BMW Motorrad has entered into a joint agreement with Italian two wheeler makers, Bimota for supply of BMW S 1000 RR engines. These engines will be specially used on 4 cylinder motorcycles and will be best engines till date seen on these Supersport models. A preview of what these upcoming Supersport motorcycles will look like with their new engine updates can be viewed at the EICMA Motorcycle show in Milan on from 13th to 18th November 2012.
BMW said that Bimota chose S1000RR engine due to its extremely low weight of 132 lbs and high power output of 193 hp though there is no confirmation on whether the Bimota BB2 will be a fully fared sports bike. The engines possess speed resistant valve gear with two overhead camshafts with weight optimized cam followers which make it ideally suited for the new Bimota bikes.
This is not the first time that BMW and Bimota have entered into a joint agreement for sharing of engines. It was in 1995 that Bimota presented their BB1 Supermono with a single cylinder BMW F 650 engine weighing 167 kgs and 35 kW power.