BMW launches new S and M 1000 XR range

BMW Motorrad has launched not one, but two, new XR variants, in the form of the S and M 1000. The M bike makes its debut for 2024, while the S features improved performance, optimised ergonomics, sleeker design, and more standard and optional features.

In the case of the latter, the reworked in-line 4-cylinder engine now delivers 125kW of power, while the intake channels have been modified, and Shift Assist Pro has been optimised.

A completely redesigned seat makes country road and race track riding more comfortable. With a seat height of 850, it ensures improved ergonomics. Additional changes include a textured surface for the radiator trim.

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Tweaks to the spring strut and handlebar clamp improve comfort, and the previously black-coloured “beak” fender is now painted body colour. Headlight Pro is now standard, adding adaptive turning light and DRLs, along with keyless ride and a 12Ah capacity battery.

You an now also equip the S 1000 XR with an optional M GPS Laptrigger, or add M Carbon wheels. In 2024, it will be available in Blackstorm metallic, Gravityblue metallic and Lightwhite solid paint/Motorsport.

Joining the standard model is the M 1000 XR, which we teased back in June. A long distance sports bike, it features an engine output of 148kW and 113Nm, and a kerb weight of 223kg (empty). That opens up dynamic riding previously reserved for superbikes.

2024 BMW S 1000 XR
2024 BMW S 1000 XR

Suspension technology and aerodynamics designed for high-performance country road use, extended long-distance trips and fast laps on the race track all feature. In addition to drive and suspension technology, the new M XR was given winglets on the front side panels.

These offer additional riding stability, while adjustable springs and steering damping. M brakes with a radial hand brake pump and lightweight forged aluminium wheels provide optimum riding dynamics.

An M Competition package adds M Carbon Wheels, while the bike features brake slide assist, a 6.5-inch TFT display with M GPS, an M endurance chain, five riding modes, traction control, shift assist pro, launch control, and hill start control.

A new look rev counter completes the package, which is available in an all-Lightwhite/BMW Motorsport colour scheme. Add the M Competition package, and you can opt for Blackstorm metallic/BMW Motorsport look, paired with carbon fibre.

Both bikes will launch in Australia in Q1 of 2024. The S 1000 XR will be priced from $29,090, while the M 1000 XR will be priced from $36,690. The M 1000 XR M Competition will be priced from $44,290. All prices plus on-roads.

To find out more, talk to your local BMW dealer.

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