BMW updates its S 1000 RR for 2015

A bit more power, less weight and redesigned bodywork define the improved 2015 BMW S 1000 RR.

Engine enhancements include a modified exhaust, cylinder head, airbox and intake system. As a result, output is up by 6 bhp (4 kW / 6 PS) to 196 bhp (146 kW / 199 PS), plus the 113 Nm (83 lb/ft) of peak torque now arrives in a more linear fashion.

BMW S 1000 RR (2015) Front Side

Alterations to the frame structure and the fitment of a smaller battery mean the 2015 S 1000 RR tips the scales at 204 kg (449 lbs) with a full tank of fuel. That represents a useful 4 kg (8 lbs) reduction compared to the old model.

To complement the diet, BMW has altered the bike’s wheelbase, steering head angle, swingarm pivot point and wheel castor. Those tweaks are reckoned to deliver better feedback, traction and handling.

The styling changes focus on the fairing. However, they aren’t particularly noticeable, especially as the headlights retain their odd (yet distinctive) asymmetrical arrangement. Of more interest to riders will probably be the new instrument cluster which incorporates an upgraded LCD display.

A price has still to be announced, but whatever it is buyers should be prepared to spend more. That’s because of the numerous cost options being offered. Among them are Dynamic Damping Control, HP Gear Shift Assist Pro, cruise control, Dynamic Traction Control and a Pro riding mode that incorporates launch control.

BMW S 1000 RR (2015) Rear SideBMW S 1000 RR (2015) Headlight Detail

BMW S 1000 RR (2015) InstrumentsBMW S 1000 RR (2015) Side

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