BMW Introduces Its Lightest & Most High-Performance Naked Superbike To Date

A few years ago BMW Motorrad treated its flagship S 1000 RR superbike to a major update and revision, redesigning the full-faired literbike from the ground up, so it’s frankly unsurprising that the Bavarian brand has now bestowed the same treatment upon the double-R’s naked counterpart for the upcoming model year.

Unveiled alongside the entry-level G 310 R, the 2021 S 1000 R get a new, more compact “Flex” frame wrapped around a liquid-cooled 999cc inline-four that’s been retuned for greater low-end power, the S1kRR’s swing-arm, adjustable handlebars, and redesigned bodywork that ditches the outgoing model’s asymmetrical headlight and adopts the fully-faired bike’s tail section and belly-pan. The new super-roadster also gets a bevy of electronics including ABS Cornering Pro, BMW’s Dynamic Traction Control, a 6.5” TFT display, multiple ride modes, launch, engine braking, and wheelie control—all regulated via a six-axis IMU. At 438lbs, the 2021 S1KR is also the lightest bike in its class. BMW is also offering optional adaptive headlights, a quick-shifter, and the M Carbon package for the new S 1000 R. Pricing and availability haven’t yet been announced, though more info is available via the link below.

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