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Video: BMW S 1000 RR valvetrain at full bore shocks and awes

by Jeremy Korzeniewski (RSS feed) on Feb 19th, 2010 at 12:59PM

It takes a ton of engineering prowess to create any functional internal combustion engine, but especially one that's capable of spinning itself up to 14,200 RPM... without blowing itself to bits in the process, of course. Such high rotational speeds are rarely seen on the street – except in high-performance motorcycle engines such as the BMW S 1000 RR's new 1000cc four cylinder mill. BMW's most powerful production motorcycle engine cranks out 193 horsepower at 13,000 RPM and 82.5 pound-feet of torque at 9,750 RPM. Reliably. Perhaps the most impressive piece of engineering in such a... Read More

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