New BMW S1000R Bike All Colours, Price, and HD Images 2021
A couple of weeks back BMW announced a long overdue update for their naked roadster the s1000r and it carries over a whole bunch of changes from the more recently refresheds1000rr superbike there are plenty of tasty updates to the electronics the chassis and some revisions to the engine but is it enough to compete in an exceptionally crowded market there are so many super-powerful high-tech bikes in this segment so in today’s article we’re going to go over all of the changes on this bike for 2021 and see how it stacks up to the competition and tell you the full information of New BMW S1000R Bike All Colours, Price, and HD Images 2021, but before we get started if you’re new here and you want to see all of the latest new bike news then please do remember to hit Like I’ll be getting hold of as many of these 2021 bikes as possible to review next year.
This new engine is largely derived from the s1000 RR which was updated for 2020 although it’s been significantly detuned for road use a peak power of 165 horses occurs at 11,000 rpm which is pretty much in line with what you’d expect from this line of bikes more than 40 horsepower down on the s1000 RR which makes 207 horsepower at 13,500 rpm, this is partly down to the emission of shift cam which is BMW’s variable valve lift and timing system which shifts between two different cam profiles to give more top-end power at higher revs they updated the s1000 XR last year which is their crossover sports tourer and that didn’t have shift cam so clearly BMW doesn’t think it necessary for the road on this inline-four engine and that’s still the case for this new s1000r as well the focus is more so on rideability and torque with 114-newton meters of peak torque is only a smidge more than the RR but delivered almost 2000 rpm lower in the rev range at 9,250 RPM. there are other changes to make it a better road bike too such as the 4th 5th and 6th gears being lengthened for better cruising reducing revs which in turn improves fuel efficiency and keeps the noise down they’ve also updated the slip assist clutch to be smoother as well and their MSR engine drag torque control system is now an optional extra essentially a slipper clutch and the MSR system do the same thing they prevent the rear wheel from locking up under aggressive downshifts making the bike easier to control a slipper clutch does this mechanically allowing the engine braking forces to slip but this happens at a set threshold MSR has a similar effect but does so by opening the throttle valves electronically and is therefore more nuanced and able to cope with varying levels of rear-wheel grip such as in the wet so that’s basically a long way to say that the slipper clutch will do its job but if you do some quicker riding in the wet then the MSR upgrade might be worth a look a new frame and Swing Arm is also carried over from the RR.
With what they call a flexframe design the engine takes more of the load as a stress member and as a result the frame’s 1.3 kilograms lighter than the previous generation the engine is also 5 kilograms lighter and the new cast wheels which are also carried over from the rr save another 1.8 kilograms there are presumably some weight gains in other areas but the net result is a 6.5 kilogramimprovement in wet weight with the new s1000 r standing at 199 kilograms the new frame is also narrower especially in the knee area which bmw claim will make it easier for the rider to maneuver themselves on the motorcycle the bars are also adjustable on this new version with the ability to flip the bar clamp to move the bar position back and forth by 10 millimeters there’s also a 10 mil riser option which again can be reversed back and forth the new swing arm from the rr has resulted in the rear suspension spring strutbeing moved away from the engine which they say prevents the shock from heating up which can affect its damping response suspension and breaking our own brand equipment with a 45 mil upside down fork at the front and four part radially mounted calipers on three 20 mildiscs and a monoshock at the rear and a single piston caliper on 220 mil disc there is however the option to upgrade to their dynamic damping control system which electronically adjusts damping based upon the riding mode and whether you’re riding solo or 2 up essentiallythe road and rain modes will give you a more comfortable ride whilst dynamic and dynamic pro will firm things up for good road surfaces or the track improving handling.
The new s1000r gets a six axis IMU as standardenabling abs pro which is lean sensitive as is their dynamic traction control that system also introduces a fixed wheelie control function and Three riding modes of road rain and dynamic also come as standard an optional riding modes pro package takes things up a notch with a fully adjustable dynamic pro riding mode engine braking control engine drag torque control which we’ve already mentioned an adjustable wheelie control function and dynamic brake control which kills the throttle under emergency braking to avoidunintentional application hill start control is standard which holds the break as you move off when activated and hill start control pro is also an option which detects a gradient of more than five percent to automatically activate the feature there’s also a quick shifter option for clutchless up and down shifts all of this can be managed through a new six and a half inch TFT display which again is inherited from the rr and in my experience of riding some recent bmws their tft displays the layout of the information and the ease of navigating it all is up there with the best in the business so i’d expect nothing else from the s1000 bluetooth connectivity also comes as standard which opens up navigation promptsand smartphone control features if you’re into that kind of thing lastly in the tech department lighting is now led all round with led indicators at the front now mounted on the forkand led rear indicators which are integrated with the tail and brake light for better visibility and therefore safety the headlight pro upgrade adds more leds for cornering lightswhich illuminate the inside of a turn improving safety at night.
Lastly, there’s a styling overhaul and I think it looks pretty good with the lifted tallow front end and a bit of trellis on show in the subframe it’s a little less insectoid than the competition and more distinctively a BMW here’s a side by side with the outgoing model and it certainly looks that little bit sharper and more aggressive the base model comes in red which personally I really like the look of the sport version comes in silver metallic with a bit of extra finishing and anodization on the subframe and components and with this model you get a lot of the extra electronics and dynamic damping that we just mentioned bundled in as well as heated grips keyless ignition cruise control and more and lastly the m motorsport finish is reserved for the end package which includes lighter forged wheels a lap timer their endurance chain a lightweight battery an m sport seat and an Akrapovic exhaust.
PRICE & COMPETITION
The base S1000 R starts at 12,055 pounds and the upset s-1000r sport with all the upgraded electronics starts at 14 grand the m sport package adds another 2,800 for either model and there are further upgrades from there like a carbon or billet package but the question is how does it stack up against the competition for a little less cash you could get a triumph speed triple although you’ll get a little less power and it’s due an update very soon so if you’ve got your heart set on a triple then it might be worth hanging on for this one you’ve also got the yamaha mt10 at a similar price point with its beautiful sounding crossplane inline four taken from the R1, power and torque are comparable with the s1000r but it’s also been a while since its last update so the tech especially on the base non-sp model looks a little dated and it’s a good 10 kilograms heavier too with a touch more power you’ve got options like the aprilia 200 v4 and the ktm 1290 super duke R although you’re starting to get up to the 14 and 15 grand markbeyond that if you want to go for a 200 horsepower super naked weapon then you can choose from kawasaki’s supercharged zh2 the ducati street fighter v4 or the mv augusta brutality 1000 rr the kawasaki starts at around 15 grandthe ducati at 17 and a half and the mv at 27 for a real piece of exotica the thing is bmw clearly could have made a 200 horsepower naked here they could have carried the shift cam tech over to the s1000r for an extra few thousand revsand all that top end that comes with it but they’ve clearly made the call to build something that works predominantly well on the road as well as the track if you so wish and on paper given the starting price and some of the standard features i reckon it looks pretty good not outstanding it doesn’t really have a single killer feature but as a package it ought to make for a heck of a road bike but as always i’d love to know what you think down in the comments below would you take this or at a similar price point would you take the speed triple with its talky delivery or perhaps the mt10 with that r1 growl let me know your pick and if you’re new here and you want to see more Posts like this, SIGN UP ( AUTOJOURNALISM.COM )