2019 BMW S 1000 RR made global debut at the EICMA Show in Milan last year. It has now been launched in India, at a gala event in Delhi NCR, in presence of Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor.
BMW Motorrad has been having a good year. In 2019, the company has already sold over 1,000 motorcycles. Their best selling are G310R and G310GS, which are also their most affordable motorcycles. The company sells about 150 units of the two bikes in total each month in India.
Speaking about the newly launched bike today, BMW claims to have revised every component on the new 2019 BMW S1000RR, which has resulted not only in a lower overall weight but has also increased performance to a notable extent.
Standard – Rs 18.50 lakh
Pro – Rs 20.95 lakh
Pro M Sport – Rs 22.95 lakh
All prices, ex-sh.
The S 1000 RR is a fully faired motorcycle, which receives a new design that is more aggressive and sharper as compared to the asymmetrical design seen on its predecessor. On the design front, the new S1000RR gets a complete overhaul.
It sports a pair of LED projector headlamps, a new aluminum twin spar chassis and a trellis sub-frame. It also gets a color TFT instrument console and Bluetooth navigation while safety features include dynamic traction control Shift Assist Pro and hill start assist.
Then there are electronic updates. The 6 axis IMU helps power the cornering ABS and dynamic traction control. The 2019 BMW S1000RR is presented in four riding modes of Rain, Road, Dynamic and Race which can be toggled via its 6.5” full TFT display.
Engine specifications include a new and lightweight 999cc, inline, 4 cylinder engine with BMC ShiftCam technology. The engine is tuned to offer 204 bhp power at 13,500 rpm and 113 Nm torque at 11,000 rpm mated to a 6 speed constant mesh gearbox equipped with up/down quickshifter. This lightweight engine allows for a reduction of 11 kgs in overall weight as compared to its outgoing model to a kerb weight of 197 kgs.
The inverted forks and monoshock setup also shows some changes which results in improved handling and traction while also offering the rider with better feedback from wheels. The 2019 model sports Hayes brakes as against Brembo brakes seen on its earlier counterpart and Marzocchi suspension in place of the Sachs branded suspension seen earlier.
2019 BMW S 1000 RR will compete with the Yamaha YZF-R1, Suzuki GSX-R1000, Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade and Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R in India. Bookings are opened at showrooms across the country, at a down payment of about Rs.2-5 lakhs.