2021 Motorcycle Previews 2021 BMW S 1000 XR First Look (5 Fast Facts From Europe)

2021 BMW S 1000 XR First Look (5 Fast Facts From Europe)

We just got through testing the BMW S 1000 XR, and now we’re looking at the 2021. Our European sources tell us that there are lots of changes in the options available for the 2021 BMW S 1000 XR, and they are definitely worth looking into.

  1. The new Style Sport package adds some performance enhancements to the sport-touring the 2021 BMW S 1000 XR. It features a titanium sports muffler, a sport windshield, an additional Core Screen on the dash that includes a lap timer, an M Endurance chain, and a new color combo—Light White Non-Metallic/Racing Blue Metallic. If you don’t want the entire Style Sport package, the titanium muffler and M Endurance chain are both available as solo accessories.

    2021 BMW S 1000 XR First Look - Colors

  2. If you see the 2021 BMW S 1000 XR as a touring motorcycle, the Tour package is tempting, as it adds to what was already offered. It has a new luggage rack to carry either a 30- or 49-liter top case. New to the Tour package is a USB charging port. Both the luggage rack and the charging port can be had independently as accessories.

    2021 BMW S 1000 XR First Look - Price

  3. The tank cover and card pocket now will match the color of the XR.

  4. There’s now an M Milled Parts package. It includes a selection of M pieces, including folding hand levers, an engine protector, and footrests for both the rider and passenger.
  5. We don’t have prices or an availability date for the 2021 BMW S 1000 XR yet.

2021 BMW S 1000 XR Specs


  • Type: Inline-4
  • Displacement: 999cc
  • Bore x stroke: 80 mm x 49.7mm
  • Maximum power: 165 horsepower @ 11,000 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 84 ft/lbs @ 9250 rpm
  • Top speed: 124 mph
  • Compression ratio: 12.5:1
  • Valvetrain: DOHC; 4vpc
  • Transmission: Six-speed
  • Final drive: Chain


  • Frame: Aluminum bridge-type w/ load-bearing engine
  • Front suspension; travel: Electronically adjustable 45mm fork; 5.9 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Electronically adjustable shock; 5.9 inches
  • Wheels: Cast aluminum (forged aluminum optional)
  • Front wheel: 17 x 3.50
  • Rear wheel: 17 x 6.00
  • Front tire: 120/70 x 17
  • Rear tire: 190/55 x 17
  • Front brake: 320mm floating discs w/ fixed 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 265mm disc w/ floating dual-piston caliper
  • ABS: ABS Pro standard


  • Wheelbase: 61.1 inches
  • Rake: 24.9 degrees
  • Trail: 4.6 inches
  • Seat height: 33.1 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 5.3 gallons
  • Estimated fuel consumption: 38 mpg
  • Curb weight: 502 pounds
  • Racing Red/White Aluminum Metallic Matte
  • Light White Non-Metallic/Racing Blue Metallic
  • Ice Grey

2021 BMW S 1000 XR Price: $MSRP TBA

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