The 2021 BMW S 1000 XR puts the “Sports” into Sports Touring
The S 1000 XR is a high-performance sport touring motorcycle in the 2021 BMW line-up. Unlike BMW’s heavy-duty adventure tourers, the S 1000 XR is built on top of the same DNA as the sporty S 1000 RR. It shares many of the same components but reimagined into a middleweight adventure bike that can tackle rough roads with ease.
The heart of the S 1000 XR is a powerful European-made 999cc inline-four engine. The engine has been optimized for long-distance riding and practical use. The result is an output of 165 horsepower and 84 lb-ft of torque. It’s a sport touring motorcycle with a heavy emphasis on the “sports” part of the name.
Standard features of the 2021 S 1000 XR include Dynamic ESA (electronic suspension adjustment), full LED lights, integrated pannier holders, under-seat storage, and a very cool toll card compartment on the tank. The S 1000 XR also features BMW Motorrad Riding Modes Pro technology. These riding modes include Hill Start Control, ABS Pro, and Dynamic Traction Control.
For 2021, the S 1000 XR is available in three color options. These include BMW’s traditional Racing Tricolor, Racing Red with White Aluminum Metallic Matte, and Ice Grey options.
The 2021 BMW S 1000 XR starts at $17,945 USD / $19,750 CAD
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- Price: $17,945 USD / $19,750 CAD
- Key Features:
- Powerful four-cylinder in-line engine
- Dynamic ESA Pro
- TFT-display with BMW Motorrad connectivity
- Engine: 999cc water/oil-cooled in-line 4 engine
- Power: 165 HP
- Torque: 84 lbs-ft
- Wet Weight: 498 lbs (226 kg)
- Seat Height: 33 in (840 mm)
2021 BMW S 1000 XR Specifications
|Engine||999 cc water/oil-cooled in-line 4 engine|
|Engine Power||165 Hp|
|Bore x Stroke||80 mm x 49.7 mm|
|Compression Ratio||12.5 : 1|
|Mixture control||Electronic intake pipe injection|
|Max Torque||84 lb-ft at 9,250 rpm|
|Clutch||Multiplate clutch in oil bath, slipper clutch, self-reinforcing|
|Transmission||Six-speed synchromesh gearbox with spur gears|
|Drive||Chain drive, 17/45|
|Suspension Front||Upside-down telescopic fork, diameter 45 mm, electronic self-adjusting rebound/compression damping (Dynamic ESA)|
|Suspension Rear||Aluminium double-sided swing-arm, central spring strut, electronic preload adjuster, electronic self-adjusting rebound/compression damping (Dynamic ESA)|
|Brakes Front||Twin disc brakes, diameter 320 mm, floating discs, radial four-piston fixed calipers|
|Brakes Rear||Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, twin-piston floating caliper|
|Tires Front||120/70 ZR 17|
|Tires Rear||190/55 ZR 17|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||5.2 gal (20 L)|
|Color||Light white, Racing blue metallic, Racing red|
|Battery||12 V / 9 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Overall Length||91.8″ (2,333 mm)|
|Overall Width||36.1″ (917 mm)|
|Overall Height||55.5″ (1,411 mm)|
|Wheelbase||59.9″ (1,522 mm)|
|Castor||4.5″ (116 mm)|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled||
498 lbs (226 kg)
2021 BMW S 1000 XR Features
A curve that makes you addicted: our torque.
More dynamic thanks to the lower weight.
On the racing line – even in the design.
The hinted snout, the high flyline, and the comfortable handlebars indicate an insatiable hunger for miles. Miles that are great fun in the long-distance seat position, even after days at a time – also thanks to the revised aerodynamics and fairing. It provides even better protection against the cold, driving noises and the elements. The adjustable windshield means you can keep your eyes on the road, and the odometer, without your helmet shaking.