2021 BMW S 1000 R India launch on June 15

BMW Motorrad will launch its Euro 5 (BS6) compliant 2021 S 1000 R in India on June 15. 

  • The BMW S 1000 R is expected to cost around Rs 17-18 lakh

  • It makes 165hp at 11,000rpm and 115Nm of torque at 9,250rpm

  • Features revised styling and advanced electronics

In a few days, BMW Motorrad will add another litre-class offering to its line-up in India. The S 1000 R is the company’s sport-naked offering that’s based on the supersport S 1000 RR. Back in November last year, the German company revealed the S 1000 R in its updated form. This is the first significant update since its debut back in 2014.

BS6 BMW S 1000 R: styling update

The styling updated for 2021 comprises a redesigned headlamp, tank, radiator shrouds and belly pan that give the bike a sharper look. The rear, meanwhile, has been borrowed from its fully-faired supersport sibling. 

BS6 BMW S 1000 R: engine and electronics

The S 1000 R’s engine is directly derived from the latest Euro 5-compliant S 1000 RR unit, although with a different state of tune. It produces 165hp at 11,000rpm and 115Nm of torque at 9,250rpm. The German brand has also said that the torque curve is now flatter and a large chunk of it is available at as low as 3,000rpm. The final three gear ratios have also been made taller to reduce engine RPM and improve efficiency while cruising. 

The new S 1000 R also boasts of a comprehensive electronic package. This includes a 6.5-inch TFT display, three riding modes, wheelie control, cornering ABS, engine brake control and traction control. 

BS6 BMW S 1000 R: chassis

The S 1000 R also comes equipped with the new beam frame from the latest S 1000 RR, which is designed to be lighter than the old one and said to offer an improved balance of rigidity and flexibility. The new engine is also 5kg lighter than the old one, which results in the S 1000 R being 6.5kg lighter, overall, than its predecessor, with a kerb weight of 199kg.

BS6 BMW S 1000 R: price in India

BMW Motorrad is expected to price the S 1000 R between Rs 17-18 lakh. At this price, it’ll sit close to the Triumph Speed Triple (Rs 16.95 lakh). The Ducati Streetfighter V4 costs quite a bit more with a starting price of Rs 20 lakh.

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