BMW’s flagship naked motorcycle – the 2017 S1000R has been launched in Europe. This liter-class bike has received a host of mechanical updates which has made the bike faster. The German automaker has given the S-1000R a lighter chassis that has helped it cut down weight by almost 2kg to 205kg. The 1000cc inline 4 motor has been retuned to make it Euro-IV compliant. The power has been bumped up by 5-bhp to 162-bhp from 157-bhp. It gets a new titanium exhaust that meets the Europe emission norms.
BMW is known to offer top-notch electronics package on its motorbikes and with the 2017 S-1000R, it is no dissimilar. Other than the bi-directional quick-shifter, the S-1000R is equipped with cornering ABS which the company calls it the ABS Expert. The instrument cluster has been revised for more features and better readability. It now shows ambient temperature details as well. Will this bike come to India? Certainly! But expect it to be expensive since the S-1000R will be sold as a completely-built-up (CBU) unit and that will attract high taxation. It sees the Suzuki GSX-S1000, Aprilia Tuono V4 and the Kawasaki Z1000 as its rivals in India.
What’s the price?
The new model BMW S1000R costs around at £10,705 (Rs.8.67 lakh) for the base version in the European market and is offered in three new colors – red, grey and BMW Motorsport dual-tone option. And when launched in India you can expect it to be priced near Rs.23 lakh as it will arrive at Indian shores via CBU route. Stay tuned as we bring you latest updates from the motoring world.