News 2014 BMW S 1000 R Hooligan | 'Conquer the Stage' Video

2014 BMW S 1000 R Hooligan | ‘Conquer the Stage’ Video

2014 BMW S1000R Video

Some people call them naked sportbikes, but we like to refer to the ones featuring liter engines as Hooligans.

Most manufacturers have one – Ducati has its Streetfighter, Aprilia its Tuono V4R, KTM its 1290 Super Duke R, and Triumph its Street Triple, to name a few non-Japanese models.

Though late on the scene, BMW has joined this rank of Hooligans with its S 1000 R, which is a stripped-down version of its S 1000 RR Superbike.

The Bavarian manufacture detuned the 999cc inline four a bit, though it still offers a wheelie-friendly 160 horsepower (down 33 from the superbike).

Typical of BMW, the S 1000 R also arrives with all the snazzy electronics, including two riding modes, Race ABS, and ASC (Automatic Stability Control) traction control.

BMW recently released the attached video, “Conquer the Stage,” which shows the S 1000 R in its most Hooligan state…

For a preview of the 2014 BMW S 1000 R, click here.

2014 BMW S 1000 R
2014 BMW S 1000 R

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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