BMW Motorrad continues to roll out updates for the rest of its lineup. This time, getting some improvements are the S 1000 series, particularly the S 1000 RR and S 1000 XR. These two models use the same inline-4 engine but in wildly different supersport and touring applications.

2020 BMW S1000 RR and XR now Euro-5, with new colors image

S 1000 RR


First of all, the S 1000 RR is now Euro-5 compliant. This ensures the model can continue to be offered in countries with the most stringent emissions restrictions, the European Union and India.

In addition to the Euro-5 compliance, the S 1000 RR also gets a new paint finish, Black storm metallic. Unfortunately, Racing Red gloss has been dropped from the selection.

Besides these, BMW Motorrad has also expanded the optional parts selection with M Performance exhaust, milled parts (clutch lever protector, engine protector, footrest system and more), as well as an optional M Endurance chain and M GPS Laptrigger, which allows the built-in data-logger to record lap times and number of laps via GPS.

2020 BMW S1000 RR and XR now Euro-5, with new colors image

S 1000 XR

Its more touring oriented brother, the XR gets a new variant, Style Sport. This also comes with new colors like Lightwhite non-metallic, Racing blue metallic, and Racing red non-metallic.

Like the RR, there’s also a broader range of optional equipment like the titanium sports silencer, M Endurance chain, Windshield Sport, a new Tour package with a luggage rack for a top case and USB charging port, and an additional Core Screen with Laptimer. It’s also offered with a similar selection of milled parts.