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2009 BMW S1000RR Preview
 

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2009 BMW S1000RR Preview

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acecycleins 04-17-2008 03:18 PM

It's supposed to be the size of an R6. BMW bosses use the Japenese litre bikes as the target, but we all know that the retail target will be in the $20k range for the road-going bike. I suspect the RR all tricked out should be in the neighborhood of a 1098R. Not that BMW couldn't sell a $40k streetbike, but Ducati only intends on building a few thousand to meets FIM requirements. From the press release the Beemer guys think there's a market for more than a 2000 bike run. Good luck on that-guys.

12er 04-17-2008 04:01 PM

No cool front end, nothing to differ from the big 4, I'm dissappointed as a BMW rider. But at least they are trying and I'll cheer for em.

The_AirHawk 04-17-2008 05:02 PM

Quote:

"In the early project phase we checked out various engine concepts,” explained von Kuenheim. “The straight-Four (offers) the best qualities to meet the power, performance, weight, and package requirements to be fulfilled.”
Now that's a Bald-Faced LIE!

EVERYBODY knows the V-4 is the Ultimate Engine-Configuration!

pfagh!

Somnus 04-17-2008 07:33 PM

Looks like the love child of this thing and a ZX-10R.

Ironically, the former is also a (failed) superbike entry.

The_AirHawk 04-17-2008 08:35 PM

To me, it looks like they used an R6 Race upper, possibly because they haven't yet decided on what the bodywork will look like yet.

Kenneth_Moore 04-18-2008 06:06 AM

It's a shame they didn't do something more innovative. Ducati is going to eat everybody's I4 lunch. BUT, it IS a NEW BIKE, and any new bike is better than no new bike at all.

I wonder if this one will take any buyers away from the $40k 1098 ARRRRGH?

seruzawa 04-18-2008 06:46 AM

It doesn't seem to me that BMW is making a wise decision in pursuing the high performance market. They are basically targeting the sort of people who don't spend $20K on a sport bike. The new K1200S's are already slow sellers. How much chance does a $20K+ sport bike have that will be slower than the competition anyhow? At a time when all bike sales are slow. Hope I'm wrong 'cause BMW has a heck of an investment going here.

vermicious 04-18-2008 06:59 AM

"with a target of 190 crankshaft horsepower"

Good grief, well they're not screwing on power

TheFox 04-18-2008 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 182766)
It doesn't seem to me that BMW is making a wise decision in pursuing the high performance market. They are basically targeting the sort of people who don't spend $20K on a sport bike. The new K1200S's are already slow sellers. How much chance does a $20K+ sport bike have that will be slower than the competition anyhow? At a time when all bike sales are slow. Hope I'm wrong 'cause BMW has a heck of an investment going here.

I concur, I think the timing is poor. The bike market is contracting and I doubt they'll sell many.


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