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Monday, May 25, 2009

BMW S 1000 RR Unleashed

BMW has finally pulled the wraps off its new S 1000 RR superbike, and let's just say we're anything but disappointed. First, the most important bits: 193 horsepower at 13,000 RPM, 82.5 lb-ft of torque at 9,750 RPM, 455.3 pounds with a full tank of gas. For those keeping track – which is probably just about anyone interested enough to read this post – those statistics are enough to give the big Beemer the most horsepower and best power-to-weight ratio of all literbikes intended for public consumption.

The engine has a very compact cylinder head and is narrow in shape.  The valves are activated by means of very small, light cam followers, virtually at Formula 1 level in terms of their dimensions.

This construction ensures very high engine speeds and allows maximum freedom in engine design in terms of torque and output. 

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The production BMW S 1000 RR will be presented to the public in the early summer of 2009, but it is currently available for pre-order at your BMW dealer.

The 2009 price of the S1000RR in Germany is 15,150 euros incl. VAT.  U.S. market availability and pricing of the production S 1000 RR has not been determined and will be provided at a later date. 

BMW S 1000 RR