BMW M 1000 XR

At an ex-showroom price of Rs 45 lakh, German motorcycle manufacturer BMW Motorrad has launched the new M 1000 XR in India. Provided as a  completely built unit (CBU), this represents the third exclusive M model subsequent to the M 1000 RR and M 1000 R. Notably, BMW includes the M Competition package as standard equipment for the India-spec vehicle. Claiming to be the most powerful crossover motorcycle ever, the M 1000 XR included an even more potent engine, a plethora of M components, lightweight materials, cutting-edge electronics, and the iconic M livery.

BMW M1000 XR: Design

BMW M 1000 XR

The M 1000 XR has a more aggressive and sportier design than the S 1000 XR, although having similarities between the two models. In addition to a smoked windscreen, split LED headlights, daytime running lights that mimic the flagship BMW model, bar-end mirrors, and two new paint jobs—Blackstorm Metallic and Light White (the M Motorsport color scheme)—it also has new M winglets to enhance high-speed stability.

Numerous carbon fiber M-specific parts, including wheels, a rear wheel cover with an integrated chain guard, side panels, a front wheel cover, an interior cover, an ignition cover, and an MGPS Lap Trigger, are included in the M Competition package. Additionally, it has foot pegs that may be adjusted for the rider and pillion. Despite weighing 223 kg, the M 1000 XR is lighter by 3 kg thanks to the M Competition package.

Features and specifications of the BMW M 1000 XR

BMW M 1000 XR

The BMW M 1000 XR comes equipped with a titanium silencer with a carbon fiber cap, five riding modes (Race, Road, Rain, Dynamic, and Race Pro 1-3), a bi-directional quickshifter, upgraded TPMS, wheelie control, heated grips, adaptive headlights, shift assistant pro, pit lane limiter, launch control, ABS, slide control, USB charging socket, automatic hill start control, and dynamic brake control..

The M 1000 XR’s seat height is 850mm, but it can be changed to 820mm or 870mm with the M Competition package.

A monoshock and fully adjustable 45mm upside-down front forks make up the suspension system. Subsequently, the front has two 320mm discs, while the back has one 265mm disk. 200/55 ZR17 rear and 120/70 ZR17 front tires are mounted on the wheels.

BMW M 1000 XR: Power and Capability

A 999cc inline four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a rev limit of 14,600 rpm powers the M 1000 XR with 201PS (31PS more than the S 1000 XR) at 12,750 rpm and 113Nm of torque at 11,000 rpm. A six-speed gearbox is mated to this powerplant.

In addition, BMW changed the gear ratios and fitted it with a bigger 47-tooth sprocket rather than the S 1000 XR’s 45-tooth unit. As a result, the M 1000 XR accelerates more quickly, reaching 100 kmph from a stop in just 3.2 seconds and 200 kmph in 7.4 seconds. The motorcycle has a 280 kmph maximum speed.

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