BMW Australia have announced that the new BMW S 1000 XR that was unveiled at EICMA 2014 last November will arrive in dealer showrooms in July 2015 and prices start from $22,190 plus on-road costs.
While the Ducati Multistrada and the new BMW S1000 XR are not your usual adventure bike never the less they are dual sports bikes in that they will venture off road but in only the most favourable conditions.
The S 1000 XR builds on the tantalising and unique mix of innovative technology, handling, performance and safety currently available on the race-bred S 1000 RR, the naked S 1000 R and the iconic R 1200 GS.
The XR serves up its own individual mix of dynamic touring qualities, sporty performance and high levels of comfort as well as outstanding everyday usability in the world's first true Adventure Sport motorcycle.
The S 1000 XR is available in two colour options, Racing Red and Light White.
Australian standard features include integral ABS, two riding modes and automatic stability control, on-board computer, heated grips, hand protectors and centre stand.
Two packages highlight the available factory options:
The Dynamic Package with ABS Pro, dynamic traction control with riding mode pro, gear shift assist pro, cruise control and white LED indicators.
The Touring Package with dynamic electronic suspension adjustment, preparation for BMW navigation device, luggage grid and pannier holders.
Further to this, LED daytime riding light, low seat and suspension lowering kit are available as individual options.