2019 BMW S 1000 RR India Launch Tomorrow

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  • Jun 26, 2019
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New-gen S 1000 RR gets a revised design, a more powerful engine and is lighter than before

[Update: 2019 BMW S 1000 RR Launched In India At Almost Same Price]

  • Unofficial bookings have already commenced for a token amount of Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh.
  • Receives comprehensive updates in terms of design, features and mechanicals.
  • We expect BMW Motorrad to price it around the Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom) mark.

BMW Motorrad India is set to launch the 2019 BMW S 1000 RR tomorrow. Unofficial bookings for the motorcycle are already underway at select showrooms for a token amount ranging between Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh. The German bikemaker first unveiled the new-gen litre-class superbike at the 2018 EICMA motor show in Milan with a whole host of changes.

The biggest change comes the form of a re-tuned, VVT-equipped engine which makes more power and torque than before. Additionally, it also gets re-designed LED headlamps, which now replaces the iconic asymmetrical front end of the last-generation bike. In terms of appearance, the new-gen bike looks quite agile and compact than before.

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The 999cc inline-four engine now makes 207PS (up by 8PS) at 13,500rpm and 113Nm of torque at 11,000rpm (500rpm higher). Its 6-speed transmission now comes equipped with a bi-directional quick-shifter. Engineers at BMW have revised the internals to make the engine slimmer and 4kg lighter than before.

To err... keep you grounded, the S 1000 RR now comes with a host of rider aids. This includes a six-axis IMU (inertial measurement unit), cornering ABS, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), hill start assist, engine brake control and four different riding modes – Rain, Road, Dynamic and Race. It also gets a 6.5-inch TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity.

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If that’s not enough, BMW also offers something called the “M package” which adds launch control, wheelie control, slide control and additional riding modes (Race Pro 1-3) to the mix.

Weight saving seems to be the theme here, with the 2019 S 1000 RR being 11kg lighter than before at 197kg (kerb) thanks to a redesigned chassis along with the use of lighter working components and a WSBK-inspired swingarm.

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If you opt for the aforementioned ‘M package’, the weight further drops down to 193.5 kg (3.5kg lighter) thanks to carbon wheels, an M battery, an M seat and an M swingarm pivot.

Considering the extent of changes, it’s likely that the new-generation model will command a premium over the outgoing motorcycle. We expect the 2019 BMW S 1000 RR to be priced around Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom India).

When launched, it will lock horns with the Ducati Panigale V4, Yamaha YZF-R1, Suzuki GSX-R1000, Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade and the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R in India.

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