2010 BMW S1000RR Development and Design• 2010 BMW S1000RR Development and Design
2010 BMW S1000RR Development and Design
The New BMW S 1000 RR.
1. Overall Concept and Features.
3. Suspension and Running Gear.
4. Electric and Electronics.
5. Body and Design.
6. Range of Equipment.
7. Engine Output and Torque.
Overall Concept and Features.
The new BMW S 1000 RR is a highly innovative straight-four supersports from
BMW Motorrad now making its world debut.
This true milestone in the world of sports machines combines engine output of
142 kW (193 hp) with overall weight of just 204 kg (450 lb) including fuel (183
kg/403.5 lb dry weight, 206.5 kg/455.3 lb overall with Race ABS).
Specifications of this calibre make this supersports machine not only an absolute
highlight in terms of its power-to-weight ratio and performance, but also,
equipped with Race ABS and DTC Dynamic Traction Control, a new benchmark
in terms of riding dynamics, safety and innovation.
Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport has been playing an active role in the World
Superbike Championship since the beginning of the 2009 racing season,
the new S 1000 RR setting the foundation for the production-based racing
machines ridden by BMW Motorrad's two works riders Troy Corser and
The Challenge for BMW Motorrad.
To successfully enter the World Championship with a Superbike today, a
manufacturer needs a production model with the right kind of overall concept
consistently applied in all areas. The essential factors, therefore, are supreme
power, a wide range of engine speed, fast revving capacity also over a long
period, optimum chassis stiffness, and perfect set-up of the engine.
Other features absolutely essential more than ever particularly in the top league
of supersports motorcycles are simple and straightforward rideability, lightfooted
handling, absolutely outstanding all-round performance as well as safety
features such as rider assistance systems like ABS and traction control giving
the customer precisely what he needs.
Developing the RR, BMW Motorrad has entered completely new, unchartered
terrain. Clearly, this meant a huge range of new challenges and responsibilities
for the entire Development Team, but also gave the Team enormous motivation
in seeking to set new standards.
The specific targets in developing the S 1000 RR were therefore clear:
o To achieve output and performance of the highest standard.
o To make the suspension absolutely stable, with top handling and supreme
o To give the new machine that unmistakable, dynamic design of
o To reduce the weight of the motorcycle to an absolute minimum.
o To ensure top quality typical of BMW .
Unique against the competition.
Over the years and decades, the principle of combining a straight-four power
unit with an aluminium bridge frame has been consistently developed and
has become the dominating technical concept particularly in the supersports
segment. The reason, quite simply, is that a motorcycle of this kind offers
signifi cant benefits in terms of riding dynamics, long-distance endurance, and
Precisely this is why the new S 1000 RR also applies this concept with its
proven fortes and advantages. But even while the S 1000 RR, in its concept
teaming up a straight-four power unit and an aluminium bridge frame, may
appear at fi rst sight to have similarities with some competitors, the Development
Team at BMW Motorrad has succeeded in enhancing the existing status of this
concept in virtually every respect.
As a result, the S 1000 RR offers not only a wide range of USPs in terms of
technology, performance, and design, but also, through its particularly compact
overall layout, clearly demonstrates the high school of European engineering in
the supersports four-cylinder segment.