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2014-2016 BMW S1000R Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2014-2016 BMW S1000R

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2014-2016 BMW S1000R.

This means it applies to the

  • 2014 BMW S1000R (the first year it was released)
  • 2015 BMW S1000R
  • 2016 BMW S1000R

In addition, it shares a lot with the BMW S1000R from later years, with only minor differences. The engine is the same, after all.

The maintenance schedule here is identical to the one for the Sport model.

2017 BMW S1000R white HRC livery
2014 BMW S1000R White

What you need to service the BMW S1000R — Consumables and Special Tools

If you’re servicing the S1000R, you at least need

For the S1000R, the manual recommends the following specific consumables.

Afraid you’ll get lost? Get a manual. This Haynes manual applies to the S1000R, S1000RR, and S1000XR.

Engine oil
Per manual for all S bikes, 3.5L of SAE 5W-40, API SJ/JASO MA2. Additives (for instance, molybdenum-based substances) are prohibited, because they would attack the coatings on engine components, BMW Motorrad recommends BMW Motorrad ADVANTEC Ultimate oil.
Oil filterAll BMW S bikes use a BMW/Mahle oil filter, part number 11 42 7 721 779. Available from Amazon.
Engine coolantBMW recommends BMW Antifreeze/Coolant, with minimum 50% mixed with pure demineralised (not tap, not mineral) water. It’s based on ethylene glycol. But importantly, BMW says to never use coolants with nitrites or amines, those that “heal” the radiator, or a number of other solutions.
Spark plugsNGK LMAR9D-J. This is what the manual suggests. Make sure it’s gapped correctly to 0.8mm (get a gapping tool) and torqued to 12Nm/9 lb-ft.
Air filterYou can get the stock air filter, but riders love the maintenance-free Sprint air filter for the BMW S1000R (Part number PM93S).
Brake padsUse the standard brake pads by Brembo, which you can order from your dealer. Or use EBC double hardened brake pads, a double set of FA604/4HH for the front, and FA213HH for the rear.
BMW S series consumables — S1000R, S1000XR, S1000RR

And the following general consumables are useful as well.

motorcycle maintenance tools - paddock standPaddock Stand — Makes maintaining your chain or doing other maintenance much easier.
motorcycle maintenance tools - motul chain pasteMotul chain paste — one of the most highly-regarded chain lubes. Easy to apply, doesn’t fling off. If you need more stuff, get the Motul chain care kit as an affordable package.
Valvoline full synthetic lithium soap-based greaseAlways good to have on hand lithium soap-based grease for lubing external pivot points (like the swingarm) and bearings.
motorcycle maintenance - cable lubricantUse Protect all cable life to lubricate your cables and controls.
General motorcycle maintenance consumables

2014-2016 BMW S1000R Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2017+ BMW S1000R as per the manual on page 195, but made more clear so that you can understand what needs to happen more easily.

Simplified, the maintenance for the 2017 BMW S1000R involves:

  • A standard service every 12 months (irrespective of distance)
  • Oil change every 10,000 kms or 12 months, whichever is earlier, and
  • A series of other periodic checks
Service item500-1200 km/ 300-750 mls10000 km/ 6000 mls20000 km/ 12000 mls30000 km/ 18000 mls40000 km/ 24000 mls50000 km/ 30000 mls60000 km/ 36000 mls70000 km/ 42000 mls80000 km
48000 mls
90000 km
54000 mls
100000 km
60000 mls
12 months24 months
BMW Running-in checkX
BMW Service standard scope (a) (see below)X
Engine oil change, with filter (BMW Motorrad ADVANTEC Ultimate oil, BMW/Mahle oil filter, part number 11 42 7 721 779)XXXXXXXXXXXX(a)
Check valve clearancesXXX
Check timingXXX
Replace spark plugs (NGK LMAR9D-J)XXX
Replace air filter (Sprint air filter for the S1000R)XXXXXXXXXX
Oil change in the telescopic forksXXX
Change brake fluid, entire system (b) (Castrol Dot 4 full synthetic)X(b)X(b)
Maintenance schedule for the BMW S1000R


(a) Annually or every 10000 km (whichever comes earlier)
(b) for the first time after one year, then every two years

BMW Motorrad Service, standard scope

The activities in the BMW Motorrad Service standard scope (that are to be done periodically according to the service schedule above) are listed below. The actual scope of maintenance work for your vehicle may differ.

Note: Some of the below tests, including those that need the BMW Motorrad diagnostic system or re-setting the service due date, require BMW-specific equipment.

  • Perform vehicle test with BMW Motorrad diagnostic system
  • Visually inspect the brake pipes, brake hoses and connections
  • Check front brake pads and brake discs for wear (replace with a double set of FA604/4HH for the front as necessary)
  • Check brake-fluid level, front brakes
  • Check rear brake pads and brake disc for wear (replace with FA213HH as necessary)
  • Check brake-fluid level, rear brakes
  • Check steering-head bearing
  • Check coolant level
  • Check fastener of clutch lever fitting
  • Check clutch cable and clutch-lever play
  • Lubricate clutch mechanism
  • Check and lubricate chain drive (Lucas Oil chain lubricant), and check socket and pinion
  • Check tyre pressures and tread depth
  • Check ease of movement of side stand
  • Check the lights and signalling equipment
  • Check that the engine start suppression system is in working order.
  • Final inspection and check for road safety
  • Service service-due date and service countdown distance
  • Check the battery charge state
  • Confirm BMW service in on-board documentation

BMW S1000R Tire size and pressures

The following are tire sizes and tire pressures for the 2014-2016 BMW S1000R.

BMW recommends these tire pressures/sizes for most of their sport bikes.

Wheel/TireSizePressure (cold)
Front120/70 ZR 172.5 bar (36 psi)
Rear190/55 ZR 172.9 bar (42 psi)
BMW S1000R Tire size and pressure

BMW S1000R Chain tension and specs

Below are a few figures which come in useful with maintaining the chain for a BMW S1000R.

How often to lubricate chainEvery 800 km/500 mls (min)
Chain tension deflection (Motorcycle with no weight applied, supported on its side stand)35-45mm
Torque for locknut of final drive chain tensioning screw19 Nm
Torque for nut of quick-release axle in swinging arm (+mechanical thread locking compound)100 Nm
Chain wear — maximum length 10 pins, centre-to-centre, chain taut (check 3 different places)144.3mm
Chain tension and specs for BMW S1000R

About the 2014-2016 BMW S1000R

In 2014, BMW released the first S1000R.

Based on the incredible S1000RR superbike, the S1000R is the naked/streetfighter version, with handlebars and a detuned engine that produces about 20% less power, but which makes around 10 Nm (or 7 ft-lb) across over half the rev range.

Manual for the 2014-2016 BMW S1000R

2014-2016 BMW S1000R Maintenance Schedule screenshot
Screenshot of 2015 BMW S1000R manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2014 BMW S1000R.

You can download it from BMW’s website here (S 1000 R 0D52 EUR).

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