The bodywork of the S 1000 XR is designed to focus on aerodynamics and sportiness. It takes the design cues from BMW’s flagship, BMW S 1000 RR.
The front of the bike has a sharp, angular design that gives it an aggressive look, while the bodywork is sculpted to be sleek and functional.
The aerodynamic design helps to reduce wind resistance and improve stability at high speeds.
The 2023 BMW S 1000 XR features full LED lighting, including LED headlights, taillights, and turn signals.
The LED lighting adds to the bike’s sporty look and provides better visibility on the road.
The bike also comes with an adjustable windscreen that can be easily adjusted while riding, allowing the rider to customise the amount of wind protection based on their height and riding style. So, you do not need to move your helmet for the odometer reading.
The rider sees the updated BMW S 1000 XR with hinted snout, high flyline, and comfortable handlebars. The relaxed seat position lets you have a perfect balance at the curves and straightaways.
BMW S 1000 XR comes in 2 colours
BMW S 1000 XR is available in only one variant
The BMW S 1000 RR-based 999 cc, in-line four-cylinder engine is tweaked for more incredible low and mid-range performance on the XR rather than pure top-end performance. The engine produces a maximum of 114 Nm of torque at 9,250 rpm and 165 bhp at 11,000 rpm.
The fourth, fifth, and sixth gears have longer ratios and can reach speeds of more than 200 kmph in under 3.3 seconds from 0 to 100 kmph. The engine has advanced features such as variable valve timing (VVT), which helps optimise power delivery across the entire rev range.
The motorcycle now has symmetric headlamps instead of the trademark asymmetric ones, which is the most prominent alteration. The fuel tank has been sculpted, and the body panels have been replaced. The back profile stays the same, but the tail lamp has been modified.
The motorcycle does appear a little sleeker than it did previously because, at 226 kg kerb weight, it does weigh 10 kg less than the previous model.
BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), and MSR (Motorschleppmomentregelung), which is essentially dynamic engine brake control, are also included as standard features. These features electronically prevent the rear wheel from locking, slipping, or hopping, which can happen during aggressive downshifting or even when the throttle is abruptly closed.
The anti-hopping clutch and MSR work together to provide the best defence against the torque effects of engine braking, preventing wheel locking, wheel hopping, loss of traction, and potential loss of control. Standard fitment is a 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen.
The transmission of the S 1000 XR is a six-speed sequential manual gearbox equipped with a slipper clutch. One notable feature of the S 1000 XR’s transmission system is the inclusion of BMW’s Gear Shift Assist Pro technology. This advanced system allows the rider to shift up or down without using the clutch lever, simply applying pressure to the gearshift lever. Gear Shift Assist Pro uses a quick-shifter to make gear changes faster and smoother, improving acceleration and overall performance.
For suspension, at the front, the S 1000 XR is equipped with an upside-down telescopic fork with a diameter of 46mm, which provides excellent rigidity and stability. The fork is fully adjustable for compression, rebound damping, and preload, allowing riders to customise the suspension to their preferences and riding style.
At the rear, the S 1000 XR features a BMW Motorrad para lever suspension system, which uses a single-sided swingarm to improve handling and stability.
The bike’s braking system has a front twin floating disc size of 320 mm with radial four-piston fixed callipers. The rear brake is a single disc 265 mm twin-piston floating calliper.