BMW S1000R Priced at $13,150 Base for the USA

01/29/2014 @ 11:53 am, by Jensen Beeler16 COMMENTS


While we remain firm in our opinion that the BMW R nineT is the most important model to come from BMW Motorrad in a long while (which is saying something, since the liquid-cooled BMW R1200GS was a major step for the iconic and well-selling motorcycle), perhaps the most exciting model to come from Bavaria for the 2014 model year is the BMW S1000R.

Long-expected, the S1000R is the scandalously clad sibling to the venerable S1000RR superbike. Building the streetfighter model, the Germans went an interesting route with the BMW S1000R, instead of dropping mega horsepower, to compete with the Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC ABS and KTM 1290 SuperDuke R, the Motorraders built a bike with a serious midrange.

True to form though, BMW is aggressively pricing the S1000R for the US market, with the base price set at $13,150. Of course will all things BMW, you have to pay to play with all the goodies.

The true price breakdown is as follows:

  • $13,150 – Base model
  • $13,995 – Standard Package: Pro ride mode, quick-shifter, dynamic traction control, and cruise control
  • $14,950 – Premium Package: Dynamic damping control, heated grips, engine spoiler, Pro ride mode, quick-shifter, dynamic traction control, and cruise control

Comparing apples to apples, BMW comes in a little cheaper than the 167hp Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC ABS, which has an MSRP of $14,499. The Tuono has class leading electronics though, which may or may not be worth the $500 premium.

Of note, given how hard of a time the Italian brand has had moving those machines in the USA, we imagine dealers will be flexible on that price as well. The gearboxes are pretty tight, but otherwise this has to be one of our favorite bikes on the market right now.

That could change though, as with all the bells and whistles on it, the 160hp S1000R looks like an attractive option to the Tuono, especially with the semi-active suspension on-board for only $500 more. And of course there are heated grips to consider, because…BMW.

The other machine to consider is the 180hp KTM 1290 SuperDuke R, which is expected to come to the USA, though no pricing has been confirmed. Considering the small fortune that KTM is asking for the machine in Europe though, we imagine the new Duke will be the most expensive 1,000+ cc streetfighter model in the US when it arrives, by a considerable margin.

The question for riders in this category will be a tough one. Depending where your priorities reside, it is a tough call between the evenly priced S1000R and the Tuono. For the “money is no option” and “horsepower is king” crowds, the Duke is probably the bike for you, though it is going to come with a several thousand dollar premium, we suspect.

These are not bad problems to have though, and we look forward to flogging the BMW S1000R in the near future.

Source: BMW Motorrad USA

  • The trick is- can you find one priced at $13,150? I have investigated and been told that the entire first production run of S1000R’s are full-tilt loaded models, and for those of us that eschew the “computer crap” being forced on motorcyclists these days- we’re gonna have to wait awhile for a “real” one. I look forward to getting one eventually, though- I believe an S1R with luggage would make about the best “do everything from touring to track” bike in history. Now hurry up, BMW, and make some base models for us purists.

  • Cdub

    The S1000R may be my next bike. But, what I’d really like to see is a bike like the Ninja 1000 made from this platform by BMW. A light weight sport tourer with this beautiful motor, full fairings, luggage options, and a nice upright seating position would be great.

    I came close to buying a K1300S a few years back, they are a wonderful bike but I feel like they’re just too heavy and long. It’s unfortunate that Kawasaki makes the only light weight, powerful, full fairing ST bike on the market. Are you listening BMW? Make this bike! The S1000ST!!

  • Brandon

    Whoa, gills and asymmetric stuff! who wouldn’t want one!

  • Jaybond

    Don’t forget another new streetfighter model that will join the fray – Ducati Monster 1200 S.

  • Talonz

    Ton up, my local dealer said and showed me on paper that their order is one of each kind of bike, and that’s their only order of the single r they could make. I’d be surprised if yours was different.

  • paulus

    15,000 USD for the top of the range… man, you guys have it good.
    With import duties and dealer gouging they will be 30,000 USD+ here in Asia

  • Talonz, a dealer can order anything they like- BMW decides what gets shipped, and when…

  • Kumar

    Dude you must be from Malaysia? Right? hehehe

  • Travis

    Here I was all ready to trade in the ’09 Speed Triple on a 2013 Multistrada and then BMW has to go and do something like this to make me re-think my next purchase and stay on a Naked….

  • Did Aprilia raise the price of the 2014 Tuono? I thought that I read back in July on A&R that Aprilia dropped the price of the APRC ABS to $13,999?

    And Ton Up Jax is right…BMW intentionally offers a low MSRP to attract buyers but as far as availability goes, good luck finding a base model out there in the dealer network. Even if the dealers want them, they still don’t produce them. Its all about the factory options at BMW. I guess those heated grips pay alot of bills.

  • Shaman

    I am surprised it’s so low in price but I still believe that the Tuono will prove to be the overall better machine, and in this case I think it will also be the much more interesting one to ride, whatever spec sheets and objective tests say. But I guess we’ll have to wait for some independent testing.

  • deltaboxii that was a promotional price done on the 2013 and leftover 2012 models. For 2014, the Tuono gets ABS in the USA, I guess they’re hoping the bikes will move on their own with the $500 bump for brakes.

  • Thanks Jensen. $500 for ABS is reasonable, most Euro companies charge almost $1,000 extra for it. For Triumph it was always $800.

    Even if the BMW has a slightly lower MSRP, I would rather have the V4 Tuono any day. The S1000R may be “retuned for midrange”, but nothing compares to the sound and grunt of a V4…except maybe a V5.. but I am giving up on that ever happening.

  • ML

    The price ain’t bad at all… Would actually pick this over the new Ducati Monster 1200s.

  • AntiHero

    Unfortunately, an amazing bike with a lazy crazy eye is like an amazing woman with a lazy crazy eye. Just can’t fall in love no matter how hard I try. But man can she cook.

  • sburns2421

    Have a hard time getting excited about this bike in the slightest. The Tuono, Monster 1200, and KTM 1290 all have more interesting engines that will sound much better and offer similar levels of power and electronics for about the same price as a loaded S1000R.

    Kawasaki also has a new naked inline four with the same toys, equally ugly, and thousands cheaper.

    MV has an aging big Brutale with most of the electronics, but still looks better than anything else in the class.

    So the BMW has a base price of $13k, but in reality almost all will be $15k, so it is the ugliest and one of the most expensive. Why again does thing even exist?