• New model features lighter drive and chassis
  • At least 90Nm of torque available from 5,500 to 12,000rpm
  • Engine drag torque control (MSR) fitted for the first time
  • Newly developed suspension features "Flex Frame" construction
  • Arrives in Australia in mid-2021 with pricing and specification detail to be announced ahead of launch

BMW Motorrad Australia will launch the new S 1000 R, which had its world premiere overnight, to the local market in mid-2021.

The new model dramatically advances its dynamic response thanks to its acceleration-optimised 121kW (165hp) peak output combined with unrivalled low weight of 199kg (DIN).

It combines this with ABS Pro, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), full-scale LED lighting and a host of standard equipment to propel the S 1000 R to new heights in the dynamic roadster segment.

Newly developed, 5kg lighter drive based on S 1000 RR with adapted gear ratios, optimised mid-range power and engine drag torque control (MSR)
The in-line four-cylinder engine of the S 1000 R is based on the engine of the S 1000 RR and generates an impressive 121kW (165 hp) at 11,000 rpm. Maximum torque of 114Nm is available at 9,250rpm.

The engine speed range has been made wider and fuller to achieve improved rideability with a particularly linear torque curve.

In order to reduce noise and fuel consumption levels as well as the engine speed level – especially at cruising speeds on country roads – the 4th, 5th and 6th gears now have longer gear ratios. In addition to a smoother, self-reinforcing anti-hopping clutch, the new S 1000 R is equipped with engine drag torque control (MSR) for the first time.

Engine drag torque control prevents the rear wheel from slipping as a result of abrupt throttling or downshifting thanks to its electronic actuation.

New, lighter chassis based on the S 1000 RR with Flex Frame, Full Floater Pro kinematics, underslung swingarm and optimised ergonomics
The chassis was also subjected to significant weight reduction in a bid to improve performance and engagement.

The frame and swingarm are based on the S 1000 RR and have been made considerably lighter than those of the previous generation model.

At the same time, the engine in the Flex Frame takes on a much greater supporting function than before. The new frame offers further benefits due to its very narrow design, reducing the motorcycle's width in the area of the knee contact area. This enables a more relaxed riding position with even more freedom of movement.

The underslung swingarm has been adopted from the S 1000 RR, while the spring strut with Full Floater Pro kinematics is now located significantly further away from the swing axis and engine.

This prevents the shock from heating up due to waste heat and ensures even more stable temperature behaviour and more constant damping response.

In combination with the swingarm, which has its roots in motorsports, this results in more tyre grip and lower tyre wear.

Three riding modes, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and ABS Pro as standard. "Riding Modes Pro" with riding mode "Dynamic Pro", Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), engine drag torque control (MSR), "Engine Brake" and "Power Wheelie" also on offer
The new S 1000 R is equipped as standard with Dynamic Traction Control DTC, ABS Pro with banking angle optimisation and the three riding modes: "Rain", "Road" and "Dynamic".

The fully configurable "Dynamic Pro" mode is also available with a particularly wide range of setting options as part of the "Riding Modes Pro" option.

With "Riding Modes Pro", the new S 1000 R also features the "Engine Brake" function in conjunction with the engine drag torque control (MSR) and the "Power Wheelie" function. As part of the "Riding Modes Pro" option, Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) additionally supports the rider during emergency braking manoeuvres.

Multifunctional instrument cluster with 6.5-inch TFT screen for excellent readability and maximum range of information
The new S 1000 R takes on the instrument cluster of the S 1000 RR. Special emphasis was placed on the best possible readability in addition to an extended range of functions and information.

The screen was therefore designed to be large for clear readability and provide optimum information display even under difficult lighting conditions.

The rider can choose between customised screen displays for various purposes. The Pure Ride Screen, for example, provides all necessary information for normal road riding, while a further Core Screen shows displays for banking angle, deceleration and traction control.

A Bluetooth smartphone interface, which allows app-based arrow navigation, is already included as standard. The TFT display is operated comfortably from the handlebars using the multi-controller, while the optional M package provides a third Core Screen with bar display and lap timer.

New LED headlamp and powerful LED light units as standard. Headlight Pro with adaptive turning light and iconic light guides with daytime running light function complement package
The lighting units of the new S 1000 R are based on state-of-the-art LED technology. These include the new, striking LED main headlamp with optimised low beam and high beam light. The newly designed turn indicator and rear lights also make use of LED technology.

The rear turn indicators have been adopted from the S 1000 RR and feature an integrated tail/brake light function. Enhanced safety when riding at night is ensured by the adaptive turning light, which is a component of Headlight Pro.

New, even more dynamic design in dynamic base colour and two exclusive style variants
The S 1000 R also clearly borrows from its supersports counterpart, the S 1000 RR, while also placing the emphasis on its character as a dynamic roadster.
More than ever, the "tail up - nose down" look gives the S 1000 R an eye-catchingly dynamic visual impact with its new body elements.
The colour concept also highlights the sporty, dynamic appearance of the new S 1000 R. In addition to the basic colour Racing Red non-metallic, the options Style Sport and the M package with additional product content are available.

BMW Motorrad Australia will announce pricing and specification of the new S 1000 R ahead of its introduction to the local market in mid-2021.

The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world's leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2019, the BMW Group sold over 2.5 million passenger vehicles and more than 175,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2019 was € 7.118 billion on revenues amounting to € 104.210 billion. As of 31 December 2019, the BMW Group had a workforce of 126,016 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

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