BMW To Launch 2019 S 1000 RR On 27 June
Expect the 2019 S 1000 RR to carry a premium of around Rs 2.5 lakh over the outgoing model
- The S 1000 RR gets an all-new look for 2019 and does away with its asymmetrical design language.
- It features a host of electronic rider aids, premium mechanicals and an engine that produces more power while weighing 4kg less!
- Expect the bike to be priced around 20.5 lakh (ex-showroom India).
BMW Motorrad India has sent us an invite for the launch and media ride of the 2019 S 1000 RR on 27 June. The bike gets an all-new design along with a raft of electronic rider aids, premium mechanicals and even manages to shed 11 kilos. Expect the bike to be priced around Rs 20.5 lakh (ex-showroom India), a premium of around Rs 2.5 lakh over the outgoing model.
While the 2019 model ditches its distinctive asymmetric design language, it manages to retain the essence of the S 1000 RR. It employs split LED headlights with LED DRLs, a sleeker front fairing and a unique tail light that’s integrated into the turn indicators. Additionally, the bike features a Bluetooth-enabled 6.5” TFT display with BMW’s easy-to-use multi-controller.
The bike’s 999cc, inline four-cylinder engine is 4kg lighter than before thanks to lighter components. As a result, it now produces 205PS of power at 13,000rpm. Peak torque of 113Nm is produced at 10,500rpm, 500 revs higher than the outgoing model. Aside from this, the motor now features BMW’s ShiftCam technology which offers better low- and mid-range power. Its 6-speed transmission comes equipped with a bi-directional quick-shifter for clutchless up and downshifts.
In terms of electronic rider aids, the 2019 BMW S 1000 RR features a six-axis IMU, cornering ABS, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), hill start assist, engine brake control and four riding modes – Rain, Road, Dynamic and Race. There’s also the “M package” which adds a couple of additional rider aids and lets you fine-tune these settings to suit your needs.
The bike uses a twin-spar aluminium frame, lighter working components and a WSBK-inspired swingarm which translates to a weight reduction of 11kg (197kg kerb). Its suspension setup comprises of 46mm upside down forks and a monoshock, both of which are fully adjustable. Anchoring the bike are twin 320mm discs paired with radially mounted four-piston calipers and a rear disc brake. Its 17” alloy wheels come shod in 120/70-section front and 190/55-section rear tyres.
When launched, the BMW S 1000 RR will take on the likes of the Yamaha R1, Ducati Panigale V4, Honda CBR1000RR, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R and Aprilia RSV4 Factory. We will be bringing you our first ride impressions of the 2019 S 1000 RR on June 28, so make sure you stay tuned to Bikedekho.