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

2009 BMW S1000RR World Introduction

2009 BMW S1000RR – A Closer Look

2009 BMW S1000RR Preview

2009 BMW S1000RR Entering Production

BMW S1000RR Forums

Some pictures of the new 2009 BMW S1000RR

Pretty cool video on the 2009 BMW S1000RR.

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Get all the details in our 2009 BMW S1000RR World Introduction article and read what others are saying about it on the BMW S1000RR forum.