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Improving something that is impeccable like the BMW S 1000 RR can be quite a task but the German marque seems to have nailed it. Currently on stage at the Intermot 2014, the 2015 model year sport bike comes updated with restyled bodywork, enhanced electronics and most importantly, more power.

The 998 cc inline-four engine has been re-engineered with new duct geometry, new intake camshaft and lighter intake valves to 6 more horsepower, bringing the total output to 199 hp at 13,500 rpm and 113 Nm of torque at 10,500 rpm. The key achievement is also down to the exhaust system that comes without front silencer, making it 3 kg lighter than the unit used on the older model.

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The S 1000 RR comes standard with Rain, Sport and Race riding modes, a semi-integral Race ABS as well as Automatic Stability Control (ASC). The factory package can be enhanced with the optional Pro riding mode option that includes Slick and User modes, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) as well as Launch Control. Track day enthusiasts will also enjoy the pit-lane speed limiter and the new HP Gear Shift Assist Pro that enables clutchless shifting. Last but not least, the S 1000 RR is also claimed as the first superbike to offer optional cruise control.

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To keep things fresh, the bodywork has been restyled quite subtly but you’ll see changes on the asymmetrical headlights and some other parts on the fairing. Underneath it is a new, lighter frame structure that results in better steering head angle and swingarm pivot point, among others. The suspension system incorporates fully adjustable springs and optional Dynamic Damping Control from the HP4. All in all, the new S 1000 RR weighs 204 kg with a full tank, which is 4 kg lighter than its predecessor.

 



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