BMW launched the S1000R in the naked segment back in 2014. The new motorcycle is heavily based on the S1000RR with which it shares the platform. Now, BMW has chosen to make changes both visually and mechanically. The test bike was spotted at the Oschersleben track in Germany.
The new bike has changes to the frame, subtly different front-end, new design for the fairings around the radiator. It also has got a new muffler which isn't found on either the 2016 S1000R nor the current S1000RR. The fuel tank and tail assembly seem to be the same as it is on the current model.
The motorcycle has got updated chassis so we can expect some more fire power from the engine. Electronics will be updated and hopefully, there will be auto-blipping quick shifter from the S1000RR for clutchless upshifts and downshifts. BMW calls this technology as Shift Assistant Pro. It looks like the test bike has rubber pads to the handle mounts, which should in reducing vibes.
We can expect BMW to unveil this model to debut either at INTERMOT show in October 2016 or EICMA show in November 2016. The new upgrades will help the street fighter to keep up with the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 and KTM 1290 Super Duke R.