The BMW S 1000 RR has been the superbike benchmark ever since it’s launch five years ago and the company has gone ahead and made the best even better in the form of the 2015 BMW S 1000 RR. The bike, unveiled at the INTERMOT 2014 in Cologne, Germany, looks sharper, gets more power, loses weight and features added tech in order to make it go faster as well as make it more user friendly.
The bike retains BMW’s trademark asymmetrical face the latest iteration of the S 1000 RR sees the headlamps swapping sides with the round open eye on the left and the edgier squinty eye on the right. The trademark grills though continue to be on the right side of the bike. Keeping the in line with the overall sharper design the tail gets a stubbier look as compared to the previous version. Red, black and a combination of red, black and blue will be the paint shades on offer for the BMW S 1000 RR.
The 998 cc in-line four cylinder unit powering the BMW S 1000 RR sees a jump in power to 199 bhp which is an increase of 6 bhp over the previous model. It also gets better torque delivery with peak torque rated at 112 Nm between a 9,500 to 12,000 rpm. Performance is further improved thanks to a weight reduction of roughly 4 kg so the bike now weighs around 204 kg with a full tank of fuel. Improved chassis geometry featuring redefined values for the steering head angle, wheel castor, wheelbase and swingarm pivot point result in better handling, increased traction and overall better driving dynamics of the BMW S 1000 RR. The electronically controlled Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) suspension has also been overhauled.
A new sixth fully programmable riding mode called the “User” has been added to the existing “Rain”, “Sports”, “Race” and “Slick” riding modes as part of the updated electronics package on the 2015 BMW S 1000 RR. Along with the that the bike also features launch control which allows the rider to take off from standstill with the throttle completely open by dumping the clutch. Other additions to the new S 1000 RR include optimised ABS, a pit-lane speed limiter and cruise control borrowed form the S 1000 R streetbike making it the first superbike to carry this feature. The display has been redesigned and gives extra information such as the current and maximum lean angles achieved by the rider.
As mentioned earlier the BMW S 100o RR is considered to be the best superbike on sale and the 2015 version with the improved performance and added features will only strengthen this claim.
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