S 1000 XR

XR: a cross between an enduro and a sports bike.

Here's the perfect BMW motorcycle for all those who want the dynamic performance of a sports motorcycle, the versatility of an adventure bike and the comfort of a touring bike. The new S 1000 XR combines the very best of these worlds to create something completely new: the first ever adventure sports bike made by BMW Motorrad; perfect for everyone in search of sporty flair that knows no bounds.

Hot fusion. The design.

The S 1000 XR is exceptional - and that's exactly what it looks like. As a synthesis of sports and adventure it unites the power of the S 1000 R with the upright seating position of our GS / Touring motorcycles. No matter where you go on the XR: all eyes will be on you.

The best of both worlds: the technology.

As a cross between an adventure bike and a sports bike, the S 1000 XR draws on the full range of experience BMW Motorrad has in these categories. The sports engine of the S 1000 R with its 160 bhp at 11,000 rpm and 112 Nm at 9,250 rpm is combined with the ergonomy of the GS series to create a motorcycle that is perfect for every situation, no matter if the road is made of tight bends or larger curves.

Absolutely unique: fittings and accessories.

As an adventure sports bike, the S 1000 XR is highly versatile by its very nature, and it can be perfectly adapted to the rider's individual preferences with optional extras. The HP Shift Assistant Pro minimises clutch use when shifting up and down, making every gear shift faster and easier. Electronic suspension control via Dynamic ESA ensures optimum suspension performance. And those who want to get the very most out of their bike will opt for the Pro riding modes (Dynamic and Dynamic Pro) plus ABS Pro for maximum braking safety in the curves. The exceptional S 1000 XR concept combines two entirely distinct types of motorcycle for the first time. Experience it for yourself: the adventure athlete is looking forward to a test ride with you. Ask a dealer near you.



Water/oil-cooled 4-cylinder 4-stroke in-line engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts

Bore x stroke

80 mm x 49.7 mm


999 cc

Rated output

118 kW (160 hp) at 11,000 rpm

Max. torque

112 Nm at 9,250 rpm

Compression ratio

12.0 : 1

Mixture control / engine management

Electroinc injection

Emission control

closed-loop 3-way catalytic converters, with interference pipe


Performance / fuel consumption


Maximum speed

over 200 km/h

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h

5.4 l

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h

5.8 l

Fuel type

Super (premium) unleaded, octane number 95 - 98 (RON) (knock control; rated output at 98 RON)


Electrical system



486 W


12 V / 8 Ah, maintenance-free


Power transmission



Multiple clutch in oil bath, anti-hopping clutch, mechanically controlled


Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox, straight-toothed


Chain 17/45


Chassis / brakes



Aluminium composite bridge frame, partially self-supporting engine

Front wheel location / suspension

Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 46 mm, compression and rebound stage adjustable

Rear wheel location / suspension

Aluminium 2-sided swing arm, rebound damping adjustable

Suspension travel front / rear

150 mm / 140 mm


1,548 mm


117 mm

Steering head angle



Cast aluminium wheels

Rim, front

3.50 x 17"

Rim, rear

6.00 x 17"

Tyres, front

120/70 - ZR 17

Tyres, rear

190/55 - ZR 17

Brake, front

Twin disc brake, floating brake calipers, radial 4-piston fixed caliper, diameter 320 mm

Brake, rear

Single disc brake, 2- piston floating caliper, diameter 265 mm


BMW Motorrad Race ABS (part-integral), disengageable


Dimensions / weights



2,183 mm

Width (incl. mirrors)

940 mm

Height (excl. mirrors)

1,408 mm

Seat height, unladen weight

840 mm (860mm low seat)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight

1,894 mm

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)

228 kg

Permitted total weight

434 kg

Payload(with standard equipment)

206 kg

Usable tank volume

20 l


ca. 4 l

  • Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
  • 1) According to Directive 93/93/EEC with all fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable fuel tank

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