How to test ride a new 2015 S1000RR

At least the guy knows what he is doing, although I’m sure the dealer won’t be too happy.

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New 2015 BMW S1000RR Test-drive (Bike limited to 9k rpm due to ECU-enforced break-in limiter)

The bike feels so light with lots of power and awesome technology. very easy bike to ride.
This bike came with a cool extras like: Cruise control, heated grips, quickshift (upshift and downshift) super smooth!



Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder


999 cc / 60.9 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 80 x 49,7 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled,
Compression Ratio 13.0:1
Lubrication Wet sump

Mixture Control

Electronic injection
Engine Management  Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converters, EU-3 norm with electronically controlled interference pipe


Alternator 350 W
Battery  12 V / 7 Ah, maintenance-free

Max Power

146 kW / 199 hp @ 13500 rpm

Max Torque

113 Nm / 83.3 lb/ft @ 10500 rpm
Clutch Multiplate clutch in oil bath, anti-hopping clutch, mechanically controlled


Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox, straight-toothed
Final Drive Chain 17/45
Frame Aluminium composite bridge frame, partially self-supporting engine

Front Suspension

Upside-down telescopic fork Ø 46 mm, compression and rebound stage adjustable
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Aluminium double-strut swingarm, compression and rebound damping adjustable
Rear Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Front Brakes

2x 320mm discs 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 220mm disc 1 piston calipers
ABS BMW Motorrad Race ABS (part-integral), disengageable, modes to select
Wheels Aluminium cast wheels
Rim, Front 3.50 x 17″
Rim, rear 6.00 x 17″

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

180/55 ZR17
Castor 96.5 mm
Steering Head Angle  66,5°
Dimensions  Length  2050 mm / 80.7 in.

Width       826 mm / 32.5 in. (incl. mirrors)

Height   1140 mm / 44.8 in. (excl. mirrors)

Wheelbase 1425 mm / 56.1 in
Seat Height 815 mm / 32.0 in.

Dry Weight

175.5 kg / 386.9 lbs
Wet Weight 204 kg / 449.7 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

17.5 Litres / 4.6 gal.


4.1 Litres / 1.08 gal

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