Questions about the 2020 M package
Hi. I currently own a 2008 Kaw ZX-14 and a 2008 Hayabusa both bought new and still cherished to this day.
I'm feeling the itch for a new bike and the 2020 BMW S1000rr with M package is calling out to me. Definitely a GREAT history with this bike. It's iconic and has stood out among sport bikes since it's inception.
Concerns I have are:
#1 I am hesitant to buy the first year of the latest Gen. It will probably get even better like the previous S1000s did. Should I wait, or does it really matter how the Gen3 will get tweaked over the next few years?
#2 The 2020 S1000RR M package has CF wheels and a lightweight battery yet it only weighs 7.7 lbs less than the base model???? WHAT? The battery alone should save that much weight. Does anyone know how much the stock CF wheels actually weigh because I might prefer to put BSTs on a base model than pay $5000 extra and have less than the lightest CF wheels.
#3 Scheduled maintenance. I will spend an arm and a leg on the bike and then I have to bring it to a shop to have expensive maintenance done so I can get the restrictions unlocked. In the past, I have insisted on doing all maintenance myself. Can you do your own own work on an S1000RR and is there any way to derestrict the ECU break in period settings yourself?
#4 Do S1000s require any special tools that are only available to a certified shop?
Thanks for all input. I'll check back soon.