2014 EICMA: 2015 BMW S1000XR Video

Troy Siahaan
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The Adventure-Touring category is quickly becoming one of the hottest segments in motorcycling, and now BMW is throwing its hat in the ring with the S1000R-based S1000XR, introduce at EICMA 2014. Sharing the same engine and frame as the S1000R streetfighter, the XR version gets longer-travel suspension, plus a beefed-up subframe to handle saddlebags and the increased weight they entail. As usual, BMW has packed the XR with an impressive electronics package. E-i-C Kevin Duke is live at EICMA, where he files this report after giving the S1000XR a close lookover.

Follow the rest of our 2014 EICMA Show coverage for more information on new 2015 motorcycle announcements.

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  • 12er 12er on Nov 05, 2014

    Thank you Ducati from the bottom of my heart for bringing the '10 multi to the show. Now everyone is following suit and I have a choice of bikes moving forward. Comfy sporty bikes for our crappy roads, bring em on!

  • Paul McM Paul McM on Nov 05, 2014

    Gee, what a concept -- a big bore standard with a decent riding position. Too bad the fairing (with afterthought windscreen) is not half as good as the fairing on my THIRTY-year-old FJ1100, and the rider's seat is nowhere near as comfortable as that on my THIRTY-year old FJ1100, and the gas tank has less capacity than my THIRTY-year-old FJ1100, and the passenger seat is pretty much useless compared to my THIRTY-year-old FJ1100, oh and the warranty is weak and the S1000XR costs as much as a Toyota Corolla. Yeah, I call that progress. This is just a tarting up of a sportbike that has been eclipsed by the competition. Oh but it does have a mini-beak! Woo-Hoo that makes me feel sooo adventurous -- I better rush out and buy it!

    • BeevaloBill BeevaloBill on Nov 07, 2014

      Sounds like you are happy with your 30 year old bike. And, obviously, you have ridden and priced the new S1000XR so you can be completely confident in all of your assertions.

      So I guess it is an easy decision for you. I am happy for you.