The new BMW S 1000 R – the dynamic roadster in significantly enhanced form.
In the autumn of 2013, BMW Motorrad launched a dynamic roadster based on the supersports bike S 1000 RR: the S 1000 R. With its well-conceived overall concept of high performance, low weight Race ABS, ASC and riding modes as standard, it set a new benchmark in the dynamic roadster segment. Since then the S 1000 R has attracted numerous enthusiastic fans with its fascinating blend of emotional roadster looks and supersports riding dynamics. BMW Motorrad has now enhanced the innovative naked bike in a range of different aspects.
EU4-compliant 4-cylinder with higher performance, lower weight and HP titanium rear silencer for an even more potent sound and a sporty look.
The new S 1000 R features the well-proven 999 cc in-line 4-cylinder engine. Having been adapted to meet all EU4 requirements, it now has an output of 121 kW (165 hp) at 11 000 rpm (previously: 118 kW (160 hp) at 11 000 rpm), 3 kW (5 hp) higher than before, and weighs 2 kg less (previously 207 kg DIN unladen weight, now 205 kg DIN unladen weight). The permitted gross weight is still 407 kg, which means an increase in payload of two kilograms.
Further development of the engine has included an optimised intake and exhaust sound. In conjunction with the standard HP titanium rear silencer, the new S 1000 R now produces an even more potent sound while still adhering to the ECE registration directive R41-04.
ASC, partial integral Race ABS and two riding modes as standard. “Riding Modes Pro” with two additional modes “Dynamic” and “User”, DTC and now also ABS Pro as an optional equipment item.
For optimum adaptation to the rider’s personal preferences and area of use, the new S 1000 R now provides two riding modes as well as ASC (Automatic Stability Control) as standard features. With the riding modes “Rain” and “Road”, the S 1000 R can be adapted in power and torque delivery as well as in terms of the control response of the Race ABS and ASC to road surface conditions. This is a significant safety bonus when riding on changing surfaces in particular.
Dynamic Traction Control DTC continues to be available as an ex works option. Among other things, DTC features the banking sensor familiar from the RR so it is able to offer the highest series-production level of technology currently available for increased riding safety and dynamic performance. A new element which forms part of the optional equipment item “Riding Modes Pro” with its two additional riding modes “Dynamic” and the new, configurable “User” mode is ABS Pro, which operates in relation to banking angle. While the existing BMW Motorrad ABS systems already provide a very high degree of safety when braking in a straight line, ABS Pro offers increased safety when braking on bends as well. In this way, the wheels can be prevented from locking, in particular reducing abrupt changes in steering force on shock-braking manoeuvres and stopping the motorcycle from rearing up unintentionally.
The enormous performance spectrum of the “Riding Modes Pro” option is rounded off with a Launch Control for active rider support on racing starts and a programmable Pit Lane Limiter to ensure that the set speed limits are adhered to in the pit lane.
HP Shift Assistant Pro for quick shifting up and down without clutch activation as an ex-works option.
As already available for the RR and the XR, HP Shift Assistant Pro is now also offered for the new S 1000 R. It enables the rider to shift up through the gears without activating the clutch, thereby allowing perfect acceleration virtually without torque interrupt. HP Shift Assistant Pro also allows downshifting without using the clutch. As a result, very fast shifting is possible, clutch activation is reduced to a minimum and any unwanted load change impact on the rear wheel is perceptibly diminished.
The new S 1000 R already meets many riders’ preference for a so-called “reverse shifting pattern” for use on the race track, with the first gear at the top and gears two to six going downwards. An additional mount for the shift linkage on the gear lever makes for a very quick changeover here.
New rear frame structure with optimised rigidity and flex as well as lighter main frame rear section for increased traction, greater precision and transparent feedback.
The main suspension element of the new S 1000 R is still an aluminium bridge-type frame comprising four individual cast components welded together with the in-line 4-cylinder engine integrated as a load-bearing element. In the new S 1000 R, however, the main frame has now been redesigned and given a new, lighter rear section. As part of this revision, the entire composite structure of the main frame, main frame rear section and swinging arm has been optimised in terms of rigidity and flex so as to achieve improved traction while at the same time providing greater precision and even more transparent feedback. The rider footrest system including brake and gear lever was also redesigned in this connection.
Light HP forged wheels and Design Option Wheels as new optional equipment items ex works.
For further optimisation of the new S 1000 R, BMW Motorrad now offers HP forged wheels as an optional equipment item ex works that enable a weight reduction of 2.4 kg as compared to the standard wheels. The resulting reduction in inertia moment and gyroscopic movement benefits the new S 1000 R in terms of acceleration, deceleration and manoeuvrability. The optional equipment item Design Option Wheels further underscores the sporting character of the new S 1000 R with a red decorative line which runs around the rim edge of the aluminium cast wheels.
Optimised multifunction instrument cluster with improved readability.
As before, the new S 1000 R still draws on motor racing elements in terms of its cockpit design, too. An LCD screen in conjunction with an analog engine speed display allows a wealth of information to be displayed to the rider, from gears to the relevant riding mode and lap time recording. There is also an individually programmable shift indicator on board for optimum gear shifting.
For use in the new S 1000 R, the tilt angle of the instrument cluster has been optimised with a view to achieving improved readability, especially of the upper lines of the LCD screen. An additional Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) ensures the EU4 norm is met, and the display has been extended to include the outdoor temperature.
Even more dynamic design with reduced fairing.
While the aspirations of the S 1000 R as a dynamic roadster have been perfectly captured up to now in the “tail up – nose down” principle with a low front section and steeply rising rear, the new S 1000 R nonetheless adopts an even more strikingly dynamic pose in terms of its styling.
The new S 1000 R is still instantly and unmistakably recognisable as a face that stands out in a crowd. In the front view, the asymmetrical breakdown of the headlamp is the dominating feature along with the large central air inlet, the latter clearly demonstrating that fresh air and the airstream are being converted into forward propulsion and power.
The styling of the new S 1000 R has been further developed in the front section and also in the side trim parts. Straighter and more sharply designed while also being significantly reduced in size, these give the new S 1000 R an even more athletic and dynamic appearance. The passenger seat pad now also has a new design.
Vibration-free handlebars for further increased comfort.
Vibration-free handlebars ensure further increased comfort in the new S 1000 R. These effectively prevent even the finest vibrations from being passed onto the handlebar ends. The upper fork bridge was also newly designed in this connection.
New, attractive colour concept in three variants.
The even more dynamic appearance of the new S 1000 R is reflected in a new colour concept comprising three colour schemes: Racing Red non-metallic/Blackstorm metallic, Catalano Grey non-metallic and BMW Motorsport (Lightwhite non-metallic/Lupine Blue metallic/Racing Red non-metallic).
In Racing Red non-metallic/Blackstorm metallic the new S 1000 R highlights its sporty, aggressive character, at the same time underscoring its leading position in terms of performance in the dynamic roadster segment.
Catalano Grey non-metallic gives the new S 1000 R a particularly powerful and potent appearance, interpreting the combination of technology and dynamic performance in a strikingly masculine way.
In the traditional BMW Motorsport colours of Lightwhite non-metallic, Lupine Blue metallic and Racing Red non-metallic, the new S 1000 R combines its athletic genes with a dash of distinctive refinement, giving it a light and agile look.
Bore X Stroke
80 mm x 49.7 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity
2057 mm x 845 mm x 814 mm
Tyre Size Front
Tyre Size Rear
Brakes Type Front
Twin disc brake, floating, Ø 320 mm, radial 4-piston fixed calipers
Brakes Type Rear
Single-disc brake, Ø 220 mm, single-piston floating caliper