BMW unveiled the new 2021 S 1000 R, its 1,000cc roadster, which is practically a ‘naked’ version of the supersport S 1000 RR.
It arrives with a new design, new LED headlights, new TFT panel, new lighter chassis and new engine, as well as new technologies.
The 2021 BMW S 1000 R arrives with a new design, considered more dynamic, with new fairings, apparent rear subframe, and a new more harmonious front optical assembly. All lighting is now LED and the panel is now fully digital in 6.5 inch color TFT.
The chassis is completely new and lighter, based on the supersport S 1000 RR with ‘Flex Frame’, kinematics ‘Full Floater Pro’, new suspended rear swing arm and optimized ergonomics.
The new S 1000 R brings the newly developed and 5kg lighter engine, also based on the S 1000 RR, with adapted gear ratios, optimized mid-range power and engine drag torque control (MSR) as optional extras.
New mechanics and technology
The engine has four cylinders in line and 999 cm³, capable of generating up to 165 HP of maximum power at 11,000 rpm and 11.5 kgfm / 112Nm of torque at 9,250 rpm. In addition, the brand says that the 4th, 5th and 6th gears have longer ratios, to reduce noise levels and fuel consumption, as well as the engine’s rotation level.
With the new engine and chassis, the bike has become lighter, now weighing only 199 kg (if you use the ‘M’ package, you can reduce it even further, by 4.8 kg).
In terms of technology, the 2021 BMW S 1000 R now has ABS Pro, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and 3 riding modes, as standard. As options, Pro Driving Modes with Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), “Engine Brake” and “Power Wheelie” are offered.