New BMW S 1000 R Teased on Social Media – India Launch Soon
BMW Motorrad India has teased its upcoming litre-class street naked motorcycle, the 2021 S 1000 R on social media platform hinting at an imminent launch. Expect the two-wheeler to make its way here this month (June 2021). It will return to Indian markets after a year-long hiatus probably with a price hike of about Rs 1.5 lakh. The three variants, Standard, Sport and M package (replacing the Pro version), could be priced between Rs 18 and Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom India).
2021 BMW S 1000 R: Design and Features
The 2021 S 1000 R is based on S 1000 RR sports bike’s chassis and gets a plethora of design updates as compared to its predecessor. The new bike is based on a narrower frame for improved agility and it gets an LED headlamp cluster with LED Daytime Running Lights (reminiscent of new F 900 R), newly designed LED taillight, and LED indicators. The 2021 S 1000 R looks more aggressive than the previous-gen model, thanks to elements like muscular fuel tank, side panels, mass-forward stance, and up-swept exhaust.
2021 BMW S 1000 R: Electronics
In terms of electronics, the new-generation BMW S 1000 R switches to a better electronics package too, derived from the S 1000 RR. It packs three riding modes (Rain, Road, and Dynamic), dynamic traction control, an Anti-lock braking system, and Bluetooth connectivity, all accessible through a new TFT instrument cluster.
2021 BMW S 1000 R: Powertrain and Performance
The 2021 BMW S 1000 R motorcycle is powered by a 999 cc in-line four-cylinder engine that makes 162 bhp @ 11000 rpm along with max torque of 114 Nm @ 9250 rpm. The bikemaker also revealed that at least 80 Nm of torque is available from 3000 rpm and between 5500 and 12000 rpm more than 90% of the torque is available. The engine speed has reduced by 8% and the fuel efficiency has gone up by 8% too. The engine itself is now 5 kg lighter than before. A gearbox is a 6-speed unit with an optional two-way quick shifter. The top speed of the two-wheeler is over 250 km/h and the zero-100 km/h sprint takes a scant 3.2 seconds.
The bike will continue to rival the Kawasaki Z900 and the Triumph Street Triple RS. The prices are expected to be around Rs 18.25 lakh, almost Rs 1.5 lakh more than the BS4 model.