BMW S1000RR Review
One of the Best 1000cc SuperbikesMonday, January 6, 2014
BMW S 1000 RR is a sports bike which was first introduced in April 2008 in Munich and was made by BMW Motorrad to compete in 2009 Superbike World Championship. Seeing its huge success, the commercial production was started in 2010.
BMW S 1000 RR has an excellent design with sporty features and a lot of aggressiveness to attract the sports lovers around the globe with a knack for high speed bikes. It has got a tail-up and nose-down design, a dis-engage able ABS, four racing modes which includes two modes for roads and two for sportier riding experience, a gear-related Dynamic Traction Control, a unique split face with bright asymmetrical headlights, a large central air intake, sporty gills, nicely positioned handlebar and wide tapered foot pegs, an aluminium composite bridge frame with a partially self-supporting engine, 17-inch cast-aluminium alloy wheels with tubeless radial tires, a beautiful tail light, sporty split seat, a HP Gearshift Assistance for full-power clutch less up-shifts, innovative and high performance 4-2-1 exhaust system and many other minute features to make it a formidable competitor. It also has a multifunction instrument cluster with a new dial design, a dimmable LCD, an analogue engine speed indicator, displayed details can be selected and viewed through two buttons at left and right grips, engine speed in thousand rpm, a speed warning indicator with shift lamp lights up and word SPEED appeared in the fault field, a Best Lap in Progress function, four modes (Rain, Sport, Race and Slick) and backlighting with five levels.
This superb bike has a length of 2056mm, a width of 826mm and a height of 1138mm as its dimensions along with a seat height of 820mm and a large wheelbase of 1422.7mm for a stable ride. It has an inner leg curve of 1810mm and a fully fuelled, road-ready, weight of 202kgs. It has a fuel tank capacity of 17.5liters along with approximately 4liters for reserve and a total permissible weight of 405kgs. It has a front and rear suspension travel of 120mm and 130mm respectively and a castor and steering head angle of 98.5mm and 65.99-degrees respectively.
BMW S 1000 RR has a powerful 999cc, 4-stroke, in-line 4-cylinders, 16-valves(titanium) DOHC, water/oil-cooled engine with a maximum power of 193bhp at 13,000rpm and a maximum torque of 112Nm at 9,750rpm and is mated with a straight-toothed constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox transmission via a chain drive and a 1-down and 5-up shift pattern. It has a top speed of over 200kmph with an excellent mileage. It has a mechanically controlled, multi-plate, anti-hopping clutch in oil bath, a bore and stroke of 80mm and 49.7mm respectively, a 13.0:1 compression ratio, an electronic injection and digital engine electronics with integrated knock control (BMS-KP), EU3 compliant and 2 closed-loop 3-way catalytic converters with electronically controlled interface pipe and acoustic valves.
This bike has got 320mm diameter and 5mm thick floating twin disk brakes with 4-piston fixed callipers at front and 220mm diameter and 5mm thick single disk brake with single-piston floating calliper at rear. The suspension system includes a 46mm diameter upside-down telescopic fork with adjustable compression and rebound stage at front and an aluminium 2-sided swing arm with adjustable high and low speed and compression and rebound damping at rear.