Lightning has announced it has completed all of the required DOT and DMV requirements in order to gain a VIN number for at least one of its motorcycles. The picture above was the only one supplied by Lightning, which we assume corresponds to the production version of the Lightning Superbike I rode in August of […]
EICMA 2013: 2014 BMW S1000R Revealed
UPDATE: BMW announced U.S. pricing for the S1000R starts at $13,150, plus various options and packages including the $14,950 Premium Package.
BMW revealed a new naked version of its flagship S1000RR superbike, presenting the new 2014 S1000R at the 2013 EICMA show in Milan.
The 999cc inline-Four engine has been retuned for low- to mid-range performance, with redesigned cylinder head ducts, modified cam profiles, updated engine management and a 2000 rpm reduction in the rev limit. BMW claims a peak output of 158 hp at 11000 rpm, compared to the S1000RR’s 193 hp claims. The peak torque is the same at 83 ft-lb. but the S1000R delivers about 7 ft-lb. more than the S1000RR below 7500 rpm.
The S1000R comes with two a choice of Rain or Road ride modes and BMW’s Automatic Stability Control, as well as a race ABS. Available as an add-on is the more advanced Dynamic Traction Control which also adds two sportier ride modes.
The frame is the same as with the S1000RR, featuring an aluminum alloy perimeter frame that uses the engine as a load-bearing structure. The adjustable upside-down forks and rear shock are also the same as the RR while the Dynamic Damping Control semi-automatic suspension system is available as an option.