2019 BMW S 1000 RR Teased Yet Again

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  • Jun 5, 2019
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According to a few dealers, the bike is scheduled for an official launch later this month

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

  • The S 1000 RR gets some incremental updates for 2019.
  • Gone are the quirky asymmetrical headlamps.
  • We expect it to carry a price tag of Rs 20.5 lakh (ex-showroom India).
2019 BMW S 1000 RR Teased Yet Again

BMW Motorrad India has dropped yet another teaser of the upcoming 2019 BMW S 1000 RR, ahead of its launch later this month. The German bikemaker officially unveiled the motorcycle during last year’s EICMA motor show in Milan with a whole host of changes.

The most obvious change comes in the form of re-designed LED headlamps, which replace the iconic asymmetrical front end of the last-generation bike. Not surprising then that BMW Motorrad India has decided to tease the new front end in their latest video. Additionally, the new S 1000 RR also gets a 6.5-inch TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity. Overall, we have to say the bike looks quite agile and more compact than before.

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But things aren’t just different on the outside. The motorcycle now gets a 999cc in-line four-cylinder engine, which now makes 207PS (up by 8PS) at 13,500rpm and 113Nm of torque at 11,000rpm (500rpm higher). Its 6-speed transmission comes equipped with a bi-directional quick-shifter. BMW has also revised the internals to make the engine 4kg lighter and even slimmer than before.

As one would expect, the S 1000 RR now comes with a host of rider aids. These include 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. If that’s not enough, BMW will also offer something called the “M package” which adds launch control, wheelie control, slide control, additional riding modes (Race Pro 1-3), and also lets you fine tune each of these settings to suit your needs.

The 2019 S 1000 RR is also 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. If you opt for the aforementioned ‘M package’, the weight further drops down to 193.5 kg (3.5kg lighter), thanks to carbon wheels, M battery, M seat, M swingarm pivot and more.

Expect the 2019 BMW S1000RR to command a premium over the outgoing model given the host of cosmetic and mechanical upgrades. The 2019 BMW S 1000 RR is likely to be priced at Rs 20.5 lakh (ex-showroom India). Unofficial bookings are already underway at select showrooms for a token amount of Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh. In terms of competition, the 2019 S1000RR will lock horns with the Yamaha YZF-R1, Suzuki GSX-R1000, Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade and the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R in India.

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