The 2011 BMW S 1000RR features a number of impressive technological features. These include the racing-style anti-lock brakes, ability to switch to front-wheel drive, options for dynamic traction control, and a ton of power in the engine. The engine is a 999-cc, four-cylinder that produces an impressive 192 horsepower and 92.5 lb-ft of torque. The overall weight of the motorcycle is around 500 pounds, which doesn't account for fluids. The overall design is expectedly a crotch rocket, but it is still sleek and stands out for its great coloring and BMW quality.
The chassis features an aluminum bridge frame to hold the engine in place. The flex can be tuned across all four castings, which allows for optimization. The bike is slim between the rider's legs, and the ergonomics are excellent. The swing arm is long and provides a great amount of grip, and additionally, the swing arm is one of the longest in this segment thanks to the condensed size of the engine allowing extra room for design. The suspension features a large front fork and an adjustable steering head, which allows the front to be lowered or raised slightly. The rear suspension features the same ability. The overall bodywork is designed for aerodynamics. The instrument cluster features an analog tachometer, digital speedometer, and digital readouts. A lap-time counter is standard fare.
The overall impression is an extremely easy to handle, quick on the road bike. The cornering is phenomenal, and the speeding abilities are an easy way to get a speeding ticket. With the racing anti-lock brakes, stopping is powerful. For daily usage, the 2011 BMW S 1000R may be a bit overpowered and more than needed, but it will work as a commuting bike. The realistic usage of the 1000RR is on a track, where it is allowed to go full speed and use all the technological tools given to the rider. The downside is that the engine can easily become extremely hot, and the wrist position required by the handlebars may cause some discomfort. Other than that, this is a hard to resist bike.