The guys at Max BMW Motorsport have spiked the tires of a BMW S1000RR and went for some serious winter riding on a frozen lake. Now, we’ve seen superbikes ridden on ice before (check out this Buell 1125R for instance), but these are some serious fast launches and those cold burnouts leave us speechless.
After recently presenting the BMW R1000RS sketch showing how a streetfighter edition of the BMW S1000RR superbike could look, Obiboi has also considered the possibility of a half-faired version and went back to the drawing board. The Italian designer calls his latest sketch the S1000RS ClubRacer.
Presuming that BMW would ever consider building such a version, they would have to think at spoiling the kind of sportbike rider that still loves symmetrical headlights (these appear to be of this kind), craves for wind protection and yet enjoys an unveiled inline-four motor screaming German engineering. Looking at it that way, this is one hell of a rendering.
With quite a few occasions, we happened to see various sportsbikes that resembled different cats, but to our surprise this is a motorcycle wrapped in fur and it is anything but light, agile and very fast. It couldn’t have possibly been any of those attributes simply because this BMW K1 200LT is supposed to look like a cow. If we must be mean, we would say the standard bike does a very good job in that concern, but it seems that the owner of this particular one lend a very helpful hand.
Ever since BMW launched their all-new S1000RR superbike we started hoping for a naked version of it and now that design guru Oberdan Bezzi created the BMW R1000RS streetfighter, chances are the Bavarian giant will consider this a great opportunity to enlarge their sport motorcycle lineup. At least that is what we hope for because from the very first glance, this undressed S1000RR looks like a nightmare for the Ducati Streetfighter , not as much in terms of style as we have to admit the Italian designer did draw inspiration from the Streetfighter, but in terms of performance.
We’ve already seen how great of a stunt bike the BMW S1000RR is in the right hands, so imagine its R1000RS naked brother.
US stunt rider Chris McNeil recently got his skillful hands on a pair of new wheels and smoked the hell out of them. More precisely, he performed slides, stunts and wheelies on BMW’s superbike, the 190bhp S1000RR .
The bike appears to be adequate for such a rough treatment as in a very short amount of time McNeil managed to do great part of his worming up routine. Watch the video after the break.
Almost every bike vs car track race ends with the bike coming in milliseconds behind the car simply because this last has better grip and can negotiate curves with much more speed, while the bike accelerates faster on the straights. That’s a fact. But what happens when BMW’s 190bhp superbike, the S1000RR challenges a 700bhp Chevrolet Corvette on an abandoned airfield in Germany? In this case, it is all about acceleration, so you can trust us that the bike adjudicates the win.
If you, like us, can’t understand a word of what those guys are saying and can’t wait for the actual drag race, simply move to minute 3:50, lay back and enjoy.
There’s nothing wrong with BMW wanting their S1000RR superbike to teach the Japanese liter bikes a lesson – and considering the Beemer’s 193hp and 403.5 lb dry weight, not to mention the $13,800 MSRP, the German giant has all the chances to do so - , but when we heard about the BMW S1000RR Carbon Edition, the first reactions sounded something like “this is just too good to be true” and, yes, we can’t take our eyes off this very exclusive motorcycle.
As the name suggests, the fairing is made of carbon fiber, but BMW options such as traction control, ABS and alarms are all standard on the special edition model. Also, the Akrapovic full exhaust system increases power with as much as 10hp while smoothening mid-range torque. Sounds great to us and with an MSRP of €24,990 ($35,685), the Carbon Edition can make a rider feel extremely proud of his new acquisition.
BMW has recently revealed the HP2 Sport Motorsport, a limited edition of the HP2 Sport , which will be available in Europe in a limited number of only 400 units.
The Motorsport edition stands apart from the standard model thanks to the special color scheme, identical to that of the motorcycle with which BMW participated in the World Endurance Championship.
Until the release of the S 1000 RR superbike, the HP2 Sport was the sportiest model in the German manufacturer’s model range, while also representing the technological pinnacle in matter of boxer engines. The air/oil cooled two-cylinder engine develops 133hp and 115 Nm and the bike has a dry weight of only 178 kg / 392.4 lbs. Hit the jump for a video of the standard model in action.
The first reaction that you tend to have when seeing this is best resumed by the title. What’s the point of riding a motorcycle if you have any sort of roof above your head? Apparently, the respective umbrella “doubles as a sunshade and a rotary type clothes line plus of course it’s handy to be able to use it when it’s raining!”
BMW has used their experience from building straight six engines for cars into creating a modern café racer concept powered by a six-cylinder engine displacing 1600cc. This means 266cc for each cylinder of the so-called BMW Motorrad Concept 6, which won’t see the production line pretty soon, but word is out that the German car and motorcycle manufacturer will use this precise engine on their next LT grand touring model.
Surely, this isn’t the first two-wheeler powered by an inline six as Honda had the CBX1000 in 1978, but the impressive part about the modern bike is the fact that it is so narrow for this type of engine rarely used on motorcycles. But when it is used it smoothly delivers impressive amounts of torque, which is why we have great expectations in what regards BMW’s future touring lineup. Hit the jump for the BMW Motorrad Concept 6 press release and picture gallery.