Introduced in the spring of 2008 in Munich, the BMW S1000RR is a sport bike internally known as K46, specially developed for the Superbike World Championship in 2009. However, BMW Motorrad, the company which manufactures the motorcycle decided to give the model green light for mass production.
The BMW S1000RR is powered by a 999 cc four-cylinder engine able to produce 193 horsepower and 112 Nm of torque, a unit coupled to a six-speed chain drive transmission. The engine has a compression ratio of 13.0:1 and enables the 183 kilograms bike to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3,1 second hitting a top speed of 305 km/h.
Of course, the initial model of the bike specially designed for the Superbike competition benefited from a more powerful version of the engine, able to produce 200 horses and with a compression ratio of 14.0:1.
Other features of the BMW S1000RR include a fuel tank of 17,5 liters, high-performance 120/70 ZR 17 (front) and 190/55 ZR 17 (rear) tires but also a set of 4-piston 320 mm braking discs. In terms of dimensions, the bike is 2 meters long, 0,8 meters wide and 1,1 meters tall.