Buyers Guide BMW 2016 BMW S 1000 R | Buyer's Guide

2016 BMW S 1000 R | Buyer’s Guide

2016 BMW S 1000 R | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 BMW S 1000 R | Buyer's Guide
2016 BMW S 1000 R

Take BMW’s incredible S 1000 RR superbike, toss the fairing, raise the bars, and tune it for a bit more street-friendly grunt and you have the S 1000 R.

Technical features abound, including Automatic Stability Control, Rain and Road power modes, steering damper, plus Race ABS.

Premium features abound, including an aluminum fuel tank. Accessories range from a Akrapovič muffler, quickshifter and various carbon fiber bits to enhance its performance credentials, to bags and a comfort seat to turn the S 1000 R into a sport-tourer.

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2016 BMW S 1000 R Specs:


  • Type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline-4
  • Lubrication: Wet sump
  • Bore x stroke: 80 x 49.7mm
  • Displacement: 999cc
  • Maximum power: 160 horsepower @ 11,000 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 68 ft/lbs @ 9250 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 12.0:1
  • Engine management: Electronic fuel injection w/ ride-by-wire and knock sensor
  • Emissions control: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converters, EU-3 norm, and interference pipe and acoustic valves


  • Maximum speed: 125+ mph
  • Fuel consumption: 44 mpg at a constant 55 mph
  • Fuel: Premium unleaded


  • Alternator: 3-phase, 350 watts
  • Battery: 12 V / 9 Ah, maintenance-free


  • Clutch: Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
  • Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed
  • Drive: Chain


  • Frame: Aluminum bridge-type w/ load-bearing engine
  • Front suspension: Inverted 45mm forks w/ rebound and compression damping adjustments; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Cast aluminum swingarm, rebound damping adjustable; 4.7 inches of travel


  • Wheel Type: Cast aluminum
  • Front: 3.5 x 17″
  • Rear: 6.0 x 17″
  • Front tire: 120/70 ZR 17
  • Rear tire: 190/55 ZR 17
  • Front brakes: Dual floating 320mm discs w/ four-piston fixed calipers
  • Rear brakes: 220mm disc, with dual-piston floating caliper
  • ABS: BMW Motorrad Race ABS (defeatable)


  • L x W x H: 81.0 x 33.3 x 48.3 inches
  • Wheelbase: 56.7 inches
  • Rake: 24.6°
  • Trail: 3.9 inches
  • Seat height: 32.0 inches
  • Curb weight: 456 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 4.6 gallons

2016 BMW S 1000 R Colors:

  • Black Storm Metallic
  • Racing Red; Light White

2016 BMW S 1000 R Price:

  • MSRP From $13,495

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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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