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 test.
- 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 chassis/suspension balance felt better as compared to the first generation bike.
- Wheelie control functionality has improved for ’12 and doesn’t activate as abruptly. It still needs added refinement though.
- The S1000RR’s ergonomics are logical and work well for even taller riders.
- Although it’s at the top of its class BMW updates its S1000RR sportbike for ’12 and we test ride it in Valencia, Spain.
- The swingarm now pivots at a 4mm higher position than before.
- The 2012 BMW S1000RR is destined to be atop the superbike class for ’12.
- The instrument display has a new engine rpm font along with other electronic functions.
- Heated grips are now available as a factory option.
- 2012 BMW S1000RR
- The S100RR’s traction control settings are more refined for ’12.
- An optional electronic quickshifter reduces the time and effort it takes to upshift.
- 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.