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BMW S1000RR first ride countdown

Published: 17 November 2009

Updated: 19 November 2014

The long awaited BMW S1000RR makes its debut to the world's press at Portimao circuit in Portugal today.

According to BMW the S1000RR makes 193bhp and features four-stage ABS among other electronics systems.

MCN's chief road tester Trevor Franklin is seconds away from riding the new BMW S1000RR on track.

"I've been waiting for this moment for months," said an excited Franklin.

"All the bikes are lined up in the paddock and the atmosphere is buzzing with anticipation.

"It's not just the riders who are excited either -­ the BMW staff want to see how their baby performs."
Franklin will deliver his initial impressions on the S1000RR after his first session on track in an hour or so. Check back soon.

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