Alfardan launches new BMW bike in Doha
Doha, March 22, 2010
Alfardan Motorcycles, the leading motorcycles importer in Qatar, has launched the all-new BMW S 1000 RR superbike which represents unique safety features.
The primary objective in developing the new S 1000 RR, BMW’s first superbike, was to create a superbike with supreme engine power combined with optimum ride-ability for the highest conceivable standard of all-round performance, a statement said.
The S 1000 RR motorbike is the first superbike to offer race ABS (anti-lock braking system) with DTC (dynamic traction control) rider assistance systems.
The S 1000 RR rider aids are also flexible, with race and DTC adjustable between four modes in response to changing road and track conditions and rider needs: rain, sport, race and slick.
The S 1000 RR combines an engine output of 142 kW (193 hp) with overall weight of just 204 kg (450 lb) including fuel.
BMW and Alfardan are for the first time launching an absolutely innovative superbike with a straight-four power unit, said Ayad As-Siaidi, assistant general manager, Alfardan Motorcycles.
The S 1000 RR offers a compact overall layout, demonstrating the high school of European engineering in the supersports four-cylinder segment, the statement added.
“A manufacturer needs a production model with the right kind of overall concept consistently applied in all areas,” said As-Siaidi.
“The essential factors, therefore, are supreme power, a wide range of engine speed, fast revving capacity also over a long period, optimum chassis stiffness, and perfect set-up of the engine. The S 1000 RR offers a truly unique bike experience,” he added.
The S 1000 RR was launched during the Qatar Safety Week, an initiative supported by Alfardan, and is available on the market at a starting price of QR76,000 ($20,880), the statement added. – TradeArabia News Service
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