The 2014 BMW S1000R is officially on sale in India for Rs 22.83 lakh(ex-showroom Mumbai). The naked streetfighter is being brought in the country via the CBU route and is available importers who are actually BMW car dealers in specific cities. It is available in three colours- red, white and blue.
The BMW S1000R sports a 1000cc four stroke engine, capable of producing 163PS and 112Nm of torque. The bike is equipped with ABS and ASC and riding modes include Dynamic, Dynamic R, Rain and Road. The former two are optional, while Rain and Road modes are standard.
The standard package offered by BMW for the S1000R includes gearshift assists, the four ride modes, dynamic traction control, and cruise control. The premium package includes an addition of dynamic damping control, engine spoilers and heated grips to the standard package.
The bike is built around an aluminium frame, with upside down telescopic front forks and a rear monoshock bolted onto an allow swingarm. it weigh at 207 kilograms. The company will also offer several performance packages too. although, the bike has sufficient power even in stock state.
The BMW S1000R rivals the Kawasaki Z1000, which is priced at Rs 12.87 lakh (ex-showroom). Kawasaki can price its bikes aggressively in India as it has an active presense here and thus, can eliminate massive importer charges, etc.