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Clymer Manuals BWM S1000RR Drag Bike Race Racing Motorcycle Walk Around Video

Clymer Manuals got a close-up look at the Engle Motors BMW S1000RR drag bike at the 2013 HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Show. This German superbike was drawing crowds in the parking lot.

Info directly from BMW
When we build a superbike, we have no time for second best. We now present the very latest in racing power. With an aluminum bridge, radial brakes, a super sporty tail-up nose-down design, hot colors and the ultimate combination of electronic rider assistance systems: The first Race ABS, including features such as four modes, two for the road and two others - Race and Slick - for sportier riding on the race track, a banking rotation speed, gear-related Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) which allows slip. Never before was it so easy to keep so much power under control.

This is just as true on public roads as it is down on the racetrack. The RR label shows that it is a full-blooded racing bike, even though it can also be ridden with a number plate attached. To top it all off is an engine which is our absolute pride and joy. And our worldwide motorsports teams agree wholeheartedly.

HP Race Support is available with its high level of motor racing expertise to help all ambitious racers perform to their very best. Directly on site if required. Provided by pros for pros. Just mail to

BMW S1000RR on Wikipedia
The BMW S1000RR is a sport bike initially made by BMW Motorrad to compete in the 2009 Superbike World Championship,[4] that is now in commercial production. It was introduced in Munich in April 2008,[5] and is powered by a 999 cc (61.0 cu in) inline-4 engine redlined at 14,200 rpm.

BMW made 1,000 S1000RRs in 2009 to satisfy World Superbike homologation requirements, but expanded production for commercial sale of the bike in 2010. It has an anti-lock braking system, standard, with an optional electronic traction control. It has a wet weight of 207.7 kg (458 lb), and produces 133.6 kW (179.2 hp) @ 13,250 rpm at the rear wheel.

Richard Hammond of Top Gear fame reviews the S1000RR
My new BMW S1000RR HP4 is so clever it could probably write its own road test.

It's the most amazing machine I've ever owned and even though I've only had it a few weeks I've already asked it to marry me.

This is how clever the wonderful HP4 is: all modern superbikes (and most bikes in general) have multi-adjustable suspension.

You can twiddle with pre-load, damping and something called rebound until you've either turned it into a TT winner or upset it so much that it will tie itself into a granny knot when you're riding down to the chippy.

There's no need to risk messing up the HP4's suspension settings because this bike has semi-active suspension that does its own working out.

When you turn the engine on the suspension is so soggy you can bounce the bike up and down, but when you start moving, little motors in the left front fork leg, and another in the rear shock, start adjusting the settings for you.

Information on wheel speed, throttle position, gyroscopic forces and rear shock movement are fed to a computer that controls the motors. It's uncanny. The ride is super smooth but the handling is also pin sharp.

Clymer on the lift didn't have to go far to attend the 2013 Heart Of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts club 22nd Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show. Classic vintage antique motorcycles motorcycle bikes British, German, Japanese, Italian, European, American motorcycles were all on display. Manufacturers included Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW, Harley Davidson, Vincent, Triumph, BSA, Norton, Brough Superior, Indian, Cushman, Vespa, Laverda, Puch, Lambretta, MV Augusta, Ducati, Matchless, Zundapp, Moto Guzzi AJS and more. There were 100% perfect restorations, bikes ridden in, a few trailer queens, full-on customs, cafe racers, choppers, bobbers, trials bikes, dirt bikes, road racers...any type or style motorcycle you could imagine.
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