How to thrash a BMW S1000RR for just $675

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Keith_Code_S1000rr.jpgWant to see what the most powerful mainstream liter bike ever is capable of, but don’t want to drop $13,800? You’re in luck, Keith Code is adopting the 193bhp BMW S1000RR for next year’s California Superbike School, ditching Kawasaki in the process.

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  • http://Http://www.txsbr.com Ben

    Wow, that’s a pretty big deal considering how long they’ve been a Kawasaki outfit. I wonder if it’s an issue with Kawasaki or BMW hurling cash around.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      I think team green dropped their sponsorship.

  • http://www.gtamotorcycle.com 2ndderivative

    Roll-on! Keep rolling-on the gas!

    Haha…never been to his school, but I do carry Twist of the Wrist II with me wherever I go. Might not the traction control interfere with Code’s own advice?

  • Tonys

    First, the doesn’t have traction control like Ducati, it’s only switchable fueling maps like Suzuki has had for years now.

    Second, why would traction control ‘interfere’ with Code’s own advice? Why carrying around your Twist of the Wrist II, you might want to try actually reading it.

  • http://www.coloradoeuro.com Brad Hendry

    Sorry Tony,

    You are mistaken, but kind of right. It has BOTH fueling (and ignition) adjustment AND traction control.

    Attached is the link to the micro site for the S 1000 RR. The traction control is refered to as DTC, which stands for Dynamic Traction Control.

    http://www.bmwplanetpower.com/?page_id=2

    Just like your copy of Twist of the Wrist, you should give the site a look through. It has some interesting information about this machine you may not know.

  • Dave

    Tony: He’s also right about Code’s advice. At the 2 day CSS camp at Mid-Ohio last August, Keith Code mentioned his disdain for traction control and ABS NUMEROUS times.

    He felt as though they give false confidence and rob riders of the opportunity to learn from their mistakes. He also explicitly said that it would be best not to tick off the traction control option when buying a new bike.