BMW Updates S1000RR, S1000R World Rejoices

BMW Updates S1000RR and S1000R

There’s no surprise when people talk about BMW’s innovation in the sport bike category. Unfortunately that reign has come seemingly to an end. Most reviews that pit the S1000RR and S1000R to its refreshed competition always leaves reviewers saying things like, “the BMW is starting to look long in the tooth.” Well BMW has responded by giving their S1000RR and S1000R some long overdue refreshes.

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Supreme riding dynamics, athletic character combined with maximum safety and everyday practicality – these are the defining characteristics of the BMW Motorrad 4-cylinder models. For the model year 2017 the supersports bike S 1000 RR, the dynamic roadster S 1000 R and the adventure sports model S 1000 XR have undergone the following model revisions:

The new BMW S 1000 RR – virtually perfect yet still optimized.

  • Adaptation to EU4 requirements.
  • ABS Pro as a new element of the optional equipment item “Riding Modes Pro”.
  • DTC as standard.
  • The new RR now as standard as a single-seat model with passenger seat cover. The optional passenger package is available free of charge as an alternative.
  • Well-established colour concepts Racing Red non-metallic/Lightwhite non-metallic and BMW Motorsport (Lupine Blue metallic/Lightwhite non-metallic/Racing Red non-metallic), though in a new design.
  • New colour variant Granite Grey metallic/Blackstorm metallic.
  • Design Option Wheels with red rim lines now included as standard as part of the colour concepts Racing Red non-metallic/Lightwhite non-metallic and BMW Motorsport.

The new BMW S 1000 R – enhanced dynamic roadster.

  • Adaptation to EU4 requirements.
  • Output increased to 121 kW / 165 hp at 11 000 rpm  (previously: 118 kW/ 160 hp).
  • Weight reduction by 2 kg to 205 kg DIN unladen.
  • Payload increased by 2 kg.
  • HP titanium rear silencer as standard for an even more potent sound and a sporty look.
  • Vibration-free handlebars for a further increase in comfort.
  • New frame structure with lighter main frame rear section.
  • ABS Pro as a new element of the optional equipment item “Riding Modes Pro”.
  • HP Shift Assistant Pro for quick shifting up and down without clutch as an ex-works option.
  • Light HP forged wheels (–2.4 kg as compared to the standard version) as a new optional equipment items ex works.
  • Design Option Wheels with red rim lines as a new ex works option.
  • Multifunction instrument cluster with improved readability and including outdoor temperature display.
  • Significantly reduced fairing.
  • New colour variants Racing Red non-metallic/Blackstorm metallic, Catalano Grey non-metallic and BMW Motorsport (Lupine Blue metallic/Lightwhite non-metallic/Racing Red non-metallic).

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