• Oct 11, 2008
Click above for more shots of the BMW S 1000 RR in its race colors

BMW took the wraps off its upcoming S 1000 RR World Superbike contender as the Motorrad division showed the new bike in its official race colors at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany. Taking a good look at the photos, we can see that the bike is indeed very compact. Look through the numerous cutouts and vents in the fairing and you'll see how neat and tidy the new literbike is. Next year, new BMW factory riders Ruben Xaus and past Superbike champion Troy Corser will ride the 190-horsepower S 1000 RR in competition against the Big Four Japanese superbikes, the Ducati 1098 R and the new RSV4 from Aprilia. It should all be very exciting to watch.

Expect a street-going version shortly, with 1,000 units of the new model due for 2009. Unlike past Beamers, the S 1000 RR uses an inline four-cylinder engine mounted transversely in the frame with a standard chain drive. Suspension bits also follow the normal telescopic formula up front with a traditional coil-over out back, eschewing BMW's past Telelever, Duolever and Paralever designs. Take a look in our gallery below.



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      • 6 Years Ago
        wildan azhari
        • 2 Years Ago
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      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm not a bike person but that is a seriously stylish design and very elegant. The colour scheme plus the matt black looks stunning. I like the classic and modern mix, but the only bit I don't like is the gold front bits - looks very after market, although they probably arn't - why could'nt they also be matt black o silver! However i'm very impressed by the way the windscreen integrates - it dosent look 'stuck on' or an after thought.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The "gold bits" you are referring to are the Ohlins forks. They are aftermarket race forks at about $10K a piece I believe.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Does not look modern to me, looks like they are 10yrs behind. Sounds like corser and Xaus are prolly going to be retiring writing off years of developement.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The best looking bike right there
      • 6 Years Ago
      look awfully a lot like Yamaha R's
      • 6 Years Ago
      They built this bike for no other reason than to compete in the World Superbike championship. That's why it's chain driven, inline four, etc. It should make the racing more interesting though along with Aprilia's new bike.
      • 6 Years Ago
      190 I guess isn't too bad for your first public attempt but it isn't going to cut it in WSB.

      This is a strange move for BMW getting into the inline 4 game. Hopefully the can design an engine that doesn't need frequent overpriced tuneups.

      @boxer
      You missed the point of this bike. It's supposed to be a race bike so why would you want the weight or extra loss of power through a shaft. Xaus and Corser would probably be pissed if they had to wait on the techs to change gear ratios while at the track.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Jeremy, from a Bimmerphile, thanks for the correct use of "Beamer" :-)
      wildan azhari
      • 2 Years Ago
      visit too nice sportbike,,, choice better from sportbike other... href="data:post.http://allnewmotorcycles.blogspot.com/2011/11/2012-bmw-s-1000-rr.html
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