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2012 BMW S1000RR First Ride Photo Gallery
Although it’s at the top of its class BMW updates its S1000RR sportbike for ’12 and we test ride it in Valencia, Spain.
Take a look at photos and images of BMW’s new and improved superbike then read the review in the
2012 BMW S1000RR First Ride
The S100RR’s traction control settings are more refined for ’12.
The S1000RR sports a 20% larger air intake for ’12.
Engineers modified the geometry of the bike for ’12. We couldn’t notice much of a difference on street rubber.
Throttle response and sensitivity in Race and Slick modes is much improved making the bike easier to drive off corners.
The S1000RR’s ergonomics are logical and work well for even taller riders.
Wheelie control functionality has improved for ’12 and doesn’t activate as abruptly. It still needs added refinement though.
The chassis/suspension balance felt better as compared to the first generation bike.
An optional electronic quickshifter reduces the time and effort it takes to upshift.
The swingarm now pivots at a 4mm higher position than before.
A new top clamp with reduced offset is said to improve steering response. We couldn’t tell a difference.
The S1000RR continues to offer class-leading levels of stopping power. Its optional Race ABS is also the best motorcycle ABS available on the market.
The side panels along with the tail section received updated styling.
The instrument display has a new engine rpm font along with other electronic functions.
Heated grips are now available as a factory option.
The 2012 BMW S1000RR is destined to be atop the superbike class for ’12.
2012 BMW S1000RR
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