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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2009, 9:44 am Thread Starter
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S 1000 RR Pricing and Options Announced!

Look here to see the the announcement of pricing for the new BMW S 1000 RR.
http://www.adsmart360.net/webcontent...etterlink.html

193 HP and 404 lbs. Should be pretty fast?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2009, 5:26 pm
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Re: S1000RR

Isn't it interesting that chain final drives are becoming "the wave of the future" on BMW's?
For example, the F Series 800's & 650's and now the S1000RR...go figure?????

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2009, 7:23 pm
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I'm sure cost is a factor on the 800 and 600 series. Sport bikes use chains because gearing changes are easier and I understand the chain is more efficient in putting power to the rear wheel.

I haven't oiled a chain in years - haven't missed it either. Of course the idea of a catastrophic rear dive failure doesn't thrill me either. Hmmm, there's always The Scooter Store.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2009, 1:50 am
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Neccesity by Design?

I don't know this for a fact, but since the S1000RR is the street version of a 1-liter race bike, it's possible that chain drives are the only allowable or practical final drive type in that race class - thus the switch. As somebody else suggested, if drive ratio changes are needed quickly, it seems it certainly would be faster to change a sprocket and/or a chain than a final drive like ours.
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