Friday, November 25, 2011

2012 BMW S1000RR Motorcycle Desktop Wallpapers

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2012 BMW S1000RR
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2012 BMW S1000RR

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2012 BMW S1000RR Review

Scarcely two years after the launch in 2009, BMW Motorrad is now presenting the revised model of this successful supersports bike, now with many optimised details. The primary objectives were even greater riding precision and agility, a punchier power buildup, and a more sensitive response. The revised model of the S 1000 RR has incorporated quite a few feedback reports from national super stock races.

Like its predecessor, the new RR knows no compromise, providing the highest level of sporting character and riding dynamics. The convincing features of the new S 1000 RR are its improved handling with absolute riding stability, supreme engine performance with perfect everyday practicality, and a resounding dynamic performance. The highest level of active safety is safeguarded by the most advanced brake system today on the market, the BMW Motorrad Race ABS. When accelerating, the rider is supported by the Dynamic Traction Control system DTC. Both of these systems have been optimised for the perfect interaction.

There have been no changes to the superior engine power of 142 kW (193 hp) with a weight of only 204 kilograms including 90% fuel (206.5 weight with Race ABS).

Concept with optimised riding dynamics.

One of the primary objectives pursued for the revised S 1000 RR model was to improve ridability by boosting thrust and enhancing the linearity and harmoniousness of the power and torque curves. The reconfigured throttle improves overall response.

The new, optimised design raises response sensitivity, tightens the twistgrip angle, and reduces the twisting force.

Suspension with improved handling and feedback.

The modifications to the new RR suspension have been instrumental in boosting its riding dynamics. For instance, the upside down fork and the spring strut feature a new internal structure, providing an even wider range of damping forces from comfort to performance.

Moreover, the suspension geometry has been modified with new values for the steering head angle, offset, position of the swing arm pivot, fork projection, and spring strut length to yield even better handling, steering accuracy, and feedback for the new S 1000 RR. This has required modifications to the main frame that also included enlarging the cross sectional area of the intake air guide through the steering head for greater air flow efficiency. This package of suspension optimisations is rounded off by an adjustable mechanical steering damper.

Instrument cluster with new functions.

The engine speed display has been redesigned for better readability. In addition, the display can now be dimmed and provides more functions. For instance, the lap timer can now present “Best lap in progress”, and if required, “Speedwarning” can inform the rider when he exceeds a particular speed.

Refined design and new colours.

The new S 1000 RR not only benefits from the advanced developments for the engine, suspension, and cockpit. It has also gained yet another step ahead in terms of design. The tail section now presents a considerably leaner look. There have been some discrete changes to the asymmetrical side panels, and the centre airbox cover now sports side aperture grilles. On the top part of the panels, a new, telling identifying feature takes the form of two winglets that enhance the aerodynamic qualities.

In the most sporting colour combination of Racing red and Alpine white, the RR exudes power and speed even when it is stationary, whereas plain Bluefire lends it a decidedly extravagant look.

Sporty dynamics is conveyed by Sapphire black metallic, and in BMW Motorrad Motorsport colours, the new S 1000 RR testifies to its direct relationship with BMW Motorrad Motorsport. The distinctive RR logo has been slightly modified.

Additional visual accents take the form of wheels painted in glossy black and the red spring in the central strut. The matching swing arm either presents an anodised coating or is kept in black.

Also the ergonomics has been improved in the form of new heel plates for the rider. The stabilisers on the passenger footrests have now been designed for a leaner look.

Extended range of optional extra and special equipment.

For individualising the new S 1000 RR, BMW Motorrad is expanding its range of optional extras and special equipment ex works with a number of attractive features. Riders with a particularly sporty bent can now equip their RR with an HP titanium exhaust system (with or without ABE) or the HP race data logger. Also the heated grips offering two levels and fitted as optional extra can take the bite out of the early morning run on the racetrack or longer rides in cold weather.

2012 BMW S1000RR Model Highlights

The new features of the 2012 BMW S1000RR at a glance:

• Optimised torque curve for improved ridability.
• Expansion from two to three performance curves (one each for Rain and Sport modes and an additional one for Race and Slick modes); Rain mode now 120 kW (163 hp).
• Reconfigured throttle for enhanced response (particularly gentle and sensitive acceleration in Rain mode, and immediately direct and spontaneous response in Sport, Race, and Slick modes).
• Reduced twisting force and tighter twistgrip angle.
• Smaller secondary ratio for boosted thrust.
• Refined tuning between Race ABS and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC).
• Enlarged cross sectional area of the intake air guide through the steering head for greater air flow efficiency.
• Better handling, steering accuracy, and feedback.
• Revised spring elements for an even wider range of damping forces.
• Suspension geometry modified with new values for the steering head angle, offset, position of the swing arm pivot, fork projection, and spring strut length.
• New mechanical steering damper adjustable over ten levels.
• Forged and milled fork bridge in a new design and with a smaller offset.
• Revised design with a leaner tail section, redesigned side panels, centre airbox cover with side aperture grilles, and winglets.
• For new colour variants: plain Racing Red with Alpine white, Bluefire, Sapphire black metallic, BMW Motorrad Motorsport colours.
• Revised RR logo.
• New heel plates and leaner stabilisers on the passenger footrests.
• Redesigned LCD engine speed display for better readability and with five dimming levels.
• Instrument cluster with the new functions “Best lap in progress” and “Speedwarning”; deactivation of “Lamp” fault message when headlamp or number plate carrier removed.
• Catalytic converters relocated, so no heat shield necessary.
• Expansion to the optional extras and special equipment ex works.

2012 BMW S1000RR Features and Benefits


Just as before, the S 1000 RR sports the water cooled four cylinder inline engine of solely 59.8 kg delivering a top power output of 142 kW (193 hp) at 13,000 rpm and a top engine speed of 14,200 rpm. The max torque of 112 Nm is reached at 9750 rpm.
Reconfigured throttle for improved overall response.

The primary objective in this next level of development for the new RR was to target the powertrain for combining the outstanding engine power with even greater ridability. To this end, the throttle was first reconfigured in engine control. To date, engine control consisted of four individual throttle curves for each of the Rain, Sport, Race, and Slick modes. For the new RR, these have been reduced to two: a characteristic curve for a particularly gentle and sensitive throttle in Rain mode, and a second for immediately direct and spontaneous response in the Sport, Race, and Slick modes. Following this measure, the rider now no longer needs to adjust to the constantly changing throttle characteristics when switching frequently between Sport, Race, and Slick modes. At the same time, this also served to optimise the load change behaviour.

For particularly sensitive and fast regulation, the throttle valve now features a supporting spring with a low spring rate that reduces the actuating force. And the twisting angle is now considerably smaller on the new twistgrip throttle.

Optimised power and torque curves and lower secondary ratio.

The higher priority objective of the best possible ridability also included the optimisation of the power and torque curves.

Three new power curves have been defined: one each for the Rain and Sport modes and an additional one for the Race and Slick modes (in contrast to earlier, when there was one for the Rain mode and a second for the Sport, Race and Slick modes). With an eye to improving acceleration and thrust properties, we have reduced the secondary ratio from its former 17:44 to its present 17:45.

In Rain mode, the new S 1000 RR now delivers 120 kW (163 hp), or 8 kW (11 hp) more than previously. In Sport, Race, and Slick modes, the RR can still deliver a top power output of 142 kW (193 hp), but the power could be significantly raised especially in the lower speed range between 5000 and 7500 rpm. The result is essentially more linear and punchier engine characteristics.

Also the torque curves have been redefined for the purpose of improved ridability. So the new RR now offers three different torque curves (previously two): one each for the Rain and Sport modes and an additional one for Race and Slick. All four modes benefit from the greater harmony and linearity of the torque curve. In addition, the new S 1000 RR delivers in all four modes a considerably greater torque in the 5000–7500 rpm range. And particularly in Rain mode, the RR offers considerably improved ridability. Whereas the torque curve for the predecessor model virtually plateaued from 4500 rpm, the new engine now revs up more freely, and the curve rises to over 9000 rpm.

New combustion control in the overrun phase.

For uncompromising sporting characteristics with treadless tyres on the racetrack, Slick mode has been reconfigured for enhanced performance. This involved a series of modifications to the characteristic map for overrun phase combustion that effectively eliminated permanent overrun fuel cutoff. Now, overrun phase combustion control converts braking torque and engine drag torque into an optimised retarding torque on the rear wheel. The result is even greater riding and directional stability during braking and turning.

Modified stainless steel exhaust system and optimised intake air guide.

The all stainless steel exhaust system on the S 1000 RR features a redesigned catalytic converter and front pipes. Fitted previously in the front pipes, the catalytic cartridges are now integrated in the front silencer. The interactions between the 20% larger cross section of the intake air guide in the steering head, the modified airbox, the new bellmouth geometry, and modified engine application all served to increase the torque as described above. These modifications to the exhaust system now eliminate the need for the heat shield installed previously on the oil sump.

Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) with enhanced control performance.

When unveiled in 2009, the S 1000 RR was the first series supersports bike in the world to combine Race ABS with Dynamic

Traction Control (DTC). The fact that BMW Motorrad could implement these two technologies with such ease proved to be so convincing that nearly 100% of the vehicles leaving production are fitted with these two systems. Both systems have seen continued optimisations in the course of technical advances.

Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) is a rider assist system with a lean angle sensor that supports the rider and provides him with that extra safety on roads with compromised coefficients of friction. Following the laws of physics, it regulates the transferred drive torque, preventing the rear wheel from spinning in nearly all situations.

For the new RR, modifications have been made to reflect the new geometry, and wheelie detection has been optimised. When wheelie detection engages, the throttle valves now open much more gently. Moreover, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) has been optimised for greater riding and control performance in the Race and Slick modes.

The new DTC application is based on the BMW Race Power Kit for better transparency during highly sporty manoeuvres on the racetrack. The experienced rider can therefore achieve faster lap times.


The S 1000 RR boasts innovative suspension technology for the highest level of supersports performance. The refinements made to the suspension have focused particularly on enhancing agility, handling, and inclined stability. In addition, the modifications lead to greater suspension reserves and an enhanced feeling for all situations and the threshold level. In short, the new RR feels even lighter and more manoeuvrable, but without sacrifice to riding stability.

New suspension geometry for better handling and greater steering accuracy.

The new S 1000 RR features a modified frame with a new steering head and tail section. Besides new key figures for the geometry there is also a 20% larger cross section of the intake air guide in the steering head. The steering head angle is now 66° instead of the earlier 66.1°. The wheelbase has now been shortened by 9.3 mm to 1422.7 mm, and the afterrun has been lengthened by 2.6 mm to 98.5 mm. The fork bridge offset (front end) is now 2.5 mm shorter at 29.5 mm. In addition, the fork projection is 5 mm shorter than in the predecessor model. These modifications also included revisions to the steering head bearing for a lower breakaway torque and hence greater steering precision.

Redesigned spring elements for a wider range of applications.

The new spring elements now allow a wider range of suspension configurations between comfortable for the road and tight for the racetrack. As before, the suspension can be configured quickly and easily at the clearly defined scales on the spring elements. The new suspension adjustment now benefits riders on both country roads and the racetrack. Internal friction has been minimised on the fork and spring strut. This has resulted in a considerably optimised response, and the rider can now recognise the threshold level with far greater ease.

Upside down fork with new inner workings.

To date, the upside down fork on the S 1000 RR was fitted with bottom valve damping. Now featuring a mid speed damping valve, the fork can now utilise additional force at the working piston to build up compression damping with greater speed and precision.

Also, the constant flow area has been reduced for improved feedback from the front section. The piston rod guide and the bearing concept have been revised for a better, more transparent response.

New spring strut with revised damping.

The central spring strut now features a piston rod whose diameter has been increased from 14 to 18 mm, allowing more oil to flow through the low/mid speed valve. Here too, the reduction to the constant flow area increases the rate and precision of compression damping buildup.

At the same time, the needle geometry has been modified on both valves and now allows a highly linear buildup of damping force over the whole range of settings. All in all, these modifications to the buildup of damping forces greatly enhance the effects and feelings conveyed by each configuration.

A check valve installed in the piston rod counteracts any negative effects on compression damping when the rebound is being set.

Also the spring strut now presents a smaller constant flow area for improved feedback.

Overall, the new RR offers considerably greater ride comfort at the same time as greater feedback and dynamics.

Race ABS with fine tuning and clear feedback.

The Race ABS on the S 1000 RR has been developed specifically and exclusively for the requirements on the supersports segment.

For the new RR, it has been adapted to the new suspension geometry and now provides optimised control performance. An adaptive learner, it recognises the requirements even of highly experienced riders and detects diverse road conditions and tyres.

By pressing the lever, the rider receives feedback from the Race ABS as to when the traction limit will be exceeded and the control range reached. The rider feels controller feedback as a slight pulsing in the brake levers.
New mechanical adjustable steering damper.

Unlike its predecessor, the RR now features a mechanical steering damper adjustable over ten levels. This allows the rider to choose the configuration best suited to his riding style.

New coated swing arm and new swing arm bearing bush.

Depending on the S 1000 RR paintwork, the rear wheel swing arm is either anodised or provided with a black, cathodic dip coating in lieu of the earlier Ostra grey paint.

The swing arm bearing bush in the frame's tail section is now secured in place with the one screw (instead of two as in the predecessor model) at a position 4 mm higher for the full effect of the optimised suspension geometry.

New heel plates.

The heel plates have been redesigned for the optimal ergonomics. The stabilisers on the passenger footrests have also been redesigned.

Fork bridge in a new design.

The forged and milled top fork bridge for the RR now presents a new design as a visual constituent of the cockpit always in view of the rider. The fork bridge offset is now 2.5 mm shorter at 29.5 mm.

Electrics and Electronics

Redesigned rev counter and dimmable LCD display.

The rev counter has been redesigned for better readability. The LCD display now offers five dimming levels and provides a number of additional interesting functions. The display now presents a symbol representing the new heated grips available as optional equipment ex works.

“Best lap in progress” for the racetrack.

The integrated lap timer now displays “Best lap in progress”. When on the racetrack, the rider can then see in real time (100 m intervals) whether his present lap is faster or slower than his fastest lap so far. This provides invaluable assistance to riders with sporting ambitions. On every lap, the current lap time is compared with the “Best lap” time. When the current time is better, the

“Best lap in progress” (BLP) lamp lights up green. When the time is slower, the BLP lamp goes out.

“Speedwarning” function for everyday support.

The function “Speedwarning” signals to the rider when he exceeds a particular speed he has defined. When the speed limit is exceeded, the shift lamp lights up and the word “SPEED” appears on the display.

Option for deactivating the lamp fault display.

For racing without a headlamp or number plate carrier (direction indicators), the lamp fault display now presents a deactivation option that disables this fault symbol.

Body and Design

Highest dynamics, functionality, and unmistakability in design.

The lightness the new S 1000 RR conveys when running is also reflected in the look of greater dynamics presented by this highly dedicated sports bike.

Immediately conspicuous is the far leaner tail section. The centre airbox cover sports new side aperture grilles. The asymmetrical side panels so characteristic of the RR, with gills on the right and air outlet on the left, have experienced some discreet refinements in their design.

These are joined by the new air deflectors, the so called winglets. These not only lend the new RR its look of greater dynamics, but also boost its aerodynamics by dissipating the wind pressure on hands and arms at high speeds.

Range of Equipment

For even greater individualisation of the S 1000 RR, BMW Motorrad offers an extensive range of optional accessories and optional equipment ex works. Special equipment is delivered directly ex works and is integrated in the production process. Special accessories are installed at BMW Motorrad dealerships. The motorcycle can therefore be fitted with options after it has left the factory.

The equipment options already available for the S 1000 RR have now been supplemented with the following.

Optional Extras.
o Heated grips with two levels.

Special equipment.
o HP titanium exhaust system street legal / non-street legal.
o HP winglets of CRP.
o HP race data logger with GPS.

This offer is rounded off with the familiar, high quality collection of rider´s gear, HP parts and the HP race parts designed specifically for the S 1000 RR.
o HP race power kit.
o HP race calibration kit.
o HP race cover kit.
o HP race shift pattern reversal.
o HP race footrest plate.

In addition, BMW Motorrad HP Race Support assists all customers who want to use their RR at a higher professional level on the racetrack.


New colour concept for sporty dynamics.

The colour concept for the S 1000 RR plays with the contrasts presented by the black bridge frame, the filigree wheels with glossy black paint, and the stubby rear silencer of stainless steel. The look of sporty dynamics is underscored by the two arm swinging fork with anodised or black cathodic dip coating. On all colour variants, the red spring in the central strut provides an additional visual accent.

The new RR will be offered in four colour variants. In the particularly sporty colour combination of Racing red and Alpine white, the S 1000 RR exudes power and speed even when it is stationary, whereas Bluefire underscores the extravagance of the supersports bike. Sporty dynamics is borne up by Sapphire black metallic, and the BMW Motorrad Motorsport colours, which testifies to the direct relationship with BMW Motorrad Motorsport.

The distinctive RR logo has been slightly modified.

North American Specifications/Technical Details

Capacity 999cc
Bore/stroke mm 80/49.7
Output kW/hp 142kW / 193hp
At engine speed rpm 13,000
Torque 112Nm
At engine speed rpm 9750
Type Water cooled straight 4-cylinder engine
Compression/fuel 13:1/min. premium unleaded (95 RON)
Valve actuation DOHC (double overhead camshaft) valve actuation over individual rocker arms below
Valves per cylinder 4
Intake/exhaust Ø mm 33.5/27.2
Throttle valve diameter mm 48
Carburetion Electronic fuel injection, digital motor electronics BMS-KP
Emission control Two regulated three-way catalytic converters, EU-3

Electrical system
Alternator W 350
Battery V/Ah 12/10, maintenance free
Headlight W Low beam 1 x H 7 / 55 W
High beam 1 x H 7 / 55 W
Starter kW 0.8
Gearbox power transmission
Clutch Multiple disc antihopping clutch in oil bath,
mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh six speed gearbox
Primary ratio 1:1.652
Gear transmission ratios I 1:2.6471
II 1:2.091
III 1:1.727
IV 1:1.500
V 1:1.360
VI 1:1.261
Rear wheel drive Chain
Transmission ratio 1:2.647

Frame type Bridge frame of aluminium
Suspension, front Upside down fork, standpipe diameter 46 mm, adjustable compress and rebound
Suspension, rear Two arm swinging fork with central spring strut, in spring mount, adjustable compress and rebound
Spring travel front/rear mm 120/130
Wheel castor mm 98.5
Wheelbase mm 1422.7
Steering head angle ° 66

front Hydraulically actuated double disc brake with BMW disc mount, Ø 320 mm, radial 4-piston fixed callipers
rear Hydraulically actuated single disc brake, Ø 220 mm, single-piston floating calliper
ABS Optional equipment BMW Motorrad Race ABS (partially integral, disengageable)
DTC Optional equipment BMW Motorrad DTC (disengageable)
Wheels Cast aluminium wheels
front 3.50 x 17"
rear 6.00 x 17"
Tyres front 120/70 ZR17
rear 190/55 ZR17
Dimensions and weights
Overall length mm 2056
Overall width with mirrors mm 826
Seat height mm 820
DIN unladen weight, ready for road kg 204 (206.5 with Race ABS)
Permitted total weight kg 405
Fuel tank capacity l 17.5
Dry weight kg 178

Riding data
Fuel consumption
90 km/h l/100 km 5.7
120 km/h l/100 km 5.9
0-100 km/h s 2.9
0-1000 m s 17.9
Max speed km/h > 200

2011 BMW S1000RR Motorcycle Desktop Wallpapers

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2011 BMW S1000RR
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2011 BMW S1000RR

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When we build a superbike, we have no time for second best. We now present the very latest in racing power. With an aluminium bridge, radial brakes, a super sporty tail-up nose-down design, hot colours and the ultimate combination of electronic rider assistance systems: the first genuine racing ABS, whose features include a front-wheel-only mode, dynamic traction control (DTC) which permits varying degrees of slip, depending on the lean angle. Never before was it so easy to keep so much power under control. This is just as true on public roads as it is down on the racetrack. The RR label shows that it is a full-blooded racing bike, even though it can also be ridden with a number plate attached. To top it all off is an engine which is our absolute pride and joy. And our motorsports team agree wholeheartedly.

2011 BMW S1000RR Features

You’ve gotta have it!
Speed has to be kept under control. And motorcycle control is exactly what we have been constantly reinventing over the last 20 years. The S 1000 RR represents a milestone in electronic rider safety: ultra-lightweight ABS (2.5kg), which can be used in conjunction with the extremely efficient DTC dynamic traction control (available as an optional extra) – quite unique for 2009.

Racing ABS for all conditions
You couldn’t wish for a more discreet ABS; it has fine control intervals, is virtually imperceptible in its operation, and is light enough to satisfy fans of low-weight bikes.

DTC – transparent traction control you can rely on.
This dynamic feature reacts reliably and efficiently to speed, lean angle, and operating mode (rain, sport, race, or slick). It was specifically designed to be as effective on the road as it is on the racetrack.

Radially mounted Brembo brake callipers
This is how today’s superbikes decelerate. Not only do brake disks mounted directly on the wheel rims look good, they also reduce unsprung mass.

A superlative engine.
An extreme bore/stroke ratio (80x49.7mm) and rocker arm-actuated valves for great stability at high engine speeds, compact construction and lightweight design – a genuine powerhouse which demonstrates its considerably ability at all output levels.

A design that doesn't just look good
Intelligently positioned slits behind the fairing minimise turbulence to allow the rider to maintain a relaxed head position, optimum air-flow around rider and bike ensures stability at top speed, while efficient flow-through makes for maximum cooling. Combined with plenty of eye-catching design features – that’s the way to do it.

Sporty seat positioning.
If you want to be fast, you have to adopt a relaxed racing posture. The way you sit must allow you to concentrate on the essential aspects of motorcycling – maximum enjoyment and perfect control. The looser you are on the bike, the easier everything else will be. Gone are the days when you had to bend yourself flat. Today's modern posture means you are actually sitting more in the bike than on it.

From model year 2011 the BMW S 1000 RR is available in the following new paint finishes:
•Shine yellow metallic
•Light grey metallic

The paint finishes Mineral silver metallic and Acid green metallic are no longer available.


Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line four-cylinder-engine, two camshafts, four valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke 80 mm x 49.7 mm
Capacity 999 cc
Rated output 193 hp (142 kW) at 13,000 rpm
Max. torque 83 ft-lb (112 Nm) at 9,750 rpm
Compression ratio 13.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection/digital engine management including knock sensor (BMS-K-P)
Emission control Catalytic- 2 Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4 ready
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 125 mph (200 km/h)
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h Euro Rating: 5.7 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h Euro Rating: 5.9 l
Fuel type Unleaded premium, octane number 91-93, automatic knock control

Electrical system
Alternator three-phase alternator 350 W
Battery 14 V / 10 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, anti hopping clutch, cable operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox
Drive chain

Chassis / brakes
Frame Bridge-type frame, cast aluminum, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension 46 mm Upside-down fork, rebound and compression adjustable
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum swing arm, Continuously adjustable rear inbound-rebound damping, high and low speed
Suspension travel front / rear 4.7/5.1 inch (120 mm / 130 mm)
Wheelbase 56 inches (1,432 mm)
Castor 3.7 inches (95.9 mm)
Steering head angle 66,1 °
Wheels Cast aluminum
Rim, front 3.50 x 17"
Rim, rear 6.00 x 17"
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear 190/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Twin disc, floating brake discs,radial-fixed 4-piston calipers, diameter 320 mm, 5 mm thickness
Brake, rear Single disc brake, one-piston floating caliper, diameter 220 mm, 5 mm thickness
ABS DTC**: DTC 4 mode dynamic traction control adjustment, only avalibale with Race ABS, disengageable
Race-ABS*: 4 mode Race-ABS adjustment, disengageable

Dimensions / weights
Length 80.9 inches (2,056 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 32.5 inches (826 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 44.8 inches (1,138 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 32 inches (820 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 71.2 inches (1,810 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 450 lbs (204 kg), 455 lbs (206.5 kg) incl. Race-ABS
Dry weight 2) 403 lbs (183 kg)
Permitted total weight 859 lbs (390 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 412 lbs (187 kg)
Usable tank volume 4.5 gln (17.5 l)
Reserve approx. 1 gln (4.0 l)

Motorcycle Desktop Wallpapers. 2011 BMW G450X

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2011 BMW G450X
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2011 BMW G450X

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2011 BMW G450X

That’s what modern high-performance sport is like on this purebred enduro: you sit on it and feel that everything is just right – the seating position, handlebars, footrests, it’s simply perfect. Then you look ahead: there’s never been a bike with a more streamlined steering head. What geometry! Almost straight frame tubes – made of the finest steel – right down to the swing arm bearing. And there’s the next highlight: the swing arm and pinion on one shaft – or coaxial as the experts would say. The effect is a tight chain in every situation on the road, whether the suspension is on full rebound or compression. And that means traction at all times! And then you understand the principle of this unique construction: the distance saved between the pinion and the swing arm bearing fully benefits the swing arm length, which means even more traction! Greater length at the rear allows for a steeper fork at the front – making the machine agile but with excellent directional stability! Then there’s the engine: fuel injection, an almost straight intake tract, maximum efficiency with the most compact layout. BMW intelligence is seen here once again: the clutch on the crankshaft, making the engine extremely short in length!

We could go on like this for pages – low centre of gravity due to fuel tank under seat, coloured mounted parts, fine quality components, compliance with EU-3 and street-legal. But why bother – when you can just sit on it, and all you will want to do is ride. And you’ll see why our engineers went to so much trouble. Get hold of your start number, because that’s what this bike is built for. Simply unstoppable!

What makes the G 450 X so unique? It's the way it's engineered. Quite simply, there is technology on this machine that is totally revolutionary. First off, the countershaft sprocket and swingarm are on the same pivot, which keeps chain tension uniform at all times for better power delivery. The clutch is smaller and mounted directly on the crankshaft which means less heat and stress on the plate. A feisty, fuel injected, easy-starting engine that's mounted forward in a stainless steel, cradle-less frame puts serious, power to the ground, while an extra-long swingarm creates unstoppable traction. Add a gas tank under the seat for a lower center of gravity, no linkage Ohlin's shock, and a forward-mounted airbox, and this is a 450 cc thumper that stands alone as the most original machine to hit the dirt in years.


Deep Black

USA MSRP: $8,200 - with additional racing silencer: $8,450 USD
Canada MSRP: See Dealer for Current Pricing

= Type Water-cooled, single-cylinder tilted forward, 4-stroke, four Titanium valves, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
= Bore x stroke 98 mm x 59 mm
= Capacity 449 cc
= Rated output Homologated for road use: 41 hp (30 kW) at 7,000 rpm; open version (with standard silencer): 52 hp (38 kW) at 9,000 rpm
= Max. torque Homologated for road use: 31.7 ft-lb (43 Nm) at 6,500 rpm; open version with standard silencer: 32.4 ft-lb (44 Nm) at 7,800 rpm
= Compression ratio 12.0 :1

Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / Keihin digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed approx. 90 mph (145 km/h)
Fuel type Unleaded Premium

Electrical system
Alternator three-phase alternator 280 W
Battery 12 Volts 7 Amps/hour, maintenance free

Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated;
primary clutch (sits directly on the crankshaft)
Gearbox Constant mesh 5-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive O-ring chain

Chassis / brakes
Frame Bridge-type frame made of stainless steel tubing
Front wheel location / suspension UPSD fork 45 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Direct Mounted Ohlins Shock
Suspension travel front / rear 11.8 inches / 12.6 inches
Wheelbase 58.0 inches (1475 mm)
Steering head angle 61.8°
Rim, front 1.60 x 21 wire spoke
Rim, rear 2.15 x 18 wire spoke
Tyres, front 90/90 x 21
Tyres, rear 140/80 x 18
Brake, front Brembo 2 piston floating caliper
Brake, rear Brembo single piston floating caliper

Dimensions / weights
Length 86.6 inches (2200 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 31.7 inches (806 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 58 inches (1475 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 37.5 inches (955 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 267 lbs. (121 kg) excluding accessories
Dry weight 2) 245 lbs. (111 kg) excluding accessories
Permitted total weight 617 lbs. (280 kg) GVWR
Payload (with standard equipment) 351 lbs. (159 kg)
Usable tank volume 1.8 US gallons (8 liters)
Reserve approx. 0.2 gallon (0.75 liter)
Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)

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BMW K 1600 GT with active riding ergonomics for proactive touring.
The dynamic touring bike BMW K 1600 GT is characterised by an active seating position which nonetheless offers a high level of long-distance comfort. The reason for this is the favourable set-up of the ergonomics triangle made up of footrests, seat and handlebars. The K 1600 GT has a very extensive range of standard features ex works consisting of xenon (HID) headlight, heated grips and seat, cruise control and on-board computer. These features in conjunction with the supreme riding qualities of the new BMW Motorrad six-cylinder engine leave nothing to be desired for the proactive tour rider.

BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GTL – fascination with six cylinders.
Since BMW Motorrad presented the concept study Concept 6 in autumn 2009, the six-cylinder in-line engine featured in it has captured the imagination of many motorcycle fans. With BMW, six-cylinder in-line engines have stood for fascinating engine technology in automobiles for over seven decades, in a way which is unique among brands. In the near future, BMW motorcycles will also be available with an internally developed six-cylinder in-line engine.

With the BMW K 1600 GT and the BMW K 1600 GTL, BMW Motorrad is penetrating a whole new dimension in the Touring world of experience . Both motorcycles stand for a supreme, impressive and equally distinctive appearance, arousing a desire to travel at first sight.

This press release contains a range of information on all aspects of BMW Motorrad's new touring bikes. Additional data and background information will be added for the world premiere.

Riding dynamics, long-distance suitability and comfort.

For decades, six-cylinder in-line engines have offered a special fascination. In addition to their perfect running smoothness they also offer supreme output and torque, giving the rider powerful emotional impressions, too. And of course the sound of a six-cylinder engine is beyond compare.

In addition to safety, equipment and prestige, the key criteria for a supreme touring bike are comfort and dynamics. With the most compact in-line six-cylinder engine in serial motorcycle production to date, the K 1600 GT and the K 1600 GTL penetrate a whole new dimension in terms of riding properties, long-distance suitability and comfort. They combine maximum agility and riding dynamics with a luxurious overall package. With an engine output of 118 kW (160 bhp) and a maximum torque of approx. 175 newton metres, their six-cylinder engine provides superb propulsion in all conditions.

An overview of highlights of the BMW K 1600 GT/GTL.
- Supreme in-line six-cylinder engine with a high level of pulling power, especially in the lower and medium engine speed range.
- Engine output 118 kW (160 bhp) at approx 7 500 rpm and maximum torque approx. 175 Nm at approx. 5 000 rpm.
- Over 70% of maximum torque available from 1 500 rpm.
- Lightest and most compact six-cylinder in-line engine in serial motorcycle production, weighing just 102.6 kg and measuring 560 mm in width.
- Consistent lightweight construction throughout the entire vehicle (magnesium front panel carrier, aluminium rear frame, crankshaft etc.).
- E-Gas (ride-by-wire).
- Three modes to choose from ("Rain", "Road", "Dynamic")
- High active safety due to standard BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part integral).
- Traction control DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) for maximum safety when accelerating (optional extra).
- Chassis with Duolever and Paralever and ideal concentration of masses for dynamic riding properties combined with optimum comfort.
- Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA II for optimum adaptation to all uses and load states (optional extra).
- World premiere in motorcycles: Adaptive Headlight (optional extra) in conjunction with standard xenon headlight and lighting rings for increased safety at night.
- Integrated operating concept for the first time with Multi-Controller, TFT colour screen and menu guidance.
- Audio system with preparation for navigation device and controllable interface for iPod, MP3, USB, Bluetooth and satellite radio (only USA and Canada) (standard in the K 1600 GTL).
- Innovative design with outstanding wind and weather protection.
- K 1600 GT with active riding ergonomics for proactive touring.
- K 1600 GTL with very comfortable, relaxed ergonomics set-up for long trips with pillion passenger, as well as luxury touring features.
- Extensive fittings and individually tailored accessories at the familiar high level of BMW Motorrad.

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Swagger on the Open Road

Cool, low, long, ultra stylish – all these adjectives fit the Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero™ plus one more – plenty functional. This bagger, introduced just last year into the Vulcan cruiser line, proves that practicality and cool can co-exist on the same bike. Its aggressive and muscular styling makes any Vaquero rider stand out from the crowd. And with a powerful 1,700cc engine, electronic cruise control and full-featured audio system, the Vaquero begs to be taken out on the open road.

Custom, blacked-out details are your first clue to the Vaquero’s mission, and there’s plenty to see. It all starts with the beautiful Candy Plasma Blue paint on the abbreviated fairing, sculpted tank and curvaceous bodywork that looks as if it could be a mile deep. The Special Edition takes it a step further with its Candy Lime Green with Ebony paint job and a custom marbleized paint graphic. Luxurious chrome accents (engine guards, exhaust, mirrors, etc.) provide a beautiful counterpoint to the glossy paintwork, but it’s perhaps the multi-textured blacked-out engine and chassis treatment that best highlights the Vaquero’s radical aesthetic look. The engine, air-cleaner cover, wheels, fork assembly and tank cover all get the blackout treatment, which gives the bike a true custom look that’s beautiful and menacing at once. It’s definitely not a motorcycle you’ll easily forget.

Beneath all that beautiful bodywork, paint and chrome is a superbly engineered motorcycle, one that blends power, handling, durability and confidence-inspiring character in a massively functional package. It all starts with the Vaquero’s 1,700cc liquid-cooled V-twin, which powers all four Vulcan 1700 models – Voyager®, Classic, Nomad™ and Vaquero. A thoroughly proven design, this 52-degree Vee boasts the very latest in engine technology yet looks like a throwback to the past, a time when the V-twin was the engine to have powering your motorcycle. Features include an overhead cam design, high compression and a long-stroke dimensional design that results in the sort of effortless low- and mid-range thrust that’s so desirable and useful in a big-inch cruiser.

Vaquero’s throttle valve system works with the advanced electronic fuel injection to optimize engine response without detracting from its distinctive V-twin throb. The system uses an Accelerator Position Sensor (APS) and a Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) that feed data to the ECU, which adjusts the throttle plates to tailor intake airflow accordingly. The system offers a natural throttle feel, because the APS is activated by a throttle body pulley connected by cables to the throttle grip. Besides the obvious FI advantages such as improved fuel economy and automatic adjustment for altitude changes, the system also permits easy hands-off warm-up and idle speed control. Vaquero also features a water-cooled alternator that produces a staggering 46.8 amps of electrical output – plenty to power a selection of electronic accessories that enrich motorcycle travel.

The result of all this is a massive quantity of usable torque spread out over a shockingly wide rpm range. With 108 foot-pounds of torque, a mere twist of the Vaquero’s throttle delivers arm-stretching acceleration for freeway passing or spirited riding, and the smooth wave of low-rpm grunt is always ready to please when you’re just boppin’ down the boulevard, checking out the scene and chillin’.

Speaking of just cruisin’ along; the Vaquero offers true touring-bike convenience in the form of its electronic cruise control system, conveniently operated from the right handlebar and usable at any speed between 30 and 85 mph in any of the top four gears. The cruise system can be disengaged in any of the following ways: depressing the brake lever, clutch lever, rear brake pedal, or manually turning the throttle grip past the “closed” position.

Additional touring acumen shines through the engine’s six-speed transmission with overdriven 5th and 6th gears, which contributes to a relaxed ride and excellent fuel economy at highway speeds. Power is routed to the rear wheel via a narrow carbon fiber-reinforced drive belt that has a 40-percent higher tensile strength than current Kevlar belts. And that chopped, custom-look fairing? Although lower than a traditional windshield or full fairing, it still cuts a decent-sized hole in oncoming atmosphere, giving the rider a useful still-air cocoon in which to enjoy the ride.

Lockable side-loading hard bags set the Vaquero apart from its Vulcan 1700 brethren. They’re beautifully integrated and spacious, and styled to highlight the bike’s long, low look. A scooped saddle offers a comfortable rider perch, while a minimalist passenger pad sits atop a wildly shaped rear fender that integrates equally stylish taillight and turn signal assemblies.

The frame holding all this hardware together is a single backbone, double cradle unit designed to be a slim and light as possible for an easy reach to the ground and optimal handling. Bolted to the steering head is a mammoth 45mm fork assembly offering 5.5 inches of wheel travel and a thoroughly compliant ride. Suspension in back consists of twin air-assisted shocks with spring preload and rebound damping adjustability working through a beefy steel swingarm. Nine-spoke cast aluminum flat-black wheels hold fat, 130/90 front and 170/70 radial tires that offer light handling characteristics, superb traction and long life. Braking hardware consists of dual 300mm front discs with twin-piston calipers and a 300mm rear disc with a two-piston caliper.

It all adds up to a truly top-of-the-line bagger that encompasses a perfect combination of traits: It’s functional in a wide range of environments, from inner-city cruisin’ to running down the open road. It’s got highly advanced technology. And it’s knee-shakingly beautiful, a bike that’ll put goosebumps on your arms and neck every time you open the garage door to take a peek.

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero Features and Benefits

Key Features
• Liquid-cooled 1,700cc V-twin puts out loads of torque
• 6-speed transmission allows for relaxed cruising
• Electronic throttle actuation system ensures optimized injector timing and throttle valve position, resulting in an accurate, powerful engine response
• Electronic cruise control maintains speed for more comfort on long trips
• Frame-mounted front fairing directs aerodynamic forces to the chassis to keep steering feel light
• Unique “muscle car” styled instrumentation keeps the rider fully informed
• Audio system has FM, AM and WX and is compatible with iPod, XM tuner, or CB radio
• Aggressive and muscular cruiser styling from end to end
• Twin tapered mufflers maximize saddlebag capacity
• Low seat height with sporty one-piece seat contributes to long, low classic cruiser look
• Aggressive black-out look and strong colors emphasize the simple character of the body shapes

Powerful 1,700cc V-twin engin
e • Liquid-cooled, four valves per cylinder, fuel-injected 1,700cc 52-degree V-twin engine
• Long-stroke 102 x 104mm bore and stroke dimensions deliver high torque levels with a distinct V-twin feel
• Valve-actuation system uses a single overhead cam arrangement instead of pushrods for quicker revving and enhanced mid-high rpm power
• Semi-dry sump design allows lower crankshaft positioning and a longer piston stroke without increasing engine height
• Single-pin crankshaft accentuates the engine’s V-twin character by providing strong power pulses
• Large-capacity airbox is located on both sides of the engine
• Small-diameter iridium sparkplugs reach deep into the combustion chamber for high combustion efficiency, especially during low-load operation
• Engine tuning, combined with long-stroke design, offers superior acceleration in the 50-70 mph range
• Even in overdrive (5th and 6th gear) the engine pulls strongly, making highway passing easier

Electronic Throttle Valve System
• Fully electronic throttle actuation system enables the ECU to control the volume of intake air (via throttle valve angle) and fuel (via fuel injector timing) delivered to the engine
• Optimized injector timing and throttle valve position results in accurate, powerful engine response
• Control of both injection and airflow provides easy starting and precise cold-engine idle speed control
• From the rider’s perspective, the ETV system works like a standard cable-operated throttle; the throttle grip remains connected to cables, so the feel at the grip is the same
• Twisting the throttle turns a pulley on the throttle body, which triggers the Accelerator Position Sensor (APS) to send a signal to the ECU, which then modulates the throttle valves via a DC motor
• Accurate throttle position is relayed to the ECU by a Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)
• APS and TPS send two sets of signals to the ECU for system redundancy in the unlikely event of a sensor failure

Electronic Cruise Control System

• System maintains a desired speed even on uphill climbs
• Cruise control can be engaged and adjusted entirely from the right handlebar
• Cruise system can be activated in 3rd gear or above at any speed between 30 mph and 85 mph
• Pressure on the brake lever, clutch lever or rear brake pedal automatically disengages the cruise control, as does manually rolling off the throttle

On Board Diagnostics
• Diagnostic system allows self testing of the electronic systems on the Vulcan 1700
• System displays codes on the instrumentation, which can be read by owner

6-speed Transmission / Final Drive
• Durable and easy-shifting six-speed transmission with positive neutral finder
• 5th and 6th are overdrive gears for excellent fuel economy when cruising at highway speeds
• Carbon fiber-reinforced final drive belt offers a 40 percent increase in tensile strength compared to current Kevlar belts
• Belt drive system is quiet, efficient and offers reduced maintenance compared to a chain

45mm Telescopic Fork
• Provides superb steering feedback
• 5.5 inches of travel for excellent ride quality
• Optimized damping and spring settings for a plush but controlled ride

Dual Air-adjustable Rear Shocks
• Air-adjustable shocks can be tuned to match varying rider and passenger loads
• 4-way rebound damping adjustability helps the shocks compensate for changes in spring pressure

9-Spoke Cast Aluminum Wheels

• Light and strong wheels allow the use of tubeless tires, while flat black paint nicely complements the Vaquero’s styling treatment
• Fat and long-wearing 130/90 front and 170/70 rear tires
• Tire choice and suspension settings augment the chassis’ light handling characteristics

Styling and Bodywork

• Basic engine architecture supports the Vaquero’s factory-custom look, while its blacked-out color with machined and bare-aluminum accents sets off the bike’s color scheme
• Gloss and matte finishes on the engine highlight aesthetics even further
• Hand-formed body-part shapes create a highly customized appearance
• Many of the parts are exclusive to the Vaquero, which add to its factory-custom look and feel. These include the engine shrouds, rear fender, one-piece side covers, saddlebags, fairing and seat
• Cut-down fairing looks like a true custom piece, right down to the abbreviated smoked windscreen and headlight cover
• Louvre-style fog lamp covers can be replaced with accessory lamps
• Sculpted strut covers seamlessly fill the space between the rear fender and saddlebags
• Mufflers are tapered at their ends for a thoroughly retro look
• Sculpted, custom-look seat looks good and cradles the rider for maximum comfort
• LED taillight is attractive and highly conspicuous when lit for added safety

Wind Protection
• Large, wide fairing with abbreviated windscreen and integrated lowers provides substantial wind and weather protection for riders
• With the fairing mounted to the frame, any wind buffeting is transferred to the bike rather than the handlebar, helping to enhance highway stability and reduce rider fatigue

Convenient Storage
• The Vaquero features hard, lockable and sealed side-opening side cases that provide nearly 10 gallons of storage space each for overnight touring
• Their flowing, rounded shape is an attractive alternative to the square, boxy luggage found on other bagger models
• Up front, lockable glove boxes provide a handy place for storing smaller items
• Dual under-seat helmet holders

Classic Custom Dashboard / Advanced Audio

• Instrument layout and large round dials give the Vaquero’s console a custom look with a retro flavor
• The radio/stereo unit features a classically custom look from the 1960s
• Multi-function LCD display in the center of the instrument console is controlled by switches on the right handlebar. Features include a gear position indicator, fuel gauge, clock, odometer, dual trip meters, remaining range and average fuel consumption
• Analog displays include speedometer, tachometer and coolant temperature gauge
• Audio system with twin speakers features radio (FM/AM/WX) and compatibility with optional iPod®, XM tuner or CB radio units
• The audio system (and your iPod, which plugs easily into the left fairing pocket) can be operated by switches on the left handlebar
• Ignition switch allows key removal in the on position, which prevents keys from damaging the black finish tank cover during operation
• Turning the ignition switch collar to the ACC position allows accessories to be used while the engine is off; turning it to the “OFF” position turns the engine off and necessitates re-insertion of the key to restart

• Sculpted seat blends a stylish shape with ideal foam density for all-day comfort
• Scooped shape allows an easy reach to the ground
• Upright riding position and rubber-topped floorboards contribute to substantial riding comfort
• Dual adjustable rear air-shocks use settings optimized for a compliant ride and higher-load carrying when needed

Long Range
• 5.3-gallon fuel tank offers a substantial range, helping to minimize fuel stops when out on the open road

Optional Accessories
• Kawasaki offers a large number of optional accessories, including iPod connector, XM radio module, standard gel seat, dual gel saddle, saddlebag liners, auxiliary lights, DC power sockets, GPS mount, billet handlebar clamps, engine cover trim, saddlebag top rails, custom cover and more. See your Kawasaki dealer for more information

Special Edition
• Deluxe two-tone Candy Lime Green with Ebony paint complemented by a custom marbleized paint graphic for a distinctive look

US MSRP Price: $16,799 to 17,199 USD

Engine Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valve per cylinder, 52° V-twin
Displacement 1,700cc / 103.7ci
Bore x Stroke 102 x 104mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Maximum Torque 108 lb-ft @ 2,750 rpm
Cooling System Liquid, plus cooling fins
Ignition TCBI with Digital Advance
Induction Digital fuel injection, dual 42mm throttle bodies
Transmission 6-speed with overdrive and positive neutral finder
Frame Type Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone
Rake/Trail 30° / 7.0 in.
Front Suspension / wheel travel 45mm hydraulic fork / 5.5 in.
Rear Suspension / wheel travel Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping / 3.1 in.
Front Tire Size 130/90x16
Rear Tire Size 170/70x16
Brakes, front / rear Dual 300mm discs, dual twin-piston calipers / Single 300mm disc, twin-piston caliper
Overall length 98.8 in.
Overall width 38.2 in.
Overall height 50.8 in.
Seat height 28.7 in.
Curb weight 835.7 lbs.**
Wheelbase 65.6 in.
Fuel capacity 5.3 gal.
Color Choices Candy Plasma Blue Candy Lime Green / Ebony

Warranty 36 months

Good Times™ Protection Plan 12, 24 or 36 months

** Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90-percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

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With an exclusive new colour scheme based on Yamaha's Assen TT-winning MotoGP bike, the WGP 50th Anniversary R1 celebrates Yamaha’s remarkable Grand Prix heritage. Featuring an innovative crossplane-crankshaft with an uneven firing interval, the R1 kicks out high levels of linear torque for superior traction. Using the MotoGP-developed TCS, R1 riders can now adjust the performance characteristics of the 998cc in-line 4-cylinder engine for more exciting cornering on the highway and reduced lap times on the circuit. A compact aluminium Deltabox chassis delivers precision handling – and for optimised high speed performance the latest R1 is equipped with a new front cowl.


Fifty years after Yamaha sent its first ever GP riders to compete in the World Championships, our newest factory rider Ben Spies helped to commemorate the occasion with his maiden MotoGP win at Assen in June 2011. Riding a YZR-M1 in Yamaha's specially-designed red and white WGP 50th Anniversary livery, Spies was continuing the strong tradition of winning that has enabled Yamaha to become one of the industry's most innovative and creative manufacturers.

Ever since it made its first motorcycle, Yamaha has believed that racing improves the breed. From winning our first ever Grand Prix points at the Isle of Man TT in June 1961 through to this year's MotoGP victories by Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies, every single success on the track allows our engineers and designers to develop and refine tomorrow's cutting-edge street-bikes.

Over the past fifty years Yamaha's racing programme has led to the development of some of the most innovative engine and chassis technologies -as well as the creation of the most ground-breaking race-developed models like the YZF-R1, whose crossplane crankshaft is a direct spin-off from the factory YZR-M1 racer.

To celebrate half a century of success in Grand Prix racing, Yamaha will produce a limited quantity of exclusive 'WGP 50th Anniversary' motorcycles and scooters. Based on the classic colour schemes debuted on the YZR-M1 by Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies in 2011, this very special timeless livery is inspired by the famous red and white 'speedblock' design featured on Yamaha's pioneering Grand Prix racing machines.

This desirable and exclusive WGP 50th Anniversary colour scheme will be available on limited quantities of YZF-R1, YZF-R6, YZF-R125, FZ8, Aerox and TZR50 for the 2012 model year. Owners of these exclusive new WGP 50th Anniversary models will receive a special certificate of authentication, and will also receive Yamaha's 'Insider' magazine which contains the latest news, interviews and new model information.

In addition to the ECU changes and new traction control system, which combine to achieve a new level of drivability, the R1 features a more aggressive fairing "face" with new eye catching LED illumination lights. Other new styling highlights include the muffler covers and muffler end tips plus a MotoGP inspired lightweight top triple clamp.

The 2011 AMA Superbike Championship winning R1 with its cross plane crank and uneven firing order has taken another evolutionary step forward for 2012 with the addition of traction control and revised ECU settings. These changes make it easier for the experienced rider to bring out the full performance of the new 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 50th Anniversary Edition while enjoying the unique character and sound of the revolutionary cross plane engine.

With back-to-back American Superbike Championships, and more MotoGP-inspired than ever, the R1 is the world’s most advanced Open-class production motorcycle.

The 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 50th Anniversary Edition is unlinke anything before. Benefitting from even more MotoGP technology for 2012 with new sevel-level traction control and the World GP 50th Anniversary livery option. The World GP livery includes a 50th Anniversary emblem on top of the fuel tank and a special numbered plate showing the production number of only 2000 units that will be produced worldwide. From the track to the street, it truly is "the 1."

2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 50th Anniversary Edition Highlights and Key Features:
= Fuel Consumption ± 14kpl/40mpg(Imp)
= New, more aggressive front fairing
= 7 - position traction control

Key Features:
• For 2012, the YZF-R1 50th Anniversary Edition receives another benefit from MotoGP® technology – a seven-level Traction Control System. The system has been developed so the rider does not feel any unnatural or harsh intervention from the system. In addition, traction control can aid in reducing tire wear due to less wheel spin. Coupled with the three level D-Mode electronics throttle response control, riders have 21 different choices available to tailor the YZF-R1 50th Anniversary Edition to their riding preference.

• World GP 50th Anniversary Edition celebrates Yamaha’s racing heritage with Pearl White/Rapid Red livery. Includes a 50th Anniversary emblem on top of the fuel tank and a special numbered plate showing the production number of only 2000 units that will be produced worldwide in these commemorative colors. Gold Yamaha badges are used on the fuel tank, front, and rear of the motorcycle, and an additional small sticker kit will be provided.

• The 2012 YZF-R1 50th Anniversary Edition has a new headlight cowl designed to be sharper, more modern, and more aggressive. LED position lights are used for a high quality and distinctive look. Out back, the muffler end caps and heat shields are restyled for a more mechanical look. And a new top triple clamp is styled after the YZR-M1.

• This R1 keeps all the technological superiorities developed for its predecessor: YCC-T™ (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle) is MotoGP® inspired fly-by-wire technology used to deliver instant throttle response. YCC-I® is Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake which is a variable intake system that broadens the spread of power. The fuel injection system provides optimum air/fuel mixtures for maximum power and smooth throttle response.

• In keeping with this machine’s exceptional cornering ability and crisp handling, the aluminum frame has been designed to offer exceptional rigidity balance. The rear frame is lightweight Controlled-Fill die-cast magnesium, contributing the optimum mass centralization. Suspension includes SOQI front forks which use one of the tricks developed for our winning MotoGP® bikes: independent damping. The left fork handles compression damping and the right side handles the rebound damping. And the rear shock adopts bottom linkage for optimum suspension characteristics.

• The sound on the YZF-R1 50th Anniversary Edition is unlike any other inline four cylinder production supersport. The precise and throaty pulse of the exhaust note will have riders enthused every time the throttle is opened.

New for 2012:
• Seven-level Traction Control System allows the rider to get more traction and drive while exiting corners.
• New ECU settings provide excellent drivability during low and mid rpm acceleration.
• New top triple clamps add to the appearance of the YZF-R1 50th Anniversary Edition, reminiscent of the MotoGP® powerhouse YZR-M1.
• The footrests have been redesigned for great boot sole contact and advanced rider/motorcycle interface.
• New headlight cowl styling and LED position lights enhance the YZF-R1 50th Anniversary Edition’s unique styling.
• New silencer heat guards and end caps are re-styled to give the rear end of the bike a more compact look ,while at the same time making the individual parts look more mechanical.

2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 50th Anniversary Edition Features and Benefits


Ultra-lightweight, compact, 998cc, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled, 40 degree inclined, in-line four-cylinder engine with "crossplane" style crankshaft.

The key components of this cutting edge engine design are the "crossplane" crankshaft and an uneven firing order. Both of these features are used on Yamaha's championship winning M1 MotoGP racer. Please note … this is not a "big bang" engine. The R1 departs from the norm for in-line 4 cylinder engines and the 180 degree alignment of the crank pins (where the connecting rods attach to the crankshaft), and locates the center two rods at a 90 degree plane from the outer cylinders. This means instead of the crank pins aligned on the same plane (a straight line drawn through the center of the crankshaft), they align on 2 planes in the form of a cross ... or "crossplane". Working in conjunction with the crossplane crank is an uneven firing order. A traditional in-line 4 cylinder's firing order is normally 1,2,4,3 with a 180 degree interval. This R1 engine fires 1,3,2,4 cylinders and the firing intervals are uneven at 270 / 180/ 90 /180 degrees. What all this means to the rider is the most linear torque possible and amazing throttle control. This engine design allows a whole new level of rider - machine communication. One of the most important benefits is the outstanding cornering performance that increased engine control allows.

The engineering goal for the R1 is controllability … not just an increase in horsepower. If that was the case, we could have simply increased the power output of the existing engine design resulting in a peaky, hard to use power band.

The 4-valve cylinder head design features a compact combustion chamber that utilizes lightweight, trick, titanium valves on the intake side. The 4-valve design maximizes breathing efficiency and overall engine performance.

The titanium intake valves are 31mm in diameter while the steel exhaust valves are 25mm in diameter. Lightweight yet super strong VX alloy valve springs control valve movement.

Steep valve angles, 11.5 degrees on the intake side and 12.5 degrees on the exhaust produce a compact combustion chamber.

The lightweight titanium intake valves reduce the reciprocating weight of the intake valves allowing for higher rpms without the concern of valve float. The use of lightweight "Ti" valves has allowed the engineers at Yamaha to use a 4-valve format. In the past, the use of 5 smaller valves allowed a higher rpm limit since each of the "smaller" valves was relatively light. The use of light weight titanium now means the engineers no longer have to use the 5-valve design to achieve the same high rpms.

Combustion chambers have been optimized for maximum engine performance. The compression ratio is 12.7:1.

Compact automatic cam chain tensioner reduces both maintenance and mechanical engine noise.

Short skirt, forged aluminium pistons offer light weight, fast throttle response and great reliability.

Crossplane crankshaft features 36mm journals for increased strength, while the inertial moment of the crank has been increased by 20% versus the last generation R1.

Connecting rods are carburized and use a nut less design. The lower end "cap" of the rod is made from the same piece of material as the upper portion and is cracked away in a process known as "fracture splitting". This process aids true big end roundness and greater precision in con rod dimensions.

Ceramic composite cylinder "bores" are a "liner less" design with the ceramic coating applied directly to the aluminium block to ensure uniform heat dissipation for consistent power delivery, reduced oil consumption, reduced friction and reduced weight.

Closed deck cylinder design allows the cylinders to be spaced more closely together, allowing a narrower engine.

The cylinder block is a stand-alone piece (not integrated into the upper crank case). The benefit is reduced weight and a less tall engine which lowers the centre of gravity.

A "coupling force balancer" is used to quell engine vibration for excellent rider comfort.

Compact ACM (alternator) is mounted directly to the crankshaft. The compact ACM uses rare earth magnets which produce more power for a given size than conventional magnets, therefore reducing size and weight.

Revised Mikuni fuel injection system features twin injectors (one set of primary & one set of secondary injectors). This type of twin injector system is also used on our M1 MotoGP race bike and the R6. One set of injectors (primary) are located in the 45mm throttle bodies while the secondary injectors are located in the air box very near the computer controlled intake funnels. The revised primary injectors utilize 4 spray holes to maximize the fuel atomization process. The secondary injectors, located inside the air box, begin to function at mid rpms onwards to supply more fuel as required.

The F.I. system features separate dual track TPS (throttle position sensor) and APS (accelerator position sensor) sensors

An oxygen sensor is fitted into the exhaust collector making this a "closed loop" type FI system, which feeds back info to the ECU so adjustments can be constantly made to the fuel-air mixture for improved performance and reduced emissions.

The benefits of fuel injection include excellent throttle response, great fuel economy, reduced emissions, stable idling and no choke to fuss with during start up.

The fuel injection's lightweight Electronic Control Unit (ECU) utilizes a powerful 32-bit processor for fast control of the injection process. The compact design also reduces weight.

YCC-I or Yamaha's Chip Controlled Intake means the intake funnels / stacks vary in length (2 positions) depending on engine rpm. An electronic servo motor varies the funnel length from the tall position at low to mid rpms to the shorter setting for improved high rpm power. The transition rpm between the 2 lengths is approx. 9,400 rpms. The revolutionary YCC-I provides the best of both worlds …solid low rpm torque and power combined with an amazing high rpm rush. It takes only 0.3 of a second for the funnels to move from the tall to the short position.

Yamaha's exclusive YCC-I electric-control servo motor-driven variable intake funnel system is a world's 1st on a production motorcycle and works in conjunction with Yamaha's fly-by-wire technology and FI Systems.

Yamaha Chip Control Throttle (YCC-T) electronically controls the throttle valves for outstanding response and improved controllability at all rpms. The YCC-T is used to provide even more control of the intake air volume for smoother torque character. Similar to the R6 design, the YCC-T features 3 - ECU's inside the main ECU to control ignition, fuel injection and the YCC-T. This special ECU is capable of responding to changes at a speed of 1000th of a second.

The rider can "mechanically close" the throttles by simply closing the throttle twist grip.

All new 6 mode traction control system features an off mode as well. This MotoGP derived system limits or eliminates rear wheel slippage or slide based on the chosen mode. This system uses front and rear wheel sensors to detect slip and then adjusts / regulates via the ECU the throttle opening (YCC-T), fuel injection and ignition timing to control slip. The system is activated using a switch on the LHS switch gear. Each mode offers a different level of slip control.

Long life Iridium twin electrode spark plugs are used.

Compact close-ratio 6-speed transmission features optimized gear ratios for maximum performance. The "stacked" 3-axis gearbox / clutch design stacks input/output shafts to create a low center of gravity and keeps overall engine size shorter front to back. As a result, the stacked design gives the engineers the freedom to place the engine in the "sweet spot" of the frame for optimum weight balance for awesome handling.

The slipper or back limiter clutch assembly reduces rear wheel hop when making hard down shifts when under hard braking. Key benefit is reduced lap times and smoother control when riding aggressively during a race or track day.

A multi plate clutch is used, utilizing coil springs and paper based fibre plates.

"Ram Air" system "force feeds" outside air via dual ducts located beside the projector headlights into the intake system. As speed increases the air velocity in the system increases and pressurizes the air box. This "force fed" air helps the engine develop maximum power.

Computer optimized large capacity air box maximizes performance. A viscous type, high flow air filter is utilized.

Revised 4 into 2 into 1 into 2 titanium exhaust system maximizes power output, reduces weight and improves aerodynamics. The dual under seat mufflers provide an aggressive sound. This system contains a 3-way honeycomb catalyzer and an oxygen sensor. The catalytic converter reduces harmful CO and HC exhaust emissions while the oxygen sensor provides feedback to the ECU to maintain optimum fuel/air mixture at all times.

Dual shorty, large diameter triangle shaped mufflers are a "single expansion" type that create a throaty exhaust note and help emphasize engine character. New muffler end caps improve styling. The exhaust note is much different than on previous R1 models due to the crossplane crank and uneven firing order … it sounds very similar to Yamaha's M1 MotoGP race bike.

Compact, high-efficiency curved radiator features dual ring-type fans for maximum cooling efficiency. This curved rad and twin fan design produces more airflow than conventional flat designs to maintain optimum engine temperatures for consistent power output.

Large liquid-cooled oil cooler maintains stable lubricant temperatures for extended engine life. Convenient cartridge style spin-on oil filter.

Convenient clutch cover sight glass ensures easy oil level inspection.

High performance direct ignition coils (ignition coil is built into the spark plug cap) reduce weight while iridium spark plugs and high-output magneto deliver increased spark energy.

Yamaha D-Mode variable throttle control enables the rider to adjust the performance characteristics of the engine based on riding preferences or conditions. Standard mode emphasises the very linear throttle and torque feel of the engine. The A mode allows the rider to enjoy sportier engine performance in the low to mid rpms. While the B Mode reduces the power response for riding situations that require softer power characteristics. The switch mechanism is located on the RHS handle bar switch gear.

New ECU settings for improved drivability / controllability.


Aluminium Deltabox frame has been designed to offer an optimized rigidity balance to maximize handling performance. This frame is very rigid or stiff at the head pipe, engine mounts and swingarm pivot point. In other areas, material has been carefully removed to allow "tuned flex". Finished in black, this frame boasts a compact 1415mm (55.7") wheelbase. The swingarm pivot location has been optimized to minimize the chain tension effect under hard acceleration, providing more stable handling. The engine is a fully stressed chassis member to maximize handling. Stability, a key to great handling, is unsurpassed while the ability to hold a line under hard acceleration is excellent. This frame features a mix of gravity cast (head stock & front engine mounts & swingarm pivot area), CF (controlled filling) die cast (outer tank rails) and aluminium panels (inner tank rails). Each of these aluminium parts has different flex characteristics in order to provide the rigidity balance the engineers desired.

Detachable magnesium CF die cast rear subframe reduces weight. The detachable design allows rear shock access and is less costly to repair if accidentally damaged.

Extra-long, lightweight aluminium "truss-type" swingarm provides great torsional rigidity for class leading handling, agility and manoeuvrability. This lightweight swingarm is made up of cast aluminium and CF die cast parts. The distance between the swingarm pivot and the rear axle has been optimized (597 mm) for excellent "turn-in" abilities and rear wheel traction.

This Deltabox chassis offers an incredible 56 degree lean angle.

Fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork features independent left and right damping system. The compression damping is adjusted via the left fork leg, while rebound damping is adjusted on the right fork leg. This system simplifies the flow of oil through the fork and minimizes oil cavitation (aeration of the oil) for more stable suspension performance. Adjustments include 5-way spring preload, 25-way rebound and 25-way compression damping. Front wheel travel is 120mm (4.7"). The thickness of the inner fork tubes and the shape of the outer tubes have been optimized. The adjustable design allows the rider to tailor suspension settings to match rider weight and road /track conditions to maximize handling and suspension performance.

New MotoGP M1 inspired, gravity cast aluminum upper triple clamp reduces weight and improves styling.

Revised bottom link Monocross rear suspension utilizes a fully adjustable piggyback-style rear shock. Spring rate has been revised for improved traction feeling while the spring preload adjuster is now an easier to use screw type. Adjustments include 16-way spring preload, 18-way rebound and 20-way slow speed compression damping and 4-way fast speed compression damping. The bottom link design lowers the centre of gravity for excellent handling. This is a rising rate or progressive system. The adjustable design allows the rider to tailor suspension settings to match rider weight and road /track conditions to maximize handling and suspension performance. Rear wheel travel is 120mm (4.7").

Radial mount 6-piston calipers squeeze fully floating 310mm dual front rotors. The result is incredible braking performance with excellent control and lever feedback.

Brembo radial pump master cylinder with 16mm piston is a direct GP race innovation. The lever is adjustable for various hand sizes.

Single piston slide-type Nissin rear caliper squeezes a lightweight 220mm rotor.

Rugged yet lightweight 5-spoke mag wheels front and rear. The wheels utilize hollow "spokes" to reduce unsprung weight for superior handling. Front rim size is a MT3.50 x 17 while the rear is MT6.00 x17.

Premium sport spec radial tires front and rear.

18 litre fuel tank provides excellent knee grip for hard braking and great rider manoeuvrability. The elongated shape helps to centralize mass and reduces the variance in riding feel as the fuel load (weight) changes.

New more aggressive front fairing offers excellent aerodynamics

New LED marker and illumination lighting provides excellent visibility / conspicuousness.

Revised race inspired lightweight instrumentation includes an analog tach plus digital speedo, dual tripmeters, clock, coolant temperature and fuel trip meter. This console also features adjustable back lighting, adjustable shift light and a low fuel warning light. Other key features include a gear position indicator, new traction control indicator, engine mode indicator integrated stop watch, lap timer with split time mode and an air intake temperature display. The lap timer is controlled by the starter switch button for added convenience and ease of use.

LED taillight reduces weight and power consumption while providing a brilliant eye catching light. The lens is white while the LEDs are red.


Adjustable footrests can be raised 15mm upward and 3mm backward if desired.

New design lightweight aluminum rider footrest

Immobilizer ignition system is designed to reduce the possibility of "ride away" theft. This system must recognize the "coded ignition key" in order for the unit to start. If the immobilizer ignition does not recognize the key (or a thief's screwdriver or other type of "jimmy tool") the bike will not start even if the ignition is turned or forced into the on position. If the system does not recognize the coded chip in the ignition key, it will not allow the ignition system, fuel pump or starter motor to function.

Windshield features a "screw less" design for a cleaner, more trick appearance.
Slim design rear tail section.
The seating position offers a very sporty yet comfortable riding position.
Extensive use of hollow bolts and lightweight fasteners help trim overall weight.
Heavy-duty 50 series "O" ring drive chain.
New design 17 tooth drive sprocket reduces chain noise.
Low maintenance, lightweight, sealed battery.
Convenient fold out under seat bungee cord fastening straps.

The YZF-R1 50th Anniversary Edition offers a significant level of power and performance. It is not intended for novice or inexperienced riders.

US MSRP* $14,490 (World GP 50th Anniversary - Pearl White/Rapid Red) Available from October 2011

Type 998cc, liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 16 valves (titanium intake valves)
Bore x Stroke 78.0mm X 52.2mm
Compression Ratio 12.7:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 6-speed w/multiplate slipper clutch
Final Drive #530 O-ring chain

Suspension / Front 43mm inverted fork; fully adjustable, 4.7-in travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock w/piggyback reservoir; 4-way adjustable, 4.7-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual 310mm disc; radial-mount forged 6-piston calipers
Brakes / Rear 220mm disc; single-piston caliper
Tires / Front 120/70ZR17
Tires / Rear 190/55ZR17

Length 81.5 in
Width 28.1 in
Height 44.5 in
Seat Height 32.8 in
Wheelbase 55.7 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 24.0°
Trail 4.0 in
Fuel Capacity 4.8 gal
Fuel Economy** 33 mpg
Wet Weight*** 454 lb

Primary Reduction Ratio 65/43 (1.512)
Secondary Reduction Ratio 47/17 (2.765)
Gear Ratio - 1st Gear 38/15 (2.533)
Gear Ratio - 2nd Gear 33/16 (2.063)
Gear Ratio - 3rd Gear 37/21 (1.762)
Gear Ratio - 4th Gear 35/23 (1.522)
Gear Ratio - 5th Gear 30/22 (1.364)
Gear Ratio - 6th Gear 33/26 (1.269)
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

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