Supercharged BMW S 1000 RR patent drawing

Is BMW chasing a supercharged future?

BMW Motorrad has filed a patent for a supercharger with a drawing of an S 1000 RR (above) which could challenge the supercharged Kawasaki H2R as the fastest and most powerful motorcycle in the world. Bimota and Hesketh have also launched supercharged models in recent years and Honda is rumoured to be working on a …

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BMW S 1000 RR less flab

Demand creates delays for BMW S 1000 RR

Supplies of the new BMW S 1000 RR have been substantially delayed thanks to a high demand for the company’s first high-performance M package. The third generation gets a revamped engine and suspension for 2019, with more power, more technology, but less flab. Power has been increased by 6kW (8 hp) to 152kW (207hp) and …

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BMW autonomous racer april fool

Become a motorcycle racer automatically

How would you like to experience a lap as fast as the best racer just at the touch of a button? BMW Motorrad Facebook page says they have developed an autopilot, self-riding feature called the iRace Kit for the S 1000 RR motorcycle. They say the software “allows less experienced riders and even those who …

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2019 S 1000 RR leaked

BMW S 1000 RR brochure details leaked

Details of BMW’s more powerful and lighter 2019 S 1000 RR have been leaked just as BMW Motorrad has announced it will unveil six new bikes at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan next week. The leaked photo comes from an official-looking brochure. Several spy photos of the bike have previously surfaced including this photo …

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2019 BMW S 1000 RR Smaller exhaust for BMW S 1000 RR

Smaller exhaust for BMW S 1000 RR

Despite tough new Euro 5 noise regulations coming in 2020, the 2019 S 1000 RR seems to have a much smaller exhaust system. Images of the motorcycle filed with China’s intellectual property office and published by American website motorcycle.com show a much smaller and neater exhaust system. Yet it is believed the bike will be …

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BMW S 1000 RR update

Major update for BMW S 1000 RR

The 2018 BMW S 1000 RR is receiving much more than a cosmetic update with major mechanical changes, including frame, engine and electronics. German motorcycle magazine Motorrad has published spy shots of the bike being tested in Germany. It looks substantially different with new bodywork and a lower headlight, but it’s what’s underneath that has …

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BMW revises the F 800 R roadster and sports touring F800 GT age

BMW sales up, average age down

While BMW motorcycle sales rocketed to €2 billion last year, the average age of BMW customers has decreased by four years over the past four years. BMW Motorrad Australia general manager Andreas Lundgren says the average age of their customers is now 46, down from 50 four years ago. That’s pretty significant considering BMW is …

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2017 BMW adds R nine T models and K reverse

BMW has increased its popular R nineT range unveiling a new bubble-faired Racer roadster with double-pod instruments and naked Pure classic with single-pod instruments. The bikes, unveiled at the INTERMOT motorcycle show in Cologne, join the standard R nineT launched in 2013 and the R nineT Scrambler which has just arrived in Australia. There is no …

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Funny TV ad for BMW S 1000 RR

A South African ad agency has created a funny ad to display the speed of the BMW S 1000 RR, but don’t expect to see it on Australian TV. The ad doesn’t actually show the motorcycle riding past the Cape Town bus stop as no motorcycle passes.   Instead, ad agency FCB Cape Town used speakers …

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