A study in the principle of form follows function, every decision that went into the design of R 1100 S answered to one question: Does it improve performance? With a sleek, aerodynamic fairing and a boxer’s low center of gravity this motorcycle craves open roads and revels in switchback curves. And with an impressive list of options to suit any taste, you’d swear this machine was built just for you. You’ll see admiration on their faces of speed by, but the distracting looks of the R 1100 S only eclipse its performance for an instant. An abundant 70lb-ft of torque provided by a 1085cc flat-twin engine will tell you you’re on a sport machine. But special features like a carbon-fiber fender, five-spoke alloy wheels, heated grips and bag mounts you’ll be tempted to call it a luxury motorcycle. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?