CARB Filings Confirm Updates for 2020 BMW S1000XR -

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CARB Filings Confirm Updates for 2020 BMW S1000XR

S1000R not expected to receive changes for 2020

Newly released filings from the California Air Resources Board confirm the BMW S1000XR is getting updates for 2020, likely including the ShiftCam variable-valve timing system added on the new S1000RR. Those looking for similar updates to the S1000R may be disappointed, however, as CARB documents suggest the naked bike is not getting the same updates.

According the documentation, the 2020 BMW S1000XR produces significantly lower emissions than the 2019 model, helping it meet Euro 5 requirements. The 2020 model is certified to produce 0.057 grams of hydrocarbons per kilometer, compared to the 2019 model which release 0.154 g/km.

For 2020, the S1000XR is getting wide-range heated oxygen sensors (WR H02S), which the S1000RR also received in its recent update. The 2020 S1000R is not getting a WR H02S, returning with the same emissions control equipment and hydrocarbon levels as last year’s model.

The S1000RR’s engine required a new frame, so we expect a new chassis for the S1000XR as well. Electronic updates are also expected, though the same could be said of almost every new motorcycle these days.

BMW already announced it would debut four new models at EICMA in November. We know from spy photos that a new 1800cc cruiser is ready for production, while design registrations in Brazil suggest a pair of two-cylinder middleweights, expected to be an F850RS and an F850R, are also on their way. An updated S1000XR would complete the foursome.

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