BMW S1000RR gets 381bhp!

Published: 07 January 2011

This is the world's first turbo-charged BMW S1000RR, revealed for the first time in MCN next week. Its rear wheel power has been increased from a pitiful 185bhp to a far more acceptable 381bhp.

The power is now over three times the output of a CBR600RR and 140bhp more than a MotoGP bike. It also makes more torque than a 1800cc Goldwing.

It's the first time BMW's all-conquering sportsbike has been given the turbo treatment successfully – the S1000RR's electronics are so complex that all previous attempts at such a massive modification have failed.

Read how Jack Frost, who runs Holeshot Racing, finally succeeded in next week's MCN, out Wednesday January 12. The dyno charts are worth a look too!

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