TRACKTEST: BMW S1000RR

BMW Group Malaysia organized the BMW Motorrad RR Experience Track Day, local media got to experience the BMW S1000RR, S1000XR, R-Nine-T and S1000R on the Sepang Circuit.

We headed to the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) at 7.45am, after safety and product briefing, we took the S1000RR to the track to experience its performance and its capabilities and the technology on the S1000RR which was created for the racing circuit. After the first session, we also had a chance to experience the S1000XR on the Sepang Circuit, its our 1st time riding a Sport Adventure bike on the world class circuit. (We will have a separate video and review on the XR)

Malaysian Superbike Racer, Nasarudin Mat Yusop and ex-racer Remon Azrem was present for a hands-on demonstration as well as sharing expert knowledge and riding tips on the BMW S1000RR with BMW Motorrad customers.

Mr. Owen Riley, Head of BMW Motorrad, BMW Group Malaysia said, “We have been producing iconic motorcycles that are regarded as the pinnacle of technology and innovation for 100 years now. As the first BMW built superbike with a four-cylinder in-line engine, the BMW S1000RR not only sets new benchmarks in the Super Sport segment in terms of performance, but also with technical innovations.”

Riley added that The BMW Motorrad RR Experience Track Day allows BMW Motorrad customers in the country to experience the promise behind the two-time Sportbike of the Year winner and the current King of the Isle of Man TT.

“The BMW Motorrad brand has been growing from strength to strength in Malaysia and the BMW S1000RR accounts for over 80 motorcycles annually.” said Riley.

Introduced at BMW World Malaysia in 2015, the BMW S1000RR is a combination of an aggressive design and sporty ergonomics with a high-performance engine, innovative chassis and suspension technology, as well as infectious handling with the highest standards of stability.

Combined with a short, toothed, sprocket-driven camshaft timing chain, the BMW S1000RR’s 999 cc four-cylinder in-line engine achieves maximum rpm stability and precise valve timing, delivering a maximum power of 146 kW (199 hp) at 12,000 rpm with torque peaking at 113 Nm.

In addition to refined torque delivery, the BMW S1000RR is also comes with new frame structure and chassis geometry for superior riding precision and even better handling. The BMW S1000RR is also equipped with industry leading safety and technology features such as Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), a track-capable ABS system known as Race ABS, and a choice of rider-selectable riding modes eliciting even sharper performance which is fitted for on the road or on-track action.

The BMW S1000RR is available in the colours of Lupin Blue Metallic and Black Storm Metallic with Racing Red Highlights.

The retail prices (on the road, without insurance) for the BMW S1000RR is RM 104,900.00

Keep a look out for our review of both RR and XR on our i-Moto eMag coming issue.

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