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German magazine "PS" reports about a mysterious encounter during a racetraining in spain: a strange crew, heavy wired actual japanese superbikes, laptops everywhere and a stealth-bike which was wearing a R6-aftermarket fairing. This had to be a test-session of BMWs upcoming superbike, let's call it K1000RR!
R6 fairing? Yes – so this block has to be terriying narrow for a full liter-engine, maybe this could be a hint for a revolutionary camshaft drive (from behind the cylinder-bank?). The outer appearance of the bike was rather conventional, no Tele- or Paralevers at front- or backend, aluminium perimeter frame, chain drive.
As BMW is always keen on being different we can probably expect (next to a very small, light and strong bike) the most sophisticated electronics ever on a serial bike: what about a real electronic traction control and race ABS? The know-how is surely there. BMW is aiming for a "190/190" power-to-weight-ratio, and eyewitnesses in spain saw a fast and strong bike which seemed to be nailed to the track surface in every situation. And which was about 1.5 seconds quicker than the other bikes...


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So....what makes these two bikes BMW's?
People who were there said it was a BMW... A lot of the major motorcycle magazines have done stories on this bike.
 
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