WATCH: BMW S1000RR - Goodwood Festival of Speed 360 video onboard

Visordown rides the new 2019 BMW S1000RR up the famous Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb course.

BMW S1000RR 360

Over the weekend, Visordown got the awesome opportunity to ride the 2019 BMW S1000RR up the Goodwood hill climb. 

Check out the 360 onboard here: 

The run took place on day four of the event, with the day starting out with buckets of rain, not the ideal setting to unleash the full potential of the 200+ bhp Superbike on near slick Metzeler tyres on a famously challenging hillcliomb that demands razor focus. Nevertheless, as the day progressed the weather slowly improved, which for the most part resulted in a dry(ish) track - albeit with a few damp spots under the trees. 

However, later that afternoon with dirt still on the tyres from the morning run in the soaking wet, the main aim of the climb was to finish shiny side up. Even with the incredible BMW electronics Goodwood is a high-profile setting to get it wrong on what is a wonderful machine so we played it with the Dynamic riding mode was activated. Nevertheless, whilst the wheelies were meagre and we could only pound a few rev bombs, you still get a real feel for the BMW S1000RR's sporting pedigree without touching the limit.

In typical Visordown fashion, we wanted to take you along for the experience, so mount up and join Harry McKenzie as he navigates the super tight but super fun Goodwood hill climb course for the first time. 

BMW S1000RR Specs

Price: £15,290 (base model), £16,700 (Sport variant) £19,315 (with M-Package)

Engine: DOHC 16v, inline-four, l/c, 999cc

Bore x stroke: 80x49.7mm

Compression ratio: 13.3:1

Max power (claimed) 207bhp@13,500rpm

Max torque (claimed) 96ft lb@10,500rpm

Transmission: six speed gearbox, wet slipper assist clutch, chain drive

Frame: cast aluminium twin-beam (adjustable swingarm pivot on M-Package)

Front suspension: 45mm USD fork, Fully adjustable (DDC electronic suspension system on M-package)

Rear suspension: aluminium underslung swingarm, fully adjustable vertical free-floating monoshock (optional DDC electronic suspension system)

Brakes: twin 320mm discs, four-piston Hayes radial calipers (front), 220mm disc, single-piston caliper (rear), cornering ABS.

Wheels/tyres: cast aluminium (carbon fibre on M-Package)/Bridgestone S21, 120/70 17 front, 190/55 17 rear 

Rake/trail: 23.1°/93.9mm

Wheelbase: 1,441mm

Kerb weight : 197kg (standard) 193.5kg (M Package)

Fuel capacity: 16.5 litres

Equipment: IMU-based traction control and cornering ABS, cruise control, four rider modes (seven on M-Package/Race Package options), 6.5” TFT colour dash, optional electronic semi-active DDC suspension, integrated rider modes with suspension, up/down quickshifter, heated grips