BMW Motorrad, at the 2016 Intermot show, has showcased the updated S1000R, with some crucial mechanical and electronic upgrades. In line with its past engineering performance, BMW's S1000R is lighter, more powerful and has more technology packed into it. In addition, the entire S1000 range has been updated, including the S1000XR sports tourer and the S1000RR superbike.
The engine remains unchanged but has been retuned to meet Euro 4 emission norms and in the process gains five more horses bringing it to a total of 165hp compared to the 160hp on the outgoing version. Other additions include a revised intake, revised cylinder head, intake camshafts and intake valves. In terms of design, the S1000R retains its rather grotesque silhouette with minor tweaks to the front fairing and a larger exhaust. Broadly, the streetfighter looks very similar to its predecessor.
In order to make the S1000R safer, BMW Motorrad has also added the ABS Pro, commonly known as cornering ABS. Rider aids include a quick shifter that lets the rider upshift or downshift without pressing the clutch and rubber mountings on the handlebars that are claimed to eliminate vibrations. The motorcycles also gets a lighter frame, which brings down the weight from 208 kg to 205 kg.
Once introduced in India, the BMW S1000R will become one of the most desirable streetfighters alongside the likes of Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 and KTM Super Duke R, if the aforementioned models are launched in the country.