Claimed to combine touring ability with sporty performance and high levels of comfort, the 2015 BMW S1000XR takes the S1000R roadster’s engine with 160bhp@11,000rpm and 83lb-ft@9250rpm.
Switchable ‘Rain’ and ‘Road’ riding modes come as standard, along with Automatic Stability Control. ABS Pro (works when banked over) and Dynamic Traction Control are available as optional extras.
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The frame’s geometry has been tweaked to suit the XR, including a longer 1548mm wheelbase, a 64.5° steering head angle, longer suspension travel plus a 20l fuel tank.