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2012 BMW S1000RR Superbike Smackdown Track Photo Gallery
Even stock the BMW proved to be the bike with the most outright horsepower.
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2010 Superbike Smackdown VII Track
Without the benefit of a lightweight racing exhaust the BMW was one of the heavier bikes in the test.
The BMW didn’t offer the sharpest steering—it was predicable however and felt traditional compared to the other European machines.
The BMW is easy to hop on and ride but with 175 horsepower at the back tire it can be challenging to ride at an extreme pace.
All of our testers agreed that the BMW has the best front brakes in terms of feel.
The S1000RR logged high acceleration force numbers proving how effective it is at the racetrack.
The BMW feels like a hybrid cross between the CBR1000RR and Suzuki GSX-R1000 in handling and ergonomic fit.
The BMW’s rocket of an engine helped it achieve the highest top speeds down Thunderhill’s two straightaways.
Mid-pack scores in many of the handling categories held the BMW back from a better result.
The BMW tied the Yamaha for the highest average braking G forces.
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BMW S1000RR instrument display.
Curiously, BMW left its bike completely stock for the racetrack portion of our test.
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