BMW has announced the new S 1000 R – a dynamic roadster based off the S 1000 RR – is set to be available in Canada in Spring of 2021.
“With our new S 1000 R, we have tried to preserve the strengths of its predecessor and to take into account the potentials known to us from press and customer feedback in the new S 1000 R. The team also made perfect use of the benefits provided by the new architecture”, Ralf Mölleken, Project Manager Complete Vehicle
The S 1000 R is derived directly from the Supersport S 1000 RR model in key features such as the engine and chassis. With 165 hp (121 kW) of peak output and combined with it’s low weight of 199 kg the roadster-styled model offers supersport handling; along with a slew of high-end electronics standard.
The S 1000 R creates a maximum torque of 84 ft-lb (114 Nm) at 9,250 rpm while ABS Pro, and Dynamic Traction Control help create the well-rounded machine.
Like the entire motorcycle, the chassis, frame and swingarm was subjected to a strict weight reduction. The narrow design, reduces width in the knee contact area, in turn, offering a more relaxed riding position. To further comfort, the adjustable handlebar clamp offers two different riding positions.
The underslung swingarm has been taken from the S 1000 RR and the spring strut with Full Floater Pro kinematics is now located significantly further away from the swing axis and the engine. This prevents the engine from heating up due to waste heat and ensures even more stable temperature behaviour and even more constant damping response.
Three riding modes, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and ABS Pro as standard. Optional equipment “Riding Modes Pro” with riding mode “Dynamic Pro”, Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), engine drag torque control (MSR, “Engine Brake” and “Power Wheelie”).
The BMW S 1000 R is expected to be available in dealerships in Spring of 2021 and will have a base MSRP of $16,500.