These photos from this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix finally give us an idea what the 2010 BMW S1000RR‘s headlights look like. A new interpretation of BMW’ s asymmetric theme, there’s a round projector lamp on the right and a more traditional fox-eye on the left. Check out the taillight if you want to see something even better looking. It also looks like the production BMW S1000RR has finally gotten a power figure — 182bhp — although it’s unclear if that figure is at the crank or rear wheel.
That number comes fromm MCN, which claims it obtained a leaked dyno
graph. Since BMW typically quotes its power figures and dyno graphs at
the crank, we’re going to assume that 182 is a crank rather than a rear
wheel figure as MCN suggests. Combined with the S1000RR’s 189kg dry
weight, it looks like its power-to-weight ratio is coming in south of
bikes like the 2009 Honda CBR1000RR and 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 — bikes
BMW is determined to compete with on price as well as performance.
Check out the ABS/DTC button on the left handlebar. We know that the
S1000RR is getting a four-mode ABS system that riders can tailor to
their preference and conditions, but we know little about the Dynamic
Traction Control system. Like Ducati Traction Control, will it feature
switchable modes? Will we be able to turn it off?
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Images via Solo Moto