The German manufacturer launched a new refreshed superbike – the 2013 version of the BMW S1000 RR. The new motorcycle has anything it needs to compete with success against the best models in its segment and thanks to its new upgrades it continues to stay on top of the pack when it comes to performance and safety.
Among the most interesting features offered by the new generation S1000RR you’ll find an aluminum bridge-type frame, radial brakes, a super sporty tail-up nose-down design, hot colors and electronic rider assistance.
To enhance riding performance even more the motorcycle is offered with four riding modes that help you adjust power delivery, throttle response, Race ABS action and even the Dynamic Traction Control.
The motorcycle sports a 999cc, Water/oil-cooled 4-cylinder 4-stroke in-line engine which cranks out a massive 83 lb.ft of torque at 9750 rpm and 193 hp at 13.000 rpm.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 BMW S1000RR.
When we build a superbike, we have no time for second best. Presenting the very latest in racing power, the 2013 S 1000 RR. With an aluminum bridge-type frame, radial brakes, a super sporty tail-up nose-down design, hot colors and the ultimate combination of electronic rider assistance. The RR includes four riding modes that adjust power delivery, throttle response, Race ABS action and even Dynamic Traction Control (optional equipment).
Never before has it been so easy to keep so much power under control. This is as true on public roads as it is on the racetrack. The RR is a full-blooded racing bike, even though it can be ridden with a number plate attached. A race proven sport bike for the road.
HP Race Parts
All-out performance – on and off the racetrack
The gratifying thrill of squeezing every ounce of performance from your machine is a big part of the thrill of owning an S 1000 RR. And it’s the only reason for our line of High Performance parts. Most are competition only, some are street legal, but all are crafted with absolute precision by professionals, for professionals.
HP Titanium Exhaust System
Complete, street-legal system by Akrapovič includes exhaust manifold, intermediate pipe and end silencer.
Reduces weight by 12. 5 lb and increases performance, especially in midrange rpm.
Delivers optimum throttle response in all four riding modes.
Uses special data map for electronic engine management.
Catalytic converter and exhaust-flow control flap housed in intermediate pipe along with a dB eater make this configuration street legal.
Requires installation by authorized BMW Motorrad dealer (requires enabling code in the control unit).
HP Race Power Kit
Akrapovič® racing exhaust system made entirely of titanium, open. The dB Eater (98 dB) included in the scope of supply can be installed if necessary to keep the machine within the tech-spec requirements imposed by some racing-circuit operators for noise abatement.
Racing electronic engine management unit with racing data release.
Increased torque, particularly at midrange rpm relevant for racing on closed tracks.
Optimisation of the ride modes (RAIN, SPORT, RACE, SLICK) for track racing to boost performance under acceleration and traction (Dynamic Traction Control (DTC).
Purpose: Optimised handling characteristics for circuit racing.
Already used successfully by race teams (Developed by the SBK Team Italy).
Enablement by authorised BMW Motorrad dealer (by enabling code in the control unit).
HP Race Calibration Kit
Software tool for customising the parameters of engine management and DTC (injection, ignition, traction control, shift response HP shift assistant, speed limit for pit lane, deleting adaptation values).
Ideal for use in combination with the HP Race Power Kit.
Including adapter cable with USB connector for PC/laptop and 10-pin plug to motorcycle.
Purpose: Custom, professional adaptation of engine performance and traction to the needs and preferences of the rider.
Already used successfully by race teams.
Enablement by authorised BMW Motorrad dealer (by enabling code in the control unit).
HP Race Cover Kit
The mirrors, the front indicators and the number-plate carrier (including the rear indicators) are removed for racing. The HP Race Cover Kit consists of covers that take the place of these parts once they have been removed.
2 covers for mirrors, 2 covers for front indicators, 1 cover for underside of tail section.
Purpose: Preparation of the motorcycle for track racing.
HP Race gearshift-pattern reverser
Replacement of the shift lever for reversing the shift pattern (up for 1st gear, then down for upshifts).
Purpose: Fast upshifts on the race track, also when motorcycle is heeled over in left-hand bends.
Use in combination with the optional HP shift assistant is possible.
Combination with both HP footrest system and standard footrest system possible.
HP Race footrest plate, right
Specially shaped footrest plate for the right side of the HP footrest system for use in combination with the racing silencer (HP Race Power Kit).
Without the superfluous mount for connecting the standard silencer or the homologated sports silencer.
Purpose: Weight reduction and even better racing looks.
HP Race data logger
Permanent storage of lap and race data in the data logger.
Data can be exported to a USB memory stick for post-race processing on a PC or laptop computer.
Including software for data analysis.
Parameters logged include speed, engine rpm, throttle angle, brake status front/rear, gear selected, longitudinal acceleration, angle of heel, engine temperature, GPS position and GPS speed, ABS control range, DTC control.
Purpose: Logging and analysis of race and lap data for optimising performance for even faster lap times.
When light weight, massive power and razor-sharp handling are combined, the result is known as HP - High Performance. The new HP4 is BMW Motorrad’s first 4-cylinder model to wear the HP badge. Based on the S 1000 RR, a purebred factory motorcycle has been developed - made from the very best materials and molded into unparalleled design.
The lightest 4-cylinder engine in the segment provides uncompromising power with an output of 193 bhp and a maximum torque of 83 lb/ft. The new exhaust silencer provides a higher level of torque in the mid-range, so there is power available where it’s needed most to deliver stunning lap times.
With the world’s first ever dynamic suspension system DDC (Dynamic Damping Control), the HP4 is the most advanced production sporting motorcycle ever built. DDC automatically adapts the suspension damping to the situation at hand. Various modes are available to choose from: Rain and Sport for public roads, Race and Slick for the race track. The further enhanced Dynamic Traction Control on the HP4 supplements this perfectly. It can be finely adjusted in Slick mode to dial in the perfect balance between system support and rider control. The result is transparent feedback, maximum traction and optimum acceleration.
The new HP4 comes into its own with its refined paint finish in white and Racing blue. The HP4 will only be available in limited numbers through 2014.
Water/oil-cooled 4-cylinder 4-stroke in-line engine, four titanium valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts
Bore x stroke
80 mm x 49.7 mm
193 hp (142 kW) at 13.000 rpm
83 lb/ft (112 Nm) at 9.750 rpm
13.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management
Electronic injection, digital engine electronics with integrated knock control (BMS-KP)
2 closed-loop 3-way catalytic converters, EU-3 norm with electronically controlled interference pipe and acoustic valves
over 120 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h
Fuel Economy: 41 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
Three-phase alternator 350 W
12 V / 10 Ah, maintenance-free
Multiplate clutch in oil bath, anti-hopping clutch, mechanically controlled
Upside-down telescopic fork Ø 46 mm, compression and rebound stage adjustable
Rear wheel location / suspension
Aluminum 2-sided swing arm, compression and rebound damping, high and low speed adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear
3.9" (98.5 mm)
Steering head angle
Aluminum cast wheels
3.50 x 17"
6.00 x 17“
120/70 ZR 17
190/55 ZR 17
twin disc brake, floating brake calipers, 4-piston fixed caliper, diameter 320 mm, 5 mm thick
Single disc brake, single piston floating caliper, diameter 220 mm, 5 mm thick
BMW Motorrad Race ABS, disengageable, 4 modes to select: Rain, Sport, Race, Slick
Width (incl. mirrors)
Height (excl. mirrors)
Seat height, unladen weight
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)
451 lbs (incl. Race ABS)
Dry weight 2)
398 lbs (incl. Race ABS)
Permitted total weight
Payload (with standard equipment)
Usable tank volume
4.6 US Gallons
approx. 1 US Gallon
Motorcycle-usa ---- "Indeed the HP4 formula improves function around the racetrack. But the aspect we’re most captivated by is how much more refined of a motorcycle it is as a package. The synergy of the powertrain, chassis, and electronics allow the rider to lap at a pace they might not be as comfortable on another brand. And that’s what sets the HP4 apart from anything else on the market. Considering the technology and astronomically high-level of performance this machine is capable of, its going to be an absolute steal if BMW is able to sell it for anywhere close to its $25,000 estimate in the U.S"
asphaltandrubber ---- "Our conclusion, whoever took this photo had access to the same garage as the original 2012 BMW S1000RR shoot, which only lends more credence to its authenticity. It would be great to see the DDC system come to the BMW S1000RR, but it looks like we’ll have to wait until October/November to be sure."
Cycleworld ---- "I flew to Spain to ride the new limited-edition HP4, the latest incarnation of BMW’s already-impressive, World-Superbike-contending S1000RR. After spending a day lapping the famous Circuit of Jerez on this monumental new motorcycle, I asked myself, “How might the upgrades that were outlined in the press kit and I experienced on the racetrack benefit buyers of this motorcycle?"
motorcyclistonline ---- "It’s no secret we love the S1000RR, our 2012 Sportbike of the Year. The HP4, the fourth member of BMW’s exclusive High Performance family and the first four-cylinder offering (the K1300S HP was just an option package, not a true HP design, we’re told), is based on the award-winning S1000RR, but with many upgrades. Forged alloy wheels, an Akrapovic titanium exhaust, a lighter sprocket carrier and battery, and many carbon-fiber parts make the 439-pound HP4 15 lbs. lighter than the standard S1000RR, and the lightest production liter bike ever, BMW claims"