While we have no new information about the 2010 BMW S1000RR as the bike was covered in a post based on the official press release, we’re now happy to see that BMW decided to refresh the picture gallery with new track and road shots of the red, white and blue version, as well as some with the bike stripped down or with the engine off of it.
BMW has also released a new video with their superbike in action both on the track and on public roads, showing the endless fun possibilities offered by their still new machine.
Troy Corser left his S1000RR Superbike in favor of Nick Heidfeld’s F1 car, for a test run on the Nürburgring track. The swap was found interesting by both BMW pilots, but we understand that Corser had a 500bhp advantage, which is nothing to be neglected.
Although the BMW Sauber F1 car puts down 700bhp and the BMW S1000RR Superbike disposes of 200bhp, the bike is still the one catching the most of our attention simply because Superbike racing is much more spectacular than F1 racing.
See the video and what the pilots have to say about this interesting swap after the break.
BMWSuperBikes has released the latest video of BMW’s new S 1000 RR Superbike, one in which we can hear the bike idling and being revved while engineers take us through the technical specs and design overview. They also show off the ingenious asymmetrical headlights, so it’s kind of what riders do when they first present a new ride to their friends.
BMW has made its all-new S 1000 RR superbike official at last! Going through the performance data – 193 horsepower at 13,000 RPM, 82.5 lb-ft of torque at 9,750 RPM, 455.3 lbs. wet weight – we can’t help being amazed by what the German engineers could deliver; not that we ever underestimated them, but this is the best power-to-weight ratio of all literbikes so far and this is just a promising debut.
The bike will feature ABS and an extremely advanced traction control system as standard equipment while an HP Gearshift Assistant stands for full-power clutchless upshifts so we’re expecting it to break one track record after another.
Easy to distinguish due to the asymmetrical headlights and uniquely shaped fairing, the Beemer will lead to the development of racing bikes that will be piloted by Troy Corser and Ruben Xaus during the 2010 WSBK Championship. Starting from a street legal bike is the main condition for racing so expect it to go on sale in U.S at the beginning of 2010.
The guys at Solo Moto have recently presented a strange photo session of the BMW S 1000 RR in which cheetah were “mastered” by a beautiful model right next to the bike. Wait, does this mean that the BMW will be the fastest superbike out there, just as the cheetah is the fastest cat out there?
We certainly know that the 2009 BMW S 1000 RR will make its debut at the World Superbike race on May 29th at Miller Motorsports Park, but we’ve long been wondering and digging for information regarding the all-new bike’s price and couldn’t find any clue whatsoever. But now we’ve just heard that the two-wheeled Beemer will not only be close to Japanese bikes in matters of performance, but in what concerns the price too.
Pieter de Waal, Vice President of BMW Motorrad USA said: "We intend to take the four Japanese head-on. We did not intend to build a motorcycle like Ducati does or KTM does. We wanted to build a mainstream motorcycle,"
Expected to be priced within 10% of the Japanese liter bikes, the 2009 BMW S 1000 RR will be one hell of a German bang for the buck. That translates into approximately $15,000, the price which will help show the market’s preferences between Japanese and European as we’ve been long hearing that if these lasts wouldn’t have been so expensive then people would have bought them in a much greater number.
In expectancy of the 2009 Superbike World Championship, BMW Motorrad creates a video promoting their all-new S1000RR motorcycle in both of its forms, street and racing. Riders behind those dark visors are Troy Corser and Reuben Xaus so watch them take this machine to the limit now and during the upcoming race season.
According to a video created by people with a well developed sense of observation, the all-new BMW S1000RR clearly resembles the 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6. They based this comparison on the recently released first picture of the German bike and side view shot of the Japanese one and we must face the facts. “Several” elements such as the swingarm , heel guard, seat, tail, passenger pegs, fuel tank, windscreen, upper side fairing and front cowling are very similar.
BMW hasn’t yet given a replica to the discrediting video and we reckon they’ll keep it that way.
BMW has just made public the much awaited press release regarding the 2009 S1000RR, their all-new Superbike motorcycle that will hit Germany’s dealerships this summer. They talk about the bike having a 999cc inline four engine, weighing 183 kg (dry) and costing €15,150 ($19,438), but as interesting as it might sound, this isn’t the best of it. The bike will actually feature ABS brakes and traction control so we’re expecting excellent test results from it.
Very hi-tech, the ABS system has four modes from which the rider will be able to choose depending on the level of sensitivity that he seeks.
Still, the first thing that strikes you is the aggressive design and amazing fit and finish. Please don’t tell me it looks much like an Aprilia RSV4 from the front!
Press release (translated from German) after the jump.