The BMW S1000RR came into the fight for supremacy in 2009 and ever since has been showing its Japanese counter parts how its done. The year 2012 saw it receive small updates in design, a remapped ECU and better aerodynamics. Now to the game further ahead and beyond the reach of its competitors or should we say to take it head on with the Panigale, BMW is all set to announce a ‘High Performance 4’ version of the S1000RR in September.
Now we know for sure its coming and the twin-spar aluminium frame remains unchanged. There are conflicting reports on the engine but we believe that it will get a slight boost in power. Below is a list of expected changes that the S1000RR HP4 will get.
BMW S1000RR HP4
- Graphics of the bodywork and layout of the instrumentation.
- Single saddle (second saddle optional).
- Electronically adjustable Suspension DDC (Dynamic Damping Control).
- Launch Control with 3 levels of action. BMW will be the second manufacturer to incorporate this device into a production model after Aprilia.
- Refined DTC Traction Control, with 7 levels of intervention.
- Akrapovic titanium exhaust system.
- Forged aluminum wheels.
- Approximately 9 kg lighter than the basic version.
- Optional Extras: heated grips, travel bags, HP Racing parts (ECU, calibration kit, reversed gears, laptimer 2D, etc.) and the ‘Competition Package’ (racing seat, carbon fiber parts, racing stickers, blue rims as well as special handles and footpegs etc.)