After the launch of the flagship superbike, the BMW S1000RR, in 2009, BMW Motorrad realised that there was also a market for a naked litre-class bike.
In 2014, BMW launched the S1000R with naked styling based on the S1000RR. It was a good bike, but it didn’t offer much more than its competitors like the Ducati Streetfighter V4 and the Kawasaki Z H2.
So when it was time for an update, BMW decided to focus on things that could set its entry-level premium brand apart from other manufacturers. One could be technology, and the other could be exclusivity.
The new headlight design is also borrowed from the G310R and features LED vertical strips on either side.
The side profile is similar to the previous unit, apart from a signature scissor-shaped swingarm. Little can be discerned from the outside.
The S1000R BS6 was spotted on test with some additional accessories such as handguards. And a slide-out backrest – this help distinguishes it from the non-BS6 units that come without these add-ons.
The BMW S1000R BS6 has received one of the most significant updates done to it ever. And we are not just talking about a facelift. The 2021 S1000R comes with substantial changes in both the design and engineering departments.
It now arrives with the full LED lights, and they come as standard. Further, it gets 6.5 inch TFT integrated with Bluetooth connectivity.
The electronic department comes powered with three riding modes Road, Rain and Dynamic, ABS Pro. Traction control, anti-hopping clutch, Dynamic Brake Control (DBC). Riding Modes Pro, power wheelie, engine drag control and brake control.
Further, BMW Motorrad has added a USB charger, cruise control. Daytime running lights, heated grips, keyless ride gear-shift assist and adaptive lights to the premium variant.
What does the fully loaded Pro Mo Sport get? Well, it gets the carbon wheels, sports silencer.M Endurance chain, M GPS lap trigger, M Sport seat and lightweight battery
The Euro5/BS6 Compliant 999cc liquid-cool motor calibrates to 165bhp of power at 11,000rpm and 114Nm of peak torque at 9,250rpm.
Further, BMW Motorrad says nearly 90Nm of the peak torque is available from 5,500rpm to 12,000rpm.
The S1000R arrives in three variants
- Standard: Rs 17.90 lakh
- Pro: Rs 19.75 lakh
- Pro M Sport: Rs 22.50 lakh
As far as shades are concerned, it comes in Hockenheim Silver Metallic and Racing Red, while the Pro M Sport gets Light White/M Motorsport.
via BMW Motorrad