The 2017 BMW S1000R is a formidable contender in the supernaked class, the S1000R features an eye-popping spec sheet, high-performance BMW S1000RR lineage that help make it a serious motorcycle to consider. The BMW S1000R has some competitors to deal with but it remains an extremely attractive package for those with a penchant for performance, a love of technology, and an eye for a detail.
As well as being incredibly civilized – with cruise control and comfort tuned suspension settings at the touch of a button – the BMW S1000R is also extremely well-endowed with the sporty factor. It’s the seamless bringing together of these two worlds that makes the S1000R much more than a superbike without fairings.
Brilliant as it may be, no motorcycle is without glitches, and the BMW has some notable blemishes: a narrow rev band of high frequency vibration – something the engineers appear to have addressed on the new 2017 BMW S1000R and XR models with new rubber handlebar mounts.