2012 Bmw S 1000 RR: official details, photos and specs

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 25, 2011

BMW Motorrad has unveiled the modified version of its S 1000 RR supersports bike just two years after it was launched in 2009. The company sought to improve its precision and make it more agile. It also now has a punchier power buildup and is more sensitive. BMW made use of the feedback reports it had received from national super stock races to determine how it will revise the S 1000 RR.

The new RR offers the highest level of sporting character and riding dynamics. BMW claims that the new S 1000 RR offers better handling with supreme riding stability and outstanding engine performance. It’s also very practical for daily use. For safety, it is fitted with the latest brake system available today, the BMW Motorrad Race ABS. The Dynamic Traction Control system DTC supports the rider when accelerating.

These two systems were optimized to achieve a perfect interaction. No changes were made to the engine power. It still has an output of 142 kW (193 hp) and weighs just 204 kilograms including 90% fuel (206.5 weight with Race ABS).

To enhance ridability, BMW improved its thrust and it improved the linearity and harmoniousness of the power and torque curves as well. Its overall response is improved by the reconfigured throttle. It comes with a new and optimized design to improve response sensitivity, to tighten the twistgrip angle, and to lessen the twisting force. Riding dynamics was improved by the modifications made to the new RR suspension.

For example, the upside down fork and the spring strut have a new internal structure, offering a broader variety of damping forces from comfort to performance. In addition, the suspension geometry was revised with new values for the steering head angle, offset, position of the swing arm pivot, fork projection, and spring strut length to result to even better handling, steering accuracy, and feedback for the new S 1000 RR. It wasn’t just the engine, suspension, and cockpit improved on the new S 1000 RR, it only benefits from a new design.

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