Dubbed an Adventure Sport by BMW, the S 1000 XR was the Germany manufacturer’s answer in 2015 to Ducati’s game-changing Multistrada, and it has always been amazingly capable. Heck, I even know one fast guy who regularly does track days on his XR. The differences between the 2020 BMW S 1000 XR and previous editions is striking, as the motor, chassis, and suspension have all been completely redesigned. The new XR is lighter, more powerful, more compact, and better handling—a dramatic improvement, and I absolutely loved it.
1. Overall weight is down by 22 pounds to 491 pounds. That is a very impressive weight saving, taking into consideration the 2020 BMW S 1000 XR is now Euro-5 compliant.
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