BMW S1000RR - The Lightest Supersport With ABS

BMW Motorrad released the new BMW S 1000 R a supersport bike with a straight-four power unit. The motorcycle combines engine output of 193 horsepower with an overall weight of 204 kg including fuel (183 kg dry weight, 206.5 kg/455.3 lb overall with Race ABS).

The S 1000 R is 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”), while the rider is given the chance to choose 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.

The water-cooled four-cylinder inline power unit is 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.

The exhaust, made completely of stainless steel, works according to the 4-in-2-in-1 principle with four individual manifolds of equal length first 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.

One of the features that ensures the light weight is the aluminium bridge frame integrating the engine tilted to the front at an angle of 32° as a loadbearing element for optimum torsional stiffness on minimum weight.

The front wheel runs on an upside-down fork with a fixed tube measuring an ample 46mm or 1.81" in diameter, while a torsionally stiff swing arm made of aluminium holds the rear wheel in position.

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