Hot on the heels of the launch of the G 310 R, BMW Motorrad also took the wraps off the new S 1000 R.
Based on the S 1000 RR in terms of engine and chassis, the roadster version offers the same tech in a naked package.
The new S 1000 R features a new LED headlamp with optimized low and high beams. These are paired with LED turn signals integrated into the front fork. LED tail lamps and turn signals come from the RR. The roadster was designed with a "tail up - nose down" look for a more dynamic look. Despite its lack of fairing, the rear bodywork features ducts to improve aerodynamics.
Unique to the S 1000 R is its “acceleration-optimized” engine, designed to produce 164.5 PS at 11,000 rpm and 114 Nm of torque at 9,250 rpm. BMW engineers have made the power band broader for improved rideability and a linear torque curve.
The bike is built on a lightened chassis. Its new Flex Frame features a narrow design for a more comfortable riding position. It also comes with an adjustable handlebar clamp for even more adjustment. It’s paired with a swingarm from the RR using a spring strut with Full Floater Pro kinematics that returns more consistent damping response.
The rider gets a 6.5-inch TFT screen that’s easy to read in a variety of conditions. It features several screen modes making certain information easier to read depending on the situation. The Pure Ride Screen mode, for example, provides the standard set of information for normal riding. The Core Screen shows banking angle, deceleration and traction control. The optional M package provides a third Core Screen with bar display and lap timer.
Of course, the system comes with a bluetooth smartphone interface that integrates navigation as standard. The TFT display is operated comfortably from the handlebars using the multi-controller.
Aside from the screen modes, the rider also gets riding modes. These are Rain, Road and Dynamic. Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) is equipped as standard. It comes with Hill start assist and DTC wheelie mode as standard. An optional Riding Modes Pro provides even more control of the engine brake, ABS, and even a Power Wheelie function.
The new S 1000 R tips the scales at just 199 kg DIN empty weight. It’s offered in Standard, Style Sport and M package.