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The standard S1000R has a softer Rain engine mode (with 136bhp maximum) alongside the normal Road setting.
BMW's ASC traction control system is included, as is ABS braking.
It provides an easy reach to the bars, and a reasonable amount of legroom despite fairly high and rearset footrests.
The engine is a star; raw, sweet-revving and exhilarating.
THE FACTS BMW S1000R Sport ENGINE/TRANSMISSION 999cc four-cylinder four-stroke, six-speed transmission PRICE/ON SALE £11,390 (standard S1000R £9,990)/March POWER/TORQUE 160bhp @ 11,000rpm/84lb ft @ 9,250rpm TOP SPEED 160mph (estimated) RANGE 140 miles @ 40mpg (estimated) VERDICT Thrilling high-barred sports bike with scorching performance, agile handling, sophisticated electronics, reasonable practicality and very competitive price TELEGRAPH RATING Five out of five stars THE RIVALS Aprilia Tuono V4R ABS, £12,432 The S1000R's closest rival in terms of performance, features and price, Aprilia's refined, 170bhp V4 is more expensive but still worthy of serious consideration.
BMW K1300R, £12,125 BMW's own super-naked opponent makes 173bhp and is very fast, but it's bigger, 36kg heavier, more expensive and lacks its newer sibling's agility and refinement.
Four years ago the BMW S1000RR took motorcycling's super-sports class by storm thanks to its unrivalled combination of power, handling ability, sophistication and competitive price.
We've waited longer than expected for a naked follow-up based on the 999cc, four-cylinder engine and lightweight chassis.