from BMW press release: the new s1000rr offers the highest standard of technology. bmw ‘s new supersports is by far the lightest machine of its calibre. one of the features that ensures this light weight is the aluminium bridge frame integrating the engine tilted to the front at an angle of 32° as a loadbearing element for optimum torsional stiffness on minimum weight…combining low weight with superior stability and a high standard of robust strength. developing the s1000rr, bmw motorrad has given particular attention to the superior ergonomics of the machine, focusing consistently on the rider’s individual requirements.
in the process of developing the s1000rr, bmw motorrad focused not only on a lightweight structure, but also on minimum dimensions as an absolutely essential requirement… particular attention on the part of the engineers in order to make the front silhouette of the s1000rr extremely slim and slender, on the one hand, while providing an efficient flow of cooling air, on the other. technical challenges of this kind as well as a development period of just four years made the s1000rr the ideal project for consistent, all-out use of CAD (computer-aided design) technology as well as the most advanced calculation methods, for example for the machine’s aerodynamics.