BMW’s S1000XR HP If you have read our features on BMW’s S1000 XR’s, you’ll know that we like them. A lot. And we cannot understand why there are not an awful lot more of them on SA’s streets. Well. BMW just released an updated 2021 version of the same. We borrowed a bike from BMW Fourways and headed out into the great beyond. After BMW announced several changes to the potent inline four powerplant in its S 1000 RR superbike in 2019, we figured it was only a matter of time before the tech trickled down to its flagship sport tourer. And we were correct. We went along to the launch of the bike in Spain and discovered that the bike is lighter, faster and more versatile than ever before. Oh and it vibrates or buzzes a whole lot less than the earlier models. We weren’t personally completely sold on the battleship blue colour scheme – but – hey it proved to be a great bike so you could overlook the very conservative detailing.