Motorcycle Racing News 2012 BMW S1000RR | Wallpaper

2012 BMW S1000RR | Wallpaper

BMW S1000RR Wallpaper

For 2012, BMW upgraded their flagship sportbike, the S1000RR, for the first time since its introduction in 2009.

Taking data from professional motorcycle racing, such as the Super Stock series that runs with World Superbike, the Bavarian motorcycle company optimized the 2012 S1000RR’s four modes (Rain, Sport, Race, Slick) for crisper throttle response, and also enhanced the Race ABS and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC).

The S1000RR’s 999cc, water-cooled inline-four remaina mechanically unchanged, and still produces 193 horsepower at 13,000 rpm and 83 ft. lbs. of torque at 9750 rpm.

As stated, the Race ABS and DTC were upgraded due to the changes in the suspension. For 2012, BMW revamped the S1000RR’s suspension for improved riding dynamics. Besides a redesigned frame, the 2012 S1000RR’s chassis also features a new steering head and tail section.

BMW says there’s “a 20-percent larger cross section of the intake air guide in the steering head. The steering head angle is now 66° instead of the earlier 66.1 degrees.”

Besides the chassis, BMW also revised the updside down fork and spring strut, which feature a new internal structure for a wider range of damping forces. Also new for 2012 is a mechanical steering damper that has 10 levels of adjustment.

But it didn’t stop there; BMW improved ergonomics and instrumentation, and the 2012 BMW S1000RR also arrives with revised bodywork, most noticeably the fatter rear tail section.

Attached above is wallpaper of the 2011 BMW S1000RR; for a preview, click here.

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Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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