As the intro states, the S 1000 R is derived from the more hardcore S 1000 RR, but there are some significant differences. First off, it’s 5 kilograms lighter, with a dry weight of 199 kilograms. The chassis, frame and swingarm are also lighter than the S 1000 RR, owing to the weight loss as a whole. That frame, by the way, is completely new. It’s powered by a 999cc, inline-four motor which produces 160 bhp and 11.62 kgm of torque and comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The new S 1000 R also gets a new and lighter exhaust system, 6-axis sensor box with features like the anti-wheelie function. Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Hillstart Control and ABS Pro come as standard safety equipment. There are three riding modes to choose from – Rain, Road and Dynamic. Other than that, the design also heavily borrows from the S 1000 RR but with a slightly more subtle and user-friendly approach.
Also new are the LED headlamps, LED lights and 6.5 inch TFT display which features a sports displays, arrow navigation and connectivity. BMW also provides several optional extras which come in the form of the M package, Carbon package and Milled Parts package. The S 1000 R should find its way to India soon, the only question is when. What do you think the pricing of BMW’s latest street-naked should be once it arrives here? For reference, the BMW S 1000 RR costs 18.5 lakh (ex-showroom).