The fourth member of BMW’s S1000 inline-four family of motorcycles, the new XR defines a new category for BMW, which the firm has dubbed “Adventure Sport.” What does that mean? Think sporty performance combined with upright comfort, plenty of touring competence, and lots of everyday utility. The 999cc inline four is very similar in specification to the S1000R naked bike, with the same claimed output of 160 horsepower and 83 pound-feet of torque and an impressively broad and usable powerband that’s almost 10,000 rpm wide—which we can confirm, having recently tested the S1000R. Just like its naked sibling, the XR will come standard with two riding modes—Rain and Road—and Automatic Stability Control (ASC). An optional Pro package adds two additional ride modes (Dynamic and Dynamic Pro) and also a lean-angle sensor that enables the excellent and effective Dynamic Traction Control and ABS Pro that we know and love from experience on other S1000 bikes.