BMW S1000RR Sport Bike marks its official entry into the segment of the litre class bikes in India as it is ruled by Japanese currently in our country
BMW S1000RR needs no introduction. The motorcycle came in the year 2009 and rewrote the rules books of the litre class sport biking. The motorcycle was a typical and sport motorcycle with inline-four engine and perimeter chassis but its trump card the way it handled-ed, the way it put down 200 BHP and how easy it was to ride fast and how brilliant the engine was till the very limit.
BMW engineers have said to be over engineered their very first production motorcycle that was meant for the masses. BMW wasn’t interested in the Moto GP race it was more interested in WSBK championship. After it homologated its bike for the race, it went onto produce the bike for the people. A case which is vice versa when you read the books of history when it comes to racing.
BMW S1000RR was known to put the maximum power down to the rear wheel which was almost 180 BHP. The time when Japanese motorcycle were not making that much horsepower at the crank! The S1000RR came and conquered the race track, people, critics and minds of enthusiast. The motorcycle was one of the few with electronic rider aids and standard ABS.
Come 2015, the motorcycle got some serious updates. It lost 4 kgs and gained 6 more BHP. The 999cc inline engine makes now makes 198 BHP of maximum power at 13500 rpm and 113 Nm of torque at 10500 rpm. The torque curve has been optimized to give more mid range punch and even more punchier top-end than before.
The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The electronic suspension components such as DDC and DTC have been updated for the model 2014 so has the entire suspension system when it comes to damping. The S1000RR continues to have traction controls, rider modes, different level of ABS and much more such as wheelie control.