BMW S1000XR

The prospect of an S1000RR engine in a road-adventure bike chassis seems almost too good to be true. Time to see if reality matches the promise with continental trips and maybe even a hillclimb.
andy.downes@motorcyclenews.com

MCN Fleet: BMW S1000XR tyre update

MCN Fleet: BMW S1000XR tyre update

The XR has been treated to a new set of tyres as I wanted to try something new after being forced to remove the Dunlop RoadSmart IIIs because the rear got covered in oil when an inspection bolt worked...

Video: MCN Fleet report on BMW S1000XR

Video: MCN Fleet report on BMW S1000XR

'I love this bike, but it's not been plain sailing.' MCN Senior Reporter Andy Downes gives the lowdown after 5000 miles on the BMW S1000XR. Click here for more updates about the BMW S1000XR Looking to...

MCN Fleet: BMW S1000XR encounters a sticky problem

MCN Fleet: BMW S1000XR encounters a sticky problem

I’d noticed something was amiss with the way the key was turning in the BMW S1000XR’s ignition barrel for a few days but assumed a little bit of dirt had fallen in and was responsible for the sticky...

MCN Fleet: S100XR's positive vibes

MCN Fleet: S100XR's positive vibes

Search the internet for info about the S1000XR and the subject of vibration will quickly surface, but it does seem to be an inconsistent theme. What some owners and those on test rides have perceived...

MCN Fleet: ‘Have I just made a costly mistake?’

MCN Fleet: ‘Have I just made a costly mistake?’

My first ride on the BMW S1000XR was a little nerve-racking because I’d chosen the bike based on the promise of what it would be like, rather than experience.I’d not ridden an XR before, so was a...