2017 - 2019 BMW S 1000 R

2017 - 2019 BMW S 1000 R
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  • BMW S 1000 R
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    2017- 2019
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  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Displacement:
    999 cc
  • Price:
    13995
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This Ain’t Your Granddad’s Roadster

The BMW S 1000 R was on the receiving end of a facelift ahead of the 2017 model year, and it carries that enhanced package right on into MY2019. BMW’s liter-sized naked roadster rolls with a new frame, increased engine output and Euro 4 emissions compliance. That comes on top of the already impressive electronics package that includes Beemer’s Automatic Stability Control, Ride Modes and a Race ABS feature.

Continue reading for my review of the BMW S 1000 R.

 

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2017 - 2019 BMW S 1000 R

2017 - 2019 BMW S 1000 R

This Ain’t Your Granddad’s Roadster

The BMW S 1000 R was on the receiving end of a facelift ahead of the 2017 model year, and it carries that enhanced package right on into MY2019. BMW’s liter-sized naked roadster rolls with a new frame, increased engine output and Euro 4 emissions compliance. That comes on top of the already impressive electronics package that includes Beemer’s Automatic Stability Control, Ride Modes and a Race ABS feature.

Continue reading for my review of the BMW S 1000 R.

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BMW's new lethal S-1000RR superbike designs leaked

BMW’s new lethal S-1000RR superbike designs leaked

Patent imaged from China surface the web

This is the final showdown. And nothing is going to change henceforth. This, guys, is the 2019 BMW S-1000RR. Published by China’s intellectual property office, this liter-class weapon from the Bavarian manufacturer is finally out from the cages in the CAD forms, unofficially though.

Looking at it, and with the snapped test mule we showcased in July, we can confirm that this is indeed the 1000RR we all have been waiting for. The designs are a reminiscence of the S-1000 RRs’ we have been accustomed to before but misses out on that all prolific asymmetric headlights. Instead, we see a pair of matching lights on either side of the central air intake.

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2016 - 2019 BMW S 1000 XR

2016 - 2019 BMW S 1000 XR

When Supersport Meets Adventure

BMW put together the S 1000 XR for the adventuresome sort that prefers to stay on at least moderately civilized routes. Built on the proven S 1000 literbike platform, the XR really puts the “sport” in adventure-sport with a solid, 999 cc powerplant and a claimed top speed that lands upwards of the 125 mph mark. The XR also maintains a sportbike-like panache in spite of its adventuresome qualities, thus avoiding the blunt pragmatism associated with so many adv bikes. Of course, Beemer is a firm believer in better living through technology, and it includes a host of safety gadgets meant to help you keep it dirrty-side-down. Sound good yet? Let’s dig in and see what else the Bayerische has in store for us.

Continue reading for my review of the BMW S 1000 XR.

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At 242 mph, this is the record for the fastest BMW motorcycle

At 242 mph, this is the record for the fastest BMW motorcycle

Set by Erin Still and the Hunter Sills Racing (HSR) team

In a huge salute to all women riders across the globe, Erin Sills with her team TOP 1 Oil and Hunter Sills Racing (HSR) broke a land-speed record for the World’s Fastest BMW Motorcycle previously held by none other than Erin Still’s late husband, Andy Sills, who set the record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2013.

Setting a new FIM world record of 229.266 mph, Erin Stills rode on a near-production BMW S1000 RR with aerodynamic aids and engine mods, but still a naturally aspirated machine at the ‘Cook Top of the World Shootout’. She overshot her late husband’s record by eight miles per hour.

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BMW updates its 2019 model line-up

BMW updates its 2019 model line-up

Majorly cosmetic updates with a few models receiving technical ones

The race to the top is getting more fearsome every passing day, and the manufacturers are pulling out every little trick they have up their sleeves to make their product stand out from the rest.

BMW Motorrad is at the forefront of imagination, innovation, and technology and proof of that is their list of the finest motorcycles that set benchmarks for every other maker to chase it. Keeping the race alive, the German manufacturer has released a host of updates to its 2019 lineup, including its scooters, six-cylinder tourers, R NineT retro models, and the new adventure machines.

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Video: Watch 4 superbikes making a rainbow in the sky

Video: Watch 4 superbikes making a rainbow in the sky

Seeing the title image should tell you how. Idiots or no, four rich Brazilian guys calling themselves as the ‘Rainbow Bikers’ are upto some appalling stuff with their liter-class sportbikes. In a quest to create rainbows at their pool party, they decide to use their bike’s rear wheel do the job for them.

With four BMW S 1000 RR, all costing upwards of $15,995 a piece, they decided to dip the rear end of the bikes into the pool and hang them in balance at the exhaust belly panel. The tire is in contact with the water and by hitting the rev limiter, huge amounts of water gets displaced to form a big arc of water steam that ends up creating a rainbow in the sunlight.

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BMW's electric supersport to beat the mighty HP4

BMW’s electric supersport to beat the mighty HP4

if they be pitted against each other for a 0-30 mph drag

The HP4 is an exemplary showcase of cutting-edge technology, exotic materials, skilled craftsmanship, design, and creativity. This tells us all about the experience, skillset and state-of-the-art know-how the folks at BMW have that make them rise above and beyond. But what if the same guys one day decide to power their machine with batteries and motors instead of pistons and shafts?

Don’t bother, because they have already done that a couple of years ago. The experimental vehicle eRR, created as a project with the Technical University of Munich, envisioned a BMW badge on an electric supersport motorcycle back in 2015 when the whole idea of electric powertrains was still in the concept stages.

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2015 - 2018 BMW S 1000 RR

2015 - 2018 BMW S 1000 RR

This Is No Poser Bike

BMW has always had a presence in the motorcycle racing world, in fact the word “Beemer” was coined specifically for BMW’s race bikes of old, and the factory continues its blitz into the 21st century. The S 1000 RR is already part of that history, and it is marketed as a race bike, though truth to tell, the official factory race bike gets some features you won’t see on the street, but that isn’t unusual. Moved by a 999 cc engine that delivers nearly 200 hp, the S 1000 RR is nothing to take lightly. Salient point is; this bike is very close to the official race bike, which makes sense considering that it started life as a race bike in ’09 that spilled over into production for the general public the following year.

Continue reading for my review of the BMW S 1000 RR.

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BMW is busy testing the 2018 S1000RR and it seems that the Germans are thorough this time.

BMW is busy testing the 2018 S1000RR and it seems that the Germans are thorough this time.

BMW is finally getting all the bell and whistles of the current crop of superbikes posing a threat to the crowned.

Although late to the party, the Germans are finally upping the ante of their litre class superbike, the S 1000RR. The engineers gave it enough oomph to uphold its end of the bargain pretty well with the 2015 upgrade and the bike had a good run with class leading power figures and chassis structure, until now.

She is now, at eight years old, missing a few exquisite equipment list and sorts of electronic wizardry that adorns the modern 2017 competition like the Fireblades’, Ninjas’, R1s’ and the GSXs’. They are faster, lighter and cleverer than ever before and could easily clip off the S 1000 RR one by one. Luckily, BMW says enough is enough and are readying a machine that could spell out being the Pinnacle of German Engineering.

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BMW Recalls Handful Of S1000R & RR In U.S.

BMW Recalls Handful Of S1000R & RR In U.S.

As far as recalls go, this new one from BMW is the smallest I’ve seen to date. I mean, if it were anybody but a German company I would wonder how they could be so accurate on such a small number, but instead here we are. The NHTSA has reported a recall on a mere 21 units here in the U.S.— a score of ’16 and ’17 S1000RR models and a single, lonely S1000R. It seems that a bolt within the rear-shock mounting hardware may have been improperly torqued at the factory.

Continue reading for more information on the BMW recall.

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BMW Motorrad Offering $1M In Contingency Money To Promising Racers

BMW Motorrad Offering $1M In Contingency Money To Promising Racers

BMW Motorrad is giving back to owners of the 2014 and 2015 S1000RR superbikes by offering a $1 million in contingency money to any rider who races his or her S1000RR in a handful of 2015 national race series.

The program is being launched in collaboration with XTRM Performance Network, which BMW tapped to provide real time distribution and management of the aforementioned contingency money payouts, as well as results tracking, and social media marketing.

Eligibility is an important requirement to avail of this money drop and BMW’s making it as strict as possible. Factory-supported teams, for example, are disqualified from entering the program. Only independent riders need apply and even then, BMW Motorrad has laid out a handful of aesthetic and technical rules, including the use of just one bike. Basically, you can qualify for the contingency funds if you’re going to race either a 2014 or 2015 S1000RR superbike. Any other bike and you’re out of luck.

If you do own any one of the two bikes, you can enroll to the program by going to XTRM’s dedicated page.

For now, BMW Motorrad’s umbrella funds covers only riders competing in MotoAmerica, CCS, and the Were National Challenge. Eligibility for other racing series have yet to be announced.

Continue reading to read more about BMW’s $1 million contingency money for independent S1000RR riders.

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Video: Deus Ex Machina Gives Orlando Bloom's BMW S1000R A Makeover

Video: Deus Ex Machina Gives Orlando Bloom’s BMW S1000R A Makeover

Orlando Bloom belongs in the small subculture of celebrities who have well-founded affinities towards motorcycles, specifically those of the custom variety. BMW is his particular brand-of-choice and like anybody who demands more out of his motorcycles, Bloom enlisted the help of noted builder Deus Ex Machina to spruce up his latest bike, the S1000R.

Deus Ex Machina admitted that working on a bike as new as the S1000R came with its own set of challenges, especially one that featured an in-line four engine. But the famous custom bike shop was up to task, as it always is.

Bloom also gave his input to Michael “Woolie” Woolaway, who interpreted the actor’s recommendations with a minimalist approach to reflect Legolas’ very own design ideas. The end result isn’t going to blow you away, but it speaks to what Bloom wanted out of his new S1000R, which apparently involved putting in simple touches to accent and highlight the bike’s bare street fighter aura, sans the plastic bodywork.

It’s definitely a different design from what we’re used to with the S1000R, but hey, if it works for Bloom, that’s all that really matters for Deus Ex Machina.

After all, the number one rule in the custom world is to always make the client happy.

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Video: Royal Jordanian Shows Us How To Make Popcorn With A BMW S1000R

Video: Royal Jordanian Shows Us How To Make Popcorn With A BMW S1000R

The past few days have been pretty heavy on bad and sometimes, emotional news. Don’t you think we all need a little break from that to get our days started in a better tone? Fortunately, YouTube user Royal Jordanian is here to do just that, sharing with us a new way to make popcorn that uses nothing more than a BMW S1000R.

From what I can tell, no ovens and microwaves were harmed in the making of this nonsensical but admittedly hilarious video. Royal Jordanian did have plenty of use for the aforementioned S1000R and if you follow the step-by-step guide on how to make popcorn with a sportsbike, you might just be able to replicate the act, even though I strongly advise against it.

In any case, the video clearly illustrates that if you want to get the kernels popped just right, you’re going to have to set the bike’s engine to a “medium to high temperature.” A few revs of the throttle did the trick and as soon as the exhaust was in its proper temperature, Royal Jordanian proceeded to dump a whole lot of kernels inside the exhaust where, believe it or not, they actually popped into real popcorns.

You could call it a success but I don’t think it’s the best way to make popcorn for the obvious sanitary reasons. Also, I don’t know if this is how you should be treating your BMW S1000R. The bike is expensive enough on its own, but to use it as replacement microwave? That’s foolish with a capital ‘F.’

Still, the video is hilarious and I don’t think Royal Jordanian would want anybody to actually do something like this. All he had in mind was to show everyone how versatile the S1000R can be. Top-class motorcycle? Yep. Popcorn-maker? Apparently so.

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2015 BMW S 1000 R

2015 BMW S 1000 R

The BMW S 1000 R owes its roots to the more powerful S 1000 RR superbike. In a lot of ways, the 1000 R is characterized as the smaller brother of the 1000 RR, a detail that shouldn’t go unnoticed when you’re thinking about buying the 1000 RR. It’s not as powerful as the 1000 RR, but it does have enough power to blow away a lot of other sports bikes in its segment.

The S 1000 R isn’t all about power, too. It’s got to-die-for looks that underscore the impressive design credentials of BMW Motorrad. The aggressive stance and the tail-up, nose-down configuration exudes the aura of a tried-and-true sports bike whose appearance doesn’t do justice to the massive power its capable of producing.

The bike even comes equipped with Race ABS, ASC systems, as well as a choice of two riding modes that come as standard to the bike. As far as handling is concerned, the S 1000 R provides the highest levels of performance and dynamics with an equally powerful emotional appeal.

Click past the jump to read more about the BMW S 1000 R.

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BMW Motorrad USA Posts Strong Sales Numbers in 2014

BMW Motorrad USA Posts Strong Sales Numbers in 2014

If there was ever any question about BMW’s staying power in the world of motorcycles, BMW Motorrad USA’s 2014 sales figures will blow all those doubts out of the water. For the year that just finished, BMW Motorrad is reporting record-breaking sales figures led by its S-Series bikes - the S1000R and the S1000RR - which saw its sales figures increase by 80 percent to 254 sold units for the year.

But the S-Series wasn’t the only strong performing bike under BMW Motorrad USA’s portfolio. The R-Series also saw a rapid increase in sales, accounting for a 17 percent bump up to 477 units sold. In fact, if you’re looking for the BMW Motorrad USA’s best-selling motorcycle for the year, the R1200RT tourer is the top-winner with 207 models sold. The bike, which presented a semi-water cooled Boxer engine transplanted from the R1200GS, accomplished all of that despite experiencing its own mechanical issues that kept it on the shelves for a few months.

All told, BMW Motorrad USA sold 14,945 motorcycles for the year, 5.4 percent better than its 2013 sales figures. It’s an impressive number given how much importance BMW has put in the US market to sell its motorcycle units. All that hard work has certainly paid off, especially recently with BMW Motored USA concluding the year with an impressive December showing of 1,232 units sold, 11.9 percent better than its sales numbers in the same time period last year.

Click past the jump to read more about BMW Motorrad USA’s impressive 2014 sales figures.

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BMW presents it new Cornering ABS Pro available for the S1000RR HP4

BMW presents it new Cornering ABS Pro available for the S1000RR HP4

BMW is without a doubt one of the top motorcycle manufacturers and has manage to keep its please on top at the food chain thanks to numerous technical innovations.

The latest product designed by the Bavarian manufacturer is the new premium ABS system. Dubbed the ABS Pro, the new system raises the bar even higher as far as safety is concerned improving the bike’s control in difficult situations and corners.

The new system is a road-oriented add-on and works by interpreting the information received from a sensor and afterwards combining it with the Dynamic Traction Control and Dynamic Damping system to prevent the rear wheel from locking during hard braking.

BMW explained “As the banking angle increases, the brake pressure gradient is limited more and more at the start of the brake maneuver. This means that the pressure build-up is slower. In addition to this, pressure modulation within the ABS control range is more even. The benefits of ABS Pro to the rider are a sensitive response and a high level of brake and ride stability together with the best possible deceleration on bends.“

Available from October 2014, the new ABS pro function is offered only for the S1000RR HP4 and will cost 380 EUR.

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Video: Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Vs Lamborghini Aventador Vs BMW S1000RR

Video: Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Vs Lamborghini Aventador Vs BMW S1000RR

Now this is a race you won’t see everyday: a Bugatti Veyron Vitesse versus a Lamborghini Aventador and BMW S1000RR. The idea was to see which of the three vehicles is the fastest in a straight line.

In terms of raw horsepower, this race would be 1,200 horsepower versus 700 horsepower versus 193 horsepower, so it appears that the Veyron has the biggest advantage. As we always say, horsepower doesn’t mean everything...

In terms of performance figures, the Veyron can hit a top speed of 255 mph and goes from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds, the Aventador up to 217 mph and sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, while the S1000RR can hit a top speed of over 125 mph, per BMW. So, which one will be better on the race? Check out the video to find out!

Click past the jump for one more video of the race.

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2014 BMW S 1000 RR

2014 BMW S 1000 RR

BMW presents its 2014 S 1000 RR - a true superbike with a racy DNA.

It is useless to say that the motorcycle comes with a comprehensive list of high tech features that were carefully developed to maximize its high speed performances.

Features such as radial brakes, ABS adjustable riding modes or traction control put the 2014 BMW S 1000 RR on top of the food chain.

Not to mention about the high tech aluminum bridge type frame that offers a perfect mix between light weight and rigidity maximizing the motorcycle’s handling abilities.

The frame is wrapped around a 999cc, water/oil-cooled 4-cylinder 4-stroke in-line engine with four titanium valves per cylinder and two overhead camshafts. The unit puts out a maximum power of 193 Hp (142 KW) at 13.000 rpm while the peak torque is rated at 83 Lb/Ft (112 Nm) at 9.750 rpm.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 BMW S 1000 RR.

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A modified S 1000 RR becomes world's fastest BMW motorcycle

A modified S 1000 RR becomes world’s fastest BMW motorcycle

BMW’s motorcycles are certainly fast, but San Diego BMW Motorcycles wanted to see exactly how high they can raise the bar. Therefore, helped by Shane Kinderis, owner of Alpine Performance in Australia, they’ve tweaked the motorcycle’s water-cooled, 4-stroke in-line, four-cylinder-engine to make it crank out 220 hp (the stock unit delivers a maximum output of 193 hp). Besides the pumped up engine, the motorcycle has also received a new fairing for improved aerodynamics created by Mike Verdugo of Catalyst Composites in Escondido, CA.

After all the modifications were finished, the motorcycle was left on the hands of Erin Hunter and Andy Sills of Hunter Sills Racing, two high speed riders with a huge experience in Landspeed Racing competitions.

The modified BMW S 1000 RR was unleashed on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah and has managed to hit a maximum speed of 224,190 miles per hour on Friday, August 16 2013, thus becoming the fastest motorcycle in BMW’s history.

Hit the jump for the official press release.

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2013 BMW S 1000 RR Sport

2013 BMW S 1000 RR Sport

There is no secret that BMW’s vehicles are considered among the most capable machines from the streets and there is no wonder why as they come with the latest technologies in the business and offer mind blowing performances.

BMW’s supersport motorcycles make no exception and one of the best models built by the German manufacturer is the S 1000 RR.

This stunning two wheel beast is without a doubt one of the most capable motorcycles from the streets and race tracks. It can deal effortless with windy roads, fast tracks and tight city streets, being the perfect bike for adrenaline-hungry riders.

At its heart lies a water-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line, four-cylinder-engine with two camshafts and four valves per cylinder. The engine delivers an impressive power of 193 hp at 13,000 rpm and 112 Nm of torque at 9,750 rpm.

However, power without control is useless, therefore the BMW S 1000 RR Sport comes with standard Race ABS, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and Gear Shift Assistance.

Hit the jump for more information on the BMW S 1000 RR Sport.

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Video: Audi R8 5.2, Plus BMW S1000RR Equals One Sweet Drift

Video: Audi R8 5.2, Plus BMW S1000RR Equals One Sweet Drift

We are slight fans of synchronized drifting, though you likely already know that. What can possibly be cooler than seeing multiple cars drifting around one another in perfect time, just missing each other by mere inches? Well, the only thing we can think of is a motorcycle and a car pulling off this feat. Not just any motorcycle and car either, but two of the baddest ones around – an Audi R8 5.2 and BMW S1000RR, respectively.

With 704 horsepower between the two – 525 to the Audi and 179 to the BMW – these two kick up all sorts of smoldering rubber in the process of wagging their respective tails all over this closed track. To boot, the motorcycle driver pulls off some downright incredible stunts in the process of drifting like a madman.

The Audi R8 joins in a little bit late in the video, but holds its own. For the most part, however, the Audi is more of a very expensive prop for the Beemer.

Check out the video above, it’s well worth the time.

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2013 BMW S1000RR HP4

2013 BMW S1000RR HP4

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.

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2012 BMW S1000RR

2012 BMW S1000RR

Since its introduction the BMW S1000RR has dominated the market. Despite the fact that the bike is around for over a decade its engine output has remained unchanged and the unit continues to develop 142 kW (193 hp) with a weight of only 204 kilograms including 90% fuel (206.5 weight with Race ABS).

However, the German engineers have constantly improved the engine by enhancing the linearity and harmoniousness of its power and torque curves. The same operation was made for 2013 and besides it the bike also comes with an upgraded suspension which boosts its riding dynamics.

The company didn’t stop to technical modifications and has also made a few design changes. The tail section now brings a considerably leaner look, while the asymmetrical side panels and the centre airbox cover are also slightly reshaped. Moreover, on the top side of the panels, a new, telling identifying feature takes the form of two winglets that enhance the aerodynamic qualities.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 BMW S1000RR.

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2012 BMW S 1000 RR

2012 BMW S 1000 RR

The BMW S 1000 RR made its global debut in 2009 and only two years after the company comes with a revised model of this successful supersports bike with many optimized details. No changes have been made to the engine, but 193 HP are more than enough for a 449 lbs sports bike.

BMW’s first objective was to improve ridability by boosting thrust and enhancing the linearity and harmoniousness of the power and torque curves. Next they have modified the suspensions: the upside down fork and the spring strut feature a new internal structure and the geometry has been modified with new values for the steering head angle, offset, position of the swing arm pivot, fork projection, and spring strut length. The engine speed display has been redesigned for better readability.

As for design elements, the S 1000 RR gets a considerably leaner look: changes have been made to the asymmetrical side panels, and the centre airbox cover now sports side aperture grilles.

Color line-up includes: a combination of Racing red and Alpine white and new Sapphire black metallic.

Hit the jump for a full list of the bike’s new features.

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Video: BMW RR vs. BMW M3

Video: BMW RR vs. BMW M3

Does a BMW M3 get the lead during a race against the BMW S 1000 RR just because it has an extra two wheels? BMW Motorrad chose to tackle that question with a duel of sorts between Rico’s two-wheeled motorcycle and Nico’s luxury four-wheeled sports car.

Anyone prepared to watch the video should probably know that the 999 cc four cylinder inline engine found in the S 1000 RR and the 4.0 L V8 sitting snug in the BMW M3 were both given a proper tuning upgrade that added a new Akrapovnic exhaust system. This new exhaust provided both machines with a few extra HP. Another thing to know before watching is that each vehicle started the race on the opposite side of the other, hence the title, The Chase.

Any guesses on which beast caught up to the other? Watch the video to see for yourself.

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2010 BMW S 1000 RR Poisoned Arrow by Wunderlich

2010 BMW S 1000 RR Poisoned Arrow by Wunderlich

The poison used by Brazilian Indians on their arrow tips was the inspiration behind Wunderlich’s new "Poisoned Arrow", the S 1000 RR in its legendary racing colours, which comes equipped with a whole array of special components.

An absolute visual treat, boasting technical and ergonomic improvements, with significant weight reductions and well suited to long distance riding. The “Power Sportego” handlebar conversion offers a relaxed riding posture and greater ease of handling. The top yoke, weighing in at a mere 1800 g, machined out of high-tensile aluminium, TÜV certified and ideally suited for use with our strong, tapered aluminium handlebars, has a built-in connection for the brake line, thus ruling out any need for elaborate and costly conversion measures.

The easy-to-fit fairing extension and matching “DoubleBubble” sports screen give rise to optimised air flow deflection over a wider area and improved aerodynamic properties.

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Drag master: BMW S1000RR by Brock's Performance [w/video]

Drag master: BMW S1000RR by Brock’s Performance [w/video]

Turning the BMW S1000RR into an 8.49-second, 158.46mph quarter mile drag bike can sound like an immense task at first, but considering the German superbike’s incredible tuning potential and the ambition of Brock’s Performance, we are actually talking facts here.

This Beemer sends 203hp and 80lb/ft of torque to the rear wheel – a new stock bikes record – and we’re not forgetting anything when saying that the only changes made to this incredibly fast drag bike consist in external bolt-ons in the form of a full exhaust system and Dynojet ECU, BST carbon wheels, MacIntosh extended swingarm and lowered suspension.

The bike will compete in the AMA Dragbike Supersport class, but only after receiving nitrous injection. Hit the jump to see it in action.

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The sexiest BMW S1000RR owner ever!

The sexiest BMW S1000RR owner ever!

If beauty is what your eyes keep rolling after, you surely are familiar to American model Hope Dworaczyk and the BMW S1000RR superbike, but we’ve come to find that these two beauties recently collided.

Playboy magazine selected the 25-year-old Texan to be their ‘Playmate of the Year’ and handed her in a $100,000 check and the keys to 2010’s best superbike. With that kind of wheels and money, she can go riding around the world for a year with a few photo studio stops, of course. Here’s her first shot with the bike…we know, it hurts.

Last but most importantly, this is the first time in 45 years that the Playmate of the Year has been given a motorcycle instead of a car, meaning bikers are expecting even more such delights.

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Video: BMW S1000RR vs BMW M3

Video: BMW S1000RR vs BMW M3

The friends at MrHornig have come up with a rather unusual motorcycle vs car comparison as the challenger is the 2010 BMW S1000RR superbike and the challenged a 2008 BMW M3 E92. Considering that the S1000RR benefits of 193 horsepower while weighing 183kg and the M3 is a 420 horsepower blast weighing 1.655kg, we invite you to do the math for the power-to-weight ratio or, even better, check out the video and see which one is faster in a straight line.

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Video: BMW S1000RR table trick…the real thing

Video: BMW S1000RR table trick…the real thing

Those of you who at seeing BMW’s tablecloth trick said frenetically that neither the S1000RR nor any other superbike could ever do that no matter the acceleration times, will surely find reward in this video. Bike Magazine have taken the exact same bike and used a much smaller table only to demonstrate how the trick just isn’t possible at large scale.

Also see the Vespa tablecloth trick.

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Leslie Porterfield makes BMW's S1000RR look faster, classier

Leslie Porterfield makes BMW’s S1000RR look faster, classier

Leslie Porterfield, who was recently declared the world’s fastest female motorcyclist by Guinness, has just been introduced to the BMW S1000RR, not to ride the 193 bhp German superbike full throttle, but for a classy picture gallery by Markus Hofmann, one of Germany’s best photographers.

Hofmann, who has in the past made other similar photos with various models on the same bike and in the same aircraft hangar, seems to have reached to the conclusion that fashionable Leslie Porterfield is the most appropriate person to photograph on his apparently favorite superbike.

The artist started from the fact that ‘There are so many motorcycle manufacturers that combine motorcycles and women in an artless and sleazy way, that I thought there just had to be a better way of doing it’ and mentions: ‘I had no intention of putting a naked woman on a bike, and it was very clear to me that the bike had to be the S1000RR superbike in the same colour that people have seen on the racetrack in 2009. I didn’t want the bike to fade into the background either – showing the name of the manufacturer was also very important for me, because it made the feeling of a pit stop and racetrack environment much more authentic.’

Looks to us like the world’s fastest woman on two wheels makes 2010’s best superbike look faster and classier!

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BMW S1000RR by AC Schnitzer

BMW S1000RR by AC Schnitzer

German BMW tuner AC Schnitzer finally got its hands on the S1000RR and turned it into a much better daily use superbike. That’s right. It may be hard to believe, but their approach aims towards comfort and practicability simply because the bike doesn’t need any upgrades on the performance side.

So, what’s new on it? Take the adjustable handlebars and yoke for instance. They’re straight and feature an adjustable clamp, definitely not an everyday fitment on a bike like this. Other new features on the AC Schnitzer S1000RR are the brake and clutch levers, a carbon fiber exhaust silencer, crash bungs, performance air-filter and a numberplate hanger, all leaving a distinct mark on the already kind of unique bike.

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210bhp BMW S1000RR by Van Harten Performance

210bhp BMW S1000RR by Van Harten Performance

BMW tuner Van Harten Performance from Holand recently got its hands on a brand new BMW S1000RR superbike and, apart from turning it into what appears to be a carbon fiber edition, it can also brag about being the first to take the S1000RR beyond the 200bhp barrier. And I’m not so sure you’ll believe us when saying they managed to squeeze 210bhp out of German inline-four by only adding a four-in-one Akrapovic exhaust system. But it is the truth and it really shows this bike’s tuning potential.

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BMW says no to naked S1000RR

BMW says no to naked S1000RR

Since BMW introduced the S1000RR less than a year ago, the motorcycle press began to speculate about the possible half-faired or naked models that could be derived from what has meanwhile become the best superbike out there.

We even brought you the BMW R1000RS and S1000RS concepts by Oberdan Bezzi, but according to an official release, BMW doesn’t yet have other plans for the S1000RR platform as spokesman Scott Grimsdall said: “We’re concentrating on the launch of the S1000RR and have no plans to expand the S range.”

While this is sad news for buyers of such models and good news for the current kings of 1000cc sport-touring and naked classes, we reckon BMW are just playing it safe for now and will get their fair share of the market after all.

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BMW S1000RR pulls tablecloth off table in a blink of an eye!

BMW S1000RR pulls tablecloth off table in a blink of an eye!

It looks like BMW would go to any lengths only to impress their audience and because simply releasing a video of their new S1000RR superbike performing on a closed-course track would have made them look like pattern followers, they instead choose to pull out an old trick with new means.

Pulling the tablecloth off a table without smashing the dishes is cool, but where does the S1000RR intervene? Well, the 193 horsepower superbike capable to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds can slightly increase the scale. So, will the dishes stay put or go flying all over the place? Click past the break for an answer that comes in a blink of an eye.

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Video: BMW ActiveHybrid X6 makes cameo in new Black Eyed Peas music video

Video: BMW ActiveHybrid X6 makes cameo in new Black Eyed Peas music video

BMW continues to jump across different mainstreams in yet another marketing effort to promote their vehicles.

A week after we reported about the BMW X5’s ‘star billing’ in the soon-to-be-released movie, “The Ghost Writer”, BMW is jumping on another marketing platform onto the Black Eyed Peas’ latest music video, “Imma Be Rocking That Body”.

Two BMW vehicles – the BMW Superbike, S1000RR, and the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 – make an appearance in the rather futuristic music video. While they don’t play as prominent a role as the X5 does in the movie “The Ghost Writer”, the cameos of both the ActiveHybrid X6 and the S1000RR has served as pretty good advertising for BMW, especially in YouTube, where the video currently has over 800,000 hits already.

Check it out and add to that total.

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Video: BMW S1000RR engine makes titanium valves really dance!

BMW has just released a technical video showing the valves of the S1000RR superbike operating at 14,200 rpm. Cool…too cool! Looks to us like the dream of all passionate mechanical engineers out there.

This is the kind of material the public doesn’t usually get to see, but when you have a candidate for the greatest liter bike so far, you really don’t keep the smoking stuff away from the public eye.

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Developing the BMW S1000RR [w/video]

See the BMW S1000RR being developed and tested back in Germany in a video that englobes the four years of work behind the 190bhp superbike. This is the kind of footage that makes riders truly value their bikes at understanding the effort that went into what’s sitting underneath them. Check it out!

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Video: BMW S1000RR on ice

Video: BMW S1000RR on ice

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.

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BMW S1000RR mastered by Chris McNeil [w/video]

BMW S1000RR mastered by Chris McNeil [w/video]

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.

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BMW S1000RR challenges 700BHP Corvette and wins!

BMW S1000RR challenges 700BHP Corvette and wins!

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.

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BMW S1000RR Carbon Edition takes Bavarian refinement standards one step further!

BMW S1000RR Carbon Edition takes Bavarian refinement standards one step further!

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.

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Haute Couture makes BMW's S1000RR Superbike look even better [w/video]

Haute Couture makes BMW’s S1000RR Superbike look even better [w/video]

Very satisfied of the BMW S1000R superbike teaser showing the machine in the presence of supermodels and cheetahs, German photographer Markus Hofmann has decided to play the same card once again, this time to present Haute Couture.

Hofmann explained:

“There are so many motorcycle manufacturers that combine motorcycles and women in an artless and sleazy way, that I thought there just had to be a better way of doing it. I had no intention of putting a naked woman on a bike, and it was very clear to me that the bike had to be the S 1000 RR Superbike in the same colour that people have seen on the racetrack in 2009. I didn’t want the bike to fade into the background either; showing the name of the manufacturer was also very important for me, because it made the feeling of a pit stop and racetrack environment much more authentic”

To us, this is the same scenario, only that the cheetahs were probably released in the wilderness meanwhile because they’re nowhere to be found. Video is attached after the break.

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2010 BMW S1000RR pictures and video update

2010 BMW S1000RR pictures and video update

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.

Hit the jump to see the action video.

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Troy Corser and Nick Heidfeld swap BMWs and hit the Nürburgring track

Troy Corser and Nick Heidfeld swap BMWs and hit the Nürburgring track

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.

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Nate Kern's First BMW S1000RR Riding Impressions

Nate Kern’s First BMW S1000RR Riding Impressions

BMW Motorrad USA provides us with this clip in which American pilot Nate Kern, the official ambassador of the BMW S1000RR superbike, shares his riding impressions of the bike.

The 2008 National ASRA Champion shows itself very delighted after this first test on the all-new BMW S1000RR, which he rode without changing any of the base settings.

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Latest BMW S 1000 RR Video Ad

Latest BMW S 1000 RR Video Ad

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.

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2010 BMW S 1000 RR

2010 BMW S 1000 RR

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.

Press release after the break.

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2009 BMW S 1000 RR Photo Session with Gorgeous Model and Cheetah

2009 BMW S 1000 RR Photo Session with Gorgeous Model and Cheetah

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?

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European bike for Japanese price: 2009 BMW S 1000 RR Superbike

European bike for Japanese price: 2009 BMW S 1000 RR Superbike

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.

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BMW S1000RR – the subject of 2009 WSBK teaser

BMW S1000RR – the subject of 2009 WSBK teaser

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.

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First doubts related to BMW S1000RR's originality emerge

First doubts related to BMW S1000RR’s originality emerge

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.

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It's a fact! The 2009 BMW S1000RR will feature ABS and traction control

It’s a fact! The 2009 BMW S1000RR will feature ABS and traction control

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.

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BMW S1000RR official shots

BMW S1000RR official shots

There’s really no connection between BMW’s S1000RR, the blonde model and the light helicopter shown in the first official pictures of the bike, but isn’t this a little hard to pass?

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Latest BMW S1000RR video

Latest BMW S1000RR video

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.

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Surprise: BMW's video from onboard the S1000RR

Surprise: BMW’s video from onboard the S1000RR

During the tests undergone at Oschersleben recently, BMW created an onboard video of their new S1000RR. As you can suppose, the bike’s racing abilities are pointed out, but the best of it is that everything happens on a public trackday.

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Road-ready BMW S1000RR revealed

Road-ready BMW S1000RR revealed

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.

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2009 BMW S 1000 RR Superbike – Official Pics

2009 BMW S 1000 RR Superbike – Official Pics

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.

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