2015 BMW S1000RR First Ride Review

With the Race and Dynamic packages installed, it’s an HP4 in all but name, maybe a little better By Tom Roderick Hyped up on residual adrenalin from the previous day’s track outing at the Circuito Monteblanco, and feeling a little light-headed after visiting the open bar in the captain’s lounge at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport [...]

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2015 BMW S1000RR – 199hp, New Chassis & Cruise Control

Unsurprisingly, BMW Motorrad debuted an updated BMW S1000RR superbike at INTERMOT — building upon the company’s already stout package. Revising the frame geometry for better handling, massaging the engine for an additional 6hp (peak power is now 199hp, while torque is at 83 lbs•ft), and reducing weight by 9 lbs (449.7 lbs with a full tank [...]

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2014 BOTY Test: BMW S1000 R

Author: DRIES VAN DER WALT The formula is familiar: take your flagship superbike, strip off its fairing, detune the motor for mid-range punch, and put it on the market as a naked roadster. Put that way, it almost sounds as if naked versions of superbikes are an afterthought but modern nakeds are much more than [...]

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BMW Plans Third Bike On S1000 Platform, An Adventure

The S1000RR is the most successful bike for BMW and needless to say the fastest and quickest motorcycle in the world. When it was launched it simply blew away the competition in one shot. BMW Motorrad is now keen on repeating the successful easy to ride chassis and engine by modifying it for other roles. [...]

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Michael Dunlop and BMW S1000RR Triumphant in the Senior TT on the Isle of Man

Michael Dunlop in action at Cronk-ny-mona during the Senior TT race. Photos by Gavan Caldwell.   Michael Dunlop, IOM TT senior race winner.   BMW Motorrad and Michael Dunlop (NI) have repeated history, echoing Georg “Schorsch” Meier’s (DE) legendary Senior TT victory of 1939 on the Isle of Man. Dunlop’s third BMW-powered victory of the [...]

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2014 BMW S1000R – First Ride

Just exactly who is the new S1000RR-with-an-R-missing for, and why would anyone want it? Why the question above? Simple. We’ve too often witnessed a manufacturer offering a handlebar version of its open-class sportbike, only to be disappointed when we learn that the machine has also lost its character, performance, and smarts. So, getting right to [...]

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SPIED: BMW S1000 ADV

An S1000-Based Adventure Superbike! Written by: Aaron Frank BMW already rules the adventure-touring category with its iconic R1200GS, but for the ever-growing contingent of ADV buyers who never venture beyond paved roads, the ultra-rugged, boxer-powered GS gives up some ground to more street-biased, superbike-influenced competition like Ducati’s Multistrada and Aprilia’s all-new Caponord. Not for much [...]

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2014 BMW S1000R – First Ride

Just exactly who is the new S1000RR-with-an-R-missing for, and why would anyone want it? By Peter Jones Why the question above? Simple. We’ve too often witnessed a manufacturer offering a handlebar version of its open-class sportbike, only to be disappointed when we learn that the machine has also lost its character, performance, and smarts. So, [...]

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2014 BMW S1000R Was Made for Riding Hard [Video]

Few lucky motorcyclists get to become test riders and these guys have all the fun in the world, especially as they get to ride new machinery. One of these lucky fellows is this BMW Motorrad tester who gives the all-new 2014 S1000R a spin. The 2014 S1000R is the semi-naked version of the acclaimed and [...]

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BMW’s Melandri & Davies Wrap up Jerez Test

Written by Sam Sims The 2013 BMW Motorrad factory World Superbike team wrapped up a two-day winter test Wednesday at the Jerez circuit in the south of Spain. The riders – Marco Melandri and newcomer Chaz Davies – evaluated the new developments on the BMW S1000RR. All together, Melandri, who finished third in the 2012 World [...]

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The Troy Corser Interview – Motorcycle-USA.com

Written by Adam Waheed Source: Motorcycle USA In the first part of this Troy Corser BMW World Superbike Interview, the two-time World Superbike champ and BMW Brand Ambassador revealed how the S1000RR superbike transformed from a mid-pack machine to one capable of race wins. He also commented on the success of Marco Melandri and the [...]

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