Leaked Online: 2014 BMW S 1000 R — First Photos and Video Of New Naked


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Sneaking into the EICMA show floor before it opens tomorrow morning, Oliepeil.nl has capture these first photos and video of the 2014 BMW S 1000 R, the naked version of the S 1000 RR superbike.

While the big question remains, "How much horsepower?" We do see here that this bike is literally a naked S 1000 RR — Same frame, same tank, same tail, same gills, same swingarm, same exhaust, same suspension, same brakes — just with a ridiculously hideous headlight cowl and flat bars.

The large, single "R" on the plastics seems to give away the name — S 1000 R. Yeah, there's going to be some confusion when you tell people what you ride.

Released in 2009, the BMW S 1000 RR turned the superbike world on its head with a then-unprecedented 193 bhp and the first effective use of rider-aid electronics in the form of Traction Control and ABS. The S 1000 R will be competing with bikes like the 180 bhp 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R and Aprilia Tuono V4R.

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