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2016 BMW S 1000 XR – Long ride and review. Is it as good as they say? (BMW S1000R)

The new 2015 / 2016 BMW S 1000 XR is taken out by http://WhichBike.com team member, Ade. This bike is expected to be an instant great. Let’s see and hear Ade’s thoughts on it.

Thanks again for the loan of the bike from http://www.RoadTrip.uk, who have a fabulous collection of new bikes available for hire.

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Specs from BMW
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Type Water/oil-cooled 4-cylinder 4-stroke in-line engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts
Bore x stroke 80 mm x 49.7 mm
Capacity 999 ccm
Rated output 118 kW (160 hp) at 11,000 rpm
Max. torque 112 Nm at 9,250 rpm

Maximum speed over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 5.4 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.8 l
Fuel type Super (premium) unleaded, octane number 95 – 98 (RON) (knock control; rated output at 98 RON)

Battery 12 V / 8 Ah, maintenance-free
Clutch Multiplate clutch in oil bath, anti-hopping clutch, mechanically controlled
Gearbox Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox, straight-toothed
Drive Chain 17/45

Frame Aluminium composite bridge frame, partially self-supporting engine
Front wheel location / suspension Upside-down telescopic fork Ø 46 mm, compression and rebound stage adjustable
Rear wheel location / suspension Aluminium 2-sided swing arm, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 150 mm / 140 mm
Wheelbase 1548 mm

Wheels Cast aluminium wheels
Rim, front 3.50 x 17″
Rim, rear 6.00 x 17″
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear 190/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Twin disc brake, floating brake calipers, radial 4-piston fixed caliper, diameter 320 mm
Brake, rear Single disc brake, 2- piston floating caliper, diameter 265 mm
ABS BMW Motorrad Race ABS (part-integral), disengageable

Length 2183 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 940 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1408 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 840 mm
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1.894 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 228 kg

Permitted total weight 434 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 206 kg
Usable tank volume 20 l

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