BMW was never the bike brand to invest in if you wanted minimal software, and this recent debut of the brand’s MY2024 S 1000 XR proves our point and then some.
Touted to be the ultimate long-distance sports bike, BMW’s half-fairinged touring beauty sports new tech like Keyless Ride and Headlight Pro, the latter incorporating an adaptive turning light for darker scoots about the local topography.
Intelligent Emergency Call has also been popped onto the bike’s bars for instant aid in the event of an accident or emergency, while the optional M GPS Laptrigger allows the handy installation of drive data evaluation and a lap record timing system.
Here’s the full, rather insane list of tech perks offered as standard for the 2024 S 1000 XR:
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS.
Race ABS Linked to Ride Modes.
Dynamic Traction Control.
Dynamic Brake Control.
Dynamic Engine Brake Control.
Ride Modes Pro.
Radial Front Brakes.
Upside Down 45mm Front Forks.
Anti-hopping, wet clutch.
Ultimate Care break-in service included.
Headlight Pro with cornering light.
Intelligent Emergency Call.
USB Charging port.
12v Power Socket.
6.5-inch TFT Screen with Connectivity and Multi-controller.
Headlight Pro with Adaptive Headlight.
Full LED Lighting.
Comfort Turn Signals.
Adjustable Handbrake and Clutch Levers.
The above has been synced up to a refreshed inline-four heart sporting optimized intake runners (for flow) and customized engine mapping; this means an uptick in pony power to 999cc or 170hp @ 11,000rpm, with a tasty 14,600rpm redline and the usual 84 lb-ft of yank available @ 9,250rpm.
We’ve got a higher “sit”-uation, too; BMW has punted seat height +0.4” to 33.5” with more material provided for a longer, wider saddle.
New side panels and air intakes join a re-textured radiator trim, and riders will be have the choice of three color schemes: “Blackstorm Metallic 2 (standard),” “Gravity Blue Metallic (Style Sport),” and “Light White / M Motorsport (M Package).”
Expect the 2024 S 1000 XR to be available at an MSRP of $17,495 USD (destination fees not included), with the following offered in each optional package:
Want to soup up your hyper-touring experience one accessory at a time? Individual bits of ‘ware like M-designation lower/higher Sport seats, lowering kits, a higher windshield and M Carbon wheels / an M Endurance Chain can be provided at an extra cost, so be sure to check out that list with BMW if you’re keen on this bike.