BMW S 1000 R at EICMA 2013

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November 19, 2013 AT 5:02 AM
While it’s fair to say the potent 160-hp bike received a lot of attention with its edgy, multi-angled looks, low nose and high tail, the 2014 S1000R is not really a naked. Rather, thanks to two large body panels flanking the powerplant, plus a pair of lower coverings, it’s more of a “scantily clad” bike in our book. Directly derived from the S1000RR with its aluminum perimeter frame, the claimed-456-lb.-wet 2014 S1000R has been designed to offer good everyday comfort while still being able to tear up the tarmac like few other sporty bikes. The formula begins with BMW’s familiar 999cc inline-4, retuned to deliver improved low- and midrange power and torque for better real-world performance and acceleration, aided by a programmable quickshifter.