Three’s company, as the 2017 BMW S 1000 XR rounds out the trio of Motorrad models launched for the Malaysian market at Sepang today, joining the G 310 GS and the HP4 Race. First introduced to the Malaysian market in 2015, the 2017 revision of the S 1000 XR is priced at RM105,900 including GST, excluding insurance and on-road costs.

A litre-class motorcycle in the adventure sports mould given its roots in the S 1000 RR sportbike, the S 1000 XR is powered by a liquid-cooled, 999 cc inline-four cylinder engine producing 165 hp at 11,000 rpm and 114 Nm of torque at 9,250 rpm; a 5 hp gain in this latest Euro 4 emissions-compliant guise. Transmission is a six-speed gearbox with an anti-hop clutch.

Improvements for the update include vibration-decoupling of handlebars, and an increase in its maximum permissible weight from 434 kg to 444 kg, an equivalent 10 kg gain in payload capacity. Suspension remains as before, with a 46 mm upside-down front fork adjustable for compression and rebound, while the rear monoshock is adjustable for rebound.

Weighing in at 216 kg, the S 1000 XR features twin 320 mm-diameter front disc brakes with four-piston calipers, while the rear is equipped with a single 265 mm brake disc and a single-piston caliper, both managed by BMW Motorrad Race ABS. Wheels are 17-inch aluminium items, shod with tyres measuring 120/70R17 and 190/55R17 front and rear, respectively.

A ride-by-wire throttle setup enables Rain and Road riding modes, while ASC aims to make the best of available grip in any given road condition. For greater adjustability, a Dynamic package is available, which brings additional Dynamic, Dynamic Pro, ABS Pro, and DTC modes along with cruise control and LED indicators. Alternatively, the Touring package brings heated grips, GPS preparation, centre stand and panniers. Like the others launched today, the S 1000 XR comes with a two-year, unlimited mileage warranty.