2012 BMW S 1000 RR FROM-£8,600
The big-bore, short-stroke 999cc motor didn’t get any internal treatment from the Mark I. It was improved via electronic management, plus a 20 per cent larger cross section of the air-intake in the steering head, a modified airbox and new bellmouth ggeometry.y The dynamic traction-control is based upon the 2012 HP Race Power Kit, while three rider modes feature varying levels of power and traction-control intervention. The throttle valve also features a supporting spring to reduce actuating force. The 2012 bike received a modified frame and brand new steering head. The steering angle lost 0.1 of a degree to make it 66º, while the wheelbase was shortened by 9.3mm to 1,422.7mm. Trail has been lengthened by 2.6mm to 98.5mm, and the fork offset made 2.5mm shorter to 29.5mm. Suspension units were refined with mid-speed damping and BMW also fitted a mechanically adjusted steering-damper. Brakes came from Brembo, with decent ABS for the road, but can be switched off for track larks.