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.
"MUNICH. The 01 March 2009 when staff and fans of BMW Motorrad eagerly awaited. At the beginning of the race Superbike World Championship in Iceland Phillip / Australia will be the first time, two BMW motorcycles in the starting line-up stand. According to recent tests in Portimao and Valencia look the pilots Corse Troy and Ruben Xaus optimistic about the future, the mood in the BMW Motorrad Motorsport team is good. For the purposes of the audience close racing, the racing motorbikes a relatively large series of nearby area. Behind the scenes ran in the BMW motorcycle plant in Berlin while the series production of the machine, the BMW S 1000 RR, an.
The package of the completely newly developed 999cc motorcycle with its four-series engine is very compact and light; Whereas the dry weight of the motorcycle is 183 kg. Both their sovereign power data as well as its excellent driving characteristics, the BMW S 1000 RR at a very attractive offer in the segment of the super athletes.
The engine with its very compact cylinder head builds very narrow. The valves are very small and light towing lever actuated, which in its dimensions almost to Formula 1 level. This construction ensures very high speeds and allows the most freedoms in the design of the engine with regard to torque and power.
For the super athlete BMW S 1000 RR will be a completely newly developed sports ABS with four different modes as well as the DTC dynamic traction control available. The principle of traction control will be directly transferred from the racing.
The independent design of the S 1000 RR is reflected in the formal language of the segment object represents the BMW brand motorcycles, however, clear. The new S 1000 RR will be in four colors Mineral Silver Metallic, Acidgreen metallic, Thundergrey metallic, and, inspired by the BMW Motorrad Motorsport colors in Alpine White / Lupine Blue / Magmarot available.
The machine series BMW S 1000 RR will be in early summer 2009, the public and is already in the trade order. 2009 the price of the BMW S 1000 RR in Germany 15.150, - Euro incl VAT"