The BMW S1000RR needs no introduction. Thrust upon the world in 2009, when I thought a CBR1000RR was the pinnacle of manhood and Ducati still made the 1098, it immediately changed game both on the street and the track. Included electronics didn’t just function for marketing purposes, but actually worked well individually and as a package. They allowed even the most ham-fisted rider to feel like Nate Kern as soon as they threw a leg over. This bike is the reason why new literbikes not only have full electronic packages, but why they actually work so well today.
2011 was the end of the first generation for the S1000RR. The newer bikes are of course faster, the electronics are more developed, and the headlights switched sides. But with the 2019 redesign, I think the first generation now deserves to be remembered. 200hp is the benchmark for literbikes moving forward, and I am not going to pretend like I can handle that unassisted. But as bikes become more electronic and enthusiasts wonder how many systems can be disabled, I think it’s important to respect the elders. Bikes like the Ducati 999 and the 1098 are often fawned over for their heritage, despite performance that has been left in the past. 10 years down the road, the first generation S1000RR will still have 199hp, the chassis to use it, and a history of podiums. This BMW S1000RR has only 307 miles and the classic BMW colors. The rear tire suggests it may have seen a trackday or two…but that’s it. Is this low mile first generation S1000RR a future classic, or your next track day bike?
Find this S1KRR for sale in Burbank, California with a BIN of $12,000