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Élite BMW supersport motorcycle to debut in late 2009


by BMW Motorrad

Press release
Source: BMW Motorrad

Whitby, ON. BMW Canada is pleased to announce that the BMW S 1000 RR supersport motorcycle will arrive in Canada in the fourth quarter of 2009.

In development since 2007 and currently competing in the 2009 World Superbike Championship in full racing trim, the world debut of the BMW S 1000 RR will establish a true milestone in the supersport motorcycle category.

Combining an all-new high-performance engine with lightweight construction, sophisticated chassis dynamics and race-engineered brake and suspension components, the BMW S 1000 RR will set a new benchmark for ultra-high performance motorcycles - on both the racetrack and the road.

The 999cc water-cooled, DOHC, sixteen valve four-cylinder inline power unit is brand-new from the ground up, bred for racing, developing a maximum output of 193 hp at 13,000 rpm (rev-limited to14,200 rpm) and maximum torque of 82.5 lb-ft at 9,750 rpm.

With overall weight of just 204 kg including fuel (183 kg dry weight, 206.5 kg with Race ABS) the S 1000 RR will also take its place as the lightest motorcycle equipped with ABS in the supersports category.

"We are eagerly following the solid progress of the BMW Motorrad Motorsports team at the World Superbike Championships and excited to be introducing the S 1000 RR in Canada later this year", stated Norm Wells, Director of BMW Motorrad Canada. "We are looking forward to having an ultra-competitive product in the supersport category and can already sense the anticipation of motorcycle enthusiasts for the arrival of the the S 1000 RR in this market."

The specifications of the BMW S 1000 R are a testimony to state-of-the-art racing technology on all fronts - performance, handling dynamics, safety and ergonomics - not to mention the visceral packaging in the sleek S 1000 RR bodywork.

The BMW S 1000 RR will be introduced to the Canadian market in the 4th quarter of 2009 and promises to be priced very competitively in the supersport motorcycle category.

Photo Credit : BMW