2015 BMW S1000RR Unveiled at the INTERMOT Motorcycle Show
BMW Motorrad has revealed the expected 2015 S1000RR at the Intermot 2014 motorcycle fair. The new generation S 1000 RR gets fresh bodywork which includes redesigned and repositioned asymmetrical headlights, a lighter exhaust and reworked graphics and colour combinations.
Powering the 2015 BMW S1000RR is the in-line-four cylinder, 998cc powerplant as seen on its predecessor. But BMW claims that it has a re-engineered cylinder head with new duct geometry, new intake camshaft and even lighter intake valves to increase the power output to 200PS and peak torque is at 113Nm.
BMW has also changed the chassis of the 2015 S1000RR as the bike has been equipped with a lighter frame structure, offering an optimised blend of rigidity and flexibility. The new bike is also lighter by 4kg in comparison to its predecessor. S1000RR’s chassis fashions redefined steering head angle, wheel castor, wheelbase and swingarm pivot point, resulting in optimized handling, increased traction and solid rider feedback.
To enable optimum adaptation to the prevailing riding conditions, the new RR bike already comes with three riding modes as standard: “Rain”, “Sport” and “Race”. If the Pro riding mode option is selected, these can be supplemented by the two additional modes “Slick” and “User”.
The Pro riding mode option also features Launch Control for flawless racing starts as well as the programmable pit-lane speed limiter for sticking exactly to the pit-lane speed limit. When this feature is activated, it has the additional effect of producing the impressive soundtrack familiar from the world of motorcycle racing. The HP Gear Shift Assist Pro, which can likewise be ordered as an ex-works option, enables lightning-fast clutchless upshifting and downshifting.
The new RR comes with Race ABS (semi-integral) as well as Automatic Stability Control (ASC) included as standard. In conjunction with the optional Pro riding mode feature, it can be equipped with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) including banking sensor and precision calibration. All control systems have been retuned and further improved in terms of their control precision and characteristics.
The dynamic design with its sporty, aggressive feel is given further impact by colour schemes with three very individual characters: Racing Red / Light White, Black Storm metallic and the BMW Motorsport colours.