Via its combination of raw muscle, agility and first-rate electronics, the 2012 BMW S1000RR ($15,050 as tested) has proven itself in the production Superbike ranks. A two-time Superbike Smackdown winner, it was only logical that the S1000RR face off against the Hyperbike class. After all it’s all about performance, right?
Swing a leg over it and it’s no surprise that the German bike is considerably smaller and more compact than the green and black models. Where the others feel almost like sport touring machines the S1000RR is a full-on race bike. The tall seat (0.5 inch taller than the Kawi and 0.7 inches taller than the Suzook) footpegs and low position of the handlebars equate to a very aggressive ‘sport’ oriented riding position. READ ON