2014 BMW S1000R Side

BMW Motorrad has unveiled its new S1000R at the 2013 EICMA Motorcycle Show which commenced in Milan on Monday. The BMW S1000R is the street-fighter version of the highly acclaimed S1000RR and loses the bodywork from the S1000RR along with the extra “R” in the end. The S1000R retains the sporty styling cues from its older sibling and looks as menacing in its street fighter avatar.

Powering the BMW S1000R is an inline 4-cylinder 999cc engine which serves on the RR as well. The motor been tweaked for the naked R producing 160 BHP of power, a whole 33 HP less compared to the full faired version while producing 112 Nm of torque coming in early at 9250 RPM as opposed to 9750 RPM on the RR. The peak horsepower is achieved at 11,000 RPM while the RR revs up to 13,000 RPM. The S1000R has been tuned for low-end and mid-range torque. The engineers at BMW claim that this will add additional grunt and provide punchy response all through the rev range. The S1000R retains the 6-speed gearbox from the S1000RR.

The 2014 BMW S1000R loses the body from the S1000RR and comes with a striking design at first sight. The bike carries the split lights in front while the rear can be upgraded to LED tail lights and indicators with the options pack. The side carries the characteristic gill fairing and the R badge is prominent on the fenders. The engine gets a matte silver treatment and an exposed chain. The S1000R has split seats that provide adequate support and cushioning for the rider, much similar to the S1000RR. The S1000R carries a complete digital cluster apart from the rev-counter which is analogue. Stopping power comes from the 320 mm twin disc brakes at the front and the 220 mm single disc brake at the rear. The BMW S1000R is capable of doing speeds in excess of 200 km/hr with a wet weight of 207 kgs.

The 2014 BMW S1000R comes fully loaded with electronic goodies featuring Race ABS and Automatic Stability Control (ASC) as standard and can be deactivated as per the rider’s choice. The S1000R also features dual riding modes – Rain and Road. Where Rain provides gentle throttle response adapting to wet surfaces, Road optimises the throttle response for dry stretches. BMW will also provide pro modes as an optional extra on the S1000R with the Dynamic and Dynamic Pro mode which will unleash the raw power that this mammoth contains.

BMW has also provided Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) on the S1000R as an add-on feature. Also available as an option will be BMW Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) active suspension that uses sensors and adapts to the riding conditions. While it first made its debut on the HP4, the S1000R is currently the only motorcycle to offer this technology in its segment.

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