Introducing the 2024 BMW S 1000 XR: A Perfect Blend of Sportbike Performance and Long-Distance Comfort

Are you in search of a motorcycle that combines sportbike performance with long-distance comfort, but you’re not interested in going all-out with the M Sport series, such as the M 1000 XR from BMW?

Consider the 2024 BMW S 1000 XR. You might wonder, what’s the significance of one letter? Well, “M” represents BMW’s premium performance tuning, modifications, and accessories, making it more than just a letter.

However, “S” shouldn’t be underestimated. BMW continues to enhance its S 1000 lineup, as seen in the 2024 S 1000 XR. Here’s a breakdown of its features:

Engine The 2024 BMW S 1000 XR is equipped with the same 999cc inline four-cylinder engine from the S 1000 RR, but with a slight power boost. It now delivers 170 horsepower at 11,000 rpm and peak torque of 114 newton-meters (84 pound-feet) at 9,250 rpm. While the torque remains the same as the 2023 model, the 2024 version gains an extra 5 horsepower. BMW mentions modifications to the intake channels, with a bore and stroke of 80mm by 49.7mm and a compression ratio of 12.5 to one. The engine pairs with a six-speed gearbox and boasts a top speed of “over 120 mph.”

Chassis The 2024 S 1000 XR retains its bridge-type cast aluminum frame, with the engine serving as a stressed member. Suspension includes a 45mm upside-down telescopic front fork, an aluminum swingarm, and a rear monoshock. Full electronic suspension adjustment is available through BMW’s Dynamic ESA, which is standard. Suspension travel measures 5.9 inches at both the front and rear.

Braking duties are performed by a pair of four-piston fixed calipers up front gripping two 320mm brake discs. In the rear, you’ll find a single two-piston floating caliper and a single 265mm brake disc. ABS comes standard, and the bike rides on 17-inch cast aluminum wheels.

Dimensions The 2024 BMW S 1000 XR features a 60.6-inch wheelbase, a 64.8-degree steering head angle, and a 4.64-inch caster measurement. Its dimensions include a length of 84.8 inches, a width of 33.5 inches (without accessories), and a height of 57.5 inches (excluding mirrors). It has a curb weight of 500 pounds and a fuel tank with a 5.2-gallon capacity.

The stock seat height is 33.5 inches, but BMW offers Factory options to lower it to 31.1 inches. The 2024 version introduces a redesigned seat, which provides an extra 10mm of height (850mm) compared to the previous model, enhancing comfort on long rides.

Electronics The 2024 BMW S 1000 XR is equipped with a 6.5-inch TFT display featuring smartphone connectivity. It comes with standard Riding Modes Pro, which includes Hill Start Control Pro, ABS Pro, and dynamic traction control.

Additional Features The 2024 S 1000 XR includes several redesigned elements and expanded standard equipment. Changes include new side panels and air intakes at the rear, a body-colored beak, and textured radiator trim. Standard equipment now incorporates Headlight Pro with adaptive turning lights, daytime running lights, keyless ride, a new 12 Ah capacity battery, and a USB charging port. In the US, riders have access to an emergency call (E-Call) feature as standard.

Colors, Pricing, and Availability The 2024 BMW S 1000 XR offers a choice of three colors: Blackstorm Metallic, Gravity Blue Metallic, or Light White/M Motorsport. Pricing and availability may vary by region. In the US, the starting price is $20,345 as of October 26, 2023, with availability marked as “available soon” on the official website. For accurate information in your area, reach out to your local authorized BMW Motorrad dealer.

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