The S1000R comes with the K47 engine, which evolved from the K46 used in the S1000RR. The new motor delivers 118 kW (160 hp) from a stroke volume of only 999 ccm and takes the naked bike from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds. The maximum speed of the motorbike is specified as 261 km/h.
Like the K46, the new engine uses an OE spark plug from NGK. The world’s leading spark plug manufacturer supplies BMW with the LMAR9D-J spark plug (NGK product no. 1633). It features a 26.5-mm-long thread with a diameter of only 10 mm. The centre electrode is made from a resilient nickel alloy. On the ground side, the spark plug comes with a special design: It has two very short ground electrodes to improve the service life and to guarantee the highest level of robustness even at high speeds.
About NGK: NGK is the world’s leading manufacturer of spark plugs, glow plugs and lambda sensors. The Company runs production plants and sales organisations all over the world. With a total of 13,000 employees, the Company generates an annual turnover of around 2.7 billion euros. NGK is represented on all continents and has 43 group companies, 24 production plants and 5 technical centres.
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