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BMW S 1000 RR 10

M bits for BMW S 1000 RR

Riley Riley

Get ready for BMW’s new S 1000 RR supersports expected down under in the first half of next year.

With a top speed of 300km/h, the dash to 100km/h on this race-bred superbike takes a blistering 3.2 seconds.

Many features previously available on the M version are now standard this time around making the S 1000 RR a sharper more focused supersports machine.

The engine, suspension, chassis, aerodynamics package and electronic assistance systems have all been tweaked to produce even better performance.

The M Chassis Kit is now standard with a raised rear end and adjustable swing-arm pivot point, but the suspension strut is not height-adjustable.

At the heart of the S 1000 RR is a revised version of the water-cooled 999cc four-cylinder in-line unit from the current model, with 154kW at 13,500 rpm and 113Nm of torque generated at 11,000 rpm.

Thanks to intake geometry and air-box from the M, there has been a slight bump in power which is up a tiny 2kW .

BMW says the engine speed range is significantly broader and more useable, redlining at 14,600 rpm.

Slide Control is an exciting new feature that allows the rider to select two preset drift angles for the traction system when accelerating out of bends.

It allows slippage at the rear wheel when accelerating out of a bend, thus enabling rear wheel drift.

Brake Slide Assist meanwhile allows track riders to set a specific drift angle for so-called braking drifts while sliding into corners at a maintained speed.

The heart of the chassis of the new RR remains the aluminium bridge frame, a welded construction of four gravity die-cast elements.

It integrates the engine, which is inclined forward by 32 degrees as before, as a supporting element.

With the aim of optimising flexibility laterally, the main frame has been given several openings in the side areas.

The focus during development was also on increasing riding precision for the chassis.

The steering head angle has been flattened by 0.5 degrees and the offset of the triple clamps reduced by 3mm.

The new geometry not only delivers better riding precision, but also increased accuracy and clearer feedback from the front wheel.

As with the M 1000 RR model, winglets generate aerodynamic downforce to ensure the best possible front wheel contact with the road, especially when accelerating.

This assists in reducing the bike’s tendency to do a wheelie while also enabling the rider to brake later and increasing the RR’s cornering stability.

The design benefits from a redesigned front section including winglets, a new, lighter and sportier-looking rear section and three new colour schemes: Blackstorm metallic; Style Passion in Racingred non-metallic and the racing-oriented Lightwhite non-metallic/BMW M.

The new BMW S 1000 RR is priced at $25,750 plus on-roads.


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