BMW has opened a new motorcycle assembly line at the company’s factory in Thailand. The facility will initially only produce F800R roadsters from complete knock-down kits for the Thai market, though BMW plans to eventually make the facility a production hub for other Asian markets. The Thai facility is BMW’s first wholly-owned motorcycle assembly plant […]
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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