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Old 10-24-2011, 01:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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That BMW is a company with huge engineering resources shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. After all, it's been building motor vehicles for more than 90 years and has a German stereotype to uphold.

Nevertheless, my biggest surprise at the launch of the 2012 S1000RR was the boundless enthusiasm each engineer, no matter if gray hair or no hair, showed in regard to sportbikes. There's a lot more to this performance-driven crew than just building transportation appliances, as we found out at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain, where the bike's 2012 edition was sampled by the world's media last week.

For example, Ralph Schwickerath, the S1000's chassis project manager, is not only a mechanical engineer but a former racer who is nearly as quick as Jurgen Fuchs, a BMW test rider who has raced in 250cc and 500cc Grands Prix. And the RR's dual project managers, Rudi Schneider and Josef Machler, were both suited up and ripping around the grand prix circuit in a rare display among OEM senior managers. And then there's 58-year-old Markus Poschner, BMW's general manager for the K and S series platforms, who chooses the hardcore S1000RR among BMW's selection of more comfortable models when he takes his wife out for rides in the Alps.

These sportbike enthusiasts are responsible for the overhaul of our 2010 Motorcycle of the Year just two years after first blowing our minds at its first press launch. No other literbike has such an accelerated pace of development.

Sure, this latest version has only seemingly modest refinements, but, as the aforementioned Poschner told us, "It's definitely more than just a facelift."

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Well im sold. Good thing I waited for the 2012 instead of getting the 2011. LOVING the new paint scheme. Definitely my colors for sure.
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Does it have a 14,200 red line like the article states?
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Check out what Motorcycle USA had to say...
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Default 2012 will get Full Homologated Akrapovic Exhaust

Hi guys,
Just been speaking to a guy at BMW and he is saying that there will be a Full Homologated Akrapovic Exhaust with Cat available for the 2012 model. I will hold off getting the slip-on now and wait for the price for the full system. Plus IT WILL NOT AFFECT WARRANTY!!!!!!!!!!!

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some AWESOME track photos of the new S1kRR here

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2012-bmw-s1000rr/
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some AWESOME track photos of the new S1kRR here

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2012-bmw-s1000rr/
i'm really starting to dig the motorrad version


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Hi guys,
Just been speaking to a guy at BMW and he is saying that there will be a Full Homologated Akrapovic Exhaust with Cat available for the 2012 model. I will hold off getting the slip-on now and wait for the price for the full system. Plus IT WILL NOT AFFECT WARRANTY!!!!!!!!!!!

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Pretty sure there was a full Akra with cat for the original bike as well. I just never saw anyone install one. They look the same externally there is simply a cat baffle in the collector area.
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I would buy it just for the colours! The Blue is magnificent.
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i'm really starting to dig the motorrad version


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I think it will look even better if they put a 2010 front fender on the latest version as it's front fender is solid white.

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