BMW’s new venture, street fighter version of S1000 RR, has been spotted testing. The motorcycle is most likely to be unveiled at the EICMA or Milan Motor show that will be held in this year. The bike that has been spied was entirely camouflaged so as to protect the product’s integrity but it did reveal some details like the exhaust pipes.
Bavarian Motor Works is a German Firm that manufactures automobiles as well as motorcycles. It was established in the year 1916 and is world renowned for its luxurious vehicles. BMW manufactures motorcycles with the tag of BMW Motorrad. The company began manufacturing motorcycles after the World War I. It launched its first ‘successful’ bike in the year 1923 and it was called the R32. BMW still produces motorcycles with this layout which is distributed as the R series. In the year 2010, BMW Motorrad sold over 112, 271 motorcycles worldwide, across all its brands.
BMW S1000 RR is a powerful sports bike that was unveiled by BMW Motorrad in Munich in the year 2008. This bike was designed to compete for a title in the Superbike World Championships. Initially 1000 units of S1000 RR were manufactured to pass the homologation for the Superbike championship. But later on, the commercial production of this bike started in the year 2010. This bike offers a displacement of 999 cc and has an in-line 4 engine. The bike offers a power output of 179.2 bhp at 13,250 rpm. Post its launch, it broke all the records set by European and Japanese litre class segment bikes. It emerged as the fastest in every test.
Talking about this street fighter version of the renowned BMW S1000 RR, it was spotted by Motociclismo, an Italian Magazine. This bike shows the typical BMW asymmetrical headlights, flattened handlebars and a raised wind screen to offer minimal wind blast while riding. Since the bike has been heavily camouflaged, expect cosmetic changes to the fairing, tank and tail of the bike. The electronic equipments too might have been upgraded. The engine will get a read shorter gearing as well as improved fuelling. The bike will also get a new camshaft that will add to its street fighting caliber.
After its launch BMW S1000 RR will compete with well established bikes like KTM Duke 1290, Ducati Street Fighter S, Triumph Speed Triple and the best in this segment, Aprilla Tuono.
BMW already sells S1000RR in India. Therefore it might happen that the company plans to launch the street fighter version, BMW S1000 R, in the country as well.