Whereas all eyes have been on the information of the launch of the brand new R1300GS, BMW’s quietly revealed some critical adjustments to its long-legged sport-tourer.
Powered by the identical S1000RR-derived 999cc four-cylinder engine because the earlier technology, it’d be simple to imagine that efficiency is just about the identical. However revised intakes and recent mapping have truly managed to present it a marginal increase in energy.
BMW’s additionally made the hassle to enhance rider consolation, with revised ergonomics because of a totally redesigned seat which provides a further 10mm of seat peak to assist make somewhat extra room on your legs. Don’t fear if 850mm’s somewhat too steep although, as there’re three seat peak choices to select from.
There are just a few extra adjustments, together with a redesigned handlebar clamp; a revised rear shock; some funky styling updates and cornering headlights; daytime operating lights; a keyless ignition; and a USB charging as commonplace.
Begin at £16,790 for the usual, and climbing to £18,340 for the TE, the XR’s not an affordable choice – however there’s little doubt it’s a severely succesful little bit of equipment that loads of punters will likely be enthusiastic about when it arrives within the UK within the spring.
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