BMW Motorrad has updated the S1000R for 2021. And the changes are much more than just a mere nip and tuck. Here we bring you all the details of the new S1000R along with some tasteful images of the motorcycle.
The most noticeable change to the 2021 BMW S1000R is its fascia. It loses the asymetric headlamp for a full-LED unit that is similar to the BMW G 310 R that is on sale in India.
The changes to its design also include sharper side panels and radiator guards. Meanwhile the tail section is the same as its fully-faired sibling- the S1000RR.
Moreover, the 2021 BMW S1000R features a new ‘Flex’ frame, the same as the one on the supersport S1000RR. And the streetfighter also uses the same 999cc, inline-four cylinder engine that has been retuned to produce 165bhp at 11,000rpm and 115Nm of torque at 9250rpm.
BMW claims that the new S1000R is the lightest motorcycle in its class with a kerb weight of just 199kg for the base model. With the optional equipment, the bike can weigh upto 202kg. Nevertheless, customers can also shed around 4.5kg off the motorcycle with the forged wheels and carbon-fiber hoops that are offered as accessory.
In terms of features, BMW has kitted the 2021 S1000R with anti-wheelie function, ABS Pro with cornering capability as well as dynamic traction control. The streetfighter now comes with three riding modes- Rain, Road, and Dynamic as standard. It also gets a 6.5-inch full-colour TFT display.
We can expect BMW Motorrad India to launch the 2021 S1000R in the country sometime next year.