The New High-Performance Roadster Based on the S 1000 RR Woodcliff Lake, NJ – November 5, 2013… Superbike riding dynamics and powerful, emotive roadster styling – these are the hallmarks of the new BMW S 1000 R. The new naked bike from BMW Motorrad is directly derived from the S 1000 RR superbike and uses the same innovative technology. The close family resemblance to the “RR” is instantly obvious. The simplified appearance of the new S 1000 R exudes an aggressive, dynamic energy. A well-thought-out overall concept, with 160 hp maximum power and a weight of 207 kg (456 lbs), as well as Race ABS, ASC and a choice of two riding modes as standard makes the BMW S 1000 R a dynamic sports roadster. In-line four-cylinder engine with optimized low to mid-range performance. When modifying the S 1000 RR’s 999 cc four-cylinder in-line engine for use in the S 1000 R, the engineers were looking in particular to provide punchy response all the way through the rpm range. To provide the ideal set-up both for everyday use and for sporty riding on the open road, they significantly increased the low and mid-range power and torque. At the same time, maximum rpm has been reduced by approximately 2,0...