210hp, improved electronics and aero for BMW S 1000 RR

More power and improved control of that power is at the heart of the redesigned BMW S 1000 RR, all aimed at better lap times and improved performance across the board according to the information released today.

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“With a more powerful engine, advanced suspension and chassis, the new Brake Slide Assist and DTC Slide Control assistance systems as well as optimised aerodynamics with winglets and a redesigned rear end, we were able to raise the RR’s performance to a new level.” Wolfgang Wallner, Project Manager S 1000 RR (from the press release).


Pricing and availability aren’t known at this stage.

Although peak power is up just fractionally by 3hp to 210 at 13,750, the inline four cylinder is claimed to have “usable engine speed range of the new RR is now significantly broader and more fulsome.”

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The electronics now feature a Slide Control Function within the Dynamic Traction Control, which allows the “rider to select two preset drift angles for the traction control system when accelerating out of bends.
Technically, this is achieved using a steering angle sensor. Up to the respective leaning angle, the traction control system allows slippage at the rear wheel when accelerating out of a bend, thus enabling rear wheel drift. When the preset steering angle value is reached, traction control intervenes, reduces slip and stabilises the motorcycle.”

Changes have been made to many aspects of the new bike, including the chassis, Winglets and ABS.

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“Advanced “Flex Frame” and newly defined chassis and suspension geometry.

The heart of the chassis of the new RR is still the aluminium bridge frame, which is a welded construction of four gravity die-cast elements and integrates the engine, which is inclined forward by 32 degrees as before, as a supporting element. With the aim of optimising flexibility laterally, the main frame of the new RR was given several openings in the side areas. The focus was also on further increasing riding precision when developing the new chassis of the RR. The steering head angle has been flattened out by 0.5° and the offset of the triple clamps reduced by 3 mm. The new chassis geometry is accompanied not only by even better riding precision, but also by increased accuracy and clearer feedback from the front wheel.
ABS Pro with new Brake Slide Assist and ABS Pro “Slick” setting functions.

The new Brake Slide Assist function is an important and very helpful innovation for race track riders. As in the new DTC Slide Control function, this new system is also based on steering angle sensors and allows the rider to set a specific drift angle for so-called braking drifts while sliding into corners at a maintained speed.

Winglets, redesigned front and rear sections and attractive colour schemes for even more performance and sportiness.
As with the M RR, winglets on the new RR now ensure the best possible contact of the front wheel with the road – especially when accelerating. They generate aerodynamic downforce and thus additional load on the wheels. The advantages are that the bike’s tendency to do a wheelie is reduced, you can brake later and cornering stability is increased.”

The highlights of the new BMW S 1000 RR:

• Increased output and torque: 154 kW (210 hp) at 13,750 rpm and 113 Nm at 11,000 rpm.
• Shorter secondary gear ratio for more traction at the rear wheel. • Advanced “Flex Frame” with more flex.
• Chassis geometry with new values for steering head angle, offset, caster and wheelbase.
• M Chassis Kit as standard with adjustable swinging arm pivot point and raised rear end.
• Dynamic Traction Control DTC with new Slide Control function for drifts while accelerating using steering angle sensor.
• ABS Pro with new Brake Slide Assist function using steering angle sensor for braking drifts when approaching corners.
• ABS Pro Setting “Slick”
• Optimised aerodynamics with new front section, winglets, high
windshield and partitioning off of the lower triple clamp.
• M lightweight battery as standard.
• USB charging port in the rear section.
• Redesigned rear section and shorter number plate holder.
• Optimised wiring harness for removing the number plate holder.
• Clutch and generator cover in black.
• Easier rear wheel assembly due to loss-proof axle bushings and chamfered brake pads and brake anchor plate.
• M GPS Mouse Adapter as part of the BMW Motorrad original accessory range.
• New GoPro holder as part of the BMW Motorrad original accessory range.
• Three attractive paintwork finishes: Black storm metallic, Style Passion in Racing red non-metallic and Light white non-metallic/BMW M.

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