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.
After releasing the onboard video of the all-new 2009 S1000RR, BMW now shows both the street and competition Superbike version in yet another official video racing together where they belong: on the track. It is amazing how Beemer ambitioned to cover the crucial racing and market segments at a time, but 2009’s results (both time laps and sales charts) are eagerly expected as they will most likely speak for themselves.
The inline-four cylinder engine seems to be a smooth power provider while the aluminum twin-spar frame also seems to work perfectly together with the standard swingarm and conventional USD forks. And it doesn’t sound European…I can’t wait to hear it myself.
BMW has entered the final stage before showing the green light for production in what concerns the S1000RR superbike.
Caught testing at Albacete, the new bike features details such as the graphics, indicators and number plate hanger and, as MCN reckons, an ABS system is now certitude. Also, the S1000RR is expected to have two separate LCD readouts providing information about the bike’s systems such as traction control and the previously mentioned ABS.
The Intermot saloon in Cologne, Germany was THE event for BMW to unveil the S 1000 RR model on which pilots Ruben Xaus and Troy Corser will compete in the World Superbike Championship.
The Bavarian house doesn’t give much information about the racing model apart from the fact that the engine will deliver 180 horses which will be harnessed by ABS and traction control, but the way it looks says all for the moment.