BMW S 1000 F rendered

BMW S1000F

They’re back! Acclaimed German design house – Wunderlich and this time they have roped in French design guru, Nicolas Petit to render the highly anticipated BMW S 1000 F sports tourer. We were one of the first ones to carry the news.

The BMW S 1000 F is based on the S 1000 RR sportsbike and is set to feature a detuned 999-cc mill. But, unlike its sports counterpart, the F sport-tourer will feature an upright handlebar design with a more touring-oriented seating position, to make for better long-road travel.

There have been quite a lot of spy-pictures making the rounds of the bike being tested in Germany. Although fully camouflaged, this rendering shows us exactly what the production model would look like. There has been no official statement with regard to the S 1000 F by BMW Motorrad yet, only time will tell how sports tourer will be. Stay tuned for more.

Story: Sayem Parvez Syed

2015 Suzuki GSR1000 incoming?

Suzuki GSR1000 web

Is Suzuki working on a GSX-R 1000 naked version for 2015? Well, if rumour mills are to be believed, it might soon be a reality. This might just be one of the most awaited streetfighters from the Suzuki stable. The GSR1000 naked-bike will house the same 999-cc four-cylinder engine from its superbike counterpart, albeit in a detuned state.

The higher-capacity (1000-cc+) naked-bike market globally has seen a lot of activity of late, with the likes of BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM and Yamaha all vying for market-share in the litre naked-bike segment. Perhaps the only manufacturer in the game without a proper entry is Suzuki and with GSR1000, the manufacturer would fill a fairly obvious gap in their lineup.

We can speculate that Suzuki might make the GSR1000 a reality pretty soon, but as always, only time will tell. Stay-tuned for more.

Story: Sayem Parvez Syed

KTM LC4 – The 690’s March of Progress

KTM LC4 690 1 web

KTM have revamped their LC4 range this year, with the 690 SMC R supermoto and the dual-purpose 690 Enduro R both getting updated chassis and the dual-spark, ride-by-wire engine that powered the Duke R last year. To show them off, KTM laid on a “triathlon” near Barcelona. [Read more…]