Highlights from World Superbikes.
Runtime: 60 minutes
World Superbike Highlights - BMW S1000RR - Netflix
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. As of 2016, it has a wet weight of 204 kg (450 lb), and produces 148.4 kW (199.0 hp) @ 13,500 rpm. With 133.6 kW (179.2 hp) to the rear wheel, it is the most powerful motorcycle in the class on the dyno.
World Superbike Highlights - 2012 - Netflix
In 2012, the bike received slightly more significant changes. It was given a new face of the Tachometer as well as new throttle maps for each of the 4 riding modes, to combat throttle response issues that customers were facing with the bike. To further aid this issue, BMW updated the throttle tube to be lighter and have a shorter pull. The intake and exhaust systems also received updates, the ram air intake was made to be 20% larger, as well as moving the catalytic converters to the muffler from the headers. This allowed for the oil sump heat shield to be removed, saving a small amount of weight. The optional DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) was also updated, smoothing the butterfly valve action when a wheelie was detected, providing a less violent intervention to the bikes front wheel lifting off the ground. The Chassis was also updated, with the front suspension being lifted by 4mm and the rear being dropped by 5mm. The wheelbase of the bike was also reduced by nearly 10mm through a tooth addition in the rear sprocket (45). The angle of the steering head was also revised and the offset of the fork was reduced by 2.5mm. The Triple clamp on top of the fork was also updated to a forged aluminum component. Lastly, the spring rates and valving in the suspension were overhauled, including special check valves to allow for completely independent compression and rebound adjustment, coupled with a 10-way adjustable steering damper. The 2012 Visual updates included new heel plates, a slimmer-looking tail section and reshaped side panels with plastic winglets said to improve aerodynamics at speed. Smaller visual updates included grilles on the side of the tank plastics and a new “RR” logo.
World Superbike Highlights - References - Netflix