BMW S1000RR will match Japanese on price

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BMW’s stunning new S1000RR superbike, which the German firm has just officially unveiled at Monza, is set to compete head-on with it’s Japanese rivals not just in performance – but price too.

In what BMW Motorrad General Director, Hendrik Von Kuenheim called a “historic day” for the Bavarian marque, BMW’s first and all-new superbike was unveiled with not only a class leading claimed peak power figure of 142Kw at 13,000rpm, which, along with a featherlight dry weight figure of 184kg gives the new S1000RR the best power-to-weight figure in the class, but also revealed that the new bike, which now won’t be available in dealers until the end of the year, will also be “price competitive with the Japanese”. 

A BMW spokesman said that it was impossible to give an exact price at this stage as the final availability of the machine was still so far off.