BMW Motorrad India teases 2020 S 1000 XR ahead of launch
After the F 900 XR and F 900 R launch in India last month, BMW Motorrad has now teased the arrival of the S 1000 XR on its social media platforms. Expect the updated litre-class sport touring machine to set foot in India in July.
The 2020 BMW S 1000 XR was revealed for the first time at the EICMA 2019 in November.
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With the yearly update, the bike has received some major changes in the form of fresher design and styling, new frame as well as engine. As seen on the latest S 1000 RR sports bike, the new S 1000 XR has also lost its previous asymmetrical headlamps.
Thanks to the new updates (including a 19% lighter swingarm), the bike has lost about 10 kg of weight over the previous year model.
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For 2020, it has now also received the S 1000 RR's 999 cc in-line four-cylinder petrol engine. Needless to say, the engine has been tuned for a more relaxed riding and doesn't feature the ShiftCam or variable valve timing technology found on BMW's litre-class sports bike. It churns out 163 PS at 11,000 rpm and 114 Nm of torque at 9,250 rpm. The engine comes hooked to a 6-speed transmission. The top three gears have been updated with longer ratios to better suit the highway riding.
The 2020 S 1000 XR features an electronically adjustable, semi-active suspension setup. It rolls on 17-inch alloy wheels, and is also available with optional spoked wheels.
As far as electronics are concerned, its feature list includes TFT screen, six-axis IMU, lean sensing traction control, cornering ABS, drag torque control, cruise control, bi-directional quickshifter, hill assist, and wheelie control. It also gets four riding modes such as Road, Rain, Dynamic and Pro.
The new S 1000 XR will rival likes of the Ducati Multistrada 1260 S and the Kawasaki Versys 1000, among few more sport tourers. In terms of pricing, expect the bike to be placed somewhere in the bracket of ₹17 to 19 lakh (ex-showroom).