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2014 BMW S1000R First Look

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
BMW has announced the 2014 BMW S1000R, a new naked motorcycle based on its popular S1000RR superbike. Sourcing the S1000RR’s 999cc Inline Four, BMW engineers revamped the powerplant to provide more low-and mid-range punch to suit “everyday use.” The cylinder head is redesigned, valve lift curves changed, cam profiles modified and a new BMS-X engine management system (which also supports a ‘throttle-by-wire’ system) was added to achieve the claimed 160 horsepower and 83 lb-ft of torque. Our 2012 S1000RR posted 175 horsepower at a 13,000 rpm and 74 lb-ft of torque so the assumption will be that the S1000R 'every day use' power will arrive sooner in the revs.

The claimed 456-pound S1000R comes with two riding modes (Rain and Road), Automatic Stability Control and BMW Motorrad Race ABS standard. Dynamic Traction Control with lean angle sensor is optional, as is a Pro Mode which includes two additional riding modes, Dynamic and Dynamic Pro, suited for both road and track use.

The S1000R uses an aluminum alloy perimeter frame and the 32-degree, forward inclined engine is a load-bearing member of the set-up. The 46mm front fork allows for compression and rebound adjustments and if equipped with the optional Dynamic Damping Control (DDC), spring preload can be adjusted as well. The central spring out back comes with adjustable preload and compression damping. Alterations to the rake, trail and wheelbase promise to optimize handling and stability.

The 2014 BMW S1000R produces a claimed 160 horsepower and 83 lb-ft of torque.
The 2014 BMW S1000R produces a claimed 160 horsepower and 83 lb-ft of torque.
Front braking is handled by two radial-mount, four-piston calipers gripping twin 320mm discs. The rear stopper is a single piston floating caliper that bites a 220mm disc. Steel-mesh wrapped brake lines connect both front and rear to the controls.

The instrument cluster features a gear position indicator, analog tachometer, ride mode information, speedometer, engine temperature, fuel level, fuel consumption, shift indicator light and more.

Design features have been stripped down for the naked bike, though it retains some hallmarks of the S1000RR. Asymmetrical headlights and a large central air intake are some features the company press highlights as sourced from the superbike.

The S1000R has a 32-inch seat height, wide tapered handlebars and foot pegs mounted to provide riders with a more relaxed upper body posture. The S1000R will be available in Racing red non-metallic, Frozen dark blue metallic and Light white non-metallic colorways. There’s no indication yet of price or availability.

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2014 BMW S1000R Specs
2014 BMW S1000R.
Engine: Liquid-cooled DOHC 999cc Inline-Four, four valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke: 80 x 49.7mm
Power: 160 horsepower @ 11,000 rpm
Torque: 83 lb-ft @ 9250 rpm
Compression: 12.0:1
Transmission: Constant mesh, six-speed
Clutch: Wet multi-plate slipper clutch
Frame: Aluminum alloy perimeter
Front Suspension: 46mm inverted fork, adjustable compression and rebound
Rear Suspension: Central spring with adjustable rebound
Front Brake: 320mm floating twin discs, radial mount four-piston calipers
Rear Brake: 220mm single disc, single piston floating caliper
Wheelbase: 56.7 in
Seat Height: 32 in
Width (with mirrors): 33.3 in
Fuel Capacity: 4.6 gallons
Wet Weight (claimed): 456 pounds

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DanPan   December 13, 2013 02:52 PM
How about a Comparo : - BMW S1000r - Aprilia Tuono V4 R - MV Agusta Brutale 1090
Allworld   November 6, 2013 06:47 AM
There is a growing number of super nakeds, and while they are fantastic there is a lack of practicality. For naked bikes after 130 mph, it is thrilling but not in a good way.
neo1piv014   November 6, 2013 06:02 AM
I really don't see why they felt they should retune the engine on this bike. It's already got plenty of usable power for the street by virtue of having so much power overall. Honestly, this bike looks like something that was pieced together after somebody wrecked their sport bike. I'm sure it's a great machine, but if they were going to leave damn near everything the same as the S1000RR, they should have just left the engine alone too.
jbutrus   November 6, 2013 03:07 AM
There is much greater variance in power among the bikes in the super-naked/streetfighter category than there is among the sportbikes from which these bikes were derived. Some super-nakeds have nearly identical power to their sport bike counterpart (e.g., Aprilia Tuono), while others have substantially less power. Perhaps that is because most super-nakeds will spend all their time on the street as opposed to a track and each has substantially more power than one can reasonably expect to use while street riding. I agree, however, that the super-naked category has provided most of the excitement related to this year's new bikes. Sales growth will come from the smaller displacement bikes, but those bikes are not nearly as exciting as the new super-naked bikes.
leward18   November 5, 2013 10:02 PM
With the new Ducati Monster, Kawasaki Z1000, KTM Super Duke, and this BMW, I can't wait for the next naked/streetfighter shootout.
proheli   November 5, 2013 02:30 PM
4 years since the Streetfighter came out and that is the best they can do? It might be fun but it looks like a Jap parts bin special.
DanPan   November 5, 2013 02:03 PM
Very Nice..... But will keep my Mv Brutale 1090....