BMW S 1000 RR Patent Reveals New Active Aerodynamic Wing Technology

For the S 1000 RR, BMW is working on active-aero wings that can be adjusted to keep them parallel to the ground even when the bike is leaning over.

By Divyam Dubey | on February 26, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

With a wide range of shapes and sizes, aero wings are now standard on most contemporary superbikes. Among innovative companies, BMW stands out for its recent patents, which show a deliberate attempt to advance wing technology. When it comes to the S 1000 RR, BMW is now working on active wings that can change their angle on their own to keep the bike level, even when leaning over.

In order to optimise downforce and grip levels, which in turn contribute to faster lap times, this dynamic wing adjustment is important during cornering. Although the patent doesn't cover the specifics of the electrical or mechanical systems that control these winglets, it mainly aims to protect the idea as a whole. Even without all the facts, it's easy to imagine a specialised Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) system doing the maths to find the sweet spot for wing angle in a corner.

Building a computer system to keep winglets in equilibrium seems like a no-brainer when you consider how common IMUs are in today's superbikes. These systems constantly track a number of data, including lean angles. Essentially, the pursuit of active wings by BMW demonstrates a dedication to improving high-performance motorcycle aerodynamics.

BMW S 1000 RR Patent

BMW S 1000 RR in India

To the Indian market, BMW launched the 2023 S 1000 RR in November 2023, which featured substantial upgrades. Most notably, the chassis was heavily revised, with an emphasis on geometric tweaks. Reengineering the frame structure to increase lateral flexibility is a significant change.

BMW S1000 WEB 1

The motorcycle's 999cc inline-four engine is a powerful piece of engineering, consistently producing 207bhp and 113Nm of torque. Improvements in performance have been achieved by modifications like new intake shape and reworked intake funnels. The bike's control systems have also seen notable changes, with a more sophisticated slide control system replacing the older traction control. With this new mechanism, the BMW S 1000 RR' s computer may let the back tyre spin and slip a bit before it intervenes.

The innovative Brake Slide Control allows the rear wheel to stray even further from alignment when braking, which is a substantial improvement to the performance and safety characteristics. As a result, you can drift in a controlled manner before the ABS kicks in to straighten out the back end. This integration of cutting-edge technology exemplifies BMW's effort to improve and expand the limits of sportbike performance in the dynamic world of two-wheeled glory.

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Expected Price ₹ 19 Lakh
Expected Launch: June 2024

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