BMW has confirmed the launch of the new S 1000 RR in our country on 27th June, 2019. The bike was unveiled at the EICMA 2018. Following its debut, the bike was launched in the global markets. The bike is available three trims in the International markets namely Standard, Sport and M Package. But, the company has not yet confirmed if all the three variants will be available in India. Besides that, the new bike will also get some feature updates thereby by witnessing a price hike of Rs 2.5 lakh over its previous sibling. The 2019 BMW S 1000RR is likely to be priced in the range of Rs 20 lakhs – Rs 25 lakhs.
The 2019 BMW S 1000RR comes with a sharper and more conventional design ditching the asymmetrical look. Apart from the new styling, the bike features a 6.5 inch colour TFT instrument console with Bluetooth Connectivity as well as Navigation. The new S 1000 RR comes with a six axis IMU which handles the hill start assist, engine brake control, dynamic traction control and Shift Assist Pro. In terms of styling the bike sports twin symmetrical LED headlights, mirror mounted LED turn indicators and an LED light on the number plate holder.
The 2019 S 1000 RR superbike will be offered with four riding modes – Rain, Road, Race and Dynamic. The superbike comes with 120/70 ZR 17 tyres at the front and 190/55 ZR 17 Bridgestone S21 tyres at rear. The wheelbase is also made longer on the third gen S 1000 RR. The 2019 S 1000 RR superbike is now more powerful than its predecessor and it is also lighter in weight. The bike weighs 11 kg lighter than its previous counterpart, thus the kerb weight of the bike stands to 197 kg. The weight of the engine is reduced by 4 kgs, a new exhaust system further lowers 1.4 kgs and carbon fibres along with a light battery too lowers down the weight.
Powering the 2019 BMW S 1000 RR is an inline four screamer 999 cc engine. Suspension duties are taken care by the fully adjustable 45 mm upside down forks and a fully adjustable monoshock connected to a WSBK-tyre swingarm. Braking duties are handled by a pair of 320 mm front discs and a 220 mm rear disc. The BMW Race ABS will also be offered. The new 2019 S 1000 RR will lock horns with the Yamaha R1, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, Ducati Panigale V4, Aprilia RSV4 and Honda CBR 1000RR.
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