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BMW S 1000 XR here in 2015


BMW Motorrad is now unveiling the fourth member in the BMW Motorrad line-up of high-powered motorcycles with straight-four-cylinder engines.

The new S 1000 XR is as its makers say, an “adventure sport” bike with touring qualities, sporty performance and high levels of comfort, as well as everyday usability.

Powering the all-rounder is the familiar straight-four-cylinder engine with 118kW/112Nm at the rider’s disposal.  There are also two riding modes namely, Rain and Road as well as ASC and Motorrad ABS as standard.

The new model uses an aluminium-alloy perimeter frame while the chassis geometry has been recalibrated to cater to the specific requirements of the XR.

The new BMW S 1000 XR combines qualities seen in the BMW GS, Touring and Sport models to create an “adventure sport” bike with 20-30mm increase in spring travel and greater ground clearance.

The S 1000 XR will be available in South Africa in June 2015.

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