The BMW S1000R is a stripped down,
streetfighter version of the supersport S1000RR. It derives its aggressive
stance as well as the unique asymmetrical headlamps from the S1000RR.
THE 2017 S1000R gets a few upgrades over
the outgoing model. It features re-designed radiator shrouds that expose a bit
more of the engine. It now uses a Euro 4 compliant, 999cc in-line four cylinder
engine. This engine now produces 162bhp over the earlier 158bhp and 112 Nm of
torque. The bike also has dropped 2kgs due to its lighter frame and now weighs
Apart from the Akrapovic exhaust as
standard, the S1000R also gets a host of new electronics. The bike now features
a Bosch IMU, meaning the bike now boasts cornering ABS and lean-angle sensitive
traction control. The S1000R comes in three variants and all three are equipped
with ABS and ASC (Automatic Stability Control) as standard with two standard
modes and two optional Pro modes. All three variants also get aluminium wheels,
adjustable brake lever and aluminium fuel tank in common. The Sport model gets
four additional features - Gear Shift Assist Pro (which is a bi-directional
quickshifter), ABS Pro, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and cruise control. The
top-of-the-line version – Pro - gets additional Dynamic Damping Control (DDC),
heated grips, engine spoiler and white LED turn indicators. BMW calls this set
of features as Dynamic Package.
The S1000R is available in three colours-
grey, white/blue and red/black. The streetfighter competes against the Suzuki
GSX-S1000, Kawasaki Z1000, Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 and Honda CB1000R.