The frame is all new, and from the S 1000 RR superbike sibling. It’s lighter than before by nearly two kilos, while the new rearsubframe is optimised for both rigidity and also flex, which reads like some kind of engineering oxymoron. The main frame is an aluminium bridge-type made from four individual cast components welded together, making the engine a load-bearing part of it. The swingarm has likewise been revised for improved traction and better feedback. The electronic DDS system has been upgraded with new software, while the ABS now includes Bosch’s cornering system.