BMW Imposes Software Rev Ceiling on S1000RR

By Kevin Ash - 30/10/2010

BMW has added a software patch to all new S1000RR models limiting the revs to 9,000rpm for the first 600 miles (1,000km).

The company says this is in response to excessive wear being found on unspecified components in machines being run by race teams using the engines hard from new.

12,000rpm? Not until it's run in...

While a few customers had their new bike collection dates postponed, the patch has now been downloaded into all new bikes and there are no further delays, according to BMW. The software will be overridden by the dealer at the first service.

BMW's Scott Grimsdall said: "We don't expect any problems with road bikes, this is merely being done as a precaution. BMW is being very cautious with this bike because it is so new and high profile, and it has some new materials in the engine that need a bedding in period."

BMW S1000RR review here

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