The new M 1000 XR debuts in 2024 as the third M model based on the 1000 platform, joining the M 1000 RR and M 1000 R family.
Pricing for the new dual-sport stanced, but strictly road oriented, M 1000 XR starts at $36,690 and is expected to arrive in Australia during the first quarter of 2024.
We see the ShiftCam engine from the flagship sportsbike carried across to the new M 1000 XR with a claimed output of 148 kW (201 hp) at 12,750 rpm and maximum torque of 113 Nm at 11,000 rpm in XR guise. For comparison purposes, the regular 2024 S 1000 XR makes 125 kW.
An optimised intake system with variable intake funnels makes it across to the XR and two more teeth on the rear sprocket shortens the overall gearing for improved acceleration through all gears. Fourth, fifth and sixth gears themselves are also now shorter compared with the S 1000 XR. Might be using the wheelie control a fair bit…
On the electronics front we see riding modes Rain, Road, Dynamic, Race and three Race Pro options, as well as Launch Control and a Pit Lane Limiter, as befits the sportiest XR. From a speed of 100 km/h up they are claimed to increase front wheel loading, which increases by approximately 12 kg at 220 km/h.
The chassis is designed for sporty riding on country roads and race tracks with Dynamic Damping Control (DDC), adjustable steering damper, milled-over handlebar clamp and a more front-oriented tubular handlebar with laser-etched “BMW M XR” lettering.
The suspension and chassis of the new M XR are based on the S 1000 XR with the aluminium bridge frame joined by 45mm closed cartridge forks along with adjustability of the fork’s spring base via the standard Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) suspension strut.
M brakes with radial hand brake pump and lightweight forged aluminium wheels are also fitted and exclusive M Carbon wheels are available as part of the M Competition package. The M brake calipers feature a blue anodised coating in conjunction with the famous M logo, these clamp a pair of 320 mm discs.
The Brake Slide Assist function is also included, allowing riders to brake drift into corners with a constant slide.
A 6.5-inch TFT display features an OBD interface for the M GPS Datalogger and M GPS Laptrigger that can be used via an unlock code.
The performance-oriented look of the new M XR is also reflected in the colour concept, with the body in Black combined with the M colours Light Blue, Dark Blue and Red.
And if the new M XR in standard trim is not enough, the M Competition Package offers a further mix of refined components for the racing enthusiast or aesthetically minded rider alike, making the new M XR another 3 kg lighter.
The M Competition Package includes M Carbon wheels, M Carbon parts such as rear wheel cover with integrated chain guard, side panels, front wheel cover, inner cover and ignition/steering lock cover as well as a fully adjustable M rider footrest system, passenger footrests and the MGPS Laptrigger (unlock code).
See below for the packages on offer and their respective ride-away prices in Australia.
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