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The success that Spies on the '09 R1 was much more about his talent than it was about the R1 that's for sure. Damn thing is a turd in all but full blown SB spec - in SS trim or less it was heavy, flexy, and WAY underpowered.

My buddy who raced with me had an '09 - stock engine just a flash, tune, full Yosh system, and on pump gas it made a whopping 155hp (down 10 on my '05 GIK), and weighed 37lbs more.

Sounded heavenly though that's for damn sure!
 

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The success that Spies on the '09 R1 was much more about his talent than it was about the R1 that's for sure. Damn thing is a turd in all but full blown SB spec - in SS trim or less it was heavy, flexy, and WAY underpowered.

My buddy who raced with me had an '09 - stock engine just a flash, tune, full Yosh system, and on pump gas it made a whopping 155hp (down 10 on my '05 GIK), and weighed 37lbs more.

Sounded heavenly though that's for damn sure!

Can't agree more!
 

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New BMW in action in Estoril.









BMW’s screaming 999cc inline four never lacked top end power, but the new slimmer, lighter-cranked motor revs harder and faster, head butting its redline with the savage alacrity of a pukka superbike engine.
The way it dispenses with straights, with a strange kind of violent calm, is a sign that few of its rivals, if any, will get close on the drag out of a corner. A lighter crank, hollowed-out intake valves and lary high rev inlet valve timing, helps it to a claimed 204bhp – stick a full race pipe on a you’re looking at over 215bhp.
With all its power stuffed at the top of the revs, the previous RR was a peaky devil, like a big supersport 600, but not any more. BMW’s new variable valve timing system (Shift Cam) laces the power curve with the kind of mid-range grunt and broad spread of power that would make a V4 proud, especially between 4300rpm and 8000rpm.
Beneath the Shift Cam’s 9000rpm go-mental-threshold, BMW’s monster motor has a newfound level of smoothness and tractability, which can only be good news for S1000RR on the road.


https://www.motorcyclenews.com/bike-reviews/bmw/s1000rr/2019/

 

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sounds impressive! variable valve timing strikes again!

i'm guessing its similar "in function" to the R1250GS, here's a cool vid

Sounds the same as the latest Gen of GSX-R as well. It has that "metallic" sound to it! They claim 215HP with the full Akra on with the new BMW.
 

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GSX-R is variable valve timing yes, but not a 'shift' over design as the beemers.

i actually really dig the Gixxer simplicity of function... i would assume less maintenance required. :coffee

it only affects intake valves,

Agree! but still want to throw a leg over that new S1000RR ASAP! :rockon

 

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no doubt.. just an observation, engineering is cool when its simple
Like the Suzuki system better. More compact, less moving parts, more clever and small for sure.. Wonder if the Beemer got an advantage in the real world with their shiftcam system?? The funny thing is at WOT.. both bikes sound the same.. :flashy I still think the "tank area" is still big on the new BMW.

 

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advantage, in the real world.. you mean stop light to stop light? :laughing

as far as simplicity is concerned, in absolute terms ... Germans complicate the shit out of it all.. :coffee :rtfm

what else is new eh?
Dude, BMW promises 100 pound-feet torque starting @ 5000RPM lol. Amazing!
 

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Dude, BMW promises 100 pound-feet torque starting @ 5000RPM lol. Amazing!
...and every wedding features those vows of being faithful yet well over 50% of them end due to that promise not being kept in the real world. :laughing

I'm guessing this will be the same - NOWHERE close to 100ft lbs - ANYWHERE on the S1000RR. No chance they get over a 20% increase in current output when peak HP figures are only listed as roughly 4-5% over the '18 spec bike.
 

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...and every wedding features those vows of being faithful yet well over 50% of them end due to that promise not being kept in the real world. :laughing

I'm guessing this will be the same - NOWHERE close to 100ft lbs - ANYWHERE on the S1000RR. No chance they get over a 20% increase in current output when peak HP figures are only listed as roughly 4-5% over the '18 spec bike.

Having rode the former generation, I am highly positive that new bike will kick ass! I bet a 12 pack on this YL! A quick reflash and exhaust, we talking 215 + horses! This is whole new bike.
 
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