Intermot show: BMW unveils 2017 S1000RR, R and XR family with updates.

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BMW has just taken the covers off the new S1000RR, the S1000R and the S1000XR. To give you the news as it happens, we’ve posted the exact info from BMW below here – what do you reckon to this lot then? Going to get your wallets out for any of these this year?

Here’s the BMW words on the BMW new bikes:

The new sporty BMW Motorrad 4-cylinder models.

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Supreme riding dynamics, athletic character combined with maximum safety and everyday practicality – these are the defining characteristics of the BMW Motorrad 4-cylinder models. For the model year 2017 the supersports bike S 1000 RR, the dynamic roadster S 1000 R and the adventure sports model S 1000 XR have undergone the following model revisions:

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The new BMW S 1000 RR – virtually perfect yet still optimised.

  • Adaptation to EU4 requirements.
  • ABS Pro as a new element of the optional equipment item “Riding Modes Pro”.
  • DTC as standard.
  • The new RR now as standard as a single-seat model with passenger seat cover. The optional passenger package is available free of charge as an alternative.
  • Well-established colour concepts Racing Red non-metallic/Lightwhite non-metallic and BMW Motorsport (Lupine Blue metallic/Lightwhite non-metallic/Racing Red non-metallic), though in a new design.
  • New colour variant Granite Grey metallic/Blackstorm metallic.
  • Design Option Wheels with red rim lines now included as standard as part of the colour concepts Racing Red non-metallic/Lightwhite non-metallic and BMW Motorsport.

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The new BMW S 1000 R – enhanced dynamic roadster.

  • Adaptation to EU4 requirements.
  • Output increased to 121 kW / 165 hp at 11 000 rpm  (previously: 118 kW/ 160 hp).
  • Weight reduction by 2 kg to 205 kg DIN unladen.
  • Payload increased by 2 kg.
  • HP titanium rear silencer as standard for an even more potent sound and a sporty look.
  • Vibration-free handlebars for a further increase in comfort.
  • New frame structure with lighter main frame rear section.
  • ABS Pro as a new element of the optional equipment item “Riding Modes Pro”.
  • HP Shift Assistant Pro for quick shifting up and down without clutch as an ex-works option.
  • Light HP forged wheels (–2.4 kg as compared to the standard version) as a new optional equipment items ex works.
  • Design Option Wheels with red rim lines as a new ex works option.
  • Multifunction instrument cluster with improved readability and including outdoor temperature display.
  • Significantly reduced fairing.
  • New colour variants Racing Red non-metallic/Blackstorm metallic, Catalano Grey non-metallic and BMW Motorsport (Lupine Blue metallic/Lightwhite non-metallic/Racing Red non-metallic).

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The new BMW S 1000 XR – adventure sports, further refined.

  • Adaptation to EU4 requirements.
  • Output increased to 121 kW / 165 hp at 11 000 rpm  (previously: 118 kW/ 160 hp).
  • Optimised vibration-free handlebars for increased comfort.
  • Increase in maximum permissible weight from 434 to 444 kg, thereby increasing payload by 10 kg.
  • Well-established colour concepts Racing Red non-metallic and Lightwhite non-metallic / Granite Grey metallic matt / Racing Red non-metallic.
  • New colour variant Ocean Blue metallic matt.
Tony Carter

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