2020 BMW S1000RR
Street Motorcycle for sale by Eurocycles of Orlando in Orlando, Florida 32819
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Putting one of the worlds most competitive superbikes on a 10-pound diet is difficult, so dropping 24 lb (11 kg) from the S1000RR is a pretty herculean achievement for BMW. The Bavarians have also ditched the RRs pop-eyed asymmetry, jacked up the power and torque, and added the option of M-series upgrades in a complete overhaul of the bike.
The original S1000RR blew the superbike class right open on its 2010 debut. The revised edition we first saw in 2015 got faster and a bit lighter, and added cruise control, to stay right at the top of most road- and track-focused comparison tests. And it seems with the 2019 model, BMWs gone all-out to put this barnstorming literbike on a crash diet.
Working over pretty much the entire design, the team managed to get the fully fueled weight down to 434 lb (197 kg), representing what the company claims is a weight loss of 24 lb (11 kg). Were not quite sure how that works, given that the 2015 model launched with a claimed weight of 450 lb (204 kg) as we reported at the time, but whats a few pounds between friends anyway?
The impossibly compact 998cc inline 4-clyinder engine leaps from 199 to 207 hp, while shedding an impressive 9 lb (4 kg). Some of that power increase will be due to the ShiftCam variable valve lift system running on the intake cams, a system we first saw on the new R1250 GS and RT a month and a half ago. This kind of gear helps manufacturers optimize power and torque both for low-rpm street riding and flat-out racetrack work, so the extra power will likely do nothing to detract from the RRs legendary road manners and round-town rideability.
With its exceptionally high resolution, the instrument panel provides a clear display of the selected settings along with road speed and engine speed. As a result you have an optimal overview of the RRs performance and of your settings at all times.
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