As one of the most advanced and capable motorcycles available today, the BMW S 1000 RR is in a class of its own. Every ride feels like a lap of the track, whether you take on winding country roads or a stone and mud trail.
The imposing aura of the S 1000 RR is created with careful contouring and sharp, aerodynamic lines. It looks made for racing, with a confident atmosphere that makes your excitement build as you approach it. The four-into-two-into-one sequencing of the high-grade steel exhaust system includes an acoustic valve for a throaty, generous rumble of power.
Take a pillion passenger out for the exhilarating ride – their colour-coded seat is just as ergonomic as yours. For your comfort, heated handlebar grips and an adjustable six-position handbrake are standard inclusions. The headlights are permanently on, as a visibility and safety measure, and the side stand has a start inhibitor.
As both a unique style point and technology extra, the S 1000 RR brings you a clever multifunction instrument cluster. Alongside the speedometer, fuel level and other typical displays, it adds a lap timer, throttle and shift rates, and an energetic 'launch mode'.
Tack on cruise control as an option to make the most of motorway runs. Other factory-fitted options include forged wheels and the tailored Riding Mode Pro. The independent front and rear suspension systems make light work of rougher surfaces, with the front fork inverted to bear more pressure.
Racing performance is taken to new heights by the bike's 999cc engine, which outputs a thrilling 199bhp and 113Nm of torque at 9,750rpm. It claims a top speed of over 180mph, the highest of any BMW Sport motorcycle. As the S 1000 RR is also close to four kilos lighter than the previous version, it's quick off the mark and attractively agile.
A six-speed gearbox works hard alongside the engine to push the limits of the S 1000 RR. The integrated digital engine management system enhances the reliable performance you'd expect from a BMW.
The RR model also comes with Race ABS and Dynamic Traction Control. Four customised driving modes are integrated with the ABS – two for on the road and two for heading off it. Race and Slick are designed for the individual challenges of track riding, adjusting the settings to shave seconds from each lap.