First unveiled at the 2018 EICMA Show in November, this is the third generation BMW S1000RR that gets updated with more power, thanks to the M Performance package. This package consists of a new Motorsport paint finish, M carbon fiber wheels, M Sport seats, M light weight battery pack and the M Chassis kit along with rear ride height adjustment with swing arm pivot.
As compared to the BMW S1000RR launched in 2009, the 2019 model sports a host of changes. For starters, the new model is lighter and faster. It gets overall weight reduced from 208 kgs to 197 kgs and stands 2,050 mm in length, 826 mm in width and 1,140 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 1,423mm and ground clearance of 120 mm. The saddle height is also increased to 824 mm allowing for a more dedicated riding position.
Updated features include a new instrument panel with a 6.5” screen, electronic cruise control and a more refined engine are among its updated features. The 2019 BMW S1000RR also gets twin LED headlamps, new rear cowl with a sleek LED tail lamp along with LED turn indicators.
The engine which has been developed with BMW ShiftCam Technology allows for enhanced power while at lower and medium engine range and increased top end power. This 999.0cc, 4 cylinder engine offers 207 hp power at 13,500 rpm which is an added 8 hp extra as compared to that seen on its earlier counterpart and 113 Nm torque at 11,000 rpm.
Performance of the 2019 BMW S1000RR is slated to offer a top speed of 299 kmph and acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph in 3 seconds. Suspension is also completely modified. There are four riding modes of Rain, Road, Dynamic and Race which are offered as standard while there is also a Pro Mode as an option which consists of Race Pr 1-3 which can be programmed as per rider’s preference.
In India, the BMW S1000RR will compete with the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R and ZX-10RR, Yamaha R1 and R1 M, Aprilia RSV4 and Ducati 1299 Panigale. Launch is expected soon, as BMW Motorrad India has officially teased the sportsbike on their social media. Along with the teaser, BMW Motorrad India said, “Answer the call of the road. Get your riding gear ready for a thrill unlike any you’ve experienced before. The all-new BMW Motorrad #S1000RR is on its way to India. Stay tuned.” Expect prices to start from Rs 18-20 lakh range.