2010 BMW S1000RR - Superlative Superbike!

Germany's first true superbike changes everything

By Brian Catterson, Photography by BMW, Kel Edge

A clean-sheet superbike, closer to the competition's offerings than anything else in BMW's range.

Every other contender on the World Superbike starting grid, from the Aprilia RSV4 to the Yamaha YZF-R1.

Price $15,730 (as tested)
Engine type l-c inline-four
Valve train DOHC, 16v
Displacement 999cc
Bore x stroke 80.0 x 49.7mm
Compression 13.0:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate slipper
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 193 bhp @ 13,000 rpm
Claimed torque 83 lb.-ft. @ 9750 rpm
Frame Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension 46mm Sachs inverted cartridge fork with
adjustable spring preload, compression
and rebound damping
Rear suspension Single Sachs shock with adjustable
spring preload, high/low-speed compres-
sion and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Brembo radial-mount four-piston
calipers, 320mm discs with optional ABS
Rear brake Brembo single-piston caliper, 220mm
disc with optional ABS
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Metzeler RaceTec K3
Rear tire 190/55ZR-17 Metzeler RaceTec K3
Rake/trail 23.9°/3.8 in.
Seat height 32.3 in.
Wheelbase 56.4 in.
Fuel capacity 4.5 gal.
Claimed dry weight 422 lbs. (427 lbs. with ABS)
Colors Acid Green Metallic, Mineral Silver
Metallic, Thunder Grey Metallic,
Motorsport red/white/blue
Available Late 2009/early 2010
Warranty 3 yrs./36,000 mi.

BMW Motorcycles USA
P.O. Box 1227
300 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Westwood, NJ 07675

Verdict 4.5 stars out of 5
The real deal: The competition should be very worried.

By Brian Catterson
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