After being introduced at the 2017 EICMA along with S-1000 XR and S-1000 RR, the 2017 model of the popular BMW S-1000 R has been launched. The main highlights of this fresher version are the reduced overall weight, improved power and a Euro IV compliant engine. Other updates on the BMW S1000 R are the addition of a titanium silencer at the rear section to meet the Euro IV emission and noise rules, along with a vibration free handlebar. The wheel alloys are also 2.4 kgs lighter than the previous version. The instrument cluster wears a slightly dissimilar look to offer better readability. The fairing around the front section has also been reduced to make the motorcycle look more like a naked street fighter beast. Additionally, the new BMW S1000-R receives a new exhaust system with a titanium Akrapovic can to help clear the Euro-4 noise and emissions guidelines.
BMW S1000R engine output has increased by 5bhp from 157-bhp to 162-bhp and a 2kg decrease in weight from 207 kg to 205 kg. BMW have also made efforts to decrease vibration to the bars and offer their lightweight cast alloy HP wheels as an alternative, too. The Overall chassis of the BMW S1000 R has been changed in order to reduce the overall weight by 2 kg. The maximum power has also shot up by 5 bhp. The newer variant gets lean-angle sensitive ABS and bi-directional quick-shifter too.
The instrumentation cluster has also been refreshed to have greater readability. Also, the fairing around the headlamp cluster is a lot sleeker to give it an even more ‘naked street-fighter’ view. BMW Motorrad will be offering the S1000 R in new colour schemes like Catalano Grey, Red/Blackstorm and an option of BMW dual-tone as well. The Indian launch can also be projected. But there has been no talk about it.