The BMW S1000RR was launched a decade ago in 2009, and was quite a hit among the riders. Now standing at 2019, the bike is going to receive a major update and some serious modification. It has been confirmed by Althea Racing’s bossman Genesio Bevilacqua in an interview with GPOne.
The 2019 model will have a redesigned bodywork, a rotating crankshaft attached four cylinder powerful motor, new equipment and Euro V compliant. In case the rotating crankshaft is missed in the modification, it will have the racing inspired technology installed just like the Panigale V4 and very few other superbikes. This feature provides agility and handling becomes easy and also cancels out gyroscopic forces created by wheels. It also creates a force against the inertia created by the rear wheels.
In the recent days a mass production ready carbon fibre swingarm has been showcased. S1000RR HP4 RACE is a track only bike which uses carbon fibre for its framework and it will not be much of a surprise if we see the same lightweight metal being used in the upcoming S1000RR model of 2019.
The bike will continue drawing power from a 999 cc, inline-four cylinder, four stroke, 16 valves liquid-cooled DOHC motor mated to a six speed transmission system, producing 198.5 Ps at 13500 rpm and 113 Nm at 10500 rpm. The top speed is 200 kmph and the mileage is 12 kmpl. The chassis, front brake, rear swingarm and suspension have a new touch as spotted while testing on overseas road. The BMW is most likely to make a debut of the superbike during INTERMOT in October or EICMA in Milan, in November. The two wheeler is available is three power modes namely, Wet, Race and Sport. The current model is priced from Rs. 17.90 lakhs to Rs. 20.60 lakhs.
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