A production S1000RR, based on BMW’s new World Superbike entry will be available later this year, but photos are already being circulated.
The new bike uses a 999 cc inline four and weighs 183 kg (403 lb) and sports a new ABS system with four modes plus dynamic traction control.
The motor has a compact cylinder head and is narrow. Valves are activated by small, light cam followers, allowing high engine speeds.
The supersports model will be available in the four finishes, Mineral Silver metallic, Acid Green metallic, Thunder Grey metallic and — based on the BMW Motorrad racing colours — Alpine White/Lupine Blue/Magma Red.
The S1000RR BMW will be sold this summer in Germany at a European price equivalent (at current rates) to $23,900 Cdn and should arrive at North American dealerships late in the year. We’ll let you know expected Canadian MSRP and arrival date as soon as we have that.
The racing version, meanwhile, will be seen at the World Superbike race on Phillip Island, Australia, on March 1.