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Old January 30th @ 05:43 pm   #1
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 06 1000 rr bone stock 01 F4I
Ok

First things first, A big thanks to Las Vegas BMW Motorcycles, for lets us ride the new S1000 rr.


I road the S1000rr thru the Red Rock loop if you are not familiar with it, it is a one way 12 mile loop with some nice twisties. My first impressions were nice well put together bike. The display is well laid out and organized, overall easy to read.

While sitting on the bike it actually felt like a 600 but once you fired it up and started the ride, know your not on a 600. The bike has nice smooth power from way down low all the way to the top. Giving the bike a nice tame feel.

First thing I wanted to try out a full on shift under full power. BMW did a great job and a quick nudge of the shifter and the motor cut out for a mil-sec and your in the next gear. This really works great under full power, easing around in traffic works but you just don't get the full effect unless your under full power

Next thing I wanted to try was the anti lock brakes.. Gave myself a long straight part of the road and grabbed a handful of brakes. You know the kind you grab when a mini van pulls out in front of you. I was impressed I expected some back tire rise but I did not get any. Good job

Then I was off to the twisties.

I pushed the bike a little but not like it was mine. The first thing I noticed was the suspension was noticeably different from mine own my 1000 rr. I ride red rock all the time and I know where the bumps are and what issues I normally have. WOW is all I have to say.. They did a great job.

My overall impression. The big four ( Kawi, Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha )now have to compete with a major sportbike If you are not a squid and want a true sportbike you better consider this one.. even though it is a little pricey

I will post up some Video when I get it of us in the loop, but here is some photos


At the dealership... Yea that's a North Las Vegas Motor officer who came out to drool


At the overlook in the loop


My ride

 
 
Old January 30th @ 06:46 pm   #2
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From: BOISE IDAHO

Motorcycle: YAMAHA '06 FZ6, 2000 XT 225
Nice write up and review. Makes me want to go take one home and test ride it for a couple of days myself.

What's the sticker price? If they want to compete with Yamaha, Honda, etc., they can't be charging $20000 for a sportbike.
 
 
Old January 30th @ 07:11 pm   #3
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From: Las Vegas[Summerlin]
Yeah, thanks to Steve for letting us test ride the bike.

Here are some pics from my phone...
Cant wait to see the footage that Pat took...



 
 
Old January 30th @ 08:20 pm   #4
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From: Henderson of coarse!

Motorcycle: 03 CBR 600RR-Sold :(
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Originally Posted by VEGASRIDER View Post
Nice write up and review. Makes me want to go take one home and test ride it for a couple of days myself.

What's the sticker price? If they want to compete with Yamaha, Honda, etc., they can't be charging $20000 for a sportbike.
Well it was a very good day today thanks for the great write up Stacy!Anytime I could help Freddie to get riders on the S 1000 RR see that BMW is for real and can make a bonafide liter bike. vegasrider the bike that Stacy and Freddie rode was a fully loaded bike. Base m.s.r.p. is $14,295 for a base equipped bike. This bike has the following.

Shift Assist.
Race ABS
Traction Control

Retail Price $16,225

Standard features are.
10 disc oil bathed slipper clutch
999cc 193bhp in line four
Fly by wire throttle
Runs two fuel injectors per cylinder (one for each cylinder and two in the air box.)
Fully adjustable shift light
Lap timer
4 riding modes (Rain, Sport, Race and Slick)
Fully adjustable Sachs suspension
Gas charged steering stablizer
Micro chipped key. (Bike can't be hot wired.)
Brembo brakes
BMW's advanced Cambus computer system.
The only 1000cc superbike with a 3 year or 36k mile warranty with roadside assistance from the factory.

If anyone wants to come in for a test ride please don't hesitate to give me a call.

Steve - 355-3095

Last edited by Draven; January 30th at 08:23 pm.
 
 
Old January 30th @ 09:22 pm   #5
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 2001 ZRX1200R, 2005 Hyosung GT650S Track Bike
Here are some stills from the video. The video will be up late next week





 
 
Old January 30th @ 11:28 pm   #6
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 2001 ZRX1200R, 2005 Hyosung GT650S Track Bike
Here is a little teaser clip

motorcycle :: slomo_BMWS1000RR.flv video by vegasvideo - Photobucket
 
 
Old February 1st @ 12:44 pm   #7
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From: Las Vegas, NV

Motorcycle: GSXR-750
awww wtf?? was this a closed test??? =(
 
 
Old February 1st @ 12:48 pm   #8
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From: Las Vegas[Summerlin]
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Originally Posted by ars0n750 View Post
awww wtf?? was this a closed test??? =(
Nah, not closed...
Just for people that have actually been to the track...Oh snap!

Hehe...
 
 
Old February 1st @ 01:12 pm   #9
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From: Las Vegas, NV

Motorcycle: GSXR-750
oooooooooo! snap!! must have been nice!! im jealous!!!
 
 
Old February 1st @ 01:14 pm   #10
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From: Las Vegas[Summerlin]
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Originally Posted by ars0n750 View Post
oooooooooo! snap!! must have been nice!! im jealous!!!
$45 track day including school in April.
A bunch of us are going.

GO!
Make it happen.

Let me know if you need any help getting your stuff together.
 
 

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