BMW took the wraps off its upcoming S 1000 RR World Superbike contender as the Motorrad division showed the new bike in its official race colors at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany. Taking a good look at the photos, we can see that the bike is indeed very compact. Look through the numerous cutouts and vents in the fairing and you'll see how neat and tidy the new literbike is. Next year, new BMW factory riders Ruben Xaus and past Superbike champion Troy Corser will ride the 190-horsepower S 1000 RR in competition against the Big Four Japanese superbikes, the Ducati 1098 R and the new RSV4 from Aprilia. It should all be very exciting to watch.
Expect a street-going version shortly, with 1,000 units of the new model due for 2009. Unlike past Beamers, the S 1000 RR uses an inline four-cylinder engine mounted transversely in the frame with a standard chain drive. Suspension bits also follow the normal telescopic formula up front with a traditional coil-over out back, eschewing BMW's past Telelever, Duolever and Paralever designs.
i've heard that so much, but have no idea what it means???
perpendicular to the direction of the bike. In other words, like all sport bikes, or like front wheel drive cars. The crank shaft goes left to right, instead of front to back. BMW is really the only company that is allowed to make this point about their bikes, since, as far as I know, they are the only ones who still make bike that don't have a transverse mounted engine.
BTW, is that a second gas cap on the tail section? I know the suzi GSXV holds fuel in its tail in addition to the tank, but I was under the impression that you filled both from the main tank, with some pump taking care of the balancing duties.
The most important thing is the driver.First of all dont full it with fuel for the car to have less weight,just put enough from to race the 400 m and return back to full it.Second dont make the car spin too much because you are losing time.3rd shift gears at the red.