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2019 BMW S1000RR : Top 5 Highlights

27 June 2019, 07:11 PM Neil Nair
2019 BMW S1000RR : Top 5 Highlights

BMW has launched their flagship supersport motorcycle, the 2019 S1000RR in India. The bike was unveiled at the 2018 EICMA, completely overhauled for this year. Here we highlight 5 features of the all-new, 2019 BMW S1000RR.

New design and chassis

The design of the BMW S1000RR is more aerodynamic. The most noticeable change is the twin LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs that replace the distinctive asymmetrical headlamps on its predecessor. 

Under the new bodywork is a revised frame which BMW calls, ‘Flex Frame’. The frame 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. It is also narrower and weighs 1.3kg lesser. BMW has reduced the seat height to 824mm; 2mm lower than before. And with a wheelbase of 1,441mm and width of 848mm, it is also longer and wider than the previous model.

Engine gets a substantial upgrade

While the engine still is a 999cc, inline-four cylinder motor, BMW has retuned the motor substantially. The unit now produces 204bhp at 13,500rpm and 113Nm of torque at 11,000rpm and 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.

Overflowing with electronic wizardry

The BMW S1000RR comes with a full-colour TFT instrument console that can be connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth. Furthermore, 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. 

Lighter than before

BMW has always been aiming to make its flagship supersport motorcycle lighter. The last version was 4kg lighter than its predecessor. As for the 2019 BMW S1000RR, the motorcycle is a whole 11kg lighter than before thanks to a lighter engine and exhaust system.


The 2019 S1000RR is priced at Rs 18.50 lakhs in its standard guise which is a premium of Rs 45,000 over the outgoing model. BMW has also brought a Pro and a Pro M Sport variant which cost Rs 20.95 lakhs and Rs 22.95 lakhs, respectively (all prices are ex-showroom). In terms of competition, the S1000RR takes on the big guns in the litre-class segment like the Yamaha YZF R1, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, Suzuki GSX-R1000, Ducati Panigale V4 and the Aprilia RSV4

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