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    Re: New 2019 BMW S1000RR: Rumour, Gossip and Intrigue...

    Quote Originally Posted by oldwobbler View Post
    Tom Sykes has been quoted as saying "it has a very light crank - I really like it". Not sure what this will mean to a normal person riding the bike? I guess it means the engine will spin up faster - but there must be a down side?
    hes on a full blown wsb not the bike we will get

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    Re: New 2019 BMW S1000RR: Rumour, Gossip and Intrigue...

    Quote Originally Posted by boomaz View Post
    hes on a full blown wsb not the bike we will get
    Showing my ignorance of WSB rules here - are they allowed a different crank?
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    Re: New 2019 BMW S1000RR: Rumour, Gossip and Intrigue...

    Pretty sure they are not allowed to run a different crank? The gen 1-3 s1000rr already have a really nice light crank shaft as standard which helps it change direction pretty well for it's overall weight; its the weight of the rest of the block that makes it a bit of a fat boy. I'm hoping the new bike has the manufacturing quality, longetivity and reliability of the current engine but with less weight overall which does seem to be the case.
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    Re: New 2019 BMW S1000RR: Rumour, Gossip and Intrigue...

    Quote Originally Posted by Monners View Post
    Pretty sure they are not allowed to run a different crank? The gen 1-3 s1000rr already have a really nice light crank shaft as standard which helps it change direction pretty well for it's overall weight; its the weight of the rest of the block that makes it a bit of a fat boy. I'm hoping the new bike has the manufacturing quality, longetivity and reliability of the current engine but with less weight overall which does seem to be the case.
    You think this is why they didn't go with the counter rotating crank in the end?

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    Re: New 2019 BMW S1000RR: Rumour, Gossip and Intrigue...

    In 2010,the BMW WSB team asked for a heavier crank for the WSB BMW.That necessitated BMW introducing a heavier crank for all bikes manufactured mid 2010.

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