Germany Attacks Japan!
Ever since BMW announced it would begin producing a liter-class sportbike to compete with the Japanese, people have been waiting for the BMW S1000RR.¬† The one question was what the price would be, as BMWs tend to be a bit more…extravagantly priced than their competitors.¬† Those questions are now answered.¬† And the price is competitive.¬† So is everything else.
We‚Äôre very pleased to announce the pricing on the 2010 BMW S 1000 RR: MSRP*: $13,800.00
- Race ABS (excluding DTC): $1,000.00
- Race ABS and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) Combined: $1,480.00
- Gear Shift Assistant: $ 450.00
- Anti Theft Alarm: $ 395.00
- Motorsports Paint Scheme: $ 750.00
The options include either standalone new 4-stage Race ABS or Race ABS combined with multi-stage Dynamic Traction Control. Other must have options include the truly awesome Gear Shift Assistant that allows clutchless upshifts during acceleration, Anti Theft Alarm and the WSBK-inspired Motorsports Paint Scheme. This new Superbike from BMW weighing only 404 lbs, and putting out a massive 193 hp, is one of the most potent, sophisticated and lightest sport bikes ever unleashed on the planet. The new S 1000 RR is the most powerful production 1000cc sport bike in the world.
So, let me see if I for this right.¬† BMW is going to put out a 404 lb. bike with 193HP, and they are going to charge just $800 more than Honda’s 178-horsepower¬† CBR1000RR?¬† That’s pretty aggressive pricing.
The styling is pretty aggressive, too.¬† It’s not bad looking, either, if you don’t mind that the headlights look like a pirate with a squinty eye.
All in all, it looks like another German act of aggression.¬† And, at 193HP, I think that it needs a suitable nickname.¬† I propose the name “Kalmarm√∂rder”.*