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2021 BMW S 1000 R [Model Overview]

2021 BMW S 1000 R

BMW’s Naked Roadster: The 2021 BMW S 1000 R

The S 1000 R is a super-naked sportbike that is virtually all-new for this year, making it one of the most heavily updated models in the entire 2021 BMW line-up. This European-made naked machine is an unfaired powerhouse, with an attitude that toes the line between practical roadster and supersports riding perfectly.

For 2021, the S 1000 R has received a number of exciting updates. The most obvious of these include a redesigned chassis that significantly reduces the bike’s overall weight and new aesthetics that give the S 1000 R a more aggressive street-ready look.

The S 1000 R is powered by a retuned version of the S 1000 RR’s mighty 9,99cc inline-four engine. The power is rated at 165 horses and 84 lb-ft of peak torque. For 2021, the S 1000 R enjoys new gear ratios for improved torque and a quiet and smoother operation. Two riding modes come as standard, along with ABS and ASC (that can both be disengaged), an anti-hopping clutch, a drop sensor, LED lights, and an HP titanium slip-on exhaust.

Optional extras include Ride Modes Pro (with ABS Pro, Launch Control, and Pit Lane Limiter), and Gear Shift Assist Pro for dynamic and effortless shifting.

For 2021, the S 1000 R is available in three color options: Black Storm Metallic, San Marino Blue, and BMW Motorrad’s Light White/Lupin Blue Metallic/Racing Red tricolor.

The 2021 BMW S 1000 R starts at $14,995 USD / $16,500 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 BMW S 1000 R in one place.

2021 BMW S 1000 R

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $14,995 USD / $16,500 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • High-performance 4-cylinder in-line engine
    • Race ABS, ASC, and two Ride Modes as standard
    • Optional  ride Modes Pro with ABS Pro, DTC, Launch Control, and pit lane limiter
    • Optional Gear Shift Assist Pro for dynamic shifting

Main Specs

  • Engine: 999 cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke in-line 4-cylinder engine
  • Power:  165 HP
  • Torque: 84 lbs-ft
  • Wet Weight: 452 lbs (205 kg)
  • Seat Height: 32 in (810 mm)


2021 BMW S 1000 R

2021 BMW S 1000 R Specifications

From BMW


Engine 999 cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke in-line 4-cylinder engine
Engine Power 165 Hp
Bore x Stroke 80 mm x 49.7 mm
Compression Ratio 12.1 : 1
Fuel delivery Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system and knock sensor
Starter Electric
Max Torque 84 lb-ft (114 Nm) at 9,250 rpm


Clutch Multi-disc clutch in oil bath, anti-hopping clutch, mechanically operated
Transmission Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with straight cut gears
Drive Chain 2.647:1


Suspension Front Upside-down telescopic fork Ø 46 mm, compression and rebound stage adjustable
Suspension Rear Aluminum 2-sided swing arm, rebound damping adjustable
Brakes Front Dual floating disc brakes, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 320 mm
Brakes Rear Single disc brake, diameter 220 mm, single piston floating caliper
Tires Front 120/70 ZR 17
Tires Rear 190/55 ZR 17
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.6 gal (17.5 l)
Color Black Storm Metallic


Alternator Three-phase 406 W generator
Battery 12 V / 9 Ah, maintenance-free
Headlight LED headlight
Tail Light LED Tail Light


Overall Length 81.0” (2,057 mm)
Overall Width 33.3” (845 mm)
Overall Height 48.3” (1,228 mm)
Wheelbase 56.7” (1,439 mm)
Castor 3.9” (98.5 mm)
Seat Height Standard Seat: 32″, Comfort Seat: 33.1″
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled

452 lbs (205 kg)



2021 BMW S 1000 R

2021 BMW S 1000 R Features

Distinctive front.

The asymmetrical headlamp arrangement makes the RR’s DNA easy to recognize.

Prominent "R" logo.

Underlines the leading position of the S 1000 R in the dynamic roadster segment.

Multifunctional instrument cluster.

With round speedometer, indicator lamps and a large, easy to read LCD display.

Light aluminum tank.

Made of aluminum, the slim fuel tank reduces the overall weight.

Reduced side trim.

The reduced and dynamic trim supports the sporty and aggressive design.

High-performance brakes.

For outstanding braking performance and braking safety.

Optional Gear Shift Assist Pro.
Ensures dynamically quick shifting.

HP titanium rear exhaust as standard.

The HP rear exhaust made of titanium and fitted as standard provides a powerful sound.

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