BMW’s latest foray into the “muscle bike” class, the 2014 S1000R took the performance and engineering of the RR performance bike, and put it into a stripped-down frame to compete with contenders as diverse as the Yamaha V-Max and the Ducati Streetfighter. At only 455 pounds dry weight and 160 horsepower, the S1000R has so much go that its advanced handling assists are almost necessary to prevent the rider from becoming too caught up in the moment.
Specifications & Features:
Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
Bore x Stroke: 80.9 x 49.7mm
Compression Ratio: 12.0:1
Horsepower: 160 hp at 11,000rpm
Torque: 83.0 lb.-ft. at 9,250 rpm
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate, slipper
Rake/Trail: 24.6 degrees / 3.9 in.
Frame Type: Aluminum, twin-spar
Front Tire: 120/70ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
Rear Tire: 190/55ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
Wheelbase: 56.7 in.
Front Suspension/Wheel Travel: 46mm inverted fork with compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, elec adj damping / 4.7 in.
Rear Suspension/Wheel Travel: Double-strut swingarm with central spring strut/ adjustable rebound, elec adj damping
/ 4.7 in.
Front Brakes: Dual 320mm rotors with radial four-piston calipers, ABS
Rear Brake: Single 220mm rotor with single-piston floating caliper, Race ABS
Overall Length: 81.0 in.
Overall Width: 33.3 in. (with mirrors)
Seat Height: 32.0 in.
Curb Weight: 456 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 4.6 gal.
Colour Choices: Racing Red, Light White, Frozen Dark Blue Metallic
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Check out this comprehensive, multi-rider test of the 2014 BMW S1000R by Motorcycle USA: