2019 BMW S1000RR to be more powerful and lesser in weight, to launch on 25th June
We already updated you that BMW is all set to launch next-generation S1000RR super sports in India. And now we have the confirmation, 2019 BMW S1000RR will launch in India on 25th June 2019. That makes it just a little more than a month away from us.
The new S1000RR Supersports gets a new styling. BMW has ditched the asymmetrical front fascia to a symmetrical one with LED projector lamps and smart looking DRLs. Speaking about the instrument cluster, you’ll get a 6.5-inch full-color TFT display with every information you can think of. In India, the bike might come in two color options – BMW signature color scheme and Red.
Let’s see what’s behind those side panels. Powering the beast is a 999cc in-line 4 cylinder liquid-cooled engine. This engine is not tuned to pump out 207bhp at 13,500rpm and 113Nm of twisting force at 11,000rpm. Cool! The power output is 8 bhp more than the 2018 model. Like the R1250 GS, new S1000RR also gets BMW’s shiftCAM technology which is basically a variable valve timing tech. 6-speed cog-box transfer power to the rear wheel, and yes, it gets two-way quick-shifter.
2019 BMW S1000RR to feature Hayes brakes instead of regular Brembos
Coming to the electronic rider aids. BMW has it all, 6-Axis IMU which controls cornering ABS to Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) system. There are four riding modes, Road, Rian, Dynamic, and Race. In each of the riding modes, you get precise throttle control, optimized power output, and traction control levels.
The suspension system is taken care of by Marzocchi forks and springs. This time BMW ditched Brembos for Hayes braking system which is specifically made for racing bikes. There is a new WSBK-inspired swingarm which is lighter than before.
2019 BMW S1000RR might launch in India in two variants
The overall weight of 2019 BMW S1000RR stands at 197 kg which is 11 kg lighter than previous gen bike. There is a special M-package which will further reduce the weight to just 193.5 kg. The power-to-weight ratio is 1050.76 bhp per ton for the standard variant. M-package equipped bike will have a power-to-weight ratio a slightly higher at 1069.76 bhp per ton.
Speaking about the price, we expect 2019 BMW S1000RR to carry a price tag of 20 lakh ex-showroom. The M-package variant will ask for more at around Rs 25 lakh ex-showroom. We’ll get to know about it on 25th June 2019.