BMW S 1000 RR Official MotoGP Safety Bike Unveiled

BMW Motorrad has recently revealed the official 2015 MotoGP safety bike, a tuned up, 2015 S1000RR in BMW racing colours.

While most of the bike appears to be stock, some signs of modifications can be seen with the performance accessories from BMW’s High Performance (HP) range. The bike has new HP rearsets, BMW Gearshift Assist Pro – that lets you upshift as well as downshift without the need of depressing the clutch or cutting off the throttle and the HP clutch and brake lever set. The mid fairing and rear fender are also changed, replaced with carbon fibre parts.

For 2015, the BMW S 1000 RR has been upgraded to become lighter and faster than before and now features even better electronics as compared to earlier. While the bike looses an overall of 9 kg from its predecessor, the power from the 999 cc liquid-cooled, in-line four engine has gone up by 6 bhp, peaking out at 199 bhp. The motorcycle gets better electronic suspensions, HP Gear Shift Assist Pro, heated grips and Dynamic Traction Control along with a segment-first cruise control.

The 2015 BMW S 1000 RR supports five rider modes with the addition of ‘user’ mode that is fully programmable. New in the list of electronic improvements for 2015 is the pit-lane speed limiter. The instrument cluster has also seen some changes, which now delivers more information to the rider than before, including current lean angle and maximum lean angles that the rider has taken.

Source: Bhuvan Chowdhary