"We are proud to offer our students training on this spectacular motorcycle," his website proclaims (highlighting the last two words in red), and he's not the only one to praise the Beemer; hyperbolic raves have been flowing from bike journos since the German bike's recent introduction at the Portimao circuit in Portugal. Roadracing World says Keith has "no hard feelings" towards Kawasaki, which reportedly discontinued their sponsorship as a cost cutting measure.
As previously reported, the BMW S1000RR's $13,800 price triggered the opposite type of sticker shock we've come to expect from Bavarian Motor Works; despite a best-in-class horsepower figure of 193 and available goodies like traction control and ABS, the S1000RR is priced right in line with literbike flagships from Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha.
Sportbike sales may be in the toilet, but BMW is making it an exceptionally interesting time to duke it out in the literbike market.
Source: Roadracing World
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