Superbike coming

The BMW S 1000 RR supersport motorcycle will arrive in Canada in the fourth quarter of 2009.

The BMW S 1000 RR supersport motorcycle will arrive in Canada in the fourth quarter of 2009. In development since 2007 and currently competing in the 2009 World Superbike Championship in full racing trim, the world debut of the BMW S 1000 RR should set a new benchmark for ultra-high performance motorcycles — on both the racetrack and the road.

The 999cc water-cooled, DOHC, sixteen valve four-cylinder inline power unit is brand-new from the ground up, bred for racing, developing a maximum output of 193 hp at 13,000 rpm (rev-limited to14,200 rpm) and maximum torque of 82.5 lb-ft at 9,750 rpm.

With overall weight of just 204 kg including fuel (183 kg dry weight, 206.5 kg with Race ABS) the S 1000 RR will also take its place as the lightest motorcycle equipped with ABS in the supersports category.

“We are eagerly following the solid progress of the BMW Motorrad Motorsports team at the World Superbike Championships and excited to be introducing the S 1000 RR in Canada later this year,” said Norm Wells, director of BMW Motorrad Canada. “We are looking forward to having an ultra-competitive product in the supersport category and can already sense the anticipation of motorcycle enthusiasts for the arrival of the the S 1000 RR in this market.”

The new BMW S 1000 RR will be available in three standard color combinations along with an optional BMW Motorrad Motorsport Team colour scheme as on the Superbike Works racing bikes — Alpine White Non-Metallic, Magma Red Non-Metallic, and Lupin Blue Metallic, with swing arms also finished in Eloxy Silver and wheels in high-gloss Black.

 
 
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