Cool picture Red! Spies was incredible on that bike fighting the Ducs! I was pissed when he left the racing scene. I was a huge fan!! Intense racing against MAD Mladin in the golden days of AMA racing.
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!
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.sounds impressive! variable valve timing strikes again!
i'm guessing its similar "in function" to the R1250GS, here's a cool vid
Agree! but still want to throw a leg over that new S1000RR ASAP! :rockonGSX-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,
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.no doubt.. just an observation, engineering is cool when its simple
Dude, BMW promises 100 pound-feet torque starting @ 5000RPM lol. Amazing!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?
...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. :laughingDude, 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.