The original BMW S1000RR sport bike was manufactured to compete in the 2009 Superbike World Championship and later became a successful commercial product. BMW Motorrad, the manufacturer, has just presented the revised 2012 model of this bike—the 2012 BMW S1000RR. The bike looks quite the same as the 2009 model.
Except for the reconfigured throttle curve for improved low-speed performance, no changes to the engine were made. The bike still has a peak horsepower of 193 at 13,000 rpm, and an unchanged redline of 14,200 rpm.
The suspension, however, received many updates. There’s a new internal structure for the upside down fork and the spring to improve comfort and performance; suspension geometry has been modified with new values for the steering head angle, offset, position of the swing arm pivot, fork projection, and spring strut length.
BMW offers several color schemes for the new S1000RR—Racing Red and Alpine White, Sapphire Black Metallic, and Bluefire.