Road Test — BMW S1000RR Superbike George Lee SyeGeorge Lee Sye

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Road Test – BMW S1000RR

During 2008 a game event took place caught the motorcycle market – BMW Motorrad released the S1000RR for the of competing in the 2009 World Championship .

Dripping with and producing a mind blowing 193 horsepower, it simply blew the away in stock form.

This article was written the perspective of a road rider, it is not and was meant to be a track performance

The Bike

The production version of the was released during 2010. It is a revving 1000cc super that showed it was capable of races. During 2010 it the FIM Superstock 1000 Championship winning all but one race.

It won its first Superbike race in 2012 you Marco Milandri).

Weighing in at a dry 183 and producing somewhere between 173 and 200 at the rear wheel (depending on you read), this is one seriously motorcycle.

BMW Motorrad’s Award S1000RR Superbike

The S1000RR has won awards including Motorcycle (UK) ‘Machine of the Year’ and Bike over 751cc’ Cycle World Best of 2010 and Motorcyclist Motorcycle of the 2010.

In all my time riding the of North Queensland in Australia, I only ever seen one S1000RR on the road. They are not common as a weekend commuter for the cycle enthusiast, possibly they retail at around in Australia.

I got my hands on one this (June 2012) and this is my on what I’ve learned this incredible piece of

Here is the original YouTube for the S1000RR titled – The Oldest in the World .

Road Test

At the time of first writing article I had ridden this just over 5,000 in all kinds of conditions. Low speed, windy roads, straight as a country roads, dirt, rides, short rides, sweeping high speed freeways; you name it we’ve on it. Now that I’m updating this I have now ridden the bike 13,000 kilometres and worn out 4 of tyres .

And the verdict is … well before i you the details, let me give you the bottom – I absolutely love the beast!


It’s seriously fast

handling at speed

Solid as a at full throttle in top gear

sound even with a exhaust

Light weight

throttle response

Handles windy roads well

technology that works

Set up to remove non-essentials (number blinkers etc) for track

The Cons

Awkward to manoeuvre the parking lot – the bars are designed for not shopping centres

Gets hot quickly around town. so ride it to town

Kinda … I guess … for some … not me

Road Detail

HANDLING  — with Sachs suspension and rear, this thing magnificently. Few riders, if any, ever exceed the handling of this bike on the street in form. It was built for the track, clear.

I found the throttle so crisp that riding on tight windy roads is a

At speed it just gets At 200 kmh through high speed the bike works the way it was designed.

PERFORMANCE – This bike is not for the hearted or the beginner. It is a seriously machine capable of acceleration and that few bikes can match. The are claimed figures.

Top speed: 305 (190 mph)

1/4 mile: sec @ 251 km/h (156 mph)

0 to 100 3.1 sec / 43 m (141 ft)

0 to 200 km/h: 6.9 sec / 209 m (686 ft)

0 to 300 19.1 sec / 1,112 m (3,648 ft)

the throttle out of a corner in the lower it responds instantly and leaps in a controlled wheel stand really trying. With a of its head, in spite of the steering it lets you know the front is skimming the bitumen as you shift it through the gears. Exhilarating no what you’ve ridden in the

To put this into perspective this. Ferrari’s latest super car, the LaFerrari, a top speed of 218 miles per hour and 757 bhp (brake horsepower) per tonne. The generates the equivalent of around bhp per tonne based on 193 horsepower

STOPPING POWER  — The is fitted with race Brembo 4 piston fixed . This thing stops on a

For the uninitiated it could be quite All I can say is the combination of braking power and ABS this machine capable of the bejesus out of any rider who would to test its late braking

Like any bike of this touching the front brake any cornering will cause the to stand up and pull it off line, so

RIDER COMFORT  — I’m 172 cm (5’8″) and I find the bike comfortable to ride even distances. The longest ride I did in a day was around 400 kilometres. More anything it tested the resilience of my as it is fitted with slightly positioned race foot

I think taller riders find it physically challenging to do a lot of on if they fit these type of The seat is well padded plenty of room to move … around.

The pillion is not so plush, but it was never really for a passenger was it? Though I will say my loves riding the beast. All we did was an extension for the pillion seat out of density rubber that up the unused room on the riders

I still had room to move and she had a longer and slightly wider closer to me.

George Lee Sye Road the BMW S1000RR

THROTTLE, GEARS AND SHIFTING  — The bike I is fitted with a quick . This is an amazing piece of – full throttle without any just change gears and it smoothly from one gear to the It seems the higher the revs and the quicker and smoother the gear takes place.

I found the first time I it I had to think about it. Over I got used to actually using the shifter instead of clutching the change. A great piece of kit works perfectly and I hope to on a drag track one day.

– The dash is set up for the track and is very like. It has some features I fell in love with.

speedometer with large, to read numbers

Gear light indicator

Prominent rev with clearly distinguished red

Lap timer

Count down indicator for low fuel – it starts about 75 kilometres left in the

VISUAL APPEAL  — The headlights took some used to I must admit. I’m not if I liked them the first I saw it, but it definitely grows on you as you realise it the bike very distinctive on the The lines of the bike, particularly the fairing meets the front are sleek and very race

It looks like a race more aggressive than more brute force aesthetic design.

It’s not as pretty as my son’s limited R6 Yamaha . but as a racer I love it. A lot of are critical of its looks, I’m not quite why as I am all about the overall package than one specific item the air vents or headlights.

TECHNOLOGY – The drips with technology. not that long ago that a like this would cost a small fortune to Today we can get a purpose built bike with the technology on a MotorGP bike for around (Australian).

I know the technology get cheaper in the future, right now still pretty impressive if you ask me.

Mode Settings which horsepower and DTC characteristics – Rain, Race and Slick

DTC (Dynamic Control)

ABS (Anti-lock Breaking

Wheelie Detection


Lap Timer

Gear Change / Optimum Off The Line Rev Indicator

– As an extremely popular track there are plenty of high accessories available. The items most interested me were:

bag and rear gear sack BMW)

Akropovic exhaust (claimed to produce about 10 horsepower with a 5 to 10 kg weight and one is really looking for more on this thing … lol)

fibre guards and fittings

and shorter clutch and brake

Sticking Points

Combination fault has left me stranded on two the last time a total occurred and a replacement was required – seems to be a common fault by other owners

Number bracket vibration – all bolts are yet the bracket moves quite a bit

on the front of the pillion seat – the hell is this about, it no functional use that I can find to hang on to it when moving it I

Tyre and Suspension Settings

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Tyre – 120/70 ZR 17

Rear – 190/55 ZR 17

Bike set up is one of the most yet underperformed activities by bike Tyres and suspension are vitally as they form the connection bike and road . How you weight the and use the throttle will have a impact on grip, and how you set the bike up you to optimally utilize your in those areas.

(Added on of December, 2012) Michelin Pilot 2 tyres  were on the bike when I did the original test. For the type of riding my and I do they proved to be less suitable for this bike. no mistake, the Michelins offer mileage and have fantastic and tear characteristics. But for serious riding they did not perform as as I would have liked. The wheel consistently slid and huge black marks cornering acceleration.

Interestingly enough they scuffed in the process.

I did like the that the slides felt controlled. The biggest issue was the out of the corners. I replaced the tyres a more suitable track / type tyre (Dunlop Q2), and it completely changed the way the performed. Its drive out of corners was short of stunning and rear slides are now transformed into wheel lifting.

My advice is underestimate the need for quality tyres on a bike like

Here are the  settings for the BMW I use for my Sunday rides with the It handles like a dream a 75 kg rider), sticks like to a blanket and drives out of corners hard.

The fundamental thinking I in setting up is this. I want the to work by smoothing out the bumps and the tyres on the bitumen. I want the to compress faster than I them to rebound. This the bike is less likely to back into me over roads and leaves me with control at speed.

I first it (on public roads) with all and compression damping settings on 3 (on a of 1 to 10 with 1 being the least and 10 being the most damping) and it was harsh to ride and handled way with the following settings.

and rear tyres – 36 psi cold Sportmax Q2)

Front sag – 40 mm

Front damping – 3

Front rebound – 6

Rear sag – 30 mm

Rear compression – 3

Rear rebound damping – 6


Manufacturer – BMW Motorrad

Produced – 2009

Engine – 999 cc cu in) inline 4 cylinder

Bore / – 80.0 × 49.7 mm (3.15 × in)

Compression ratio – 13.0:1

– 144 kW (193 hp) @ 13,000 rpm (claimed), kW (179.2 hp) @ 13,250 rpm (rear

Torque – 112 N·m (83 lbf·ft) @ 9,750 rpm 105.8 N·m (78.0 lbf·ft) @ rpm

Transmission – 6-speed, chain optional electronic traction

Brakes Front – Dual 320 mm Brembo 4 piston fixed

Brakes Rear – Single 220 mm single-piston floating caliper

ABS – dis-engageable

Rake / Trail – / 95.9 mm (3.78 in)

Wheelbase – mm (56.4 in)

Dimensions – L 2,056 mm in), W 826 mm (32.5 in), H mm (44.8 in)

Seat height – 820 mm (32 in)

Dry – 183 kg (400 lb)

Weight Wet – 207.7 kg lb)

Fuel capacity – 17.5 L imp gal; 4.6 US gal)

Fuel – 6.13 L/100 km (46.1 38.4 mpg-US)

If you’d to see more of the development history of the . check out the following 10 minute

Final Comments

BMW Motorrad is the HP4 version of the S1000RR in 2013. The I have seen left me Claimed to have an additional 5 (as if we need those) and lighter any previous model, this be the most powerful production on the planet.

I would give an arm and a leg to my leg over one of those and park it in my

BMW S 1000 RR Superstock Limited Edition
BMW S 1000 RR Superstock Limited Edition
BMW S 1000 RR Superstock Limited Edition
BMW S 1000 RR Superstock Limited Edition
BMW S 1000 RR Superstock Limited Edition

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