News – New BMW S 1000 R 2014: the nasty roadster! – Used BMW

New 2014 BMW S 1000 R: the nasty roadster !

News - New 2014 BMW S 1000 R: the nasty roadster! - Used BMW

With the new BMW S 1000 R roadster, the Aprilia Tuono V4, Ducati Streetfighter, KTM Super Duke 1290 and other Triumph Speed ​​Triple Rs have a new "play" companion: the highly anticipated "hyper-roadster" derived from the Superbike S1000RR, unveiled with great fanfare at the Milan Motorcycle Show, displays 207 kg and claims 160 hp and 112 Nm of torque in Full…

With the new BMW S 1000 R roadster, the Aprilia Tuono V4, Ducati Streetfighter, KTM Super Duke 1290 and other Triumph Speed ​​Triple R have a new "play" companion: the derivative of the, unveiled with great fanfare at, displays 207 kg and claims 160 hp and 112 Nm of torque in Full … Achtung !

The Bavarian missile

Until now, in the BMW Motorrad range, the offer in terms of large sporty roadster has been based on the K 1300 R. A motorcycle certainly muscular (173 hp) and modern (shifter and piloted suspensions optional), but not radical enough and too heavy (243 kg) to threaten the sharpest thin blades in the segment.

BMW S1000R: key information

  • Performances : 160 hp and 112 Nm of torque in Full
  • Weight : 207 kg in running order
  • Rate : € 12,950 (ABS, anti-slip ASC and 2 standard modes)
  • Availability : February / March 2014
  • Colors : white, dark blue or red

This gap is now filled with the new S 1000 R, a maxi-roadster that uses a recipe now proven by the most radical cars in the category: decarenate a hypesportive and graft it with a straight and wide handlebars to make it the ultimate roadster. !

At BMW, it is "naturlich" the S1000 RR – one of the most explosive sports motorcycles of the moment – that the Germans have stripped down on the front part and mechanically retouched. The two motorcycles therefore share the same silhouette, except for the fork crown replaced by a double lens, whose tortured shapes are somewhat reminiscent of those of the Tuono V4..

The only difference compared to Noale’s beast: the S 1000 R has asymmetrical headlights for the "BMW touch"! Under its fairings while sharp angles is housed the 4-cylinder in line of 999 cc, reworked with in line of sight a simple and powerful objective: "full of punch in all circumstances" !

The power has therefore been lowered from 193 to 160 horsepower and the engine speed reduced by 2,000 rpm (or 12,000 rpm at the switch!), In order to promote engine filling at low and mid-range. The cylinder heads and cam profile have been retouched for the same purpose, as has the injection directed by a ride-by-wire electronic accelerator.

The compression ratio decreases when passing a point, but still remains high (12: 1). However, the ratios of the six-speed gearbox are unchanged, as is the gear ratio of the final chain transmission..

The result looks promising: although the maximum torque value is similar to that of the superbike (112 Nm at 9250 rpm in Full, i.e. 700 rpm lower), the S1000R roadster would develop "up to 10 Nm more than the S1000RR up to 7,500 rpm ".

Knowing that the sports car’s inline 4-cylinder is already very far from hollow, future roadster owners can expect quite a few stretching sessions at the accelerator. !

Electronics stand by … but will it be enough ?

To curb all this enthusiasm, BMW has renewed a large part of the electronic aids developed for sports. As standard, the roadster offers two maps on the handlebars: “Rain” (rain) and “Road” (Road). The first restricts the engine to 136 hp and 104 Nm by smoothing its acceleration, while the second lets the 4-legged fully express itself. Without forgetting unfortunately the mode "France", castrated to 106 ch in all circumstances…

These two modes also directly influence the degree of intrusion of the Race-ABS – a sophisticated partially coupled anti-lock braking system, whose action varies according to the driving modes selected – and the anti-slip "ASC" that the S1000R carries. series.

Less sophisticated than that of the S1000RR – because it lacks tilt sensors, in particular – this traction control is found among others on the K1300 or F800GS.

The most demanding bikers can however choose to replace the anti-slip ASC by the very powerful Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) of the S1000RR, and thus benefit from a more pointed device able to adjust its action according to the motorcycle angle.

Clearly, when the DTC detects a difference in rotation between the front and rear wheel, it regulates the distribution of power taking into account the inclination of the motorcycle. Full angle, its reactivity and its possible action are at the maximum, then decrease proportionally as soon as the machine stands up.

The "DTC" option includes two additional optional driving modes: "Dynamic" (more responsive accelerator, less intrusive aids and front-to-rear coupling deactivated) and "Dynamic Pro", a circuit-type mode that is activated in plugging in a specific encoder plug (like Slick mode on the S1000RR).

When this "Dynamic Pro" function is engaged, the electronic aids are set to the minimum: the ABS and the coupling are deactivated at the rear and the DTC allows wheelies that you must control yourself. In short, the ideal way to go get bread on Sunday morning on a greasy-wet pavement. !

Chassis: the same to the same

No big changes to the cycle part of the S1000R: the roadster almost identically renews the aluminum perimeter chassis of the sports car (yes, like on a Japanese!) Which integrates the engine as a supporting element.

To increase the handling and agility of the roadster, the angle of the steering head has closed slightly (65.4 ° against 65.99 °), while the wheelbase increases for the benefit of stability: center distance between the two 17-inch wheels (120/70 at the front and 190/55 at the rear) goes from 1422.7 mm on the S1000RR to 1439 mm on the S1000R. The sports steering damper is retained.

The 46mm inverted fork and fully adjustable monoshock are similar to those of the S1000RR, and can additionally accommodate the DDC real-time electronic adjustment system introduced in 2012 on the exclusive HP4.

Then declined on the new R1200GS, these "intelligent" suspensions are able to adapt their behavior according to the state of the road, and especially to significantly reduce the movements of attitude, in particular by hardening the rear to the acceleration and forward braking.

This "up to date" equipment naturally adapts to the driving mode engaged … and is also naturally one of the options offered by BMW. !

Finally, braking is also resumed in the S1000RR: the roadster will stop its 207 kg announced in running order by means of two 320 mm floating discs clamped by Brembo 4-piston radial calipers at the front (single disc 220 mm, 1 piston caliper at the rear).

Reworked ergonomics

The complete and readable instrumentation of the S1000RR is also renewed practically as it is on the roadster: there is in particular an analog tachometer, the speed, the gear engaged, a fuel gauge, two trips, an indicator of average consumption and speed, the hour, a stopwatch and a shift-light.

Finally, BMW announces having taken care of the ergonomics of its S1000R thanks to a lowering of the seat height (814 mm against 820 on the "RR") and to a "redefined" position of the footrests. The replacement of the half-handlebars by an element fixed higher and wider should also improve comfort, but probably not protection: if it is possible to hide behind the small bubble of the S1000RR, in dab, lying on the 17.5 liter tank, this will no longer be the case on the roadster.

2014 BMW S 1000 R technical and sales sheet


  • Type : 4-cylinder in-line, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, double overhead camshaft, 4 valves per cylinder, control by pawls
  • Displacement : 999 cc
  • Bore and stroke : 80 × 49.7 mm
  • Food :: Injection, BMW Motorrad BMS-KP digital management, 48 mm throttles
  • Compression ratio : 12 to 1
  • Engine torque : 112 Nm at 9,250 rpm (full)
  • Power : 160 hp (118 kW) at 11,000 rpm (full)


  • Length : 2,057 mm
  • Width : 845 mm at the mirrors
  • Saddle height : 814 mm
  • Hunt : 98.5 mm
  • Wheelbase : 1439 mm
  • Weight : 207 kg in running order
  • Fuel tank capacity : 17.5 liters (approximately 4 liters reserve)
  • Front tire : 120/70 ZR17
  • Rear Tire : 190/55 ZR17

Cycle part

  • Frame : Perimeter in aluminum (motor with carrier function)
  • Fork : 46mm inverted fork, fully adjustable (120mm travel)
  • Rear suspension : Combined central spring / shock absorber, fully adjustable (120 mm travel)
  • Front brake : Double 320 mm disc, Brembo radial 4-piston calipers (partially integral and disconnectable ABS as standard)
  • Rear brake : 220 mm single disc, single piston caliper


  • Final drive : By chain
  • Clutch : Multidisc in oil bath with mechanical control and anti-dribble system
  • Gearbox : 6 gears, selection by forks and dogs
  • Primary reduction ratio : 1 / 1.652
  • Secondary reduction ratio : 1 / 2.647


  • Dash console : analog tachometer, speed, gear engaged, fuel gauge, two trips, average consumption and speed indicator, clock, stopwatch, shift-light, engaged mode

Commercial information

  • Price : 12 950 €
  • Guarantee : two years parts and MO
  • Availability : February / March 2014 in the
  • Colors : white, dark blue or red
  • Main options offered : Sport package (DTC, Pro Dynamic and Pro Dynamic driving mode), shifter, regulator. Dynamic Pack: automatic adjustment of DDC suspensions, heated grips, LED indicators, engine guard.

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