2014 INTERMOT: 2015 BMW S1000RR unveiled
- by Arun Mohan Nadar
- Sep 30, 2014
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The 2015 BMW S1000RR with cosmetic and mechanical updates along with additional features debuted at the 2014 INTERMOT motorcycle show
As expected, BMW Motorrad officially unveiled the 2015 BMW S1000RR at the 2014 INTERMOT motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany. The styling of the new BMW S1000RR has been tweaked with respect to the older bike. The design highlights include the repositioned and restyled asymmetric headlight while the vents and the fairing have been reworked. The tail section also has been reworked and it sports a larger exhaust muffler than its predecessor.
Powering the 2015 BMW S1000RR is the same in-line-four cylinder, 998cc powerplant as seen on its predecessor. But BMW claims that it has re-engineered cylinder head with new duct geometry, new intake camshaft and even lighter intake valves to increase the power output to 200PS which is a hike of 6PS over the older bike and peak torque stands at 113Nm. BMW engineers have also tweaked the chassis of the 2015 S1000RR as the bike has been equipped with a lighter frame structure offering an optimised blend of rigidity and flexibility. The new bike is also lighter by 4kg in comparison to its predecessor. The wheelbase, steering head angle and chassis geometry has been reworked to improve the handling dynamics of the new offering. The 2015 BMW S1000RR can also be fitted with an improved version of the electronically controlled Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) suspension system as seen on the flagship HP4.
It will be also equipped with the riding modes like “Rain”, “Sport” and “Race” as standard plus the option of the Pro riding mode with two additional modes, “Slick” and “User” (configurable), for optimum adaptation to riding conditions. The 2015 BMW S1000RR also sports a DTC traction control with seven different settings. The optional extra electronics package also includes 'launch control' for 'flawless racing starts', plus a pit-lane speed limiter. The 2015 BMW S1000RR will be offered in the following colour options of Racing Red / Light White, Black Storm metallic and BMW Motorsport.