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.