UPDATE: BMW announced U.S. pricing for the S1000R starts at $13,150, plus various options and packages including the $14,950 Premium Package.

Take the BMW S1000RR, remove some plastic, lose a couple of horses and drop an “R”. What are you left with? The brand new S1000R streetfighter that we’re just itching to ride.

This is turning out to be the year of the streetfighter, with the new BMW S1000R joining the also recently revealed Kawasaki Z1000 and KTM 1290 Super Duke R, with returning favorites such as the Aprilia Tuono V4R ready to defend its turf.

Editor-in-Chief Kevin Duke gives us a closer look at the new S1000R.

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