2012 S1000RR

October 20, 2011 by


This may come as surprise and maybe a dissapointment for those who just bought the S1000RR, almost two years after its launch the BMW S1000RR gets a revision.
The main objective of the revision was to enhance the riding precision and agility of the bike by giving it a punchier power buildup, and a much more sensitive response…these enhancements were based on feedback BMW got from super stock racers.
The bike got a lot of other enhancements but if it’s any consolation, no changes to the power and its still producing 193 hp but with a bit more precision.

For a list of all new features, download the specs sheet.

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    Here is a summery of the changes:

    - Optimized torque curve for improved rid ability

    - Expansion from two to three performance curves (one each for Rain and Sport modes and an additional one for Race and Slick modes); Rain mode now 120 kW (163 hp).

    - Reconfigured throttle for enhanced response (particularly gentle and sensitive acceleration in Rain mode, and immediately direct and spontaneous response in Sport, Race, and Slick modes).

    - Reduced twisting force and tighter twist-grip angle.

    - Smaller secondary ratio for boosted thrust.

    - Refined tuning between Race ABS and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC).

    - Enlarged cross sectional area of the intake air guide through the steering head for greater air flow efficiency.

    - Better handling, steering accuracy, and feedback.

    - Revised spring elements for an even wider range of damping forces.

    - Supension geometry modified with new values for the steering head angle, offset, position of the swing arm pivot, fork projection, and spring strut length.

    - New mechanical steering damper adjustable over ten levels.

    - Forged and milled fork bridge in a new design and with a smaller offset.

    - Revised design with a leaner tail section, redesigned side panels, centre airbox cover with side aperture grilles, and winglets.

    - Four new colour variants: plain Racing Red with Alpine white, Bluefire, Sapphire black metallic, BMW Motorrad Motorsport colours.

    - Revised RR logo

    - New heel plates and leaner stabilisers on the passenger footrests.

    - Redesigned LCD engine speed display for better readability and with five dimming levels.

    - Instrument cluster with the new functions “Best lap in progress” and “Speedwarning”; deactivation of “Lamp” fault message when headlamp or number plate carrier removed.

    - Catalytic converters relocated, so no heat shield necessary.

    - Expansion to the optional extras and special equipment ex works.