Top marks are not just for the high bhp output alone, but also for the clever electronics.
One part of which is the performance mode selection switch where four choices are manually selectable.
‘Rain’ mode caps power to 150bhp and reduces the torque output, it also smoothes the throttle response.
‘Sport’ is for dry road use; ‘Race’ mode is used in conjunction with treaded race tyres at a track day; and ‘Slick’ mode is for use with slick racing tyres.
These final three modes all deliver the full 190bhp and torque output, but throttle response becomes more and more direct.
As you’d expect with a claimed 190bhp at the crankshaft, the S1000RR is a serious powerhouse.
But with rider aids like power mode selection and the optional ABS and DTC traction control, it is also a very safe bike to ride fast.