2020 BMW S 1000 XR

BMW has unveiled a comprehensive revamp of the S 1000 XR for model year 2020 today at EICMA.

2020 BMW S 1000 XR

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.

2020 BMW S 1000 XR

The motorcycle is 10 kg lighter overall and tips the scales with its 20-litre fuel tank full at 226 kg.

2020 BMW S 1000 XR

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.

2020 BMW S 1000 XR

Latest generation ‘BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA’ is fitted and promises superior performance to the previous system used on the S 1000 XR.

2020 BMW S 1000 XR

Optional ‘Dynamic ESA Pro’ adds two more damping modes to the S 1000 XR’s armoury along with automatic load compensation.

2020 BMW S 1000 XR

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.

2020 BMW S 1000 XR

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.

2020 BMW S 1000 XR

BMW are also claiming much improved comfort levels and ergonomics from the new model.

2020 BMW S 1000 XR

2020 BMW S 1000 XR Specifications

Capacity999 cc
Bore/stroke80/49.7 mm
Output121/165 kW/hp
at engine speed11,000 rpm
Torque114 Nm
at engine speed9250 rpm
TypeWater-cooled in-line 4-cylinder engine
Compression/fuel12.5:1 / premium (super plus) unleaded petrol, octane number 95-98 (RON) (knock control; rated output with 98 RON)
Valve/accelerator actuationDOHC (double overhead camshaft)
 Valve activation via individual rocker arms
Valves per cylinder4
Ø intake/outlet33.5/27.2 mm
Throttle valve diameter48 mm
Engine controlBMS-O
Emission controlClosed-loop three-way catalytic converter
Electrical System
Alternator493 W
Battery 12 / 9 V/Ah, maintenance-free
HeadlampLED low beam twin headlamp with projection module
 LED high beam with projection module
Starter0.8 kW
Power Transmission – Gearbox
ClutchSelf-reinforcing multi-plate anti-hopping wet clutch, mechanically activated
GearboxConstant mesh 6-speed gearbox
Primary ratio1.652
Transmission Ratios
Rear wheel driveChain
Secondary ratio-2.647
Frame construction typeAluminium composite bridge frame, self-supporting engine
Front wheel controlUpside-down telescopic fork, slide tube diameter 45 mm, Dynamic ESA, damping electronically adjustable
Rear wheel controlAluminium underslung double-sided swinging arm with central spring strut, Dynamic ESA, damping electronically adjustable
Spring travel, front/rear150/150 mm
Wheel castor116 mm
Wheelbase1552 mm
Steering head angle65.1 °
BrakesTwin disc brake, floating, Front -Ø 320 mm, radial 4-piston fixed calipers
FrontFront -Ø 320 mm, radial 4-piston fixed calipers
RearRear – Single-disc brake, Ø 220 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABSBMW Motorrad ABS Pro (part integral)
Traction controlBMW Motorrad DTC
WheelsStandard: Die-cast aluminium wheels.(Aluminium forged wheels optionally available)
Front -3.50 x 17″
Rear – 6.00 x 17″
TyresFront -120/70 ZR17
Rear -190/55 ZR17
Dimensions & Weights
Total length2333 mm
Total width with mirrors850 mm
Seat height840 mm
Wet weight (full tank)Standard: 226 Kg
Permitted total weight450 kg
Fuel tank capacity20 l
Performance Figures
Fuel consumption (WMTC)6.2 l/100 km
CO2144 g/km 
Acceleration0-100 km/h 3.3s
Top speed200 km/h


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