2009 BMW S1000RR Supersport Begins Production
Photos and text courtesy BMW Motorrad.
First Batch of BMW S1000RR Supersport Bikes Ready
February 8, 2009 - Staff and fans of BMW Motorrad are
looking forward to March 1st 2009 with great excitement,
because at the first race of the 2009 World Superbike
Championship in Phillip Island, Australia, two BMW
motorcycles will be in the starting line-up for the
BMW S1000RR information and photos |
our full detailed report on the release of the
After recent tests in Portimão and Valencia, riders
Troy Corser and Ruben Xaus are optimistic about the
future and the mood in the BMW Motorrad Motorsport team
The racing bikes will be fairly close to serial
production models, allowing for the greater audience
identification characteristic of the sport. Behind
the scenes meanwhile, production of the serial machine
is getting underway: the BMW S 1000 RR.
The package of this completely newly developed
motorcycle with its 999cc in-line 4-cylinder engine is
very compact and light. The dry weight of the
motorcycle is 183 kg (403 lbs).
Both its supreme performance figures and its
outstanding riding properties make the BMW S 1000 RR an
extremely attractive offer in the Supersports segment.
The engine has a very compact cylinder head and is
narrow in shape. The valves are activated by means
of very small, light cam followers, virtually at Formula
1 level in terms of their dimensions.
This construction ensures very high engine speeds and
allows maximum freedom in engine design in terms of
torque and output.
Assembly of the first BMW S1000RR at the BMW Plant in
A completely new, recently developed sports ABS
featuring four different modes as well as the dynamic
traction control system (DTC) will be available. for the
Supersports BMW S 1000 RR. The functional
principle of the traction control system has been
borrowed directly from racing.
The distinctive design of the S 1000 RR reflects the
general style of the segment but also clearly represents
the brand BMW.
The new S 1000 RR will be available in the four
finishes Mineral Silver metallic, Acid Green metallic,
Thunder Grey metallic and - based on the BMW Motorrad
racing colors - Alpine White/Lupine Blue/Magma Red.
BMW S1000RR Colors.
The production BMW S 1000 RR will be presented to the
public in the early summer of 2009, but it is currently
available for pre-order at your BMW dealer.
The 2009 price of the S1000RR in Germany is 15,150
euros incl. VAT. U.S. market availability and
pricing of the production S 1000 RR has not been
determined and will be provided at a later date.
Source: BMW press release.
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