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.
- It may not be the easiest bike to ride but it certainly is the fastest.
- The 2011 BMW S1000RR retails for $16,630 as tested.
- 2011 BMW S1000RR Superbike Smackdown Dyno
- 2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Horse Power Dyno
- 2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Torque Dyno
- 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 ergonomics weren’t as spot-on perfect as the Honda they are certainly close despite lacking any adjustability.
- While the traction control system works well it is now second-rate compared to the system employed in the ’11 Kawasaki ZX-10R.
- 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.
- Steve Rapp checks out the controls before heading out on track.
- Celebrity guest test rider Steve Rapp (left) and Road Test Editor Adam Waheed (right) display the hand timed results after Superpole.
- Meet the competitors in this year’s Superbike Smackdown Track comparison.
- It’s simply astounding the performance the BMW serves up at the racetrack.