Is this an image of the much anticipated BMW S1000R – the streetfightered version of BMW’s popular S1000RR superbike? Nope, it’s not…but, it is a spot-on approximation of what we expect to see from BMW Motorrad early next month at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy. Italian site DueRuote commissioned this render from the folks at MotoRendering.com, and we have to say it is some damn fine work.
The BMW S1000R rendered here draws heavily from its fully-faired predecessor, with the two bikes sharing a strong styling link. This seems to be a good train of thought, since both machines will draw from the same technical background, and BMW will want to draw distinct lines from the S1000RR to its unfaired progeny, especially when it comes to performance.
As of right now, Details are light on the 2014 BMW S1000R, assuming that BMW Motorrad even chooses to continue its naming schemes and calls the streetfighter as such, with the big question being how watered-down the inline-four engine will be for the street bike.
With the Austrians debuting the 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R with an astounding 180hp at the crank, the pressure is on for BMW Motorrad to keep some of the ponies inside of its 999cc superbike engine.
We doubt the S1000R will boast the same figures as the Super Duke R, but we would be very surprised if the German machine didn’t out pace its Italian rivals: the Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC ABS and the still unreleased Ducati “Monster 1200″. Something in the 160hp to 170 hp range sounds about right. Start saving for the speeding tickets now boys.