BMW Motorrad has now launched the BMW S100R in India. The S1000R is a street-naked motorcycle that looks like a stripped-off version of the S1000RR, posing an aggressive stance with asymmetrical dual headlights typical of BMW.
Overall styling inspired from its race version, the S1000RR, remains unchanged, except for the radiator shrouds that replace the fairing, partly covering the engine. While BMW Motorrad is not officially present in India, its products are available through importers who are actually dealers of BMW cars.
The BMW S1000R has been launched with a not so conservative price tag of Rs. 22.83 Lakh
The S1000R is brought in via the CBU route and one unit has already been sold to a buyer in Chennai. It is available in three colours:
- Racing Red
- Light White
- Frozen Dark Metallic Blue
The S1000R carries the same powerplant that powers the RR, which is a four-stroke, 999 cc, oil-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine. However, there is a change in the delivery of peak power and torque figures. Being a street-naked, the S1000R is re-tuned to offer 160 BHP of maximum power at 11,000 RPM, with peak torque output of 112 Nm made at 9250 RPM. The naked design looks splendid and striking and BMW calls it ‘focused on the essentials’. Since there is a lot of power on offer, the BMW S1000R comes with ABS and ASC (Automatic Stability Control) as standard. The bike comes with various riding modes to choose from such as:
- Dynamic R
The Dynamic and Dynamic R modes are Pro modes which are available as options while the other two modes are standard on the bike. BMW offers a ‘Standard Package’ with the S1000R which comes with all four modes, gearshift assist, DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) and a cruise control system. The ‘Premium Package’ is available that includes the Standard Package along with DDC (Dynamic Damping Control) and heated grips. Performance upgrades are also offered to buyers who want more out of their bikes.
Unveiled for the first time at the EICMA motorcycle show at Milan in 2013, the S1000R was supposed to rival the Kawasaki Z1000, a bike which is priced at half of what the S1000R is. The vast difference in price between the two which can be attributed to BMW Motorrad using the CBU methodology and having no official presence in the country.
Video: BMW S1000R
Photo Gallery: BMW S1000R
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