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