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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GS Trophy 2012 – 11/28//2012 – Day 4 – Today’s Summary

It was another amazing GS Trophy day, as the competition reached, and passed its halfway point. A short ride took the Trophy contenders to a local enduro track which was the venue for the day’s first ‘Enduro Test’. After that it was time to get back on the bikes for a thrilling ride through the [...]

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BMW S 1000 RR Road Test

  We here at GearheadExchange love motorcycles. We love all kinds of motorcycles, but we’re especially fond of sport bikes and Superbikes. For decades that class has been dominated by Japanese and Italian manufacturers, especially on the race track. Honda and Ducati have virtually owned World Superbike, while Suzuki, Yamaha, and Kawasaki have had their [...]

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