Multipurpose or crossover bikes? Although no generic name has prevailed – meet the two-wheeled SUVs with her sassy style mix exactly the taste of customers. With the new BMW S 1000 XR occurs a strong new player on the scene.
With the S 1000 XR, currently the fourth model based on the sporty series quad, BMW Motorrad wants to stir up the still young segment of the new all-rounder. Like their counterparts, the BMW uses quite unconventional in other segments. A sports engine can be found naturally in a chassis transplanted discreetly extended spring travel, also the wide handlebar with handguards borrows in the offroad segment. Whether the driver’s upright riding position is now more likely borrowed the supermotard or Classic Tourer concept is debatable. And even with the type designation, it can be the new BMW not take quite natural to rely on an established abbreviation – but derived from a different brand …
drive In order to position itself with the BMW-typical claim at the top of a segment accesses the S 1000 XR return to the current super sports engine of the house. Not without modifications, however, is to ensure the four-cylinder for exceptional performance. For optimal filling in the lower and medium engine speed range of the cylinder head was against the supersport S 1000 RR a modified channel design and the valve lift curves were recalculated. The speed limit has been reduced compared to the Sport variant by about 2000 revolutions. Opposite the stylistic Ducati Multistrada 1200 S still remains an increase of 10 horsepower despite significant power reduction.
Electronic assistance systems
Thus the power of 160 hp Vierlings sure hits the road, the stability control ASC and traction control DTC as standard on board. In addition, the driver can influence the power delivery on the choice of two driving modes.
Equipped as standard with ABS, provides the S 1000 XR The equipment package “driving modes Pro” as well as other characteristics of a Curve ABS.
A slipper clutch, a six-speed gearbox, for a switching assistance is available, as well as a chain guide the driving force further to the rear wheel.
Frame and Suspension
The heart of the chassis is a newly designed, fabricated aluminum bridge frame, which is welded from four segments: steering head, engine and swingarm pivot and two side profiles. The frame integrates the engine as a load-bearing element. The requirements on the tour and travel operations accordingly for increased payload designed and therefore from torsionally rigid aluminum profiles made with pentagonal cross-section rear frame is bolted on four points with the main frame. The leadership of the rear wheel via a newly developed, welded from cast aluminum swingarm profiles.
As a front suspension Telescopic forks are used with respect to the model “RR” extended to 150 millimeters and a working travel of levers hinged central spring strut, which has to provide 140 mm total travel.
Based on this standard configuration that already contain a number of manual controls, the electronic suspension package ‘Dynamic ESA “is available for an additional charge, which provides not only preconfigured setups, but the damping characteristic situational adapting to the current dynamic state of the vehicle. For peace in the chassis to provide a series-mounted steering damper.
Analog-digital cockpit (l.), With suitcases and tank bag.
The performance features according to the S 1000 XR over a generously sized braking system with two 320 wheels on the front and a 265 mm disc at the rear wheel measured.
The instrument cluster of the S 1000 XR features a large LCD screen and an analog tachometer. In addition to the currently engaged gear and the currently selected driving mode is shown in the display. Switching between the different driving modes from the right handle can be carried out even while driving.