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BMW S1000RR road bike revealed

By MCN -

New bikes

 04 February 2009 10:47

BMW has finally released pictures of the finished S1000RR superbike along with some tantalising technical details including 175bhp, 183kg dry weight, ABS, traction control and a high-tech camshaft.

Information and pictures have been released as a result of the bike passing FIM race homolgation yesterday allowing it to race in World Superbikes.

The package of this completely newly developed motorcycle with its 999cc in-line 4-cylinder engine is very compact and light. The dry weight of the motorcycle is 183 kg.

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.

For the supersports bike BMW S 1000 RR, a completely newly developed sports ABS featuring four different modes as well as the dynamic traction control system DTC will be available.

The functional principle of the traction control system has been borrowed directly from racing.

The new S 1000 RR will be available in the four finishes Mineral Silver metallic, Acid Green metallic, Thunder Grey metallic and – based on the BMW Motorrad racing colours - Alpine White/Lupine Blue/Magma Red.

The serial production machine BMW S 1000 RR will be presented to the public in the early summer of 2009 but can already be ordered in dealerships.

For more details visit the S1000RR launch centre.