BMW S1000R Coming Soon to India – What to Expect From New Liter Class Roadster From BMW?
The S1000R superbike gets 999cc that produces 167 PS of and 114 Nm of torque. The bike comes with advanced technology and features.
BMW is all set to expand its portfolio for the Indian two-wheeler market with the all-new generation of S1000R. The BMW S1000R will be joining the S1000RR super sport and S1000 XR adventure sport tourer in the liter-class brigade from the exclusive motorcycle maker from Germany. There’s more to the latest offering from BMW Motorrad, the S1000R, details of which are as follows:
BMW S1000R – Design
Gone is the asymmetric and wicked-looking front fascia of the previous generation BMW S1000R, and in comes a much simpler-looking face. The triangular layout for the headlamp on the BMW S1000R seeks inspiration from other new-generation BMW roadsters like F900R and G310R, with the lighting unit in it getting an all LED treatment.
Apart from that, all the other body panels of the BMW S1000R too are completely revised as compared to the erstwhile iteration of the motorcycle, all of which are more or less shared with its faired counterpart, the S1000RR. The fuel tank, tail section, rear lights, radiator shrouds and swingarm are all lifted off from the S1000RR.
BMW S1000R – Engine
The engine on the BMW S1000R is the same four-stroke, inline-four, liquid cooled, 999cc engine which is found in the S1000RR. However, to make its performance more urban-friendly, the engine has been tuned to offer a torquier performance. The power and torque outputs of this engine in the BMW S1000R stand at 167 PS at 11,000 rpm and 114 Nm at 9,250 rpm respectively. Even the 6-speed gearbox is lifted off from the S1000RR
BMW S1000R – Technology
As with every other top-of-the-line motorcycle from BMW, the S1000R too will come bestowed with a glorious suite of modern-day electronics. The new BMW S1000R has many things to offer, starting off from the 6.5-inch full TFT-colored instrument console and including three different ride modes (rain, road and dynamic), traction control, ABS Pro and hill start control.
BMW will also be offering an optional electronics package for the S1000R, which if gone for, will equip the motorcycle with riding modes pro, power wheelie control, engine brake control, shift assistant pro with bidirectional quick-shifter and dynamic brake control.
BMW S1000R – Price and competition
Arriving in the BS6 guise, the new BMW S1000R will be priced a slight notch below the fully-faired version of it, the S1000RR, in a price range of Rs 17-19 lakh. At this price, it will undercut the Ducati Streetfighter V4 and Kawasaki Z H2 by a considerable margin.