better damping, while the bars are now set a little further away from the rider, apart from being 30 mm narrower. The sports tourer also gets a 493 W alternator to power electrical accessories.
The all-new BMW S 1000 XR will be offered in a Pro variant in Ice Grey and Racing Red colour options and is brought in as a CBU unit.
The sport tourer comes with a standard warranty of three years and unlimited kilometres, with an option to extend it for two more years.
Also offered are Road Side Assistance, a 24×7 365 days package in case of breakdown and towing situations.
With all these changes, the 2020 BMW S 1000 XR seems to have become one of (if not) the best sports tourer in the country and we can’t wait to have a go on it.