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BMW Motorrad India has teased the S 1000 R ahead of its launch in the Indian market. The Bavarian performance street-naked motorcycle is expected to be launched in the coming days in the country.
The 2021 S 1000 R features an updated design, especially from the front. This includes the new headlamp with integrated LED DRL placed in the centre horizontally. Other changes include revised fuel tank design, quarter fairing, exhaust and the tail section as well.
The 2021 S 1000 R has also undergone changes to its frame borrowed from the RR variant. This has allowed the motorcycle to become lighter and have smaller proportions in the middle for better rider ergonomics aiding in enhanced handling characteristics.
Speaking about the weight of the S 1000 R, the naked-sport motorcycle tips the scale at 199kg (kerb) — 6.5kg lighter as compared to the previous model of the motorcycle. BMW could also offer the S 1000 R with the ‘MSport' package, which includes a couple of carbon-fibre components, which further lowers the weight of the motorcycle by 4.5 kilograms.
The lightness of the S 1000 R is matched with a performance produced from an updated version of the same engine that powered the older models. This is an in-line four-cylinder 998cc engine. It produces a maximum of 162bhp and a peak torque of 114Nm.
The engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox with a slip-assist clutch as standard. Apart from the engine, the gearbox has also been reworked by the brand. The 4th, 5th and 6th gear ratios have been changed to produce more power at lower engine RPMs resulting in better acceleration. The S 1000 R can complete 0 to 100kmph in 3.2 seconds and continue to reach an electronically-limited top speed of 250kmph.
The 2021 BMW S 1000 R features a 6.5-inch TFT display for the instrument cluster. User can control all the electronic rider aids on the motorcycle from the display using the switchgear present on the handlebar.
The electronics package on the S 1000 R includes three riding modes: Rain, Road, Dynamic & Dynamic Pro, six-axis IMU, ABS Pro and Dynamic Traction Control. While these are standard fitments on the motorcycle, BMW offers a host of additional equipment to the customers.
This includes Riding Modes Pro (additional riding modes package), Shift Assist Pro (bi-directional quick shifter), TPMS, keyless entry and a whole lot more.
Coming to the suspension duties on the S 1000 R, it is handled by 45mm USD forks at the front and a mono-shock setup mounted on the aluminium swingarm at the rear. Both units are adjustable for preload, rebound and compression.
Braking on the S 1000 R is done via dual 320mm disc brakes with a four-pot calliper at the front and a single 220mm disc brake with a one-pot calliper at the rear. The motorcycle sits on 17-inch alloy wheels at both ends.
Thoughts About The BMW S 1000 R India Launch Soon
The BMW S 1000 R is one of the lightest motorcycles in its class much like other models in the brand's line-up. For 2021 MY, the company has made several changes to make the motorcycle more agile. Once launched in the Indian market, the BMW S 1000 R will rival the Ducati Streetfighter V4 and the Triumph Speed Triple 1200.