Ducati has named Bernhard Gobmeier the new general manager of Ducati Corse, handing the former BMW Superbike racing director the reins to the company’s racing program. Gobmeier replaces Filippo Preziosi (pictured above) who will be reassigned to the post of director of research and development for Ducati, shifting his focus from racing to developing new […]
2009 BMW S1000RR Officially Introduced [Pics and Video]
The most highly anticipated sportbike of 2009?
BMW has officially introduced their literbike contender: The 2009 BMW S1000RR.
The pertinent numbers are a claimed 193 horsepower (at the crankshaft) and a 403.5-lb claimed dry weight. In a ready-to-ride form including fuel, BMW says to expect 450 lbs of weight. DTC Dynamic Traction Control is an appealing option, as is the Race ABS that adds just 5.3 lbs to the bike’s weight. Also innovative is the RR’s variable-length intake tracts that work in harmony with a 14,200-rpm redline, the highest among its rivals.
Hit the jump for a crap load of links and resources, pictures and a pretty awesome video montage of the design and build of the bike.
Some handy links to 2009 BMW S1000RR stories and forum
Some pictures of the new 2009 BMW S1000RR
Pretty cool video on the 2009 BMW S1000RR.
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