Review: BMW’s intimidating S1000R streetfighter

The BMW S1000R, pictured on the Great Ocean Road, Victoria (Photo: Chris Blain) By Loz Blain The S1000R might be 33 horsepower (25 kW) down on its S1000RR superbike brother, but it’s vastly more aggressive, raw and challenging on the road. We spent 10 days with BMW’s latest, greatest super-naked motorcycle, its bad-tempered hair-trigger throttle, [...]

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2014 BOTY Test: BMW S1000 R

Author: DRIES VAN DER WALT The formula is familiar: take your flagship superbike, strip off its fairing, detune the motor for mid-range punch, and put it on the market as a naked roadster. Put that way, it almost sounds as if naked versions of superbikes are an afterthought but modern nakeds are much more than [...]

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Riding BMW’s Badass New Sport Bike And Two-Wheeled Luxury Sedan

By: Andrew P Collins BMW got into motorcycles in the 1920s, and they’ve turned out more than a few legendary bikes since. Today their two-wheeled lineup is more diverse than ever; I’ve just had a chance to experience the spectrum on their stripped-down screamer and fully-fluffed luxury liner. Every year following the New York Auto [...]

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2014 BMW S1000R – First Ride

Just exactly who is the new S1000RR-with-an-R-missing for, and why would anyone want it? Why the question above? Simple. We’ve too often witnessed a manufacturer offering a handlebar version of its open-class sportbike, only to be disappointed when we learn that the machine has also lost its character, performance, and smarts. So, getting right to [...]

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2014 BMW S1000R – First Ride

Just exactly who is the new S1000RR-with-an-R-missing for, and why would anyone want it? By Peter Jones Why the question above? Simple. We’ve too often witnessed a manufacturer offering a handlebar version of its open-class sportbike, only to be disappointed when we learn that the machine has also lost its character, performance, and smarts. So, [...]

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2014 BMW S1000R Was Made for Riding Hard [Video]

Few lucky motorcyclists get to become test riders and these guys have all the fun in the world, especially as they get to ride new machinery. One of these lucky fellows is this BMW Motorrad tester who gives the all-new 2014 S1000R a spin. The 2014 S1000R is the semi-naked version of the acclaimed and [...]

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