The 2020 BMW S 1000 XR has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 20.90 lakh. BMW Motorrad has launched the 2020 S 1000 XR in the country with a refreshed design, top-spec electronics, and several mechanical changes as well.
The BMW S 1000 XR has always been one of the most versatile motorcycles in the market. Its users loved it for its go anywhere, do anything attitude. Well, the 2020 version is here and it makes the motorcycle better than ever before.
Right off the bat, one can notice that the bike looks significantly different compared to the old one. Keeping in line with its new design philosophy seen on the S 1000 RR and S 1000 R, BMW has ditched the signature asymmetrical headlamps for sleek twin LED units.
The motorcycle has been designed to look sleeker while still being muscular. It gets long-travel suspension, large comfortable seats and an upright riding position that makes it perfect to cover long distances in a short period. The motorcycle is now available in two colour options — Ice Grey and Racing Red.
The 2020 BMW S 1000 XR is powered by a liquid-cooled, 999cc, inline four-cylinder engine. It has a maximum power output of 165bhp at 11,000rpm and a peak torque output of 114Nm at 9,250rpm. The BS6-compliant engine drives the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox with longer gear ratios, enabling it to have high cruising speeds out on the highway.
The 2020 BMW S 1000 XR comes with four riding modes — Road, Rain, Dynamic and Pro. Instrumentation duties are handled by a 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen with bluetooth smartphone connectivity. BMW Motorrad has equipped the new motorcycle with the best in terms of electronics.
It features a six-axis IMU (Inertia Measurement Unit), lean-sensitive traction control, cornering ABS, cruise control, wheelie control, drag torque control, hill-start assist, bi-directional quickshifter, etc. It even comes with electronically adjustable, semi-active suspension.
In the Indian market, the motorcycle is available only with 17-inch alloy wheels, whereas in certain international markets, spoked wheels are available as an option. The 2020 BMW S 1000 XR is imported into India as a completely-built unit and that always results in a hefty price tag.
In this case, the 2020 model is around 3.25 lakh more expensive than the outgoing model. This is almost justified by the top-shelf electronics and new design featured on the new bike.
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