Official Release 2010 BMW S 1000 RR Superbike Most Advanced and Powerful Yet

2010 BMW S 1000 RR Superbike

BMW Motorrad has just taken the wraps off of their newest supersports machine, the 2010 BMW S 1000 RR, at the legendary Monza Racing Circuit. Usually I am pretty unfased by the deluge of yearly motorbike releases, but I can’t hold back on this one… BMW has always made bikes that were solid offerings but lacked real excitement. Not this time! Their new superbike is a straight-four with an engine output of 193 hp from a bike that tips the scales dry at only 403.5 lbs. Just for sake of comparison, the first bike I started racing with was a 1995 CBR600F3. That bike was a real contender at the time but only put out 100 hp with a dry weight of 407.9 lbs. I regularly could hit 160 mph and can only imagine what this one must be capable of on the track (or street for that matter.)

Not only is the power-to-weight ratio of the new 2010 BMW S 1000 RR pretty insane but this Superbike also comes equipped with a Race ABS system and DTC Dynamic Traction Control, the first bike of its kind. The bike offers various riding modes for Rain, Sport, Race and Slick conditions. Even with all these added mechanical systems and a full tank and fluids, the S 1000 R only weighs 455.3 lbs. This bike has a rev limited to 14,200 rpm and puts out maximum torque of 82.5 lb-ft at 9,750 rpm. One other interesting tidbit is that BMW’s new superbike comes with an optional HP Gearshift Assistant that allows for up-shifts without using the clutch, which means no torque interuption. Pricing should be available soon…

Source: BMW Motorrad