BMW S1000RR Top Speed, Price, Specs, and Review

BMW’s S1000RR 2010 model surprised the industry and the public. It was a new and proper BMW sportbike that nobody saw coming due to its impressive specs and performance.

Everybody knows how capable BMW is in making its successful motorsport range of performance cars. So, rest assured that BMW can engineer and deliver a competitive machine to the market; enter the BMW S1000RR.

Even though designing and manufacturing top-class sports bikes is not easy, BMW being who they are, didn’t disappoint in the S1000RR case. This bike aims to qualify in all areas in its category, including handling and engine performance.

Fortunately, everything went as planned, successfully. Keep reading this guide for a profound look at BMW S1000RR.

BMW S1000RR Review

BMW S1000RR Top Speed: 154 MPH

The BMW S1000RR was a class-leading engine 10 years ago, and it still makes more power than a 2017 CBR1000RR and is equal to, if not a tad under, many 2021 models in terms of power and torque. It features a Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) for excellent performance and safety.

Still, its liquid-cooled 4-stroke engine does a lot of showing than speaking. This means that its performance is something to experience first. Take a look at more details below:

Anti-hop clutch

Usually, curves cause crashes in motorbikes. That’s why the anti-hopping clutches in advanced bikes like CBR1000RR come in handy. They prevent the rear wheel from dangerous locking, jumping, and stamping.

The anti-hopping clutch here features specially arranged rollers that enable easy turning of the rear wheel even if the engine brake blocks it. Ultimately, CBR1000RR rides at utmost safety in speed level, making it safe, especially for new riders.

Riding Modes

There are four riding modes on the BMW CBR1000RR-Dynamic, Dynamic Pro plus Road, and Rain. First, the three regular power riding modes significantly impact the engine power and throttle response. This is the technology bit of the bike, which consists of traction control interference, engine brake level, wheelie control, and ABS level of interference.

The last one, Dynamic Pro, adjusts separately to suit different functions. Also, it requires a Settings-based online coding plug to trigger, ensuring the safety settings are well-accessible to the rider.

Generally, all 4 riding modes work for excellent performance and safety of the rider. The bike also benefits because it doesn’t get any damage from a crash.


Ergonomically, the BMW CBR1000RR is aggressive. The rider’s sitting position is three-quarters of an inch farther forward, with narrowed and lowered handlebars by three-quarters of an inch, and 0.4 inches, respectively.

This enables a more comfortable sitting position due to improved weight distribution. Also, the riding position is natural and responsive for a long adventure.

The seat is worth discussing because it’s improved from the previous version. Most importantly, it’s less focused on the buttock-cradling bucket concept, which becomes uncomfortable in uneven terrain and long rides. Better still, the seat has 5 height-adjustable settings for the rider to use according to their preference. The heights range from the lowest of 31.1-inch up to the highest of 33.5-inch. So, tall and short riders both have a chance with CBR1000RR.

Advanced Technology

The BMW CBR1000RR features Dynamic Brake Control technology that works best for shorter stopping distances and better brake control. In emergency braking for speeds over 6 mph, this DBC adds the brake pressure on the rear wheel, ignoring any throttle effort over 5%.

 Plus, when DBC is initiated, the light twinkles, and flashers for the hazard warning come on. This is to signify that the rider is rapidly coming to a stop, and immediate DBC action is necessary.

Another impressive technology in CBR1000RR is the Hill Start Control Pro function. When enabled, it causes the rear brake to stop and hold the bike at one point if there’s foot or hand lever activation. This works when sudden risks appear, making the HSC automatically or manually activate the rear brake holding the bike until there’s pull away.

BMW S1000RR Top Speed, Specifications, Features, & Price

BMW S1000RR Key Features

  • DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)
  • Integral Race ABS (disengageable)
  • LED Rear Light
  • Single Seat (No Passenger Seat or Rear Foot Pegs)
  • Anti-Hopping Clutch
  • Multi-Function Display
  • 3 Riding Modes (Rain/ Sport/ Race)
Speed at 5000 rpm19+ S1000RRGen 1 S1000RR
Speed 1st Gear33 mph33.2 mph
Speed 2nd Gear41.7 mph42 mph
Speed 3rd Gear50.5  mph50.8 mph
Speed 4th Gear58.2 mph58.5 mph
Speed 5th Gear64.2 mph64.5 mph
Speed 6th Gear69.2  mph69.6 mph

BMW S1000RR Acceleration

0-10 mph0.58
0-20 mph1.01
0-30 mph1.52
0-40 mph2.04
0-50 mph2.56
0-60 mph3.10
0-70 mph3.64
0-80 mph4.20
0-90 mph4.78
0-100 mph5.50
0-110 mph6.13
0-120 mph6.93
0-130 mph7.26
0-140 mph8.37
0-150 mph9.43
0-160 mph10.51
0-170 mph12.29
0-180 mph14.37
0-190 mph18.89
0-200 mphN/A
60-130 mph4.52
100-150 mph3.92
SS/QM10.1/156 mph
SS/KM17.73/188 mph
SS/Mile24.70/195 mph
Top Speed197.4 mph


TypeLiquid-cooled 4-stroke in-line 4-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, wet sump lubrication
Bore x stroke80 mm x 49.7 mm
Capacity999 cc
Rated output199 hp (146 kW) at 13,500 rpm
Max. torque83 lb-ft (113 Nm) at 10,500 rpm
Compression ratio13.0:1
Mixture control/engine managementElectronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system and knock sensor
Emission controlThe closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4


Maximum speedOver 125 mph
Fuel consumption35 mpg (WMTC)
Fuel typePremium Unleaded


AlternatorThree-phase 406 W generator
Battery12 V / 9 Ah, maintenance-free


FrameAluminum composite bridge frame, partially self-supporting engine
Front-wheel location/suspensionUpside-down telescopic fork Ø 46 mm, compression and rebound stage adjustable, adjustable preload
Rear wheel location/suspensionAluminum 2-sided swing arm, compression and rebound damping adjustable, adjustable preload
Suspension travel front/rear4.7” / 4.7” (120 mm / 120 mm)
Wheelbase56.6” (1,438 mm)
Castor3.9” (96.5 mm)
Steering head angle66.5°
WheelsAluminum cast wheels
Rim, front3.50 x 17″
Rim, rear6.00 x 17″
Tires, front120/70 ZR 17
Tires, rear190/55 ZR 17
Brake, frontDual floating disc brakes, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 320 mm
Brake, rearSingle disc brake, diameter 220 mm, single piston floating caliper
ABSBMW Motorrad Race ABS (part-integral, can be switched off) modes to select


ClutchMulti-disc clutch in oil bath, anti-hopping clutch, mechanically operated
GearboxConstant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with straight-cut gears
DriveChain 2.647:1


Length80.8” (2,050 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors)32.5” (826 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors)44.9” (1,140 mm)
Seat height, unladen weightStandard Seat: 32.1″, Comfort Seat: 33.5″
Inner leg curve, unladen weightStandard Seat: 71.1″, Comfort Seat: 73.6″
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled459 lbs (208 kg)1)
Permitted total weight895 lbs (407 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment)439 lbs (199 kg)
Usable tank volume4.6 gal (17.5 l)
ReserveApprox. 1 gal (4 l)

See also: Yamaha MT-09 Top Speed


The BMW CBR1000RR boasts a better, sharper design that delivers exceptional horsepower from the new engine. It also has predictable and forgiving handling with modern technologies that work perfectly for the bike. Ultimately, the CBR1000RR provides confidence to the rider throughout the experience.

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