The Bavarian's Newest Luxury Bike Will Be a High-Performance Naked
BMW's S 1000 R. Media sourced from BMW.
The Bavarians have been working on a few new bikes in the lab – and according to vehicle certification documents from both Switzerland and Germany, one of them is going to be a high-performance S 1000 R.
BMW first debuted the ‘M’-class in 2021 with the M 1000 RR, which showcased a 212hp displacement, 192kg in weight, heated grips, and cruise control (via G-Q Magazine).
This new machine – listed in the type-approval papers as an M 1000 R – may not show off the same specs, but she’ll be slotted into an equally important niche of the motorcycle industry (via Motorcycle.com).
207hp and the blessed addition of a ShiftCam will have this particular bike boasting a top speed upward of 174mph, beating the original S 1000 R’s figures by a clear 16 ponies and landing her squarely in the luxury supersport file folder alongside beasts like KTM’s 1290 Super Duke (180hp), and Ducati’s Streetfighter V4 (205hp).
“Even without the full specs, we do know that the chassis will undergo several changes due to the one-inch-longer wheelbase, 2.5 inches of additional height, and 200-section rear tire,” continues the report.
“The documents, however, don’t disclose the M-trim’s suspension components – though, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the same semi-active system from the 2022 S 1000 R M Package make an appearance.”
With EICMA around the corner and a few bikes yet to be punted out into the Powersports industry proper, we look forward to every new day with its potential for a fresh press release to be curated and sent to your respective inboxes.
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