Spy Photos: The BMW S1000RR Naked Bike Winks at Us

07/16/2013 @ 1:36 am, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS


That BMW is making a streetfighter version of its venerable S1000RR superbike is no secret, as we have seen the “BMW S1000R” naked bike already before from the lenses of Europe’s plethora of spy photographers. Today we get another glimpse of what zie Germans have been up to in their workshops, and what we expect them to debut at the EICMA show in Milan later this fall.

Caught head-on and from the side (see after the jump), we get a good look at what appears to be a final, or near final, headlight assembly, and true to BMW form, it is winking at us. From the side, we can see that the naked bike retains many of the S1000RR’s components, including its exhaust design. Of course, the real question will be what’s inside the cylinder casings.

BMW has proven its willingness to zig when other OEMs zag, and with the current trend being to neuter streetfighter designs from their sport bike predecessors, it will be interesting to see if BMW clips the wings of its naked terror, or if they leave the 193 hp inline-four motor intact.

Other things of note are the intake between the two headlights, which means the streetfighter will have a nice RAM air effect for its airbox (something that’s lacking in the designs of BMW’s counterparts). Also noticeable are wheel-speed pick-ups, which give a hint to traction control and ABS — not that those features would come as a surprise from BMW Motorrad.


Photos: © 2013 S. Baldauf / SB-Medien – All Rights Reserved

  • Let’s hope they bring out the ram air on the new s1000rr also! Look forward to test riding one of these!

  • Faust

    He meant that ram air is not as common on other naked or sport standard bikes. The S1000RR already has ram air. That’s what the big hole in the front of it is. There aren’t any bikes in the supersport or superbike class that I’m aware of that don’t have ram air.

  • Damo

    The bike will most likely be fast and amazing much like its superbike brother.

    …..and just like the S1000RR I think it is hideous and have no interest in owning it.

    I am EXTREMELY happy that the street fighter segment is gaining more ground these day. It is time for the general public (in North America, anyway) to realize that, for the street, sport standards and naked bikes are the best thing since sliced bread.

  • I’d rather have the KTM…

  • BrianZ

    looks like a bolt on Acerbis headlight to me.

  • Gutterslob

    …and I thought the full-faired S1000RR had ugly headlights

  • Sentinel

    I wonder if it will have there great “engine blowup” feature so common on the S1000RR?