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Speculative Rendering of the BMW S1000F by Nicolas Petit

Here’s a new piece of intriguing bike customization from one of our favorite designers, the one and only Nicolas Petit, the creative mind behind some of Wunderlich’s jaw-dropping machines. This time Petit went for the upcoming BMW S1000F naked roadster, a bike which is rumored to break cover in its production form later this year, most likely at the German Intermot show in Cologne in early October, or one month later at the EICMA in Milan, Italy.
BMW S1000F by Nicolas Petit 4 photos
BMW S1000F by Nicolas PetitBMW S1000F by Nicolas PetitBMW S1000F by Nicolas Petit
A pre-production version of the BMW S1000F was spotted earlier this spring, but the photos were not telling us anything we didn’t already know or suspected. While the tech specs which by the way, are absent at this moment could shed some light on where this bike will slot in BMW’s model year roster, it appears like it might be a mixture between a sport bike and a more touring-oriented one.

If this turns out to be true, BMW will have to equip it with all-round suspension to endow it with great streetability even on less-than-perfect roads. Still, with the S1000F most likely being a direct derivation from the S1000RR flagship superbike, it will also require to update the riding position to a more comfortable one for longer hauls.

BMW already sells a naked version of the S1000RR, which has dropped an R and some horsepower with it, while the peak torque point was shifted to leaner revs. Follow the link for a comprehensive high-resolution photo gallery of the BMW S1000R. Anyway, it looks like naked versions of the top superbikes from more and more manufacturers are surfacing, so seeing BMW going the same way as Suzuki with its upcoming GSR1000 would only be a small surprise.

As for the looks, we know how awesome can the Wunderlich bikes be with all the body kit elements the German modder prepares for various models. We can therefore expect that, no matter how alluring the S1000F will be in its factory trim, Wunderlich and Petit come up with a much cooler version. So far, we really dig the taller suspensions of the rendered S1000F, and we believe it might be greeted with quite a warm welcome, especially if paired with a decent price and no recall-triggering problems.


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