Conquer the roads - on the BMW S 1000 R.
A roadster, reduced to the essentials: maximum performance. 160 bhp/118 kW, 112 Nm torque and a power-to-weight ratio of 1.29 kilograms per bhp - and the competition disappears in the rear mirror. Like its superbike predecessor, the S 1000 R sets the benchmark in its segment.
Linear power: the engine.
The high-performance 4-cylinder in-line engine derives from the RR but has now been further optimised. The result: extremely linear torque delivery for constant forward propulsion across the entire engine speed range. The engine of the S 1000 R has an output of 160 PS/118 kW at 11,000 rpm, while a maximum of 112 Nm torque at 9,250 rpm puts a smile on the rider's face at every twist of the throttle.
Ready for attack: the design.
The genes of the S 1000 R are striking at first sight, too: aggressive tail-up/nose-down design, distinctive split face and the characteristic gills. And the "R" shows much less of its sharp-edged, muscular skin. Some people call it naked - we just call it focussed on the essentials.
Versatile: the riding modes.
The S 1000 R can be reined in and unleashed at the press of a button as standard. The "Rain" mode provides a gentle throttle response, with ABS and ASC adapted to wet road surfaces. Meanwhile "Road" optimises throttle response, ABS and ASC for dry asphalt. The Pro modes are available as an optional extra for those chasing the threshold range: "Dynamic" and "Dynamic Pro" get the "R" into shape for the limits.
Full control: Race ABS and ASC as standard.
Power is nothing without control. The S 1000 R is the first ever motorcycle to be fitted with Race ABS and ASC (automatic stability control) as standard. This duo ensures excellent acceleration and deceleration figures at threshold level. They can be activated and deactivated during travel, making for uninterrupted riding fun.
No compromises: the individualisation options.
Two packages are available for the S 1000 R, each of which sensibly groups the various options: The "Sport" package includes the Pro modes (Rain, Road + Dynamic, Dynamic Pro), DTC, shift assistant and cruise control. The "Dynamic" package comprises the electronic suspension DDC, heated grips, LED turn indicators and an engine spoiler in body colour. There will also be an extensive range of HP parts for the S 1000 R aimed at ambitious riders.
|Type||Water/oil-cooled 4-cylinder 4-stroke in-line engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts|
|Bore x stroke||80 mm x 49.7 mm|
|Rated output||118 kW (160 hp) at 11,000 rpm|
|Max. torque||114 Nm at 9,250 rpm|
|Compression ratio||12.1 : 1|
|Mixture control / engine management||Electronic injection|
|Emission control||2 closed-loop 3-way catalytic converters, EU-3 norm with interference pipe and acoustic valves|
|Performance / fuel consumption|
|Maximum speed||over 200 km/h|
|Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h||5.4 l|
|Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h||5.6 l|
|Fuel type||Super (premium) unleaded, octane number 95 - 98 (RON) (knock control; rated output at 98 RON)|
|Battery||12 V / 9 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Clutch||Multiplate clutch in oil bath, anti-hopping clutch, mechanically controlled|
|Gearbox||Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox, straight-toothed|
|Chassis / brakes|
|Frame||Aluminium composite bridge frame, partially self-supporting engine|
|Front wheel location / suspension||Upside-down telescopic fork Ø 46 mm, compression and rebound stage adjustable|
|Rear wheel location / suspension||Aluminium 2-sided swing arm, rebound damping adjustable|
|Suspension travel front / rear||120 mm / 120 mm|
|Steering head angle||65.4°|
|Wheels||Cast aluminium wheels|
|Rim, front||3.50 x 17"|
|Rim, rear||6.00 x 17"|
|Tyres, front||120/70 ZR 17|
|Tyres, rear||190/55 ZR 17|
|Brake, front||Twin disc brake, floating brake calipers, radial 4-piston fixed caliper, diameter 320 mm, 5 mm thick|
|Brake, rear||Single disc brake, single piston floating caliper, diameter 220 mm, 5 mm thick|
|ABS||BMW Motorrad Race ABS (part-integral), disengageable|
|Dimensions / weights|
|Width (incl. mirrors)||845 mm|
|Height (excl. mirrors)||1,228 mm|
|Seat height, unladen weight||814 mm|
|Inner leg curve, unladen weight||1,805 mm|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)||207 kg|
|Permitted total weight||407 kg|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||202 kg|
|Usable tank volume||17.5 l|
|Reserve||ca. 4 l|