Welcome to the new Planet Power.
The S 1000 RR revolutionised the supersports class when it first came out in 2009. Now - six years later - it steps up to the very same challenge. The S 1000 RR model year 2015 has been completely revised: BMW Motorrad engineers have entirely reconceived the bike's technology, design and fittings. The result: in its origins a genuine Double R, on the road a new supersports machine.
A facelift is not enough.
The RR is the epitome of a superbike - and that applies to its design, too. Now in its third generation, you can instantly see its increased power. The flyline is razor-sharp and extremely clear, the volume of the contours and shapes perfectly balanced. From the rear to the front section, every trim component has been redesigned - including the headlamp element, where the symmetry has been given greater emphasis.
Increased output, reduced weight.
The new S 1000 RR has an output of 199 hp (146 kW) - 6 hp more than its predecessor. But it is not just its higher rated output that makes the Double R faster and more agile. Weighing in at 204 kg incl. ABS and traction control, it is some 4 kilos lighter than the previous version. Furthermore, it has a newly designed exhaust system without front silencer as well as a new engine set-up for increased torque, an improved output curve and many other optimised details.
Consistently revised down to the last detail.
In addition to major changes to design and performance, it is primarily the technical details which allow the S 1000 RR to take such a quantum leap. The electronic suspension components DDC and DTC have been given a new set-up, as has the entire suspension. This ensures greatly improved traction as well as better feedback to the rider. Optimised propulsion is enabled by such features as the Shift Assistant Pro (shifting up and down without clutch) and the e-gas throttle actuator for more precise and direct control. The rider operates these new features via the newly designed instrument panel which can be adapted to the specific type of use.
All in all: a new S 1000 RR.
In taking the S 1000 RR a step further for model year 2015, absolutely every component was re-assessed. The result is a superbike what will once again set the benchmark in its class - in other words a genuine Double R.
|Type||Water/oil-cooled 4-cylinder 4-stroke in-line engine, four titanium valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts|
|Bore x stroke||80 mm x 49.7 mm|
|Rated output||146 kW (198 hp) at 13.500 rpm|
|Max. torque||113 Nm at 10.500 rpm|
|Compression ratio||13.0 : 1|
|Mixture control / engine management||Electronic injection|
|Emission control||Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converters, EU-3 norm with electronically controlled interference pipe|
|Performance / fuel consumption|
|Maximum speed||over 200 km/h|
|Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h||5.7 l|
|Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h||5.9 l|
|Fuel type||Super (premium) unleaded, octane number 95 - 98 (RON) (knock control; rated output at 98 RON)|
|Battery||12 V / 7 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Clutch||Multiplate clutch in oil bath, anti-hopping clutch, mechanically controlled|
|Gearbox||Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox, straight-toothed|
|Chassis / brakes|
|Frame||Aluminium composite bridge frame, partially self-supporting engine|
|Front wheel location / suspension||Upside-down telescopic fork Ø 46 mm, compression and rebound stage adjustable|
|Rear wheel location / suspension||Aluminium 2-sided swing arm, compression and rebound damping, high and low speed adjustable|
|Suspension travel front / rear||120 mm / 130 mm|
|Steering head angle||66.5°|
|Wheels||Aluminium cast wheels|
|Rim, front||3.50 x 17"|
|Rim, rear||6.00 x 17“|
|Tyres, front||120/70 ZR 17|
|Tyres, rear||190/55 ZR 17|
|Brake, front||Twin disc brake, floating brake calipers, 4-piston fixed caliper, diameter 320 mm|
|Brake, rear||Single disc brake, single piston floating caliper, diameter 220 mm|
|ABS||BMW Motorrad Race ABS (part-integral), disengageable, modes to select|
|Dimensions / weights|
|Width (incl. mirrors)||826 mm|
|Height (excl. mirrors)||1.140 mm|
|Seat height, unladen weight||815 mm|
|Inner leg curve, unladen weight||1.805 mm|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)||204 kg|
|Dry weight 2)||175,5 kg|
|Permitted total weight||407 kg|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||203 kg|
|Usable tank volume||17.5 l|
|Reserve||approx. 4 l|
- Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
- 1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
- 2) Unladen weight without fluids