2020 BMW S 1000 XR Second Teaser Video

  • BMW Motorrad released the second 2020 BMW S 1000 XR teaser video.

  • The bikes sound like inline-Fours, pointing the way to the S 1000 XR.

  • It will be unveiled at EICMA 2020.

BMW Motorrad released the second teaser video for the 2020 BMW S 1000 XR with EICMA 2019 just a week away.

While we are also expecting an F 850 R or F 850 XR, the engine note from both videos belonged to an inline-Four, instead of a parallel-Twin. That would only point to the S 1000 XR, with its S 1000 RR superbike based engine. But expect the XR’s powerplant to be tuned for torque rather than outright horsepower. The RR’s engine is equipped with the BMW Shift Cam variable valve timing tech, which should also be brought over to the XR.

The 2020 XR will also be new from ground up, rather than having just an uprated motor for Euro 5 compliance.

The video also gave a glimpse of the rear suspension’s shock absorber. We can see the short plunger for the Dynamic Damping Adjustment’s (DDA) sensor. The suspension ECU takes readings from this sensor to adjust damping rates according to the selected preference.

BMW released the first teaser on 25th October consisting of snippets from the rider’s point-of-view. The second video showed a couple of bikes blasting by a roadside camera.

EICMA 2019 begins on Tuesday, 5th November in Milan, Italy. Stay tuned.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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