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.
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- 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
- 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 Specifications
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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)