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2009 BMW S1000R - European Launch Photo Gallery

The launch of the 2009 BMW S1000RR took place at the Monza racing circuit on May 9, 2009. Check out the first images of the new road going BMW superbike. Read all the details of the 2009 BMW S1000RR Specifications and See the BMW S1000RR US details from Miller motorsports park in BMW S1000RR Breaks Cover in America.

The consistent concept of the S 1000 RR supersports is borne out in
particular by the truly fascinating, innovative high-performance technology and incomparable riding dynamics of this new machine.
The new S 1000 RR also excels through features and qualities typical of BMW such as a long running life, superior quality of production and optimum environmental compatibility thanks to the use of the most advanced exhaust management with two fully controlled three-way catalytic converters also able to fulfil future standards and requirements.
Te S 1000 RR offers not only a wide range of USPs in terms of
technology, performance, and design, but also, through its particularly compact overall layout, clearly demonstrates the high school of European engineering in the supersports four-cylinder segment.
Active safety when braking is signifi cantly enhanced by Race ABS developed especially for the S 1000 RR as a genuine supersports and available as an option straight from the factory.
A further most significant feature likewise contributing to active safety of the highest standard is DTC Dynamic Traction Control also available as an option and masterminded electronically for supreme precision and practical value.
The primary objective in developing the new S 1000 RR was to create a supersports with supreme engine power combined with optimum rideability for the highest conceivable standard of all-round performance.
The new S 1000 RR offers the highest standard of technology also on its suspension and running gear. Weighing just 206.5 kg or 455.3 lb in road trim and with a full tank, BMW ’s new supersports is by far the lightest machine of its calibre displacing 999 cc and featuring ABS brakes.
Developing the S 1000 RR, BMW Motorrad has given particular attention to the superior ergonomics of the machine, providing ideal qualities for both small and tall riders and therefore focusing consistently on the rider’s individual requirements. The tank section is as slender as on a 600-cc machine, giving the rider the assurance of excellent control and handling at all times.
In the process of developing the S 1000 RR, BMW Motorrad focused not only on a lightweight structure, but also on minimum dimensions as an absolutely essential requirement.
As the bottom line, the S 1000 RR is the absolutely ideal motorcycle for the customers of BMW Motorrad looking for new, unprecedented standards and qualities in the supersports segment.
Weighing 206.5 kg (455.3lb) in road trim and with a full tank, this is the lightest supersports in the 1000-cc class with ABS.
Supreme aerodynamics and sporting ergonomics ideal for both the tall and short rider.
Multi-functional instrument cluster with racing features such as a laptimer. The rider is able to set all functions directly from the ends of the handlebar.
Active safety when braking is signifi cantly enhanced by Race ABS developed especially for the S 1000 RR as a genuine supersports and available as an option straight from the factory.
A further most signifi cant feature likewise contributing to active safety of the highest standard is DTC Dynamic Traction Control also available as an option and masterminded electronically for supreme precision and practical value.
Technical challenges of this kind as well as a development period of just four years made the S 1000 RR the ideal project for consistent, all-out use of CAD (Computer-Aided Design) technology as well as the most advanced calculation methods, for example for the machine’s aerodynamics.
The front direction indicators come off easily and quickly for racing the S 1000 RR on the track. Similarly, the numberplate support including the rear direction indicators and numberplate light may be removed very quickly, simply by pulling a plug and unscrewing three fastening bolts.
The result of this development process is an aluminium bridge frame made up of four castings. This particularly configuration serves above all to meet the great challenges in designing a motorcycle with a very slim waist and a large airbox. The spread of stiffness values follows a wide range of calculations and simulations as well as many riding tests taking all kinds of variants into account.
The S 1000 RR comes with the most advanced and sophisticated digital motor electronics currently available on a motorcycle. The software incorporated in this sophisticated BMS-KP (short for BMW Engine Management with Anti-Knock Control) is an in-house development by BMW Motorrad specifi cally for motorcycle applications.
Titanium valves, both intake and exhaust, are actuated by equally small and light single cam followers. Valve play is compensated by means of adjustment platelets running on the spring plates.
Exiting spent gasses is a uniquely-designed 4-2-1 exhaust system, featuring a host of race technology mixed in with the emissions requirements designed to meet government regulations while still providing as much usable power as possible.
Fully sequential, cylinder-specific fuel injection, integrated
anti-knock control, ultra-fast processing of a wide range of sensor signals by the most advanced microelectronics, a compact layout, low weight and selfdiagnosis are the most important features of this sophisticated system.
The rev limit on the production version of the S 1000 RR is 14,200 rpm, while in purely mechanical terms the engine could run much faster.
Maintenance of the strictest noise and emission limits despite supreme engine power is ensured on the S 1000 RR by features such as an electronically controlled exhaust flap positioned upstream of the rear-end muffler, opening up the exhaust pipe to its optimum cross-section as a function of increasing engine speed.
As an option the S 1000 RR is available with a very light slip-on muffler made of titanium and with a carbon trim cover at the rear. The supplier of this special muffler in its very sporting and dynamic design is Akrapovic.
At the simple touch of a button at the end of the right handlebar, the rider is able to choose among various riding modes for all kinds of different conditions and requirements such as riding on the road, on a wet surface, or the race track.
While the three modes Rain, Sport, and Race are activated by the rider directly from the end of the handlebar, the Slick Mode comes with an activation lock function provided by a code plug for the control unit beneath the rider’s seat of the S 1000 RR.
The asymmetric configuration and layout of the main and high-beam headlights comes from endurance racing, applying the principle of maximum effect on minimum weight. Precisely this is why the high-beam headlight is much smaller than the low-beam unit.
Drive and thrust forces are transmitted on the rear chain by means of an integrated thrust damper. Tyre dimensions of 120/70 ZR 17 at the front and, respectively, 190/55 ZR 17 at the rear represent the latest state of the art in the supersports segment.
On the front wheel the brake discs are connected directly to an extra-strong wheel star, without any additional mounting or attachment elements. The five radial arms of the star extending out of the hub form individual forks supporting the rim consistently by means of ten cast spokes.
The S 1000 RR comes in the unmistakable design language and look of
BMW Motorrad. Asymmetries intentionally used in the design of the machine as well as the typical split of the front silhouette into two halves, the so-called Split Face, are design features characteristic of BMW Motorrad now also borne out proudly and distinctly on the new S 1000 RR.
The brake system on the new S 1000 RR lives up to the high standard of performance on the drivetrain and suspension in every respect. Here again, therefore, the development specialists at BMW Motorrad have given utmost attention to meeting all the demands and wishes of the most discerning supersports customers.
BMW Motorrad Race ABS specifi cally developed for supersports requirements and available as an option straight from the factory ensures maximum active safety when braking, again making allowance for the outstanding performance and unique character of the S 1000 RR.
While Race ABS gives the rider valuable support and therefore represents a very signifi cant safety factor when applying the brakes, it is not able to re-define or change the laws and limits to riding physics.