BMW Motorrad India has confirmed via its Instagram handle that the 2019 S1000RR will be heading to our shores very soon. However, the launch date and related details have been kept under wraps. This is the second occasion in last three days that BMW Motorrad India has hinted towards the India launch of the 2019 S1000RR via Instagram. The upcoming model would most likely carry a premium over the outgoing version's INR 17.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) price tag. While the launch details are yet unknown, we could see the motorcycle arrive by May 2019.
The new model made debut at the EICMA motorcycle show in November last year. In India, the BMW S1000RR would compete against the Ducati Panigale V4, Kawasaki ZX-10R, Yamaha YZF-R1. The Euro-V ready engine gains a performance increase of 8 hp, taking the total output to 207 hp. In comparison, the outgoing model delivered a maximum power of 199 hp at 13,500 rpm and 113 Nm of peak torque at 10,500 rpm.
The weight has also come down to 197 kg, which has resulted in an improved power-to-weight ratio on the 2019 model. BMW Motorrad would offer M options and M Performance Parts for the first time with the new S1000RR. With the M package, the 2019 S1000RR would tip the weighing scale at 193.5 kg. The M package for the new BMW S1000 RR comprises:
- Motorsport paint finish
- M carbon fibre wheels
- M lightweight battery
- M Chassis Kit with rear ride height adjustment and swingarm pivot
- M sport seat
- Pro Mode
The motorcycle now also comes with BMW ShiftCam Technology, which varies the valve timings and valve strokes on the intake side. Moreover, the new S1000RR is fitted with the four modes "Rain", "Road", "Dynamic" and "Race" as standard while the optional "Pro Modes" offer an additional three riding modes.
Apart from added performance, the 2019 BMW S1000RR will receive a massive makeover, and the most noticeable change is the revised fascia. The updated cockpit now comes with a new 6.5-inch screen.
Features at a glance – check out the highlights of the new 2019 BMW S1000RR are:
- The newly developed 4-cylinder in-line engine with BMW ShiftCam Technology is 4 kg lighter and features an increased output of 152 kW (207 hp) at 13,500 rpm and peak torque of 113 Nm at 11,000 rpm
- Newly developed suspension featuring Flex Frame, with the engine taking on more of a load-bearing function
- Further developed electronic damping adaptation Dynamic Damping Control DDC with new valve generation as an optional equipment item
- New rear wheel suspension weighing 300 g less than before with Full Floater Pro kinematics
- Weight reduction of 11 – 14.5 kg to 197 kg when fully fuelled (DIN unladen) and 193.5 kg with M Package
- New exhaust system weighing some 1.3 kg less, with the front silencer
- New 6-axis sensor cluster
- Further developed Dynamic Traction Control DTC as standard
- DTC Wheelie Function as standard
- Adjustable (+/- shift) DTC Wheelie Function as an optional equipment item
- Engine brake function, adjustable
- ABS Pro for increased safety when braking, also in banking position, as standard
- New riding modes "Rain", "Road", "Dynamic" and "Race" as standard and "Pro Modes" option with three additional configurable modes "Race Pro 1-3" for optimum individual adaptation to conditions
- Launch Control comes with the "Pro Modes" option
- Pit Lane Limiter for precise pit lane speeds also included with the "Pro Modes" option
- Shift Assistant Pro for fast up and downshifting without using the clutch, standard
- Shift pattern can easily be reversed
- Electronic cruise control as an ex works option
- New instrument panel with a 6.5-inch screen offering excellent readability and featuring a Pure Ride screen as well as three Core screens.