Think about all your bad experiences you've had with BMWs. That will not happen again. The BMW S1000RR
looks really good. It has asymmetric endurance-style headlights witch is kind of odd but the main reason for this is that BMW wanted to save some weight by reducing the dimensions of the high-beam projector. Also, because BMW S1000RR needed a way to differentiate from the Japanese counterparts, they invested more time in the design and they created a nice aerodynamic bodywork
which still gives the machine a "600cc Supersport feel", according to the germans.
We have tested this bike and the riding position doesn't bring anything new. It's spacious and aggresive, it is very similar to a GSX-R and has the same spec master cyclinders and levers, and an identical raucous induction growl lending it familiarity. It drives really smooth with no punches and jolts and the curves feel very linear. It is somehow similar to a Gixer but delivers more power and i am sure that the Beemer takes charge in traffic light GP and dragstrip shootouts. The good part is that it is easy to control, the fuelling, the throttle feel and connection are behaving well as long as you are not trying to wheelie. BMW S1000RR has an awesome Dynamic Traction Control which helps the bike taking the corners safely with a very good adhesion on the track.
Anyway, BMW brags about the fact that S1000RR is a one hundred percent inhouse job but you should know that the wheels are chinese.
The Brembo brakes are good, delivering power and consistency but the Sachs suspension has some downsides and it is not the best choice for this motorcycle but BMW had to shrink the bike's cost by choosing this type of suspension. I am definitely sure that the bike chassis would roll even better if it was fitted with some Showas suspensions.
At a standstill the S1000R's stance makes you think it will be nose-heavy but that's not right at all, it has an incredible good balance that no other bike i've ridden can match. Despite the saggy suspenders, there's no compromise between the front or rear and you are rewarded with stunning feedback from either end. Also, the steering is quick and precise, the multi adjustable suspension is sensitive to changes and really works. No doubt the BMW S1000RR is going to be much better on the road than other bikes. This motorcycle is supple, user friendly, safe and performant. It is very stable, even under heavy breaking conditions, due to its soft suspension and pliable stroke.
The big-bore, short-stroke 999cc motor gets an injection of BMW's F1 technology, particularly the four-valve head, and only weights 59 kg. It has a sophisticated engine management system named BMS-KP that checks everything. The crank is forged from a single piece of steel and runs a traditional angle of 180 grades. The valves are made from lightweight titanium and the DTC system sets a new standard for production motorbikes.
BMW S1000RR has a weight of 183 kg and develops a power of 193 hp. The motorbike is just awsome and the price starts from 13.200 EUR.