BMW Motorrad has unveiled the highly anticipated 2024 S 1000 XR, marking a significant evolution of their successful long-distance sports bike. Packed with enhancements across performance, design, and features, the new S 1000 XR promises an unparalleled riding experience.
Engine Power Surge:
At the heart of the upgrades is the reworked in-line 4-cylinder engine, delivering an impressive 170 horsepower at 11,000 rpm. This marks a 5 horsepower increase from its predecessor, achieved through flow-optimized intake channels and customized engine mapping. The torque remains a robust 84 lb-ft at 9,250 rpm, ensuring a smooth and powerful ride.
Riders will appreciate the improved ergonomics, courtesy of a redesigned seat and rear section. The seat now offers an additional 0.4 inches of height, providing more freedom of movement during high-performance rides. With increased usable length and width, riders can easily adjust their seating position for optimal control on both country roads and the track. The S 1000 XR now offers three different seat height options, catering to a variety of preferences.
Aesthetics and Design Refinements:
The new S 1000 XR boasts redesigned elements that elevate its visual appeal. The rear section features new side panels and air intakes inspired by motorsports, injecting a dynamic and sportier look. Notably, the radiator trim now sports a textured surface, and the front “beak” is painted in body color, adding to the bike’s overall aesthetic refinement.
Expanded Standard Features:
BMW has not only enhanced performance but also expanded the standard equipment list. Headlight Pro, with its adaptive turning light for improved night-time safety, now comes standard. Keyless Ride and a 12 Ah capacity battery are also included, along with a USB charging socket for added convenience. The Intelligent Emergency Call feature further enhances the safety features of the S 1000 XR.
Dazzling Color Options:
The 2024 S 1000 XR is not just a powerhouse; it’s a style statement. BMW offers three new color options: Blackstorm Metallic 2 (standard), Gravity Blue Metallic (Style Sport), and Light White / M Motorsport (M Package), allowing riders to match their performance with a touch of personal flair.
Optional Upgrades for Enthusiasts:
For those seeking an even more tailored experience, BMW provides a range of optional packages. The Premium Package offers features like Dynamic ESA, Gear Shift Assist Pro, Cruise Control, and LED Auxiliary Lights. The M Package introduces sportier elements, including M Sport Seat, Sport Windshield, and the option for M Carbon Wheels. Meanwhile, the M Carbon Package showcases various carbon components for a high-performance edge.
The S 1000 XR’s technical specifications underscore its engineering prowess. With a 999 cc liquid-cooled in-line 4-cylinder engine, a 6-speed transmission with chain drive, and advanced features like Dynamic Traction Control and BMW Motorrad Integral ABS, this bike is a technological marvel.