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This bike costs Rs 23,00,000

Last updated on: May 28, 2014 20:29 IST

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Sagar Basandani

And here's why BMW superbike S 1000 R costs a bomb

BMW Motorrad has finally introduced the S 1000 R, the naked version of BMW superbike S 1000 RR, the ultimate sports machine. Recently, the bike has been launched in India with a price tag of Rs 22.83 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).

Design

BMW S 1000 R looks as furious and aggressive as its sibling S 1000 RR.

Inspired by its sibling, the distinctive split face has been carried forward in the machine along with the characteristic grills.

The structure is more aerodynamic as can be seen from the tail-up/nose-down design.

The BMW S 1000 R has sharp and edgy detailing for cutting air at high speeds.

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Engine and transmission

BMW S 1000 R houses a water/oil-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves per cylinder, in-line 4-cylinder engine with the displacement of 999cc.

The engine is mated with the straight toothed 6-speed gearbox. The gearbox is further assisted with the mechanically controlled anti-hopping multiplate clutch.

The mill is tuned to dish out maximum power of 160bhp at an acceleration rate of 11000rpm and peak torque of 112Nm at 9250rpm.

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Performance and mileage

The high-end power and torque return of the mill keeps the ride extremely smooth on both, low and mid revs.

The top speed of the machine is above the speed mark of 200kmph.

BMW S 1000 R offers mileage of around 18kmpl, while the fuel tank storage is 17.5 litre.

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Suspension

BMW S 1000 R comes fitted with 46mm front upside-down telescopic forks that have compression and rebound stage adjustability.

The rear end comes equipped with 2-sided aluminium swing arm that are rebound damping adjustable. The suspension system keeps the machine highly stable and still at different terrains whether they are uneven, broken or eroded.

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DDC

DDC or dynamic damping control has been taken from the BMW racing module HP4.

This technology basically improves suspensions that work electronically.

With the help of this technology, the suspension system adapts itself to the condition of the surface within a fraction of a second. This makes the journey highly stable and smooth.

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DTC

DTC or dynamic traction control assists the braking sensors of BMW S 1000 R. It helps in optimising the throttle response and reduces rear wheel spin due to reduced friction on the road surface.

It is here for superior traction plus agility that comes as an extra safety element.

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Braking

The bike has been fitted with the 120/70 ZR 17 inches tyres at the front and 190/55 ZR 17 inch tyres at the rear.

The manufacturer has equipped the tyres with 320mm, twin disc brake with radial 4-piston floating calipers at the rear and 220mm disc brake with floating caliper at the rear.

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ABS

Anti-lock braking system comes as a standard feature for the BMW S 1000 R.

The safety of the machine is heightened with the addition of this system and simultaneously, performance of the bike also improves.

The ABS saves the rider from skidding or losing control of the bike at higher speeds.

The system is switchable so that rider can use the machine as per his wish.

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ASC

Automatic stability control is incorporated to the braking system of the machine that is already equipped with ABS for ultimate braking experience.

Both the systems work in a perfect sync. Acceleration is never a waste when ASC is tied up with a machine.

Every riding condition gets optimum utilisation of both the systems and helps the riders experience an unmatched performance.

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Riding modes

Riding modes are the most appropriate things a sportsbike can boast of. The BMW S 1000 R features two modes: rain and road.

Rain mode is created for wet terrain conditions. In rainy seasons, it allows a lighter throttle response with a gentle braking response to maintain a balance of the vehicle over wet roads.

Road mode introduces the most aggressive side of the machine and is packed with raging power and comes with dominating braking system.


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