BMW will productionize a road-biased adventure tourer based upon the S1000RR sport bike and S1000R roadster.
It will take on Ducati’s fantastically successful Multistrada line.
Trademark applications in Germany and in the USA reveal that Motorad have christened their new sport-tourer the BMW S1000XR. The public debut is expected shortly at INTERMOT show in Cologne.
Luckily for us, a spy photographer has caught the 2015 BMW
Per BMW’s naming nomenclature, the S1000XR is founded upon the S1000RR platform, shared with theS1000R roadster/naked sport.
Expected to have similar horsepower and torque curves and dynamic characters as the S1000R, the S1000XR add more suspension travel and the ability for hard bags to what is generally among the top naked sport bike performance envelope.
The more sporty cousin to the GS, BMW is perhaps crowding the venerable ADV bike’s space, but also making it hard for consumers to land anywhere other than the blue and white checkered brand.
Projected are variety of electronic rider aids, with traction control, electronic suspension, and BMW’s pioneering anti-lock brakes. Bosch’s MSC stability control, with allows extreme throttle and brake inputs while cornering is likely an option.
Photos of the bike on the road suggests an attractive bike in a segment with some unwieldy aesthetics.