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BMW S1000 RR [2018-2019]

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Key specs
  • Displacement999 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported17 kmpl
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight197 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 18,50,000

BMW S1000 RR [2018-2019] is now discontinued in India.

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BMW S1000 RR [2018-2019] Summary

S1000 RR [2018-2019] key highlights

Engine Capacity 999 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 17 kmpl
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 197 kg

About S1000 RR [2018-2019]

The S1000RR is BMW’s flagship super sport motorcycle which has been completely overhauled for 2019. The most prominent aspect of the 2019 BMW S1000RR is the twin LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs that replace the distinctive asymmetrical headlamps on its predecessor. The frame which BMW calls the ‘Flex Frame’ is completely new and is basically an aluminium twin-spar chassis with trellis sub-frame. The chassis uses a lighter steering head and engine mounts with the engine as a stressed member.

This engine is a newly-developed 999cc, inline-four cylinder motor. The motor produces 204bhp at 13,500rpm and 113Nm of torque at 11,000rpm. The unit comes mated to a six-speed gearbox with bi-directional quick shifter as standard. It also features BMW’s ShiftCam technology which adjusts valve timings and strokes on the intake side.

BMW always loads their motorcycles up with electronic wizardry and the S1000RR is no different. The motorcycle is equipped with a full-colour TFT instrument console that is Bluetooth-enabled. It also gets dynamic traction control system, hill-start assist, Shift Assist Pro, adjustable engine braking, six-axis IMU, wheelie control, launch control and ABS.

In terms of dimensions, the 2019 S1000RR is narrower and weighs 1.3kg lesser. And with a wheelbase of 1,441mm and width of 848mm, it is also longer and wider than the previous model. BMW has also lowered the seat height to 824mm from 826mm. Furthermore, the 2019 S1000RR is a whole 11kg lighter than before thanks to lighter engine parts and exhaust system.

The 2019 BMW S1000RR is available in two colour options and three packages- standard, Pro and Pro M Sport. These trims differ from each other in terms of the equipment and electronic aids they offer. In India, the S1000RR competes against the Yamaha YZF R1, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, Suzuki GSX-R1000, Ducati Panigale V4 and the Aprilia RSV4.
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BMW S1000 RR [2018-2019] Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Compact construction compared to previous generation
    • Host of features making it more approachable
    • Top quality materials and cycle parts
  • Could be Better

    • Initial bite from the brakes is on the softer side
    • Only two colour options

BikeWale's Take

The new S 1000 RR is a one of those few motorcycles despite its litre-class performance are forgiving and can be considered for regular use. It has the power and the tech to blow your mind away but also the simplicity, agility and the adrenalin rush that’ll urge to ride it more often.

BMW S1000 RR [2018-2019] Review

After a decade, BMW has brought in the 2019 model, the third generation model of the supersport which, according to the manufacturer, is an all-new machine with a fresh design, newly developed motor, new chassis and a host of new and improved rider aids. 

Introduction

Back in 2010, BMW Motorrad had introduced a motorcycle that set new standards in the litre-class segment. Bearing the name S 1000 RR, this was a motorcycle that offered MotoGP-inspired electronics, track-spec handling attributes and an inline four-cylinder motor at punched out 190bhp which was way more than its rivals who were offering around the 160bhp ballpark.

While other manufacturers took a couple of years to close up the differences in performance and handling, the S 1000 RR evolved over the years, offering more power and more rider aids, thus staying a step ahead of the game. Now, after a decade, BMW has brought in the 2019 model, the third generation model of the supersport which, according to the manufacturer, is an all-new machine with a fresh design, newly developed motor, new chassis and a host of new and improved rider aids.

Recently, we were invited by BMW Motorrad at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) to ride the 2019 S 1000 RR. Here’s the first ride review report.

The Visuals

The first thing you’ll notice is that BMW has departed from the quirky asymmetrical design to a symmetrical one featuring a pair of compact LED projector lamps. The new S 1000 RR features an all-new fairing which makes the bike look more compact and sleeker. The brake lamp has now integrated into the turn indicators which give it a clean and minimalistic look at the rear. The bikes arranged for us at BIC were the top-spec Pro M Sport variant featuring red, white and blue livery along with carbon fibre wheels which made it look absolutely stunning.

The 2019 S 1000 RR now also comes equipped with a 6.5-inch colour TFT instrument console replacing the semi-digital one. It comes with a total of four views, one being a pure view which displays only the essential information to the rider while the other three provide a plethora of information like lap timer, best lap, DTC settings, brake application pressure and also a lean angle indicator. The unit also features Bluetooth connectivity for navigation and call alerts. Overall, the new instrument console makes the experience a whole lot simpler to set up the bike or to browse through the different settings as and when needed.

The Package

The new RR features an all-new aluminium twin spar frame or Flex Frame, as BMW prefers to call it, with the engine as a load-bearing component. The design is narrower with a slimmer fuel tank design, thus allowing the rider to sit in the bike and with better knee fit. The new chassis is also around 1.3 kg lighter than the previous generation. Furthermore, it sports an all-new beam swingarm that allows more load to be applied onto the rear wheel which benefits in improved grip and balance under heavy braking and acceleration.

Now, another major update on the motorcycle is its motor. BMW has developed an all-new engine for the 2019 model that is narrower and lighter, a good 4 kgs to be exact. The weight reduction has been achieved by opting for a lighter crankshaft, titanium valves and a redesigned cylinder head. The exhaust system is also new, featuring a compact muffler that is another 1.3 kgs lighter. However, the most significant tech in the new motor is the new variable cam timing system (BMW calls it ShiftCam). Over here, the intake side features one camshaft with twin cam lobs for two different cam profiles. While one operates from low to mid revs, the second one kicks in at about 9000 rpm, keeping the valve open for a longer duration for high-rpm performance. 

All these new additions in the new motor have resulted in gains across the rev-band. The power output now stands at 204bhp, a massive 11bhp gain, and a torque output of 113Nm, available in a linear manner as the revs go up. The gearbox on the new S 1000 RR is a six-speed unit that now comes with a bi-directional quick-shifter and a self-reinforcing slipper clutch that reduces load at the lever. 

As far as the cycle parts go, BMW has replaced the Sachs setup with semi-active Marzocchi inverted forks for the front. The rear is also a Marzocchi monoshock with electronic adjustment. Depending on the ride mode selected, the semi-active units prevent the bike from nose-diving upon braking and also stiffens the setup during quick changes in direction inspiring more confidence through corners. Next is the new Hayes braking system with BMW branding on the calipers. While the front features four-piston fixed calipers, the rear comes equipped with a single-piston floating caliper.

Now, while the S 1000 RR is already an electronic-savvy motorcycle, BMW has plonked in a few more into the basket, while improving the existing ones. It now gets a six-axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) that provides the bike with more precise control of electronic aids like cornering ABS, dynamic traction control and wheelie control. Other features include adjustable engine braking and hill start assist. The motorcycle now comes with four riding modes as standard, Rain, Road, Dynamic and Race. In addition to that, the Pro and Pro M Sport variants get additional three Race Pro modes for setting up the bike as per individual preferences.

The Ride

As soon as you sit astride the motorcycle, the first thing that registers is how compact the motorcycle has become compared to its predecessor. Despite the marginally taller new seat height of 824mm, the slimmer waistline allows the rider to rest the foot comfortable on the ground. And as you get the bike off the stand, you instantly realise that the weight reduction has affected the entire balance of the motorcycle. Now weighing lesser by a healthy 14.5 kg for the Pro M Sport (11kg on the standard), it makes a world of difference compared to the older model.

Split into batches of seven riders, we had eight laps around the track while following the lead BMW rider. Now, for any litre-class motorcycle, there is a certain amount of weight, commitment and aggression that you need to be well aware of. Surprisingly, all these factors felt irrelevant as the S 1000 RR feels like a 600cc middle-weight. With each lap, the bike's agility, weightlessness and instant yet linear power delivery itched to push further, brake later and corner harder. Despite riding the bike in Race mode, the electronics made the experience so much approachable that you wouldn’t hesitate much to open the throttle more. Even if you did gas it a little more while exiting a corner, the dynamic traction control and wheelie control do an excellent job at holding the rear wheel to the desired line while limiting the lift to the front wheel at just 6-inches or so, like a pro. The electronics take care of things so well, that it doesn't take much time for a God-like professional rider feeling to seep into the head.

Now, the BIC can be quite a challenging track if one is not well-acquainted with the lines, gradient, corners and the speeds to carry them with. So understanding the ideal speed and racing line can be challenging with a litre-class bike. Surprisingly, despite not being that well-versed with the track, the RR doesn’t leave you by yourself to figure out the situation. If you enter a corner hot or lean too soon into a corner and had to make minor corrections mid-corner, the bike lets you do all that thanks to the cornering ABS, wheelie/slide control and traction control all dialling in their inputs to help you get back on the desired line.

The backstretch on the BIC exists for the purpose of doing top speed stints where the RR managed to clock 282kmph just before the upper crest on the other end of the stretch. And just as easily, the Hayes brakes did a flawless job at shedding speeds too. You can feel the tail to be lighter and possibly weaving but the progressive braking holds the bike to its line with complete finesse.

Our Take

The new S 1000 RR in the hands of the professional rider could be the ultimate machine to be desired considering the level of customisation available and the top-spec components that have been painstakingly crafted for the ultimate experience. On the other hand, the motorcycle is equally attainable for a not-so-experienced rider who can exploit both the power and handling capabilities of the bike without fighting it.

The BMW S 1000 RR had been a proper track machine that had dominated over the segment rivals by setting new standards in terms of power, electronics and handling. With the 2019 edition, we’d say that BMW is back in the game with the new RR and they are set to claim top honours amongst other litre-class production motorcycles in the market once again. 

With a starting price of Rs 18.5 lakhs for the standard variant, which goes up to Rs 22.95 lakhs for the top-spec Pro M Sport model, the 2019 S 1000 RR is, remarkably enough, available with the same power output across all variants, while ticking nearly all the boxes for any supersport buyer in the market.

Photography by Kaustubh Gandhi

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BMW S1000 RR [2018-2019] mileage

As reported by S1000 RR [2018-2019] owners, the real mileage of BMW S1000 RR [2018-2019] is 17 kmpl.

S1000 RR [2018-2019] mileage details

S1000 RR [2018-2019]

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 200.8 bhp @ 13,500 rpm

    Max Torque 113 Nm @ 11,000 rpm

    Cooling System Water Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 999 cc

    Cylinders 4

    Bore 80 mm

    Stroke 49.7 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 13.3:1

    Ignition Digital CDI

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Multiplate, anti-hopping clutch

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 16.5 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 4 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 280.5 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 17 kmpl

    Top Speed 299 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Switchable ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 320 mm

    Front Tyre Size 120/70 ZR 17

    Rear Tyre Size 190/55 ZR 17

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 220 mm

    Calliper Type Front- 4 Piston, Rear- Single Piston Calliper

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension Upside-down telescopic fork Ø 45 mm, compression and rebound stage adjustable, adjustable preload

    Rear Suspension "WSBK" Aluminium swing arm, full floater pro, compression and rebound damping adjustable, adjustable preload

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 197 kg

    Overall Length 2,073 mm

    Overall Width 848 mm

    Wheelbase 1,441 mm

    Ground Clearance 120 mm

    Seat Height 824 mm

    Overall Height 1,151 mm

    Chassis Type Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine

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Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity No

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Analogue

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System12V DC

Battery12 V / 8 Ah, maintenance-free

Headlight TypeLED Head Lamp

Headlight Bulb Type55/55W

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

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BMW S1000 RR [2018-2019] User Reviews

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    Comfort

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  •  5KING OF SUPERBIKES.!! 12 months ago by Niken, Mumbai

    BMW S1000 RR is definitely one of the best bike so far. Looks, quality and feel is legit. Only if i was rich enough to buy this beautiful beast. :( Just keeping my fingers crossed, hoping and praying that one day if Blessing and wealth favors me because of my hardwork a

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  •  5Best bike ever 12 months ago by Aditya, Mumbai

    Best in class speed, balance, shifting, brakes and comfort. You would love this bike. Its made out of perfection. Classy look and attractive finish. Keep fuel tank atleast half full for better experience. Wear helmet for safety and fly as you want to.Value for money you

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    • Ridden for

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    • Got mileage of

      15 kmpl

  •  5Bmw s1000rr 1 year ago by Saurabh Verma, Firozabad

    Buying experience is very good i brought this bike from delhi and i feel good when bought this bike .And i ride this i feel very glad because it's riding experience is very good and feeling better but slightly bulky when you ride this bike in city but if you ride this b

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