Some of the UK's first 2015 BMW S1000RRs have already been tested on dynos and are producing 198bhp at the back wheel.
Race teams are starting to receive their new-model 2015 BMW S1000RRs in preparation for the coming season.
Prime Factors Racing, who will be contesting the World Endurance Championship next year with Gary Mason, Lee Johnston and Stefan Capella, are running their first S1000RRs in on the dyno and have already witnessed impressive power figures.
Bruce Charman, Prime Factors’ managing director explains: “The first of our RRs we’ve put on our dyno, with bog stock tyres and exhaust, is already making 198bhp at the rear wheel.
“Last year our HP4s with which we won the ACU National Endurance championship with produced 186bhp in stock trim and we got those up to 195bhp by the end. We expect to see well over 200bhp by the time the bike is fitted with a race exhaust and fully run-in.”
MCN will be doing a full UK road test of the new BMW, including performance testing, in the New Year.