Thursday, September 6, 2012

BMW S 1000 RR



The BMW S1000RR is a sport bike initially made by BMW Motorrad to compete in the 2009 Superbike World Championship,that is now in commercial production. It was introduced in Munich in April 2008, and is powered by a 999 cc (61.0 cu in) inline-4 engine redlined at 14,200 rpm. BMW made 1,000 S1000RRs in 2009 to satisfy World Superbike homologation requirements, but expanded production for commercial sale of the bike in 2010. It has an anti-lock braking system, standard, with an optional electronic traction control. It has a wet weight of 207.7 kg (458 lb), and produces 133.6 kW (179.2 hp) @ 13,250 rpm at the rear wheel. 

Performance

Top speed: 305 km/h (190 mph)
1/4 mile: 9.57 sec @ 251 km/h (156 mph)
 0–100 km/h: 3.1 sec / 43 m (141 ft)
0–200 km/h: 6.9 sec / 209 m (686 ft)
0–250 km/h: 10.4 sec / 426 m (1,398 ft)
0–280 km/h: 14.8 sec / 750 m (2,460 ft)
 0-300 km/h: 19.1 sec / 1,112 m (3,648 ft)
 Braking distance 250-0 km/h: 229 m (751 ft)

Race bike differences

The factory race bike used in the Superbike World Championship differs in a number of ways from the production bike. Its engine has a higher compression ratio of 14.0:1 compared with 13.0:1, and it delivers over 200 hp (150 kW) at 14,000 rpm, compared with 193 hp (144 kW) at 13,000 rpm. The race bike has a 44 mm Öhlins inverted fork, compared with a 46 mm upside-down fork. It has 16.5-inch front wheel and 16-inch rear wheel instead of 17-inch and an MRA Racing 'Double-Bubble' Windshield. Most significantly, it has a wet weight of 162 kg (360 lb)[citation needed] compared with 207.7 kg (458 lb) for the production model. 

Superbike World Championship

On 26 June 2008, Spanish rider Rubén Xaus signed to ride the bike for the factory BMW Motorrad team. On 25 September 2008, Australian former double Superbike World Champion Troy Corser signed to complete the team's two-rider lineup for 2009. In the 2009 Superbike World Championship season, the highest race result achieved by Corser was fifth place in the Czech Republic, and Xaus achieved seventh place in Italy. 

During the 2010 FIM Superstock 1000 Championship season Ayrton Badovini dominated by winning every single race but one on the S1000RR. This result was significant because the Superstock class of WSBK is where the machines most closely resemble the stock offerings at the showroom. On 13 May 2012, Italian rider Marco Melandri riding for the factory BMW Motorrad team was the first to secure a win for the S1000RR in World Superbike competition at the British round in Donington Park. 

His team mate Leon Haslam came in second giving BMW a "One Two" finish. On 8 April 2012, US rider Colin Edwards rode a BMW S1000RR engined motorcycle for the Forward Racing team. This history making inaugural CRT Class debut, where 1,000 cc tuned factory production motorcycle engines competed for the first time alongside the current MotoGP machines. The BMW S1000RR engined Suter machine though placed first in its class finished 12th overall.


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