The BMW S1000RR is a sport bike initially made by BMW Motorrad to compete in the 2009 Superbike World Championship, that is now in commercial production. It was introduced in Munich in April 2008, and is powered by a 999 cc (61.0 cu in) inline-4 engine redlined at 14,200 rpm.
BMW made 1,000 S1000RRs in 2009 to satisfy World Superbike homologation requirements, but expanded production for commercial sale of the bike in 2010. It has an anti-lock braking system, standard, with an optional electronictraction control. It has a wet weight of 207.7 kg (458 lb), and produces 133.6 kW (179.2 hp) @ 13,250 rpm at the rear wheel.
The factory race bike used in the Superbike World Championship differs in a number of ways from the production bike. Its engine has a higher compression ratio of 14.0:1 compared with 13.0:1, and it delivers over 200 hp (150 kW) at 14,000 rpm, compared with 193 hp (144 kW) at 13,000 rpm. The race bike has a 44 mm Öhlins inverted fork, compared with a 46 mm upside-down fork. Until 2012 it had a 16.5-inch front wheel and a 16-inch rear wheel instead of a 17-inch (for 2013 world superbike season, 17-inch rims became mandatory) and an MRA Racing ‘Double-Bubble’ Windshield. Most significantly, it has a wet weight of 162 kg (360 lb) compared with 207.7 kg (458 lb) for the production model.
On 26 June 2008, Spanish rider Rubén Xaus signed to ride the bike for the factory BMW Motorrad team. On 25 September 2008, Australian former double Superbike World Champion Troy Corser signed to complete the team’s two-rider lineup for 2009. In the 2009 Superbike World Championship season, the highest race result achieved by Corser was fifth place in the Czech Republic, and Xaus achieved seventh place in Italy. During the 2010 FIM Superstock 1000 Championship season Ayrton Badovini dominated by winning every single race but one on the S1000RR. This result was significant because the Superstock class of WSBK is where the machines most closely resemble the stock offerings at the showroom. On 13 May 2012, Italian rider Marco Melandri riding for the factory BMW Motorrad team was the first to secure a win for the S1000RR in World Superbike competition at the British round in Donington Park. His team mate Leon Haslam came in second giving BMW a “One Two” finish.
|Production||2009 – Present2013 – Present (HP4)|
|Engine||999 cc (61.0 cu in) inline-4|
|Bore / stroke||80.0 mm × 49.7 mm (3.15 in × 1.96 in)|
|Power||144 kW (193 hp) @ 13,000 rpm (claimed)
133.6 kW (179.2 hp) @ 13,250 rpm (rear wheel)
|Torque||112 N·m (83 lbf·ft) @ 9,750 rpm (claimed)
105.8 N·m (78.0 lbf·ft) @ 10,250 rpm
|Transmission||6-speed, chain drive, optional electronictraction control|
|Brakes||Front: Dual 320 mm discs, Brembo 4-piston fixed callipers
Rear: Single 220 mm disc, single-piston floating caliper
|Tires||Front: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear: 190/55 ZR 17
|Rake, trail||23.9° / 95.9 mm (3.78 in)|
|Wheelbase||1,432 mm (56.4 in)|
|Dimensions||L 2,056 mm (80.9 in)
W 826 mm (32.5 in)
H 1,138 mm (44.8 in)
|Seat height||820 mm (32 in)|
|Weight||183 kg (400 lb) (claimed)(dry)
204 kg (450 lb) (claimed)
207.7 kg (458 lb) (wet)
|Fuel capacity||17.5 L (3.8 imp gal; 4.6 US gal)|
|Fuel consumption||6.13 L/100 km (46.1 mpg-imp; 38.4 mpg-US)|