How Good Is The 2020 BMW S 1000 RR For American Track Days?

How Good Is The 2020 BMW S 1000 RR For American Track Days?

© 2019, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

Featured in the July 2019 Issue of Roadracing World:

     The new BMW S 1000 RR is a bike of many moods. It’s
alternately flawlessly precise and powerful; recalcitrant and unpredictable; or
shades in between.

     It is also a wonder of modern motorsports
machinery. BMW has poured an impressive array of advances into this bike to
create a sophisticated, race-ready production superbike that can fairly be
described as a crown jewel of Teutonic technology. 
With cruise control! And heated grips!

     The heated grips were not necessary on the warm,
humid, overcast late spring day when I rode the BMW at Barber Motorsports Park,
a track better known for blind turns, swooping elevation changes, and beautiful
and whimsical landscaping than for ultimate top-speed straightaways.

     BMW North America had procured a day at Barber and
kitted out a stable of 2020 BMW S 1000 RRs with some of the available optional
performance upgrade packages, plus non-OEM Pirelli SC1 (front) and SC2 (rear)
tires, for this American intro.

     My mission was to evaluate the bike’s track-day
capabilities on an American racetrack … 

–2020 BMW S 1000 RR Bike Intro, by Melissa Berkoff, in the July 2019 Issue of Roadracing World


BMW’s newest S 1000 RR offers even
more of the technological sophistication that has always marked the German
machines. Veteran racer and Roadracing World contributing writer Melissa Berkoff (of Army of Darkness fame) rides the 2020 model of the company’s iconic RR at Barber Motorsports Park to find out how well all of that technology works on the track, specifically for
the track day rider.

 It’s all in the July 2019 issue of Roadracing World!


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