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Old 20th November 2020, 02:10   #1
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BMW Motorrad has unveiled the second generation of their flagship roadster - the S1000R.

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The highlights of the new BMW S 1000 R:

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• 5 kg lighter, newly developed 4-cylinder in-line engine based on the S 1000 RR with further optimised mid-range power and rideability as well as new gear ratios in 4th - 6th gear.

• Lightest (claimed) dynamic roadster in its class: Weight reduction by 6.5 kg to 199 kg DIN empty weight or 202 kg including comfort and dynamics package. The M package reduces the vehicle weight by another 4.8 kg (2 kg with forged wheels / 3.7 kg with carbon fibre wheels).

• Superior output and torque: 121 kW (165 hp) at 11000 rpm and 114 Nm at 9250 rpm.

• At least 90 Nm of torque available from 5500 to 12000 rpm. More than 80 Nm already available from 3000 rpm.

• Effort-saving, linear torque curve: Even better rideability across the entire engine speed range.

• Newly developed suspension featuring the “Flex Frame”, with the engine taking on more of a load-bearing function.

• Significantly improved ergonomics thanks to the “Flex Frame” allowing the rider to have his knees closer to the motorycyle body.

• Underslung swingarm with Full Floater Pro kinematics and new suspension strut for even more sensitive response and optimised rear wheel grip.

• New, lighter exhaust system, EU5 compliant.

• New 6-axis sensor box for precisely determining the pitch rate and anti-wheelie function.

• ABS Pro for even more safety when braking, also in banking position, as standard. Dedicated rain brake mode with flatter brake pressure gradient. ABS Pro as standard for even safer braking when cornering.

• WSBK proven DynamicTraction Control (DTC) as standard ensures even greater stability when accelerating.

• Three riding modes "Rain", "Road" and "Dynamic" as standard.

• DTC wheelie function as standard.

• Riding Modes Pro with additional "Dynamic Pro" mode including adjustable wheelie control, engine brake and engine drag torque control (MSR) as well as Launch Control, Pitlane Limiter and Hillstart Control Pro as ex works options.

• Hillstart Control as standard.

• Shift Assistant Pro for quick up and down shifting without using the clutch available ex works.

• New instrument cluster with 6.5 inch, easy-to-read TFT display including additional sports screens, arrow navigation and connectivity.

• New LED headlamp and LED light units as standard.

• Adaptive Turning Light and daytime running light in Headlight Pro package available as an option ex works.

• Completely newly designed body elements for even more dynamic styling.

• Attractive basic colour and two style variants available from start of production.

• Expansion of the Original BMW Motorrad Accessories and optional extra range, including M package, Carbon package and Milled Parts package ex works.
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The first generation S1000R was launched in India back in 2017 for prices starting 16.9 lakhs.
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Old 20th November 2020, 06:56   #2
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The bike looks killer in all aspects other than the front headlight, somehow the position and angle of it looks like someone is tickling the bike's neck.

While the bodywork does look good feels like way too many(and big) panels for a naked bike to be honest, but I'm not complaining.

The wheel design looks pretty similar to the 310.

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All three colour options on offer -

Racing red uni -

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Hockenheim silver metallic -

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M Motorsport -

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The bike looks killer in all aspects other than the front headlight, somehow the position and angle of it looks like someone is tickling the bike's neck.
Looks like they wanted a unique and large headlamp in the design phase, but the production version ended up with a very generic slab commonplace in many nakeds now. Didn't quite like the old quirky bug eyes - but at least it really stood out.

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I was expecting little more bump in power when compared to competition (Tuono, Streetfighter & SuperDuke). There were no updates in past 4-5 years, that S1000R is not even considered in recent Super naked shootouts. 5 bhp increase is not much, but i hope it will be better than current gen s1000r in terms of riding and in using upgraded tech.

Regarding headlights, i think the design seems to be the common pattern going forward for all naked bikes from BMW. I've already seen comments in social media comparing it to Yamaha MT-09 & Suzuki GSX bikes

Eagerly waiting for test ride bike to be available (to decide if i need an upgrade ). Currently I've Tuono & XR as other choices in mind. Also i think this will be comparatively cheaper than competition, but not offering many good features like cruise control (something i miss after long rides on twisty roads and back on highways), up & down quick shifter for standard version is a bummer.
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Love the side profile, not sure about the front. Personally the headlight looks out of place on an otherwise good design. Maybe, just maybe, BMW designers thought that if they take the symmetrical headlight design of the RR Superbike, then the Naked version would look similar to the Ducati Streetfighter. This is a direct competition and they decided to avoid a 'similar' looking design as a rival.

I hope the front grows on me once I see it in person.
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That was one of the nicer promotional videos from recent launches. Three things stand out for the S1000R
- why lose the odd ball headlights? With both the RR and R, BMW has completely missed the ball on the styling front.
- Euro 5 constraints detract from the styling in a huge way. I cant even imagine how many horses will get freed up with a proper aftermarket full system. And then there are the weight reduction benefits. And the styling benefits!
- the competition is quite fierce. With its staid looks and low power output, BMW might find it tough to sell these S1000Rs, even if they price it aggressively in the international market. As for the Indian market, the demand for litre class nakeds is picking up as a lot of riders are looking to upgrade after a few years of ownership of the Z800 / Street Triple 675 etc, so maybe the bike can do well here.
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It is true that BMW is not selling that many s1000rs recently as it is lagging behind in competition. I have not seen any brand new s1000r in Dubai for sometime, except for one guy who bought it from a Dubai Duty Free winner for significantly cheaper price.Hopefully things will change with arrival of new model and if they release an updated version in couple of years.

Regarding increase in power output, I doubt if anyone would go for full aftermarket exhaust for s1000r, those type of folks would always upgrade to supersports rather than sticking to this. This is the usual behaviour i see among riders here in UAE. Most will opt for a slip-on maybe. Anyway the power output figures with a full exhaust upgrade will be on internet soon.

I usually ride on sport/rain mode most of the time (those are the two modes on which i feel bike is not trying to kill me ), so i cannot complain on power output But honestly i was expecting some more power upgrade to match with competition.

Having said that, it is a reliable bike and has been a perfect ride for me for past 3 years. My 2015 S1000r has completed 33k so far. Only one issue after i bought was a coolant valve leak (known issue & well documented in forums).

I'm sure that the new S1000r will also match the reliability and quality of current gen, unlike Italian bikes which are a nightmare to maintain here.

This is my ride

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Manufacturers really gotta do something about these giant catcons that have of late been commonly sitting below the engine, taking away a good chunk of ground clearance and also looking ULTRA ugly in my opinion.

Not to mention that covering up this big box robs further ground clearance from an already low value to start with. Plus once the metal goes through a few heat cycles then it becomes an even bigger eyesore.
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Manufacturers really gotta do something about these giant catcons that have of late been commonly sitting below the engine, taking away a good chunk of ground clearance and also looking ULTRA ugly in my opinion.

Not to mention that covering up this big box robs further ground clearance from an already low value to start with. Plus once the metal goes through a few heat cycles then it becomes an even bigger eyesore.
With emission laws getting more stringent I guess they have no other option but to do this. Maybe the higher CG could be the reason the cat cons are not being placed higher up in the exhaust system too.

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