Tuesday, 4 October 2016

UPGRADES HIT THE S 1000 XR



With the launch of the BMW S 1000 XR in autumn 2014, BMW Motorrad offered its own new interpretation of the sports to touring range, not least adding a powerful dose of emotion into the mix.
The adventure sports style was born - a fascinating synthesis of innovative technology, performance and safety combined with dynamic touring qualities, sporty performance, a high level of comfort and supreme everyday practicality.


With the even more potent in-line 4-cylinder engine meeting EU4 requirements in the new S 1000 XR, BMW Motorrad presents the 999 cc in-line 4-cylinder engine not just in an adapted form to meet the requirements of the EU4 pollutant class but also with enhanced power. The output is now 121 kW (165 hp) at 11 000 rpm (previously: 118 kW (160 hp) at 11 000 rpm), in other words it has been increased by 3 kW (5 hp). 

 


On pleasure rides and holiday trips, the rider benefits from an increase in the maximum permissible weight of 10 kg from 434 to 444 kg in the latest edition of the S 1000 XR, which is likewise equivalent to an increase in payload of 10 kg. 

 

As a supplement to the existing colour variants of Racing Red non-metallic and Lightwhite non-metallic/Granite Grey metallic/Racing Red non-metallic, the new S 1000 XR is now also available in Ocean Blue metallic matt. While Racing Red non-metallic stands for the sporting DNA of the S 1000 XR and the multi-colour variant highlights the bike’s touring qualities, Ocean Blue metallic matt gives the new S 1000 XR a distinctively refined appearance.

17 comments:

  1. I trust BMW will now offer a recall on 2015/2016 models to rectify the vibration problem as it appears to have been fixed on the 2017 model.

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  2. There's also quite a bit of vibration through pegs and seat at around 7 thousand revs, definitely needs a fix!

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  3. I agree BMW have known about this issue from day one!!!! they should recall all XR's and have the new isolating elements fitted under warranty!!!

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  4. BMW live by its reputation..... all new bikes are fully tested by the people who by them and all problems are then fixed on the newer models.
    If you were a tester for BMW at your own expense..... thank you for all your kind work.
    BMW has your money and that's another chapter.....

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  5. "On pleasure rides and holiday trips"
    The need to sort the suspension out then.!
    and can I say LED's,LED's,LED's,LED's,LED's,LED's,LED's,LED's,LED's,
    Headlight ffs its not 1980's, the biggest difference to being seen and anyone who has ridden an XR at nifght will no how bad the lights are

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  6. So you fixed the vibes and it only took you 2 years. Pity about all your customers who had to put up with this. Really inspires confidence in purchasing a BMW!

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  7. There will be no recall on vibes.

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  8. I hope it does not have an ignition key or is that still BMW's latest technology.

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  9. Looking forward to this, my 2017 XR gets collected on Saturday :)

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    1. Keep forums updated on progress of this great bike. Though I fond my 2016 bike no issues. Thanks Trevster

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  10. Anyone heard of being able to get a lower seat option for this fantastic bike?

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  11. Bought my new XR less than a month ago. Knew nothing of the history of vibes, but noticed it on the demo. Mentioned the problem but only vaguely acknowledged by the dealer, so assumed a demo problem only and placed my order. Then joined a XR Forum only to learn the problem is widespread!!! Feeling duped and deceived. Will be writing to the CEO of Motorrad today asking for a recall fix! BTW otherwise love my XR - poetry in motion:-))

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  12. Get in touch with your local BMW customer service and lodge a complaint about the vibes, they have now got rid of a problem they refused to admit to and the more owners of 2015/16 bikes that request a retro fit of the vibration isolating mounts then the more likely BMW will oblige

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  13. I've had my XR since March and the vibe thing is totally overblown.

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    1. Yes mate i agree with you, I have the handlebar weights and i barely notice it.

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  14. I would like to see that happen ian. On the forums there is news of a fix. But no official comment from Bmw yet.

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