BMW Motorrad unveiled the next generation of their flagship superbike, S1000RR at the EICMA 2018, held previous year. The latest update comes nearly a decade later, since the launch of the RR’s first generation. The company claims to have revised almost entire bike which has helped in reducing considerable amount of weight and increasing noticeable performance. BMW claims that the second generation has gone through almost an entire overhauling process and if completely different in characteristics when compared to its first generation. The 2019 BMW S1000RR was teased on the BMW’s official India page, and is speculated to arrive sometime in the month of June 2019.
Powering the new S1000RR is the same 999 cc engine but has been considerably reworked to such an extent that the in line four engine sports an all new design. This helps the bike in producing 207 hp of power at 13,500 rpm and 113 Nm of torque at 11,000 rpm. The latest generation gets a bump of 8 bhp of power than the predecessor with similar torque figures. However, the drastic change on the lated S1000RR is the addition of BMW ShiftCam Technology, which allows variable valve timing and valve stroke on the intake valves. This helps the rider to access more power throughout the rev band. The engine comes mated to a 6 speed manual with an up/down quickshifter.
The new S1000RR also gets a redesigned chassis comprising lighter components and a WSBK-inspired swingarm, which results in shaving off 11 kgs of the total kerb weight of the bike to 197 kgs. Additionally, the bike gets various electronic aids, like, a six axis IMU which helps power the cornering ABS and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC). The bike gets a 6.5 inch TFT coloured display and choice of four riding modes : Rain, Road, Dynamic and Race.
The 2019 BMW S1000RR will be pricier than the outgoing model, which starts from an ex showroom price tag of Rs. 18 lakh. The bike goes up against the likes of Yamaha R1M, Kawasaki ZX 10RR and Ducati Panigale 1299.