BMW Flouts Politics and Unleashes a Monster

Motorrad | December 30th, 2009 by 8
S1000RR Wheelie

The UK’s first dynograph test on BMW’s new S1000RR was completed by ‘Bike’ Magazine and the results are staggering. 183 hp at the wheel. There …

The UK’s first dynograph test on BMW’s new S1000RR was completed by ‘Bike’ Magazine and the results are staggering. 183 hp at the wheel. There are only four descriptive words I can think of; one I can’t say, what remains… ‘Das Ist Animal!’

Of course, BMW are typically conservative with their official power figures, and once again this holds true. There is thought that Motorrad were concerned of the legal and political implications involved around releasing a 200 hp motorcycle for street use. So what did they do? Well, it appears they tuned the bike for even more power and then told the press it punches out 193 hp. VVunderbar.

The demographic BMW are targeting with this bike are not ‘new learner’ teenagers, in fact, BMW refuse to sell their high output motorcycles to anyone short of experience on medium class bikes. My local Toronto Motorrad dealer takes pride in this policy, and as a Toronto Medic, I’m proud of them for it.

BMW Flouts Politics and Unleashes a Monster

The BMW S1000RR is now the world’s premier superbike with an output of 183.7 Rear Wheel hp at 13,200 rpm*. In fact, this bike has surpassed the vaunted Hayabusa by 3.7 hp, becoming the world’s most powerful production road bike.

Please hit the jump to read the article by MCN

*These performance figures were found on a private Dyno in the UK and were published by “Bike” magazine and it’s sister publication “MCN” – both trusted authorities in motorcycle journalism.

BMW Flouts Politics and Unleashes a Monster

  • Elgee

    superb !!!

  • :p

    All right, Another record broken by BMW. Now hopefully the The new M5 can break the Porche Panamera’s 7:56 on the Nurburgring.

  • Greyrake

    If they’re defying political correctness, then they’re “flouting,” not “flaunting.” The latter is when you’re showing off. They’re certainly flaunting the horses, f’instance.

    • Shawn

      Thanks for the correction Greyrake, its been a long day : / – we’ll clean that up.

  • Joe

    Staggering.. amazing speed. Actually just bought a K1300R from BMW Toronot Mottorad… nice guys.

    • Shawn

      Joe,

      Who did you purchase your K bike from, was it Ben or Tim? They are both great guys, very honest and knowledgeable.

      Congrats on the K bike purchase.

  • B

    awsome!!

  • lennardt

    Einfach Klasse ;-)

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