BMW S 1000 R
- Engine: 999 Cc
- Mileage: 14 Kmpl
- Power: 162 bhp
- Weight: 207 Kg
BMW S 1000 R Overview
So what do you do if you are a global automaker with a potent superbike currently in production setting benchmarks the world over? Well it's simple really, you strip it down and create a supersports naked. Meet the new BMW S 1000R. Now the S1000 RR that serves as the inspiration for the new supersports naked S 100R is well hailed as a highly accomplished sportsbike and has been the cause of envy for many a bike manufacturer. However what BMW really lacked was a light, agile and punchy litre class naked bike to take the fight to other competitors in this segment. Thus, enter the brand new BMW S 1000R, BMW's new flagship naked roadster.
BMW S 1000 R Engine & Transmission
Featuring a detuned version of the 4 pot mill found on the S 1000RR, this engine features redesigned cams, cylinder heads, fuel injection system and exhaust the engine features a water cooled 4stroke inline 4 cylinder 999 cc DOHC engine with 4 titanium valves per cylinder. Featuring bore X stroke dimensions of 80 X 49.7 mm and a compression ratio of 12:1 the engine belts out 160 Bhp @ 11,000 rpm in terms of peak power and 112 NM of torque @ 9,250 rpm. These figures are lower than that of the 190 Bhp produced on the S 1000RR and the engine revs 2000 rpm lower while making peak power. The emphasis here is on torque and there is plenty on offer through the rev range. The engine is mated to a constant mesh 6 speed gearbox with quickshift and a wet multiplate clutch in an oil bath. The clutch is cable operated and mechanically controlled with antihopping technology. Final drive to the rear wheel is via chain drive instead of shaft drive. The engine gets fuel via electronic fuel injection with 2 fuel injectors per cylinder and is managed via a digital engine management system featuring knock control.
BMW S 1000 R Mileage
The BMW S 1000R has optimised combustion for better fuel economy and a 17.5 ltr fuel tank that helps the bike to return approximately 13-15 kmpl in the city with highway use seeing economy go up to 17 kmpl.
BMW S 1000 R Performance and Handling
The S 1000R is a super performer and very agile both on road and track all thanks to the way the bike has been setup. The all aluminium composite bridge frame is similar to that of the S 1000RR but it gets revised steering geometry in line with the minimalist philosophy and features a more upright seating stance and longer wheelbase with slightly longer trail and rake all in the interest of better stability. The bike gets its share of cunning electronics that help keep it stable and controlled in the most dynamic of conditions and thus features ASC (Active Stability Control with 2 modes for rain and road), ABS and even Dynamic Traction Control (available on the Sport variant) alongwith optional Dynamic Damping Control. The bike is ably supported by its lightweight cast aluminium wheels that have 120/70 tyres up front on a 3.50 X 17" rim and 190/55 tyres at the rear on a 6.00 X17" rim. Braking duties up front are taken care of by 320 mm floating twin discs with radially mounted four piston callipers. The rear brake features a 220 mm floating single rotor single piston calliper setup. The brakes do an excellent job of throwing the anchors as and when required.
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