BMW M 1000 XR launched at Rs 45 lakh


The BMW M 1000 XR is the third bike in BMW’s performance based M line up of motorcycles and it is now available in India. 

  1. Produces 201hp, 113Nm
  2. Priced between M 1000 R and M 1000 RR
  3. Comes with carbon wheels, winglets as standard

BMW M 1000 XR performance, weight, features, price details

As the name suggests, the M 1000 XR is based on the BMW S 1000 XR which is essentially a tall sport tourer or crossover style of motorcycle. While the 2024 version of the BMW S 1000 XR (not yet available in India) makes 170hp, the M model gets an engine derived from the S 1000 RR superbike. With BMW’s ShiftCam variable valve timing/lift technology as well as other exotica like titanium valves, this motor produces 201hp and 113Nm. That makes the M 1000 XR the world’s most powerful touring machine.

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If the additional power wasn’t enough, the bike also gets a larger rear sprocket and shorter 4th, 5th and 6th gear ratios for even harder acceleration. BMW claims a 0-100kph time of 3.2s and  a top speed of 278kph.

In typical M fashion, the XR gets a bigger set of wings, a striking motorsport livery and more sporty electronic suspension as well as the superb M brakes from the M 1000 RR. The ergos are also revised for a more sporty level of connection, but both the handlebar and footpeg placement will still be on the comfortable/practical end of the spectrum. Nevertheless, this remains a large bike with a 20-litre fuel tank and an 850mm seat height. 

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As you’d expect, the BMW M 1000 XR is chock-filled with electronic rider assists at a similar level as the full-on M 1000 RR superbike. The highlights include multiple riding modes, launch control, a pitlane speed limiter, Race ABS and more. However, the bike still has creature comforts like heated grips, cruise control and tyre pressure monitoring.   

In India, we only get the M Competition version which packs plenty of goodies, including carbon fibre wheels, billet M rider and passenger footrests, an M GPS lap timer and liberal lashings of carbon fibre body work all over. The net result is a 223kg kerb weight which is about 3kg lighter than the S 1000 XR.

At Rs 45 lakh (ex-showroom, India), the M 1000 XR sits between the M 1000 R (Rs 33-38 lakh) and the M 1000 RR (Rs 49-55 lakh). While this is indeed a breathtakingly high price, the M 1000 XR also promises most of the capability and exclusivity of one of the world’s most exotic superbikes along with a riding position and level of practicality that no other superbike can dream of.   

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