1st Nov 2018 4:42 pm
The next-generation litre-class superbike will make its global debut at the 2018 EICMA motorcycle show next week.
The new BMW S1000RR is among the most highly anticipated superbikes in recent times – and there’s good reason for this excitement. When the German automaker unleashed the first generation S1000RR back in 2010, it annihilated its competitors. The fact that it was BMW Motorrad’s first superbike offering didn’t stop it from pushing boundaries and it soon became the benchmark for the segment. Over the years, BMW did update its litre-class superbike; however, with competition upping the ante, it’s evident that an all-new generation is the need of the hour.
BMW Motorrad has been working on a replacement over the past few years and the 2019 S1000RR will make its debut at the 2018 EICMA motorcycle show on November 5, 2018. The German marque claims that the new motorcycle isn’t an evolution of the older bike, but a radical new offering, instead. The same was gauged from the styling of the 2019 S1000RR, since pictures of the prototype undergoing testing and later patent images confirmed this radical shift in design.
Now, detailed specifications of the new superbike have emerged and they are numbers that are bound to please BMW Motorrad enthusiasts. Powering the 2019 BMW S1000RR is a 999cc, in-line four-cylinder motor producing 207hp at 13,500rpm and 113Nm of peak torque arrives at 11,000rpm. The powerplant is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and BMW claims a top speed of 299kph (electronically limited) for its new offering. Its kerb weight is less than 200kg, at just 197kg and there’s a special ‘M Package’ that shaves off a further 3.5kg by using some carbon-fibre parts.
In terms of electronics, the new S1000RR gets cornering ABS, four ride modes (Rain, Road, Dynamic and Race), a multi-level traction control system, HSC (hill-start control) and a bi-directional quickshifter.
More details about the new superbike will be revealed at its official global debut at EICMA. The 2019 BMW S1000RR will definitely be brought to our shores as a CBU unit and is likely to be launched by mid 2019.