Buyers Guide BMW 2016 BMW S 1000 XR | Buyer's Guide

2016 BMW S 1000 XR | Buyer’s Guide

2016 BMW S 1000 XR | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 BMW S 1000 XR | Buyer's Guide
2016 BMW S 1000 XR

Well known for its off-road capable GS series of twin-cylinder adventure bikes, BMW is expanding into the purely street adventure bike (BMW calls it “adventure sport”) with the 2016 BMW S 1000 XR.

Powered by a detuned version of the S 1000 RR superbike motor, the XR still has a formidable 160 horses on tap when you rev it into five-figures. A premium motorcycle, the S 1000 XR comes standard with Automatic Stability Control, along with an extended list of highest-end options, including Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment and ABS Pro.

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2016 BMW S 1000 XR Specs:


  • Type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline-4
  • Lubrication: Wet sump
  • Bore x stroke: 80 x 49.7mm
  • Displacement: 999cc
  • Maximum power: 160 horsepower @ 11,000 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 83 ft/lbs @ 9250 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 12.0:1
  • Engine management: Electronic fuel injection w/ ride-by-wire and knock sensor
  • Emissions control: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converters w/ interference pipe

2016 BMW S 1000 XR pricePERFORMANCE

  • Maximum speed: 125+ mph
  • Fuel consumption: 44 mpg at a constant 55 mph
  • Fuel: Premium


  • Alternator: 486 watts
  • Battery: 12 V / 8 Ah, maintenance-free


  • Clutch: Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, anti-hop, mechanically operated
  • Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed, straight-toothed
  • Drive: Chain


  • Frame: Aluminum composite bridge-type w/ semi self-supporting engine


    Front: Inverted 46mm forks w/ rebound and compression damping adjustments; 5.9 inches of travel

  • Rear: Aluminum swingarm, rebound damping adjustable; 5.5 inches of travel
  • Type: Cast aluminum
  • Rims
  • Front: 3.5 x 17″
  • Rear: 6.0 x 17″


  • Front: 120/70 ZR 17
  • Rear: 190/55 ZR 17
  • Brakes
  • Front: Dual floating 320mm discs w/ four-piston fixed calipers
  • Rear: 265mm disc, with dual-piston floating caliper
  • ABS: BMW Motorrad Race ABS (defeatable)


  • L x W x H: 86.0 x 37.0 x 55.5 inches
  • Wheelbase: 61.0 inches
  • Rake: 25.5°
  • Trail: 4.6 inches
  • Seat height: 33.1 inches
  • Curb weight: 502 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 5.2 gallons

2016 BMW S 1000 XR Colors:

  • Racing Red
  • Light White

2016 BMW S 1000 XR Price:

  • MSRP From $16,350

Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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