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BMW S1000RR STREETBIKE: LIGHTEST ABS’s SUPERBIKE WITH BMW FORMULA 1 TECH – COMFY WITH WHEELIE PROTECTION

By • May 11th, 2009 • Category: ! Daily Info & Reviews, Vehicles

BMW S1000RR STREETBIKE: LIGHTEST ABS's SUPERBIKE WITH BMW FORMULA 1 TECH - COMFY WITH WHEELIE PROTECTION

BMW officially revealed the S1000RR streetbike before the World Superbikes race at Monza, in Italy.successfully enter the World Championship as the RSV4 and 1198S with impressive BMW spec– 183kg dry weight (204kg wet) –lightest supersports with ABS, 193 horsepower at 13,000rpm, 112Nm of torque at 9,750rpm, four-stage BMW ABS and race-derived traction control means that this is one BMW that won’t be scared of any Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Ducati, KTM or Aprilia. The S1000RR’s features Valve drive like in a BMW Formula 1 and include a slipper clutch, six-speed gearbox, fully adjustable 46mm USD fork, fully adjustable monoshock, ride height adjustment at the rear, Brembo brakes (with radial-mount callipers at the front) and an aluminium chassis that uses the engine as a load-bearing member.

 BMW S1000RR STREETBIKE: LIGHTEST ABS’s SUPERBIKE WITH BMW FORMULA 1 TECH – COMFY WITH WHEELIE PROTECTION

It’s very comfortable to ride, there’s a lot of power and it’s very easy to wheelie the bike. ‘Road riders will really like it. The seating position and the reach to the handlebars and the footpeg position is all very neutral and very comfortable. It’s the kind of bike that you can ride for a long distance and yet it’s a sports bike. So this is what they’ll be impressed with most unmistakable design in conjunction with optimum ergonomics and aerodynamics.

The BMW S1000RR will actually go on sale in Europe and in the US only by early-2010.

The ABS and DTC options are both variable control mechanisms. For instance, the DTC has four modes; Rain, Sport, Race and Slick. In Rain mode, the power of the S1000RR is limited. The ABS is enabled on all modes except Slick and it also has ‘Wheelie Protection’ which is enabled in all modes except Slick. The wheelie protection has ‘Lean Angle Detection’ which means that with an angle of less than 20-degrees, the bike will still be able to wheelie for at least 5 seconds in Slick mode. We can only wonder why this add-on was implemented.Facing various riding conditions such as wet roads (”Rain”), regular road conditions (”Sport”), a race track with supersport tyres (”Race”), or a race track with slicks (”Slick”), the rider also has the choice of various engine characteristics and set-ups available at the touch of a button. And last but not least, Race ABS and Dynamic Traction Control are combined with the respective riding modes and coordinated with one another to ensure a supreme standard of performance and safety all in one.

BMW S1000RR STREETBIKE: LIGHTEST ABS's SUPERBIKE WITH BMW FORMULA 1 TECH - COMFY WITH WHEELIE PROTECTION

The ABS is developed for use on the road and the track, it was labelled as a ‘Race ABS’. It has a total weight of just 5lbs, and can be adjusted into different modes, and can also be disabled completely. Lastly, the BMW S1000RR will come in three colors: Silver, Black and Yellow

BMW looked to break the mold from traditional sportbike development, yet you will see many common elements found on other bikes. For instance, the aluminium frame is welded from 4 individual castings and the engine is load baring, the rear subframe is made form aluminium tubing and the front subframe bracket is made from magnesium. The wheelbase is 56.4″, which BMW says enables the rider to get maximum traction from the chassis.

The exhaust system features two different types of valves. The first valve on the downpipes enables the gas-flow to be adjusted, giving the S1000RR additional torque in the mid-range and the second valve is located before the end-can and is there to minimise noise.

The water-cooled four-cylinder inline power unit chosen to provide these qualities is brand-new from the ground up, developing maximum output of 142 kW (193 hp) at 13,000 rpm and revving up to a maximum speed of 14,200 rpm. Maximum torque of 112 Nm (82.5 lb-ft), in turn, comes at 9,750 rpm.

Following the example of BMW ’s Formula 1 engines, the two intake and exhaust valves per cylinder made of extra-light titanium are operated by very small and equally light single cam followers. In conjunction with the short sprocket driving the camshaft via an intermediate gear, this ensures supreme revving qualities at the highest speeds as well as exact maintenance of valve timing combined with very compact dimensions.

The use of extremely small and light cam followers furthermore gives the engineer greater freedom in choosing the ideal valve lift curves and, accordingly, in selecting optimum performance characteristics on both road and track.

Made completely of stainless steel, the exhaust system featured by the S 1000 RR is designed consistently for optimum power and performance. It works according to the 4-in-2-in-1 principle with four individual manifolds of equal length fi rst merging into two pipes beneath the engine block and then extending into a large-volume pre-silencer. From there the exhaust emissions flow through a very short and dynamically designed rear-end silencer to the outside.

A homogeneous power and torque curve ensuring optimum rideability is acknowledged as the requirement for sporting performance on the road and fast lap times on the track. Precisely this is why the exhaust system featured on the S 1000 RR comes with two fully controlled interference pipe butterflies housed in two connection pipes for the two outer and two inner manifolds, in the immediate vicinity of the exhaust ducts. As a function of various parameters such as engine speed and the position of the throttle butterfly, an adjuster opens or closes these flaps, allowing exhaust gas to flow freely between the two manifolds or, respectively, interrupting the flow of gas. This coordinates the sequence of oscillations in the exhaust gas mass flow, reducing exhaust gas counter-pressure at the decisive point (like on a racing muffler) and increasing the cylinder charge accordingly.

Lightest supersports with ABS.
The new S 1000 RR offers the highest standard of technology also on its suspension and running gear. Weighing just 206.5 kg or 455.3 lb in road trim and with a full tank, BMW ’s new supersports is by far the lightest machine of its calibre displacing 999 cc and featuring ABS brakes.

Putting the rider right in the centre.
The rider’s seating position leaning forward towards the front wheel for an active style of riding is simply ideal for the sporting rider with his particularly dynamic style. Developing the S 1000 RR, BMW Motorrad has given particular attention to the superior ergonomics of the machine, providing ideal qualities for both small and tall riders and therefore focusing consistently on the rider’s individual requirements. The tank section is as slender as on a 600-cc machine, giving the rider the assurance of excellent control and handling at all times.

As the bottom line, the S 1000 RR is the absolutely ideal motorcycle for the customers of BMW Motorrad looking for new, unprecedented standards and qualities in the supersports segment.

BMW S1000RR STREETBIKE: LIGHTEST ABS's SUPERBIKE WITH BMW FORMULA 1 TECH - COMFY WITH WHEELIE PROTECTION

Overview of technical highlights:
• Best-in-class performance and supreme riding dynamics in the supersports segment.
• Engine output 142 kW (193 hp) at 13,000 rpm, peak torque 112 Nm (82.5 lb-ft) at 9,750 rpm.
• Weighing 206.5 kg (455.3lb) in road trim and with a full tank, this is the lightest supersports in the 1000-cc class with ABS.
• Best power-to-weight ratio in this class of just 1.05 and, respectively, 1.06 kg
(2.31 and, respectively, 2.34 lb) per horsepower without/with Race ABS.
• Optional Race ABS for outstanding brake performance and safety. Weight of the entire system just 2.5 kg (5.51 lb), while other systems of a similar kind weigh up to 10 kg.
• Optional DTC Dynamic Traction Control in conjunction with Race ABS for optimum performance and maximum active safety when accelerating.
• Only supersports machine with Race ABS and DTC Dynamic Traction Control.
• Various riding modes available at the touch of a button for wet surfaces, regular road requirements, race tracks with sports tyres and race tracks with slicks.
• All-round set-up, coordination and balance of Race ABS, DTC Dynamic Traction Control and engine management for all four riding modes.
• High-speed, extra-sturdy valve drive with individual cam followers and titanium valves following the example of BMW ’s Formula 1 engines.
• Innovative exhaust system with a small and short rear-end muffl er, pre-silencer and electronically controlled interference pipe fl aps as well as a fully controlled exhaust gas manifold and two fully controlled three-way catalytic converters.
• Optimum gas dosage combined with maximum functional reliability ensured by E-gas (ride-by-wire), incorporating two bowden cables
(opening and closing cable) leading to the throttle butterfl y adjuster.
• Fulfilment of all environmental standards with the potential to meet future emission requirements ensured by two fully controlled catalytic converters and digital motor electronics.
• Damper elements with a wide range of adjustment on the spring base, the inbound and rebound stroke, as well as the greatest damping reserves, particularly for racing.
• New, clearly defi ned, simple and straightforward options to adjust the suspension and running gear.
• Aluminium tank unique in this segment for further reduction of overall weight.
• Supreme handling combined with best-in-class high speed and braking stability.
• Multi-functional instrument cluster with racing features such as a laptimer. The rider is able to set all functions directly from the ends of the handlebar.
• New generation of switches with optimised ergonomics.
• Supreme aerodynamics and sporting ergonomics ideal for both the tall and short rider.
• Optional HP Gearshift Assistant for shifting up without operating the clutch and without the slightest interruption of torque and pulling power.
• Wide range of equipment, special features and options tailored to the S 1000 RR and naturally offering full BMW quality.

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