BMW Motorrad Developing a Six Cylinder 160 PS Naked Superbike

The bike might come based on BMW S1000R’s chassis


BMW Motorrad is known for their exclusive range of superbikes. Now for those who are not satisfied with a four cylinder superbike, the German two wheeler maker is all set to bring a six cylinder model.

The rumor is that, the upcoming six cylinder bike may use the BMW S1000R’s chassis, with rework although. The upcoming new naked street fighter will be somewhat similar to the Honda RC166. It might get an engine from the BMW K1600GT which gets power from a transversely mounted 1649 cc 24 valve inline six cylinder engine. This engine paired with a six speed gearbox, in the BMW K1600GT churns out 160 PS of peak power at 7500 rpm and 175 Nm of peak torque at 5000 rpm.

BMW Motorrad’s upcoming six cylinder superbike will borrow the chassis of BMW S1000R

The upcoming BMW six cylinder engine will sport a shaft based drivetrain instead of a chain. Expect the new superbike to come equipped with modern day riding aids, electronic features, safety features. Expect the new superbike to sport BMW’s ASC traction control system, ABS braking technology, cruise control.

The new BMW Motorrad superbike would borrow the S1000R’s chassis, which bears a sharp design. The BMW S1000R gets an aluminium twin spar frame layout, with an upright riding position. The bike comes with a long wheelbase which helps adding stability while riding. The BMW S1000R comes with reasonable legroom for the rider’s convenience, which might be seen in the upcoming superbike as well. The upcoming superbike will surely come lightweight and it might also get Dynamic Damping control like the BMW S1000R.

BMW’s upcoming superbike will borrow the engine from BMW K1600GT

The BMW S1000R sports DDC semi active suspension, which gives the rider a very comfortable riding experience. The easy handling, powerful braking, good grip and sufficient ground clearance are the other features on offer from the BMW S1000R. Expect the upcoming BMW six cylinder naked superbike to come with all these rider convenient features. Although it is not sure, when the German two wheeler maker will launch the new superbike, but we can expect it to hit the road in near future.

Source: Motorrad

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