2012 BMW S1000RR Spesification


2012 BMW S1000RR Spesification BMW’s significantly updated S1000RR is currently being tested at its world launch at Valencia, Spain. Senior Road Tester, Adam Child, is there on behalf of MCN and has just completed his third session. These are his first impressions.

The superbike returned in 2010 as a carry-over model, able to sustain these praise. Although a top machine in the literbike category, BMW totally revised the S1000RR for 2012, the superbike optimized based on the feedback from national super stock race data.

Even prior to the release of the original model in ’09, BMW was already hard at work testing and developing this second-generation S1000RR. Key areas that project manager Josef M├Ąchler and his team wanted to address were creating a better handling chassis, refining the electronics and increasing punch on corner exits, all while maintaining the class-crushing power delivery that the RR has become famous for.

BMW’s optional Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) also received fresh programming. Most of the changes revolve around the functionality of wheelie control with the throttle butterfly valves opening more smoothly when a wheelie is detected. This was done to help avoid the abrupt and rather violent intervention experienced on the first generation bike. TC functionality in Race and Slick mode was also optimized based on the updated engine/throttle mapping. Lastly, a race data logger is available as an accessory and allows you to analyze the dynamics of the motorcycle at any point on track.

The S1000RR chassis has been slightly revised to optimize steering behavior and suspension action. The steering head angle has been changed from 66.1 to 66.0 degrees and fork offset has been reduced by 2.5mm to 29.5mm for quicker steering response. The wheelbase has been shortened 5mm as well.

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