Go Rogue: The Bike From “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”

Tom Cruise in Mission ImpossibleOne of this summer’s hottest action flicks is – you guessed it – also a fine display of hot biking action. Tom Cruise stars in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” but his blacked-out BMW S1000RR superbike really steals the show.

Code named “K46”, these sleek beasts are made by BMW Motorrad and powered by a 999cc​, inline-4 engine that redlines at 14,200 rpm. The S1000RR comes in two models: factory race and production. The prime differences between the commercially sold production bike and the factory model are juiced engine compression ratio (14.0:1 vs. the production’s 13.0:1), raw horsepower (200 hp at 14,000 rpm vs. 193 hp at 13,000 rpm), net weight (162 kg vs. 207.7 kg), and finally its wheel forks (44mm Öhlins for the racer, compared with a 46mm ZF Sachs).

The S1000RR also starred in the famous 2010 BMW promo-gone-viral, “Dinner for RR,” aka “The oldest trick in the world.” In it, K46 supposed pulled a tablecloth clean out from under a properly set dinner table from a dead stop.

While it has been proven to use a dose of video magic, it does go to show that the raw torque that comes standard in this powerhouse was evident long before Mr. Cruise took it for a spin.

2016 BMW S 1000 RR Specs

2016 BMW S 1000 RR
S 1000 RR
Sport Bike
Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line four-cylinder-engine, two camshafts, four valves per cylinder
80 mm x 49.7 mm
999 cc
193 hp (142 kW) at 13,000 rpm
83 ft-lb (112 Nm) at 9,750 rpm
13.0 : 1
Electronic intake pipe injection/digital engine management including knock sensor (BMS-K-P)
Catalytic- 2 Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4 ready
Over 125 mph (200 km/h)
Euro Rating: 5.7 l
Euro Rating: 5.9 l
Unleaded premium, octane number 91-93, automatic knock control
Three-phase alternator 350 W
14 V / 10 Ah, maintenance-free
Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, anti hopping clutch, cable operated
Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox
Bridge-type frame, cast aluminum, load-bearing engine
46 mm Upside-down fork, rebound and compression adjustable
Cast aluminum swing arm, Continuously adjustable rear inbound-rebound damping, high and low speed
4.7/5.1 inch (120 mm / 130 mm)
56 inches (1,432 mm)
3.7 inches (95.9 mm)
66,1 °
Cast aluminum
3.50 x 17″
6.00 x 17″
120/70 ZR 17
190/55 ZR 17
Twin disc, floating brake discs,radial-fixed 4-piston calipers, diameter 320 mm, 5 mm thickness
Single disc brake, one-piston floating caliper, diameter 220 mm, 5 mm thickness
DTC: DTC 4 mode dynamic traction control adjustment, only avalibale with Race ABS, disengageable. Race-ABS: 4 mode Race-ABS adjustment, disengageable
80.9 inches (2,056 mm)
32.5 inches (826 mm)
44.8 inches (1,138 mm)
32 inches (820 mm)
71.2 inches (1,810 mm)
450 lbs (204 kg), 455 lbs (206.5 kg) incl. Race-ABS
403 lbs (183 kg)
859 lbs (390 kg)
412 lbs (187 kg)
4.5 gal (17.5 l)
approx. 1 gal (4.0 l)