I just stepped off the
new BMW S1000RR at the bike’s press launch held at the Autódromo
Internacional do Algarve in Portimao, Portugal and all I can say is
whatever preconceived notions you had about BMW motorcycles, you can
forget with this bike.
It claims to have the best power-to-weight ratio of any open-class
supersport, and after a day in the saddle around the technically
challenging racecourse, it seems that the claim is right on the money.
How do 220 km/h power wheelies while cresting the small hill onto the
front straight sound? How about handling as nimble as the best
litre-bikes currently on the market? Top that off with race ABS and
dynamic traction control, both tunable on-the-fly and both highly
valuable track day tools no one on a 190-plus horsepower bike should be
You can read the full report next week on CMG.
Good to see BMW in the mix.They’ve been producing great handling,
fast autos forever.About time they got in the game.What about the
Sounds like fun, i look forward to reading more about it.
HEY, I WAS BORN THERE, WHY NOT SEND ME 🙁
It looks like a great bike, except for the assymetrical headlights.
That’s great … yawn … I must be getting old … where is my old Guzzi? … I know it is around here somewhere … 😡