The 2009 BMW S1000RR has made its way outside the walls of BMW HQ in Berlin. Without a formal press release the details are a bit sketchy right now, but the Street-going S1000RR is expected to tip the scales at 403lbs (dry), have a 999cc inline four motor, and cost €15,150 ($19,438) when it goes on sale in Germany this summer. Also present are ABS brakes and traction control. The engine has a very compact cylinder head and is narrow in shape. The valves are activated by means of very small, light cam followers, virtually at Formula 1 level in terms of their dimensions. This construction ensures very high engine speeds and allows maximum freedom in engine design in terms of torque and output.
The BMW S 1000 RR optionally receives a newly developed sports ABS featuring four different modes as well as the dynamic traction control system DTC will be available. The principal function of the traction control system has been borrowed directly from the racing version.BMW dealerships are taking deposits now for the BMW S1000RR.
The much anticpated BMW Superbike is the same model which will be compteting in the World Superbike this season. As all the major manufactures are setting their sights on World Superbike BMW is aligning themselves with a beast of a machine with Ruben Xuas and Troy Corser at the helm. We are waiting anxiously for the first race on March 1, 2009 Phillip Island, Australia
More news as we get it.
The press release, translated from German, follows:
“MUNICH. The 01 March 2009 when staff and fans of
BMW Motorrad eagerly awaited. At the beginning of the race Superbike World Championship in Iceland Phillip / Australia will be the first time, two BMW motorcycles in the starting line-up stand. According to recent tests in Portimao and Valencia look the pilots Corse Troy and Ruben Xaus optimistic about the future, the mood in the BMW Motorrad Motorsport team is good. For the purposes of the audience close racing, the racing motorbikes a relatively large series of nearby area. Behind the scenes ran in the BMW motorcycle plant in Berlin while the series production of the machine, the BMW S 1000 RR, an.
The package of the completely newly developed 999cc motorcycle with its four-series engine is very compact and light; Whereas the dry weight of the motorcycle is 183 kg. Both their sovereign power data as well as its excellent driving characteristics, the BMW S 1000 RR at a very attractive offer in the segment of the super athletes.
The engine with its very compact cylinder head builds very narrow. The valves are very small and light towing lever actuated, which in its dimensions almost to Formula 1 level. This construction ensures very high speeds and allows the most freedoms in the design of the engine with regard to torque and power.
For the super athlete BMW S 1000 RR will be a completely newly developed sports ABS with four different modes as well as the DTC dynamic traction control available. The principle of traction control will be directly transferred from the racing.
The independent design of the S 1000 RR is reflected in the formal language of the segment object represents the BMW brand motorcycles, however, clear. The new S 1000 RR will be in four colors Mineral Silver Metallic, Acidgreen metallic, Thundergrey metallic, and, inspired by the BMW Motorrad Motorsport colors in Alpine White / Lupine Blue / Magmarot available.
The machine series BMW S 1000 RR will be in early summer 2009, the public and is already in the trade order. 2009 the price of the BMW S 1000 RR in Germany 15.150, – Euro incl VAT”