BMW Rides Out Its 2017 S 1000 RR, S 1000 R and S 1000 XR

German motorcycle manufacturer BMW Motorrad rolled out some of its 2017 line-up today and seemed particularly excited about the models based on its popular 4-cylinder engine.

Describing the three models that ride with this powerhouse as enjoying the defining characteristics of ‘supreme riding dynamics, athletic character combined with maximum safety and everyday practicality’ there’s something new in all the motorcycles.

As with many other motorcycle manufacturers who look to Europe as a major market, all the models, the supersports bike S 1000 RR, the dynamic roadster S 1000 R and the adventure sports model S 1000 XR meet EU4 requirements, giving would-be buyers the confidence of riding into the future legally.

A model which has proved popular with riders since its introduction, the latest version of BMW’s S 1000 RR is called ‘virtually perfect yet still optimised’ by the motorcycle manufacturer.

Added to the powerful model is ABS Pro as a new element of the optional equipment item ‘Riding Modes Pro’ and DTC comes as a standard feature. Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) allows more wheel slip, giving a more dynamic riding style with higher wheel traction and DSC controlling stability.

While an optional passenger package is available free of charge, the new RR now as standard as a single-seat model with passenger seat cover.

The rest of the updates are cosmetic with the 2017 model using well-established color concepts Racing Red non-metallic/Lightwhite non-metallic and the BMW Motorsport scheme of Lupine Blue metallic/Lightwhite non-metallic/Racing Red non-metallic appearing in a new design. Granite Grey metallic/Blackstorm metallic is new color variant among those choices.

Another addition to the standard accessories are ‘Design Option Wheels’ with red rim lines now included as standard with Racing Red non-metallic/Lightwhite non-metallic and BMW Motorsport.


Being slightly rebranded, the new BMW S 1000 R is now considered an enhanced dynamic roadster.

Regardless of what it’s called, the 2017 version enjoys more power with its output increased to 165 hp at 11 000 rpm. For those taking notes, that’s five more horsepower over the 2016 model. The acceleration will be helped by new BMW S 1000 R being 2 kg lighter. This weight savings comes in part from a new frame structure with lighter main frame rear section.

While not necessarily helping with the weight, a significantly reduced fairing certainly makes the new model look sleeker. Staying with the 2017 version’s appearance, light HP forged wheels will be available as a new optional equipment items ex works as well as Design Option Wheels with red rim lines. HP Shift Assistant Pro for quick shifting up and down without clutch will also be available as an ex-works option.

ABS Pro as a new element of the optional equipment item “Riding Modes Pro”.

What will come as standard is HP titanium rear silencer for an even more potent sound and a sporty look.

New color variants Racing Red non-metallic/Blackstorm metallic, Catalano Grey non-metallic and BMW Motorsport, as mentioned above this is Lupine Blue metallic/Lightwhite non-metallic/Racing Red non-metallic.

Although they aren’t as sexy as everything else in the bullet points of changes, vibration-free handlebars for a further increase in comfort should be welcomed by riders.


The 2017 S 1000 R enjoys a multifunction instrument cluster with improved readability and includes an outdoor temperature display.   

Finally, the new BMW S 1000 XR the manufacturer’s adventure sports model with this powerhouse. Many of the upgrades are similar to its cousins, from the improved performance being increased to 165 hp at 11 000 rpm to the optimized vibration-free handlebars for increased comfort. This model can carry more for the next motorcycle adventure, with an increase in maximum permissible weight from 434 to 444 kg, increasing payload by 10 kg.

Well-established color concepts Racing Red non-metallic and Lightwhite non-metallic / Granite Grey metallic matt / Racing Red non-metallic. New color variant Ocean Blue metallic matt.

No word was given on when the pricing for the 2017 models will be released.

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