BMW Sandbags S1000RR Power Figures – Makes 183hp at the Wheel on the Dyno

12/12/2009 @ 5:58 pm, by Jensen Beeler8 COMMENTS

BMW Sandbags S1000RR Power Figures   Makes 183hp at the Wheel on the Dyno 2010 BMW S1000RR 183hp at the wheel 560x383

When BMW announced the S1000RR, they claimed power figures of 193hp at the crank. While the clear class winner on quoted power figures, OEM claims on horsepower are “ambitious” when viewed in even the most favorable of light. However as Bike found out in the case of the S1000RR, it would seem that BMW might have actually under-promised on the bike’s performance potential, and then over-delivered.

With 183 EEC-corrected horses being measured at the rear-wheel, the S1000RR makes 13hp more than the previous class leader the Kawasaki ZX-10R, and likely boasts a 200+ horsepower figure at the crank. MCN, sister publication to Bike, attributes the sand-bagged power figure to a reluctance on BMW’s part to advertise a 200hp motorcycle, especially in the European market.

We’d be inclined to agree with this conclusion as there’s a growing back-lash in Europe over the ever increasing performance figures of motorcycles, which is being fueled by young riders and their risky street antics, among other things.

Source: MCN

Comment:

  1. Darren Pearce says:

    We finally got our first peek of this bike … Very nice!. .. Looking forward to a test ride in a few months.

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  5. Matthew says:

    I’m beginning to think I won’t end up getting this bike after all. Who needs that much performance on the street? I am not one of those who can afford track days, and even if I could find the funds I couldn’t justify a dedicated track bike.

    When I buy a BMW it will be specifically for the road, so it looks like I’ll be forced to go with an F, K or R bike instead of the S. Too bad, because this is my favorite of everything they’re making at the moment. Maybe they’ll broaden the S line in the next couple of years. (S1000R Street Fighter anyone?)

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    Insanity.

  7. Sean Mitchell says:

    Hat’s off to BMW, that is quite surprising….everything about this bike rocks, except the headlights!

  8. Ken says:

    Matthew…….get it and grow into it. Choose the mildest map and ride it. You have a host of settings. If you like the bike, get it, and use a judicious throttle hand. I ride the 2007 R1200S for the street, and leave my R1 for the trackdays, but I love this bike too. It is a technological marvel.