BMW Motorrad India has launched the BMW S 1000 R in India, making it available in three variants- Standard, Pro and Pro M Sport.
The decided price for the standard model is Rs 17.9 lakh, and the Pro variant is available for Rs 19.75 lakh. Pro M Sport, on the other hand, is the most expensive and loaded model with a price of Rs 22.50 lakh (ex-showroom). The company has already started taking bookings for all variants of this 2021 model across dealerships. The S 1000 R is a tough competitor of the Ducati Streetfighter V4 and the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS in India.
“The second generation of the brand-new BMW S 1000 R is designed as a power-packed roadster with supreme riding dynamics, athletic character integrated with maximum safety and practicality,” said Vikram Pawah, President at BMW Group India.
“We are delighted to offer another masterpiece for riding enthusiasts in India as it is a unique blend between fast sporty runs and track day fun.”
“It’s not just about power, it’s about outstanding control,” stated Chris Pfeiffer, Several-times World Streetbike, Freestyle Champion and Erzberg Rodeo Winner. “The S 1000 R combines both.”
Specifications of BMW S 1000 R
Based on the S 1000 RR and having the same engine, frame and swingarm, it is BMW’s flagship naked sports motorcycle. With a completely new design, S 1000 R has a new headlight with a daytime running light placed right across that is similar to what other BMW naked motorcycles like the F 900 R and the G 310 R have. The company has given its body new panels and a different look by adding asymmetrical headlights.
With the optional dynamics and comfort package, S 1000 R weighs around 202 kg. The bike has twin 320mm disc brakes up front with radial 4-piston fixed callipers and a single 220mm rare disc at the back with a single-piston floating calliper.
The naked roadster has a six-axis inertial measurement unit with dynamic traction control and an anti-lock braking system (ABS). It has three standard riding modes – rain, road and dynamic. In addition to it, you can also opt for the Riding modes ‘Pro’ package that has a customisable ‘dynamic pro’ mode along with ‘engine drag torque control,’ ‘power wheelie’ and ‘dynamic brake control’ functions along with ABS Pro.
As the bike gets a 999 cc in-line 4-cylinder engine that makes 162 bhp at 11,000 rpm along with peak torque of 114 Nm at 9,250 rpm, the top speed of the motorcycle exceeds beyond 250 kmph and the 0-100 kmph sprint takes a scant 3.2 seconds.