[UPDATE][rumor] bmw’s teutonic terror

bmw-superbike.jpg

spanish moto rag, motociclismo, commissioned the above rendering of bmw’s upcoming entry into the superbike class based on insider information. a prototype of this bike was reportedly lapping the circuit de cartagena in r6 bodywork.

one thing is for sure: if bmw’s superbike is running around in r6 clothing it is extremely petite. also expect the final styling to be reminiscent of the hp2 sport (see below).   

bmw-hp2-sport.jpg

however, power is rumored to come from a rather orthodox 1000cc inline-4 rated at around 200hp. in fact, the other key components seem to be very un-bmw-like too – chain drivetrain, inverted fork, dual-beam aluminum chassis. if u can’t beat ’em join ’em.

we should probably see the release at the paris motorcycle show in late sept along with the aprilia rsv 4

bmw will make their world superbike debut in 2009. alles gute!

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[UPDATE] here’s a photo of the proto in the flesh:

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2 Responses to [UPDATE][rumor] bmw’s teutonic terror

  1. […] bmw motorrad’s superbike is no longer a rumor. today, they took the wraps off their 2009 world superbike entry, the […]

  2. Antonius says:

    BMW is a good bike,would this bike will come to Moto GP race???

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