The S 1000 RR revolutionized the supersports class when it first came out in 2009. Now it steps up to the very same challenge. The current S 1000 RR model has been completely revised: BMW Motorrad engineers have entirely revised the bike's technology, design and fittings. The result: in its origins a genuine Double R, on the road a new supersports machine.
The RR is the epitome of a superbike - and that applies to its design, too. Now in its third generation, you can instantly see its increased power. The profile is razor-sharp and extremely clear, the volume of the contours and shapes perfectly balanced. From the rear to the front section, every trim component has been redesigned - including the headlamp element, where the symmetry has been given greater emphasis.
The new S 1000 RR has an output of 199 hp - 6 hp more than its predecessor. But it is not just its higher rated output that makes the Double R faster and more agile. Weighing in at 450 lbs incl. ABS and traction control, it is some 8.8 lbs lighter than the previous version. Furthermore, it has a newly designed exhaust system as well as a new engine set-up for increased torque, an improved output curve and many other optimized details.
In addition to major changes to design and performance, it is primarily the technical details which allow the S 1000 RR to take such a quantum leap forward. The electronic suspension components DDC and DTC have been given a new set-up, as has the entire suspension. This ensures greatly improved traction as well as better feedback to the rider. Optimized riding is enabled by such features as the Shift Assistant Pro (shifting up and down without clutch) and the e-gas throttle actuator for more precise and direct control. The rider operates these new features via the newly designed instrument panel which can be adapted to the specific type of use.
|engine type||water-cooled in-line four-cylinder|
|bore & stroke||80.0 x 49.7mm|
|claimed horsepower||199 hp at 13,500 rpm|
|torque||83 lb.-ft. at 10,500 rpm|
|compression ratio||13.0: 1/at least premium unleaded (95 ron)|
|valves per cylinder||4|
|clutch||oil-bath, multi-disc slipper clutch|
|frame||aluminum bridge, engine self-supporting|
|front suspension||inverted 46mm fork, adjustable preload, bump and rebound damping|
|rear suspension||aluminum double-strut swingarm with central spring strut, adjustable preload, bump and rebound damping|
|suspension travel||4.7 in. front and rear|
|steering head angle||66.5°|
|front brakes||twin floating 320mm discs, four-piston fixed calipers|
|rear brake||single 220mm disc, single-piston floating caliper, bmw race abs|
|wheels||aluminum, 17 x 3.5 in. front, 17 x 6.00 in. rear|
|tires||120/70zr-17 front, 190/55zr-17 rear|
|seat height||32.1 in.|
|claimed wet weight||449.8 lb.|
|fuel tank capacity||4.7 gal.|