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Old 04-28-2014, 08:51 AM   #1
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**Super NAKED Shootout**

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BMW has been on a roll lately, debuting new models that usually end up at the top of their classes. The S1000R continues that hot streak, bringing to the naked sportbike market one of the hottest and most capable streetfighters ever. Its essentially a riff on the all-conquering S1000RR, and its a better streetbike in every possible way.

Ergos are much more suitable for street use, with a handlebar set at a sporting but comfortable reach and a plusher seat with plenty of fore/aft room to vary the riding position if desired. Taller riders, however, wished for more legroom; BMW missed an opportunity to fit adjustable footpegs.

The BMWs clear-lens LED tail lamp is one of our favorite styling elements of the S1000R.
The BMWs clear-lens LED tail lamp is one of our favorite styling elements of the S1000R.
Of all the bikes in this test, the S1000R requires the least amount of time to feel comfortable. Everything works as youd hope it would, feeling entirely natural and predictable from mile 1.

The S1000R really impresses with its relative ease of pace, Ginger Director, Sean Alexander notes. It feels like nothing so much as a Japanese supersport, which is truly a blessing and a curse.

The 1000Rs most obvious advantage is its hummingbird-like agility, bending into corners with just a light touch on the bars. It feels many dozens of pounds lighter than the Monster or the Zee.

When in motion, the S1000R feels much lighter than its actual curb weight, Content Editor, Tom Roderick opines. Its nimbleness and agility on tight, twisty roads is without equal among these four fighters.

No need to worry about the Rs retuned inline-Four engine feeling anemic. Although it is down a claimed 33 hp from the RRs incredible 193 horses, it belted out 155 ponies to the rear wheel, less than a horse shy of the KTMs dominating Twin that enjoys a 300cc advantage. For those keeping count, thats more power than a Yamaha R1.
BMW doesnt fudge on its HP number as much as others do...
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How is the engine power and torque compared to the Duc Streetfighter you had?
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How is the engine power and torque compared to the Duc Streetfighter you had?
It HAS to suck in that comparison because we all know the 1098 Streetfighter is the baddest bike EVER!
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It HAS to suck in that comparison because we all know the 1098 Streetfighter is the baddest bike EVER!
lol!

Well the Duc has bad fueling problems. Even after ECU flash and Sprocket change you still get the "Low RPM Stumble". Torque is a little more, HP is down. The Duc has a big rake and the Trellis frame is stiff as . Low speed maneuvering is not great. The SF is taller ergos and aggressive stance. Front end is light and you NEED a steering stablizer or your on this bike.

I put 20k on the SF, its a decent bike 3 years ago, now I think its a little dated. The tail needs to be slimmer, maybe ala Panigale.

I have the s1000r now, its got more goods for the money.

I can ride faster on the s1000r then the Duc
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When do I schedule my test ride?

I would probably go with a ktm super duke but only because I like the vtwin better but would agree that the BMW s1000r is the best sport naked right now. Which is also sad because I'm an aprilia fan boy.
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When do I schedule my test ride?

I would probably go with a ktm super duke but only because I like the vtwin better but would agree that the BMW s1000r is the best sport naked right now. Which is also sad because I'm an aprilia fan boy.
Mancuso has a demo bike on the floor at the SW location. 1 ride and i walked out with the bike a few hours later!
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I had the ecu flash done and it greatly reduced the low rpm stumble but you're right, it isn't as perfect as it could/should be.
As far as appearance, I still think it's pretty awesome to look at. Again, I agree, it could use an update but since all they make its the Streetfighter Jr...

I've thought about the sprocket change but I'm afraid it might make what's already brutal, almost scary.
What was your experience?
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They just added the fuel ranges

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I had the ecu flash done and it greatly reduced the low rpm stumble but you're right, it isn't as perfect as it could/should be.
As far as appearance, I still think it's pretty awesome to look at. Again, I agree, it could use an update but since all they make its the Streetfighter Jr...

I've thought about the sprocket change but I'm afraid it might make what's already brutal, almost scary.
What was your experience?
It makes it smoother starting off. The ECU flash helped, but it was still there. Also the after market Slave cylinder for the clutch helps for the street as well.

Its a sexy bike no doubt...just a case of the competition coming out with new s tuff.

Ill give Ducati the credit for starting the "Super Naked" war, even though the old Tuono and Super Duke had been out...they threw down the gauntlet.
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Seems like the sprocket change would make it even more wheelie prone than it already is.
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Seems like the sprocket change would make it even more wheelie prone than it already is.
maybe heheh!
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