BMW debuts its groundbreaking M 1000 XR, a revolutionary motorcycle
The BMW M 1000 XR boasts a 999cc, inline 4-cylinder engine producing a robust 201 BHP and 112 Nm of torque.
BMW Motorrad, the iconic German motorcycle manufacturer, has once again set the motorcycle world abuzz with the grand unveiling of the BMW M 1000 XR. This incredible two-wheeled marvel stands as the most potent version of the renowned S 1000 XR, marking the third entrant in BMW's prestigious M lineup.
A Stunning Evolution
Unlike its sibling, the BMW R 1300 GS, which opted for a single headlamp setup, the M 1000 XR retains the classic dual-headlamp design. This design choice not only pays homage to its heritage but also accentuates the bike's bold and sporty character. The M1000 XR's primary purpose as a sports tourer is evident in its upright riding position, offering a blend of comfort and performance.
One of the standout features of this remarkable machine is the addition of winglets. These aerodynamic elements are not just for show; they play a vital role in generating 12 kg of downforce when the bike reaches speeds of 220 km/h. This downforce provides enhanced stability, especially during high-speed touring and spirited rides.
The M Competition Package
For those seeking the pinnacle of performance and exclusivity, the M 1000 XR offers an optional M Competition package. This package includes a set of M Carbon wheels, a carbon rear wheel cover complete with an integrated chain guard, carbon side panels, adjustable M footrests, an ignition/steering lock cover in carbon, and a lap timer. Not only does this package add a touch of sportiness to the bike's appearance, but it also shaves off a commendable 3 kg from the overall weight, further enhancing its agility and responsiveness.
Unleashing the Power Within
The heart of the BMW M 1000 XR is a 999cc, inline 4-cylinder engine that is an absolute powerhouse. It cranks out a jaw-dropping 201 BHP, ensuring that this motorcycle is not just for touring but for an exhilarating riding experience. The engine is paired with a precise 6-speed gearbox and a bi-directional quickshifter, allowing for seamless gear changes, both up and down the range.
Handling and Braking Precision
When it comes to handling, the M 1000 XR doesn't disappoint. It features a fully adjustable 45 mm upside-down fork at the front and a monoshock at the rear, providing riders with exceptional control and comfort. Braking performance is top-notch, with twin 320 mm discs at the front and a single 265 mm disc at the rear, ensuring reliable stopping power.
Advanced Technology at Your Fingertips
The M 1000 XR comes equipped with an array of cutting-edge technology and features. It boasts five distinct riding modes, catering to various riding conditions: Rain, Road, Dynamic, Race, and Race Pro. It also includes advanced features like a pit lane limiter, launch control, dynamic traction control, wheelie control, ABS, slide control, dynamic brake control, shift assistant pro, automatic hill start control, and adaptive headlights. These features combine to provide a ride that is both exhilarating and safe.
Additionally, the M 1000 XR offers a TFT screen, a convenient USB charging port, heated grips for those chilly rides, a tire pressure monitoring system to keep you informed, and an M battery for optimal performance.