Photos of a pre-production 2017 BMW S1000R have hit the interwebz, showing new bodywork, a revised frame and updates to make the bike Euro-4 compliant. The photographs were snapped at the Oschersleben racetrack in Germany by members of the S1000RR.de community.
Here’s the 2016 S1000R for comparison. The “gill” cutouts of the old bike have a new layered look combining different textures on the side panels of the 2017 model.
The Akrapovic muffler seen in these photos, likely an accessory item, is significantly larger than the current S1000R’s silencer to keep the emissions and noise levels within Euro-4 requirements. The engine looks identical from the outside, but it’s reasonable to expect a few internal changes similar to what the S1000RR received in 2015, including a new cylinder head, intake cam and lighter intake valves.
This view shows two important updates. First is a new instrument panel that includes a much larger LCD info panel. Second is rubber handlebar mounts to help quell vibration created by BMW’s non-counterbalanced inline-Four engine.
Another update we can make out is BMW’s auto-blipping Shift Assist Pro for quicker up- and down-shifts.