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2011 BMW S1000RR Track Smackdown Photo Gallery

BMW’s spectacular S1000RR is back and ready to tackle a fresh batch of challengers at the racetrack. Learn more in the 2011 BMW S1000RR Track Comparison review.

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2011 BMW S1000RR Superbike Smackdown Dyno
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2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Horse Power Dyno
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2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Torque Dyno
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The 2011 BMW S1000RR retails for $16,630 as tested.
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Meet the competitors in this year’s Superbike Smackdown Track comparison.
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Celebrity guest test rider Steve Rapp (left) and Road Test Editor Adam Waheed (right) display the hand timed results after Superpole.
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Steve Rapp checks out the controls before heading out on track.
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While the ergonomics weren’t as spot-on perfect as the Honda they are certainly close despite lacking any adjustability.
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With 184 horsepower at the back tire it’s hard to keep the front end down.
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BMW is truly in a class of its own right now in the Superbike class.
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While the chassis wasn’t as dialed-in as the Honda it was easy to perceive that the potential is there.
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Every one of our test riders were blown away by the performance of the BMW.
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The BMW scored well in anything related to acceleration.
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The BMW’s brakes are the most powerful in the class however they did fade at the racetrack.
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While the traction control system works well it is now second-rate compared to the system employed in the ’11 Kawasaki ZX-10R.
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It’s simply astounding the performance the BMW serves up at the racetrack.