183bhp at the wheel !!!

December 9, 2009 by

“MCN uncovered a secret dyno test result sheet of a pre-production S1000RR in April which made 182bhp at the tyre, and 200bhp at the crank.

At the time there was internal concern at BMW over releasing a 200bhp claimed figure – top brass were concerned over sparking political controversy by releasing a 200bhp road bike.

The new figure proves that BMW has understated the true power of the engine.

The 183bhp, EEC-corrected figure is a full 13bhp more than a Kawasaki ZX-10R MCN has tested on the same dynamometer – and Kawasaki press bikes are notorious for making more power than customer bikes.

The current class-leading Yamaha YZF-R1 makes 155bhp – 28bhp less!”