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2021 BMW Motorrad S1000R revealed, new German Super Naked

Written by Nizam Shaikh

BMW Motorrad has revealed the BMW 2021 S1000R naked superbike that combines Supersport characteristics with dynamic roadster sensations derived directly from the BMW S1000RR Supersports in key areas such as the engine and chassis which claims to set new benchmarks in the dynamic roadster segment. 

Powering the 2021 BMW S1000R is a Euro5 compliant 1000cc in-line four-cylinder water-cooled motor based on the S1000RR and generates 165 hp of power and 114 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox. The engine speed range on the naked roadster has been made wider than before which improves rideability offering a linear torque curve, and the 4th, 5th and 6th gears now have longer gear ratios, reducing engine speed level and noise especially when cruising on country roads. The engine also features a self-reinforcing anti-hopping clutch along with the option of equipping it with a drag torque control (MSR) for the first time as an optional extra.

The 2021 BMW S1000R also features a completely new chassis with notable weight reduction. The frame and swingarm are based on the S 1000 RR and boast to be significantly lighter than the predecessor. The new chassis also features a Flex Frame similar to the S1000RR and offers greater support function than before. The new chassis rides on an improved underslung swingarm which has its roots in motorsports and offers more grip, has been taken over from the S1000RR and the spring strut with Full Floater Pro kinematics is further away from the swing axis and the engine, preventing the damping fluids to heat up from waste heat, ensuring a stable temperature leading to a stable damping response. The ergonomics have also been optimised and the new frame offers benefits to the rider due to its very narrow design. The new ergonomics offer a more relaxed riding position and freedom of movement. The handlebar clamp is also adjustable along with handlebar riser mounts that allow further ergonomic adaptation. 

The 2021 BMW S1000R also features a state-of-the-art BMW LED technology with optimised low beam and high beam light, newly designed LED turn indicator and LED taillights and adaptive turning light feature offered with Headlight Pro as an ex-works option. The BMW S1000R also features 6.5-inch TFT multifunctional instrument cluster with a third Core Screen with bar display and lap timer on the optional M package. The 2021 S1000R also features a new 6-axis sensor box for accurately determining the pitch rate and anti-wheelie function.

The BMW Motorrad S1000R is available with M package, Carbon package and Milled Parts package as ex-works. The motorcycle is offered with completely new body design elements and comes with two style variants available from the start of production. The BMW S1000R is available in Racing Red (non-metallic). The  S1000R is also available with options such as Style Sport and the M package with additional product content.