BMW M 1000 XR is probably the brand’s way of saying “we are the best” because it kind of is, which I will explain in a bit. This new hypersports tourer marks the third motorcycle in the M lineup and its engine is inspired by the S 1000 RR.
Earlier this month, the BMW M 1000 R also joined the M lineup in India which has a monstrous power output of 212 hp making it one of the most powerful bikes offered by BMW Motorrad along with its faired version, the BMW M 1000 RR.
What makes the BMW M 1000 XR News-worthy?
Well firstly, the 999 cc, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that’s fitted inside the BMW M 1000 XR produces a massive 201 hp at 12,750 RPM and redlines at 14,600 RPM and 113 Nm at 11,000 RPM. That’s a whole 31 hp more than what the S 1000 XR produces. That’s not all, it can sprint from 0 to 100 kph in just 3.2 seconds with a claimed 290kph which decimates all its sports touring rivals by a long mile.
Being part of the M family, the M 1000 XR also gets the special M treatment like aero winglets, brake Slide Assist system, lightweight forged aluminium wheels and blue anodised callipers as standard to handle the massive power. The M competition package is also available as an option which equips the bike with M carbon wheels and a rear wheel cover with an integrated chain guard, front wheel cover, side panels, and steering lock cover. This package also reduces the bike’s weight by 3 kg, which as standard sits at 223 kg.
BMW M 1000 XR – Specs and features
Coming to the specs, the M 1000 XR gets a suspension setup with a 45 mm USD fork, aluminium double-sided swingarm and monoshock. The suspension setup is electronically controlled and is called Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) as standard and the settings are linked to the basic riding modes. The braking department is handled by dual 320 mm disc brakes with radial 4-piston calipers at the front and a 265 mm disc brake with a single-piston floating caliper at the rear with switchable ABS as standard.
Features include a 6.5-inch TFT instrument console which is the same as in the M RR, Dynamic Traction Control, Hill Start Control Pro, wheelie control, a quick shifter, launch control and 5 riding modes – Rain, Road, Dynamic, Race and Race Pro.
Expect the XR to hit the Indian shores by next year.