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 the recent past. And there’s good reason for this excitement. When the German unleashed the first generation S1000RR back in 2010, it literally annihilated its competitors. The fact that it was BMW Motorrad’s first superbike offering didn’t stop it from pushing the boundaries and it soon became the benchmark for the segment. Over the years, BMW did update its litre-class superbike; however, with competing upping the ante, it was 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 6. The German marquee claims that the new motorcycle isn’t an evolution of the older bike, but rather a radical new offering. The same was gauged from the styling of the 2019 S1000RR as pictures of the prototype undergoing testing and later patent images confirmed the radical shift in design.
Now, specifications details of the new superbike have emerged and these are numbers that will please BMW Motorrad enthusiasts. Powering the 2019 BMW S1000RR is a 999cc, in-line-four cylinder motor producing 207hp at 13,500 rpm 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. Kerb weight is less than 200kg, at just 197kg and there’s a special ‘M Package’ that shaves off a further 3.5kg.
In terms of electronics, the new S1000RR gets cornering ABS, four ride modes (rain, road, dynamic and race), multi-level traction control system, HSC (hill start control) and bi-direction quickshifter. More details about the new superbike will be revealed on November 5 when the bike makes it official global debut. The 2019 BMW S1000RR will definitely be brought to our shores as a CBU unit and is likely to be launched by mid-2019.