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.Read our BMW S 1000 R Review.Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.
2016 BMW S 1000 R Specs:
Type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline-4
Lubrication: Wet sump
Bore x stroke: 80 x 49.7mm
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
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