|Year of specifications
straight 4 cylinder
@ 13,000 rpm
/ 455 lbs (with ABS)
/ 32.3 inches
BMW introduced the road going version of their S 1000 RR race
bike in May, 2009 at the Monza Racing Circuit.
Highlights of the BMW S 1000 RR include unique and striking
bodywork which is noticeably different on either side, and a
tremendously powerful four cylinder engine. Powering the bike
is a 999cc, inline four-cylinder engine which develops 193 horsepower
@ 13,000 rpm and 112 Nm (83 lb-ft) of torque @ 9,750 rpm. This
is mated to a six speed gearbox with dog-type shift.
The front view of the S 1000 RR is especially of interest due
to the unsymetrical headlight layout which although unique could
hardly be described as beautiful, it looks like a winking ogre.
Other noticeable styling choices include the different left/right
side fairings. On the left is a single large air outlet, while
on the right hand side are three air vents which appear similar
to the gills on a shark.