Long known for its extensive line of precision-built automobiles and motorcycles, BMW Motorrad adds to its versatile model line-up with the S1000RR Superbike. The S1000RR is Bavarian Motor Works all-new entry into the burgeoning sportbike market and is sure to introduce many new cutting-edge motorcycle technologies, such as ride-by-wire and traction control that the German company has become renowned for.

2010 BMW S1000RR
The S1000RR is BMW’s entry into the competitive sportbike market. The BMW wasted no time making a big splash in the superbike world by taking top spots in several major sportbike shootouts. Could a World Superbike title be on the horrizon?

As opposed to its European competitors, the new Beemer 1000 superbike will utilize a traverse-mounted liquid-cooled Inline-Four displacing 999cc’s, just under the limit for World Superbike competition. Like its Japanese competitors the BMW S1000RR engine makes use of dual overhead camshafts and 4-valves per cylinder. A six-speed transmission and a conventional chain final drive complete the S1000RR powertrain.

For the chassis, the BMW S1000RR will use a unique twin-spar frame and long boomerang-shaped double-sided swingarm both constructed out of aluminum. BMW’s proprietary telelever and paralever suspenion components which it uses on other road-going models will be ditched on the S1000RR and replaced by conventional components including an inverted fork and a monoshock working through a linkage.

Although not yet released, BMW has committed to producing a minimum of 1000 S1000RRs for worldwide release before December 2009 in order to meet the FIM’s homologation requirements for World Superbike Racing.

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