BMW launched the much-awaited naked version of its popular S1000RR superbke at the 2013 EICMA Motorcycle Expo held in Milan, Italy. The S1000R, as the new bike is called, is a more street-oriented superbike compared to its fully-faired sibling. The bike is powered by the same 999cc inline four-cylinder engine, which has now been tuned for low-end torque rather than outright power. As a result, the S1000R produces only 160 bhp, but the torque comes in much earlier than the S1000RR.
The bike also receives slight changes to the seating posture and a wider single piece handle bar to make it more rider-friendly. The improved ergonomics and the absence of a full-body fairing will make the S1000R easier and more comfortable to ride on a daily basis, without compromising on any of its track riding abilities. BMW offers ABS and electronic stability control as standard on the S1000R, with traction control now made optional.
Considering the good response they received for the S1000RR, BMW might bring the S1000R to India in 2014. The bike could cost around Rs 17 lakhs to 19 lakhs, on-road, as it will be imported as a fully-built unit.
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