German bike manufacturer to keep the public waiting another year for their S1000RR superbike
THE ROAD-GOING version of BMW's new S1000RR superbike won't be making its debut at the Cologne Show this week, as the company are planning to release the hi-tech sportsbike towards the back end of 2009 for maximum impact.
But BMW can confirm the new bike will have ABS and traction control when it goes on sale. The company say orders for the new 180bhp machine can be placed from Spring 2009 onwards.
The race version, which went on show to the public a couple of months ago, will be ridden by Troy Corser and Rubens Xaus in next year's WSB series.
BMW sources say the road-going version will have a paintjob that closely resembles the bike above.
Posted: 07/10/2008 at 13:42
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Accorting to FIM rules BMW need to have 125 motorcycles ready and on sale to the public prior to the homologation inspection. 500 bikes must be ready by the end of September and 1000 bikes by the end of December.
Homologation inspection must take place by January 31st to race in the first race of the season
Are FIM/FGSport going to allow them to bend the rules to take part?
Posted: 07/10/2008 at 15:48
Posted: 07/10/2008 at 16:37
Foggy managed it.
I havn't heard of a single FP1 being sold
Posted: 07/10/2008 at 16:44
I don't think actually selling them is a pre-requisite is it? Isn't it rumoured that theres a warehouse full of FP1s sitting somewhere in Malaysia.
I'm sure that the WSBK authorities were unhappy about the whole FP1 thing and would never let it happen again. I think if they had ever looked like they were going to be regular winners they might have had a different attitud.
Posted: 07/10/2008 at 18:00
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