Reportedly called the S1000RS, this new naked bike looks very similar to the existing S1000RR superbike, with a nearly identical tank, tailsection, and swingarm. The most obvious change is the deleted fairing, replaced with stylized radiator shrouds and a minimalist headlight surround, and the upright tubular handlebar that replaces the RR’s low-slung clip-ons. Nothing is known about the mechanical specifications, but if the state-of-tune is even close to the 170-bhp S1000RR that dominated our annual “Class of” sportbike comparison tests for the past two years, it will give existing super-nakeds like the Aprilia Tuono V4R and Triumph’s Speed Triple some serious competition. Only BMW’s excellent electronics—including traction control and wheelie control—will keep it from being impossible to manage. Expect this one to be revealed at Intermot 2013.