Aggressive and Agile: The 2021 BMW S 1000 RR
The BMW S 1000 RR is a European-made high-performance sports bike. The S 1000 RR is a regular feature of the BMW range, and once again, it’s set to be one of the most exciting models in the 2021 BMW line-up. With a selection of top shelf-accessories and an aggressive aerodynamic look, the S 1000 RR is a formidable motorcycle.
Breaking from BMW Motorrad tradition, the S 1000 RR has always used an inline-four engine rather than a horizontally-opposed boxer twin. With the four-cylinder configuration, the S 1000 RR is able to produce a hearty 205 horsepower and 83 lb-ft of torque. The power is delivered using a constant-mesh six-speed, and kept under control with a number of exciting riding aids.
Standard equipment includes ABS Pro, BMW Motorrad Race ABS, Dynamic Traction Control, Hill Start Control (HSC), and adjustable riding modes. Other cool features include a modern TFT-display, LED lighting, aluminum wheels, and a special WSBK-inspired aluminum swingarm.
For 2021, the S 1000 RR is available in three color options. These include Motorsport, in white, red, and blue; Hockenheim Silver Metallic; and Black Storm Metallic.
The 2021 BMW S 1000 RR starts at $16,995 USD / $18,900 CAD
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 BMW S 1000 RR in one place.
- Price: $16,995 USD / $18,900 CAD
- Key Features:
- Next-gen Dynamic Damping Control
- Advanced ABS Pro braking system
- Selectable Ride Modes
- Engine: 999cc water/oil-cooled inline-4 engine
- Power: 205 HP
- Torque: 83 lbs-ft
- Wet Weight: 434 lbs (197 kg)
- Seat Height: 32.4 in (822 mm)
2021 BMW S 1000 RR Specifications
|Engine||999 cc water/oil-cooled inline-4 engine|
|Engine Power||205 Hp|
|Bore x Stroke||80 mm x 49.7 mm|
|Mixture control||Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system, variable intake, and knock sensor|
|Max Torque||83 lbs-ft at 11,000 rpm|
|Clutch||Multi-disc clutch in oil bath, anti-hopping clutch, mechanically operated, integrally-reinforced|
|Transmission||Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with straight cut gears|
|Drive||Chain 525 17/45|
|Suspension Front||Upside-down telescopic fork Ø 45 mm, compression and rebound stage adjustable, adjustable preload|
|Suspension Rear||“WSBK” Aluminium swing arm, full floater pro, compression and rebound damping adjustable, adjustable preload|
|Brakes Front||Dual floating disc brakes, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 320 mm|
|Brakes Rear||Single disc brake, diameter 220 mm, single piston floating caliper|
|Tires Front||120/70 ZR 17|
|Tires Rear||190/55 ZR 17|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||4.4 gal (16.5 l)|
|Color||Motorsport paint and Racing Red|
|Alternator||Three-phase 450 W Generator|
|Battery||12 V / 8 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Overall Length||81.6″ (2,073 mm)|
|Overall Width||33.4″ (848 mm)|
|Overall Height||45.3″ (1,151 mm)|
|Wheelbase||56.7” (1,441 mm)|
|Seat Height||Standard Seat: 32.4″|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled||
Standard: 434 lbs (197 kg)
2021 BMW S 1000 RR Features
BMW ShiftCam technology: a combination of optimized torque and top-end performance.
When you first accelerate you will immediately notice: that this bike’s torque curve is captivating even at low and middle speeds thanks to BMW’s ShiftCam technology. The intake valves are controlled as needed by means of a control camshaft. Depending on the speed, the valve lift and timing of the valve opening are adjusted to ensure the best performance for you and your RR.
ABS and ABS Pro: from maximum stability to the highest possible performance.
The RR has standard ABS and ABS Pro, depending on your riding mode: RAIN, ROAD, DYNAMIC, RACE or optional RACE Pro-1 to 3. So you decide whether your bike needs the maximum stability or the highest possible performance.
Standard Gear Shift Assist Pro: switch gears in milliseconds with maximum stability and performance.
On the road or on the track: This feature is a must. With the standard feature Gear Shift Assist Pro, you can smoothly shift up or down without pulling the clutch lever, so you can fully concentrate on the road. At the same time, the load-bearing influences on the body and rear wheel have been reduced to a minimum. The result: you’re faster, more stable and can enjoy even higher performance and more riding pleasure.
Completely developed Dynamic Damping Control (DDC): ideal damping for country roads and the track.
The RR comes optionally equipped with the next generation DDC. Now the electronic valve is parallel to the mechanical valve. If necessary, the damping is reduced or increased in 10 milliseconds via this bypass line. For the road or the track, you can rely on exceptional damping. The suspension spring can also be adjusted manually.
Lighting design: LED, visible, dynamic, aggressive.
The standard LED headlights give the RR its new unmistakable sporty-aggressive look. This applies not only to the front headlights but to the front turn signals, which have been moved from the fairing to the mirrors on the new RR. For the rear of the bike, the turn signal, brake and tail light have been combined into one component.
6.5" TFT display: everything in sight – and under control.
The benchmark in the superbike segment: the TFT display of the RR. With 6.5″ you have a perfect overview of your bikes information. You can choose between the Pure Ride screen that’s reduced to the essentials, or one of three Core Ride screens that display other important information. Everything under control with the multi-controller on the left handlebar: Simply scroll through the menu of your 6.5″ TFT display and access the various functions and settings – without taking your hands off the handlebars, so you maintain full control.
Ergonomics: more comfort, support and freedom of movement.
Not only is the new RR a lot lighter at a mere 434 lbs, it’s also got the perfect ergonomics. The frame, tank, seat, tail and footpegs have all been modified for more support, freedom of movement, more feedback and better knee closure.
The interplay of the milled footpegs and the new handlebar ergonomics with the M seat, in addition to even more feedback, lets you ride longer and concentrate on achieving faster lap times.
Strut and swing arm: performance, sensitivity and adjustability – everything for your personal victory.
The new RR is equipped with an aluminum swing arm and offers you better power distribution and less reaction from the chassis when accelerating. That saves the tires. The standard shock absorber of the new RR is now further away from the engine and is therefore less exposed to heat. In addition, a larger damper piston improves damping in all riding situations.
Standard seat and special equipment: always firmly in the saddle.
When you look at the standard seat, you’ll immediately know that perfect feedback was the goal. This allows not only more freedom of movement, but also the perfect amount of contact with the motorcycle while riding. The standard seat height is 32.4” and the inner-leg curve is 71.9”.
In addition to the standard seat, there’s also the optional M seat for the new RR. Its firmness and slip-resistant cover save power when accelerating or braking hard, and bring more stability to the bike. The M seat is part of the M Package. It is available in three seat heights (32 in, 32.4 in and 33.4 in) as a special accessory.
License plate bracket with lighting components: everything all in one and easily dismantled.
It’s so fast to convert your RR from a cruising bike to a racing machine: the tail light integrated into the LED turn signals and the license plate light are both attached to the license plate bracket unit. The big advantage here is that in just a few simple steps you can remove the license plate bracket and lighting and be ready for the track in no time.
4 standard Ride Modes / Optional Race Pro 1-3 riding modes: a question of attitude.
Four Ride Modes are standard with the RR: RAIN, ROAD, DYNAMIC and RACE. All four are perfectly tailored to the respective conditions and provide more performance or more stability and safety, as desired. Racers, in particular, get their money’s worth with the special Ride Modes Pro option. The additional RACE Pro 1, RACE Pro 2 and RACE Pro 3 modes can be individually adapted to Engine (throttle), Engine Brake, Traction Control (DTC), Wheelie-Control (DTC), ABS and ABS Pro – so that you can achieve the best possible performance on every track.