As we reported before the INTERMOT show, the 2017 BMW S1000R will see an update over this year’s model, namely getting an updated chassis, more powerful motor, Euro 4 homologation, and a minor weight reduction.
The new chassis of course comes from the 2015 BMW S1000RR, and helps the streetfighter drop 2kg from its curb weight. The street-tuned inline-four engine gets a modest increase of 5hp, for a peak power figure of 165hp.
Long distance riders will enjoy BMW’s new “vibration free” handlebars, which address one of the complaints made by owners of the previous model. Another requested item has been added as well: the HP Shift Assistant Pro, for quick shifting up and down without clutch.
Other items of refinement include “ABS Pro” as an optional item in the “Riding Modes Pro” package, lighter forged aluminum wheels (2.4kg in weight savings), improved instrument cluster, and a revised fairing design.
The BMW S1000R was already a good package for street riders, with these improvements, we think BMW Motorrad will continue to see good sales with the streetfighter model.
Source: BMW Motorrad