It’s Official: BMW Superbike
On April 16 Hendrik von Kuenheim announced that BMW will be building enough S1000RR’s for homologation into World Superbike. He did not mention too much about the machine, except what is obvious. It’s an inline 4, chain drive with front forks rather than any kind of superduperparatelepythagorian-lever design that they have developed.
There is no telling what the price tag might be for one of these beauties. They talk about being competitive with the Japanese manufacturers. However, it was not clear whether that means a $45k bike like the Honda RC’s of old or a $15k bike like any of todays superbike base machines.
This is great for WSBK, but probably not so good for the regrouping of AMA SBK.