2012 BMW S1000RR Review

Barely two years after its launch in 2009, BMW Motorrad has now revised model of the Super Sports bike success, now optimized with many details. The main objective was to conduct even greater precision and agility, a striking accumulation of power and a more sensitive. The revised model of the S 1000 RR has incorporated a large number of feedback reports from the national super stock race.

Like its predecessor, the new RR knows no compromise, offering the highest level of sports and riding dynamics. Compelling features in the S 1000 RR is its improved handling with absolute riding stability, supreme engine performance and perfect everyday, practical, dynamic and performance resounding. The highest level of active safety is ensured by the most sophisticated system of braking on the market, BMW Motorrad Race ABS. On acceleration, the pilot is supported by the DTC traction control system dynamics. Both systems have been optimized for perfect interaction.

There has been no change in engine power greater than 142 kW (193 hp) with a weight of only 204 kg, including fuel by 90% (206.5 Weight with Race ABS).

2012 BMW S1000RR
2012 BMW S1000RR
Concept of optimized driving dynamics.

One of the main objectives of the new S 1000 RR model has been improved with the addition of push and driveability improve linearity and power and torque curves harmony. Gas analysis to improve the global response.

The new optimized design increases the sensitivity of response, tightens the angle of gasoline and reduces torque.

2012 BMW S1000RR
2012 BMW S1000RR

Suspension with better management and feedback.

Changes to the new RR suspension, contributes to increase its driving dynamics. For example, the inverted forks and spacers of a new internal structure that provides an even wider range of damping forces of comfort for performance.

In addition, the suspension geometry has been modified with new values ​​for the angle of the steering column displacement, swingarm pivot position, the projection of a fork, and the length of the legs for even better handling , precise handling, and the comments of the S 1000 RR. This requires changes in the main structure, which also includes the extension of the cross section of the guide for the admission of air through the steering column of a more efficient air flow. This suspension optimization package is complemented by a mechanical adjustable shock direction.

2012 BMW S1000RR
2012 BMW S1000RR

Instrument panel with new features.

The display of the speed of the engine has been redesigned for better readability. Furthermore, the display can now be dimmed and provide more features. For example, now up to this "best lap time" and if necessary, "Speed ​​Warning" inform the rider if it exceeds a certain speed.

Sophisticated design and new colors.

The new S 1000 RR not only benefit from the progressive, the engine, suspension, and the cabin. It also has a step further in terms of design. Tail section now has a much more streamlined. There have been some changes in discrete asymmetrical side panels, and center without the airbox now covers the sporting side of the grille opening. The upper panels, a new, says the hallmark of the shape of two wings to improve aerodynamics.

In most sporting red racing suit and Alpine White, RR radiates strength and speed, even when it is stationary, while BlueFire often gives it a decidedly extravagant look.

The dynamic sportiness of the transmitted Sapphire Black Metallic, and BMW Motorrad Motorsport colors, the new S 1000 RR to demonstrate the direct relationship with the BMW Motorrad Motorsport. RR distinctive logo has been changed slightly.

Other visual accents in the form of glossy black painted wheels and red spring in the middle box. The swingarm is a Corresponding anodized coating or kept in the dark.

Has also been improved usability in the form of new heel plates for the pilot. Stabilizers passenger footpegs are designed for a slim look.

2012 BMW S1000RR
2012 BMW S1000RR

Wide range of extras and special equipment.

Separate the new S 1000 RR, BMW Motorrad to expand the range of accessories and special equipment ex works a number of interesting features. Is a particularly sporty bent riders can now be equipped with the HP RR titanium exhaust system (with or without ABE) or the HP data logger of the breed. It also offers two levels of heating and equipped with an accessory can not bite an early morning run on the track, or more laps in the cold season.

2012 BMW S1000RR model highlights

The new features of 2012 BMW S1000RR at a glance:

• ridability optimized torque curve improved.

• Expansion of two to three yield curves (one for each rain and Sport modes and an additional race modes Slick) rain mode now 120 kW (163 hp).

• reconfigured for increased throttle response (especially the acceleration gentle and sensitive in the way of rain, and the immediate and direct spontaneous sport, race modes and Slick).

• Reduction of the torque and angle tighter grip.

• Small ratio of secondary to increased pressure.

• Configuration of Race ABS and refining between Dynamic Traction Control (DTC).

• An enlarged cross section of the guide intake air through the steering head a more efficient flow of air.

• Better handling, steering precision and feedback.

• Revision of the spring elements of a growing number of damping forces.

• suspension geometry modified with new values ​​of steering angle, offset, swing the hinge position, the projection of the fork, and the length of the strut spring.

• New adjustable steering damper mechanical ten levels.

• Forged and machined triple clamp with a new design and with a gap smaller.

• The revised design lighter than the revised rear side panels, center, without the airbox side of the hole is covered by a grate, and fins.

• For new varieties colors: Red Racing plain with Alpine White, BlueFire, Sapphire Metallic, BMW Motorrad Motorsport colors.

• Review the RR logo.

• New slim heel plates and stabilizers on the passenger side foot rests.

• Redesign LCD speed display for readability and with five levels of attenuation.

• New instrument cluster features the "best lap time in progress" and "Speed ​​Warning" "lamp" Turn off the projector malfunction or remove the plaque.

• Catalytic converters elsewhere, without the need for thermal protection.

• Expansion of the options and special works of old equipment.

2012 BMW S1000RR - North America Specifications / Technical

Price: TBA


Capacity 999cc

Bore / stroke mm 80/49.7

KW / HP 142kW / 193hp

Rpm 13 000 rpm

Torque of 112Nm

In the 9750 rpm engine speed

Type of water-cooled 4-cylinder engine directly

Compression / fuel 1:01 p.m. / min. premium unleaded gasoline (95 RON)

Valve actuation DOHC (double overhead camshaft) valve actuator, rather than individual rocker below

4 valves per cylinder

Suction / discharge diameter 33.5/27.2 mm

Diameter of the throttle valve 48

Carburetion Electronic fuel injection, digital engine electronic BMS-KP

Emission control with two fully controlled three-way catalytic converters, the EU-3


350 W generator

Battery V / Ah 12/10 maintenance-free

Dipped headlight W x H 1 7 / 55 W

The main beam D x 1 7 / 55 W

Starter 0.8 kilowatts

Transmission Power Transmission

Antihopping multiple disc clutch oil bath


Transmission Six-speed constant mesh

The primary relationship of 1:1.652

Gear ratios I 1:2.6471

II 1:2.091

III 1:1.727

IV 1:1.500

V 1:1.360

VI 1:1.261

Rear-wheel drive chain

Transmission ratio 1:2.647


Framework aluminum bridge type

Suspension, front upside down fork with a diameter of 46 mm water tap, adjustable compression and rebound

Suspension, rear swingarm fork two central strut, spring assembly, adjustable compression and rebound

Travel front / rear mm 120/130

Support wheels 98.5 mm

1422.7 mm Pitch

The steering angle in ° 66


the front brake, hydraulic double disc with the BMW assembly of 320 mm, 4 piston fixed radial

hydraulically operated rear brake Single disc, Ø 220 mm, floating single-piston caliper

ABS optional BMW Motorrad Race ABS (partially integral, detachable)

BMW Motorrad Accessories DTC DTC (traction)

Wheels cast aluminum wheels

compared to 3.50 x 17 "

Rear 6.00 x 17 "

120/70 ZR17 front tires

Rear 190/55 ZR17

Dimensions and weights

Length 2056 mm

Overall width with mirrors mm 826

Seat height 820 mm

DIN tare, ready for the road 204 kg (206.5 with Race ABS)

Allowed total weight 405 kg

Fuel tank capacity 17.5 l

Dry weight 178

District data

Fuel consumption

90 km/hl/100 5.7 km

120 km/hl/100 5.9 km


0-100 km / hs 2.9

0000-1000 17.9 ms

Miles per hour top speed> 200