BMW Motorrad has revealed its updated S1000 range at the ongoing 2016 Intermot Show. All three bikes – the S1000RR, S100R and the S1000XR gets a couple of updates as a part of 2017 models.
The 2017 BMW S1000 range gets more of a feature and slightl performance upgrade. Its flagship model, the S1000RR is now Euro 4 compliant. However, there has been no change in power figures and continues to generate 199bhp. Other than this, the new S1000RR gets seven-level DTC traction control as standard across all variant options. The updated S1000RR also gets ABS Pro as a part of the optional riding modes pro package of electronic assistance which sports slick and user modes, pit lane limiter and launch control.
The adventure bike from the S1000 family, the S1000XR gets a Euro 4 compliant engine too. The older generation was known to transfer the engine vibrations to the rider’s hands. However, this has been addressed with this new version with the addition of new vibration-reducing handlebar mounts. Interestingly, the German bike maker has managed to extract another 5bhp out of this 1000cc engine, taking the overall output to 165bhp. BMW is offering the S1000XR with a new colour scheme – ocean blue.
The third bike in question is the S1000R – the naked sibling of the adventure and the supersport. The chassis has been borrowed from the S1000RR for better rigidity and flex. Other than this, the S1000R gets the Euro 4 compliant engine, vibration-reducing handle bar mounts. Two riding modes – road and rain are now standard, along with the automatic stability control (ASC). BMW is still offering the DTC as an optional extra.
Will all these three BMW bikes come to India? Definitely! Expect the entire BMW range to hit the Indian shores sometime next year.