BMW Motorrad has recently announced the arrival on the market of a brand-new bike: the long-expected M 1000 XR – a long distance sports motorcycle built to offer dynamic riding experience on country roads and designed to meet the highest demands on long-distance racing and touring.
The model was highlighted by Dominik Blass, Product Manager of the M 1000 XR bike, in a recent interview: “The M XR is the third M model from BMW Motorrad. Based on the current S 1000 XR and S 1000 RR, the product substance of the M 1000 XR – M XR for short – has been tuned to meet the specific requirements of a long-distance sports bike. The riding dynamics speak for themselves, both on the country roads as well as on the race track and on long-distance journeys.”
Continuing the Legacy – Performance Excellence
Back in 2018 BMW Motorrad unveiled the M model range as a solid strategy for its motorcycle lineup, solidifying its dedication to delivering excellence. The BMW M 1000 XR proudly takes its place as the addition to the M model lineup joining the esteemed M 1000 RR superbike and the dynamic M 1000 R roadster. The M philosophy, renowned for its racing success and captivating performance, caters to riders who appreciate exceptional performance, exclusivity and individuality.
The Heart – A Potent M XR 4 Cylinder Engine
At the heart of the BMW M 1000 XR lies a modified water cooled inline four engine, closely related to the powerplant found in the S 1000 RR. With a peak power output of 148 kW (201 hp) at 12,750 rpm it surpasses the S 1000 XR by an additional 23 kW (31 hp). This engine is engineered to deliver exhilarating rides with a torque of 113 Nm at 11,000 rpm and a redline set at an impressive14,600 rpm. The shorter secondary gear ratio enhances wheel pulling power for enjoyment on both scenic country roads and thrilling racetracks.
Redefined Aerodynamics – Introducing M Winglets and Wind Deflectors
In addition to suspension technology and drive, aerodynamics has also played an important part in shaping the design of the BMW M 1000 XR. Sporting eye catching winglets on its side panels the M XR isn’t just about looks; it was designed to enhance lap times and provide exceptional stability at high speeds. These winglets generate downforce, increasing the load on the wheel by approximately 12 kg at 220 km/h.
With its design and advanced technology, the BMW M 1000 XR is a visual masterpiece. Its compact yet powerful proportions combined with three surfaces create an appearance. The front end stands out with its performance oriented aesthetic highlighted by M winglets.
The color scheme of the bike highlights its nature by combining a body with Light Blue, Dark Blue and Red accents.
Crafted with Precision – The Aluminum Chassis
The M XR`s chassis is built upon the foundation of the S 1000 XR featuring an aluminum bridge frame as its core. The front end is equipped with down forks that house closed cartridge inserts, offering top notch suspension technology. With spring base and Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) riders can enjoy an unprecedented riding experience. Additionally, the aluminum tubular handlebar boasts laser etched “BMW M 1000 XR” lettering and comes with an adjustable steering damper to enhance agility.
Braking Expertise – M Brakes and Lightweight Forged Aluminum Wheels
Making its debut in a BMW motorcycle, the M 1000 XR showcases M brakes developed from those used in the Superbike World Championship racing. The M brake callipers bear the M logo, featuring a striking blue anodized coatin and representing cutting edge development in road legal braking systems.
The braking system of the BMW M 1000 XR comes with a radial hand brake pump and two 320-mm brake discs providing fantastic stopping power.
For track riders, an exciting feature called Brake Slide Assist has been added to the M XR. This function allows riders to smoothly slide into corners while braking, giving them control and an exhilarating experience.
The BMW M 1000 XR`s instrument cluster features an M start up animation. The 6.5 inch-TFT display offers visibility, now also showing an extended display of the red speed range. Additionally, riders have the option to access data for the M GPS Laptrigger and M GPS Datalogger through the OBD interface.
Introducing the Ultimate M Competition Package
For those who desire the pinnacle of sophistication and cutting edge racing technology the M Competition Package is a choice. This package not only reduces the weight of the M XR by a 3 kg, but also includes features like M Carbon wheels, M Carbon parts and a fully adjustable M rider footrest system. It caters to both racing enthusiasts and those who appreciate aesthetics.
BMW M 1000 XR Main Highlights
Shift cam engine of the S RR, output 148 kW (201 hp) at 12,750 rpm, 23 kW (31 hp) more than in the new S 1000 XR. Max. torque of 113 Nm at 11,000 rpm.
• Shorter secondary gear ratio (sprocket with 47 teeth instead of 45).
• Shorter gear ratios of 4th, 5th and 6th gear.
• Optimised intake system with variable intake funnels for improved charge exchange at high engine speeds.
• Steeply angled titanium rear silencer with Carbon end cap.
• M Endurance chain.
• Riding modes “Rain”, “Road”, “Dynamic”, “Race” and “Race Pro1-3” as well as the latest generation of Dynamic Traction Control DTC and DTC wheelie function with
6-axis sensor box.
• Four adjustable throttle characteristics available now for optimum response.
“Engine Brake” with triple adjustability of engine drag torque in “Race Pro” mode.
• Brake Slide Assist assists the rider when brake drifting.
• Shift Assistant Pro for fast upshifts and downshifts without using the clutch.
• Launch Control for perfect race starts and Pit Lane Limiter for keeping to the given speed precisely in the pit lane.
• Hill Start Control Pro for comfortably starting off on inclines.
• M winglets: Brake later and accelerate earlier, plus more high-speed stability thanks to aerodynamic downforce.
• Upside-down forks with adjustable spring base in conjunction with standard DDC.
• M brakes on a long-distance sports bike from BMW Motorrad for the first time: The M XR offers maximum braking performance for riding on country roads and race tracks.
• Aluminium forged wheels.
• M Carbon wheels with M‑ tapes and M‑ lettering on the rim: High-grade, light, high-tech components deliver maximum performance as part of the optional M Competition Package.
• M handbrake and clutch lever.
• Adjustable steering damper.
• Milled-over handlebar clamp.
• Compared to the S 1000 XR with more front-oriented tubular handlebars featuring
laser-etched “BMW M XR” lettering.
• Handlebar end mirrors (optional).
• Headlights with iconic light signature and adaptive cornering lights (Headlight Pro).
• Small number plate holder.
• Instrument cluster with large, perfectly readable 6.5-inch TFT display, start-up animation with M logo and OBD interface for M GPS Datalogger and M GPS Laptrigger that can be used via unlock code.
• Rev counter (red area) displayed in a new design.
• Lightweight M battery, rear USB charging socket, powerful LED light units, electronic cruise control and heated grips.
• Keyless Ride.
• M Design and dynamic design signal ultimate roadster performance.
• M Competition Package as an optional extra ex works.
• RDC as standard.
• Extensive range of optional accessories and special equipment ex works.