BMW:  Monza, Italy

All About Bikes BMW S 1000 RR

BMW launched the most anticipated new sport bike in recent memory, the S 1000 RR, at the famed Monza racetrack, during the Superbike World Championship race weekend. 
 
This new Superbike from BMW weighing only 404 lbs, and putting out 193 hp, is one of the most powerful, sophisticated and lightest sport bikes to be unleashed on the planet. The BMW S 1000 RR introduces new technical features, such as the first ever 4-stage ABS system, with settings for Rain, Sport, Race and Slick conditions. 
With its highly distinctive asymmetrical headlights, which follow the very elegant and unique asymmetrical body panels, this first BMW Superbike promises to standout from the crowd. 

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BMW S1000RR Expected this Summer

Planned for general release this summer, the production BMW S1000R has some changes from the racebike prototype everyone’s raving about.

Ron Lieback
AllAboutBikes.com Staff Writer

All About Bikes Manufacturer BMW S 1000 RR

Wanting to grab an edge in World Championship racing, BMW did things differently. The Bavarian manufacture didn’t produce a bike like usual, one with a peculiar engine design and quirky set ups, but rather a conventional sportbike, the S1000RR. The carbon racebike is planned for general release to the public this summer, with slight changes from the prototype that has every motorcycle content venue raving.

The S1000RR utilizes a 999cc inline-four, but without a radically canted cylinder bank. The cylinder head is reported to have a unique valve-closing system, but further details are non-existent at this time. The Akrapovic exhaust system appearing on the prototype racebike is reported to be replaced by a belly-mounted silencer, and the discs are said to be mounted directly to the wheels without a separate carrier like the one that’s featured on the prototype racebike, but the Brembo radial-mount calipers remain. The S1000RR has a twin-spar aluminum frame, and a standard twin-sided “gull-wing” style swingarm.

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BMW Pro-Touring Motorcycle Boots 

Olaf Wolff
AllAboutBikes Sr. Staff Writer

BMW Pro-Touring Motorcycle BootsDoing this evaluation on BMW’s professional touring boots turned into something akin to one of those over-the-top European road test commercials, where you get slammed with nearly every conceivable harsh weather road scenario, one after the other.

It began with heavy, wet, morning costal fog and quickly kicked into brutal desert heat, peaking at 111 degrees. That was before breakfast. The day ended in Flagstaff, Arizona, in drenching rain and thunder. And after settling in to a motel, I walked to dinner without giving a thought to changing shoes. They’re billed as boots for year-round utilization – sometimes it only takes a day to fully appreciate all the characteristics of genuine versatility.

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 BMW K1300S

 

BMW K1300S
 Everyday riding capabilities, 175 horsepower, a throaty exhaust sound, and technology enriched are just a few ways that you can describe the 2009 BMW K 1300 S.BMW claims that the 1,293cc inline four-cylinder sips as much fuel as a motorcycle that performs nearly half as well as the BMW. The 160 horsepower K 1300 S gets up to speed quicker with better low to mid range performance and makes stopping an easier task, coming standard with ABS. Options include an Electronically Adjustable Suspension, shift assist, and Anti-Spin Control. These options allow for greater adjustability and a safer ride for novice and advanced riders.
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EngineWater-cooled 4-stroke in-line four-cylinder-engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts,
Bore/ Stroke80 mm x 64.3 mm
Compression Ratio13.0: 1
Fuel SystemElectronic intake pipe injection
IgnitionDigital engine management including knock sensor
Horsepower175hp (129 kW) at 9,250 rpm
Torque103 lb/ft (140 Nm) at 8,250 rpm

MSRPStandard $15,250
ColorsLava Orange Metallic, Light Grey Metallic, Saphire Black/Granite Grey/Magma Red(+ $650)
Transmission Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, hydraulically
Final Drive Chain
Suspension Front BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut
Suspension RearCast aluminium single-sided swing arm
Brakes FrontTwin disc, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Brakes Rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Tires Front 120/70 ZR 17
Tires Rear 190/55 ZR 17
ABSStandard equipment: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)
Wheel Base62.4 inches (1585 mm)

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