The 2011 BMW S1000RR is the very latest in racing power. With an aluminium bridge, radial brakes, a super sporty tail-up nose down design, hot colors and the ultimate combination of electronic rider systems: the first genuine racing ABS, features include a front wheel only mode, dynamic traction control which permits varying degrees of slip depending on the lean angle. Never was it so easy to keep that much power under control. Just as true on roads as it is down on the racetrack. The RR label shows that it is a full blooded racing bike, even though it can also be ridden on a public roadway. To top it off, its engine is BMW’s pride and joy.
The 2011 BMW S1000RR comes with a type water-cooled 4-stroke in-line four-cylinder-engine, two camshafts and four valves per cylinder. Its bored out x stroke 80 mm x 49.7 mm with a capacity 999 cc rated output along with 193 hp (142 kW) at 13,000 rpm. The max. torque 83 ft-lb (112 Nm) is at 9,750 rpm compression ratio 13.0 : 1 mixture control / engine management. An Electronic intake pipe injection/digital engine management including knock sensor (BMS-K-P). Emission control Catalytic- 2 Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4 ready Performance / fuel consumption with a maximum speed Over 125 mph (200 km/h).
The 2011 BMW S1000RR comes with an aluminum bridge frame, which holds the engine and weighs in at 26.42 lbs. The frame is comprised of four castings that are designed to allow flex to be tuned along each axis. It also makes the bike as slim as possible between the rider’s legs for maximum ergonomics. The steering head and the two side sections with the engine mounts are made from tip casting aluminum. The rear section, swing arm supports the mounting points for the footrests and are produced from a low pressured die casting process. The sub frame is a welded structure comprised of square aluminum pieces that are bolted to the frame and as such is removable. Due to the compactness of the engine BMW was able to utilize a long swing arm, to provide as much grip as possible. Measuring 23.35 inches from the rotation point to the center of the rear axle, this is one of the longest on the market today.
Suspension is handled via a massive 46mm front fork; featuring very German-like 10 clicks of rebound and compression adjustability, as well as spring preload. The steering head is also adjustable up to 15mm, allowing the front end to be lowered up to 5mm or raised 10mm as compared to stock. Same can be found out back, with a single shock featuring compression, rebound and spring preload tune-ability. Rear ride height can be changed up to 10mm using eccentric inserts in the upper shock support.
The bodywork is also very much wind tunnel influenced to provide optimum aerodynamics. Sitting behind the controversial shrouding is a very techno gauge cluster that features an analog tachometer and digital speedometer, as well a host of racetrack-focused digital readouts. A built-in lap timer can be accessed via the high beam switch on the left bar, as well though a censor that works with any 2D transponder. The 2011 BMW S1000RR has great power harnessed by a communicative chassis and very adjustable suspension, plus high-tech electronics. This makes for a super bike that should no doubt push the envelope of any seasoned rider.