When it comes to automobiles and motorcycles, BMW products are considered some of the best in the world, in terms of luxury and high performance, and the new bike continues in their proud tradition. The bike is the long anticipated naked follow up to the S1000RR, the engine is four cylinder, and it has a lightweight chassis, and is also big enough to make the same type of impact the S1000RR made.
According to popular moto magazine motrev.net, BMW S1000R is a sportier, slightly stripped down version of the S1000RR; its engine has a 16 valve unit, which features a newly designed cylinder head, new camshafts, a new exhaust, and a revised injection system. The motorcycle engine revs at 12,000 rpm, which is 2,000 rpm less than the RR, and it has 160 horsepower, which is 30 horsepower less than the RR, but it is still a very powerful machine.
Like the S1000RR, the chassis has an aluminum twin spar frame layout, but it is modified geometrically to suit the bike's upright riding position. It has a longer wheelbase, which gives it more stability, and a less steep steering geometry.
The motorcycle has plenty of features, including the BMW Automatic Stability Control system, which allows you to switch to and from different modes like Rain, or Dynamic, depending on the weather or your mood. Unfortunately, the Dynamic functions are only available in the sports version of the S1000R. Even though the engine doesn't give as much power in rain mode, for safety reasons, it is still more powerful than most bikes in its weight class. The S1000R also comes standard with ABS braking, which usually comes as an add-on in other motorcycles.
The handlebars on this bike are easy to reach, and it has an impressive amount of legroom, considering the fact that the footrests are quite high. The engine doesn't rev as loudly as the RR does, or the top burst the RR has, but it still has a very raw and exhilarating rev, and makes up for the top charge with its extra pulling power.
The S1000R has an excellent throttle response, combined with the bike's lightweight, it provides efficient gear shifting, and fast acceleration. The only negative I found with this motorcycle is that it doesn't have a built in GPS unit, but that is a problem that can be easily solved by buying your own and having it installed. Check out this link (http://motrev.net/electronics/best-gps) to see external gps units that will suit the bike.
With the S1000R selling for less than its rivals at $19,000, BMW has shown once again why they are considered one of the leaders in the automobile and motorcycle business, by making high quality products at reasonable prices.