Germany’s Motorrad magazine has revealed a spy shot of a new motorcycle on its cover page and most probably it is the next generation BMW S1000RR.
The spy shot reveals the side view of the motorcycle. The all-black paint job definitely looks beautiful. Obviously, this will not be the final production unit but most of the features and design elements will be carried forward to the final unit.
The headlight of the new BMW S1000RR seems to be located a bit lower than the current model. Perhaps, to enhance the aerodynamics of the motorcycle; similar to what we’ve seen on the Yamaha R1, Ducati Panigale, and the likes. BMW might go ahead with this to improve the performance of the bike but we are certainly not convinced that it will let go of the iconic asymmetrical headlight design of the S1000RR.
Apart from the new styling, there might be a few changes in the swing arm and the exhaust on the new BMW S1000RR. On the engine front, we are expecting BMW to use the same 4-cylinder engine and increase the power output to over 200hp. The current generation BMW S1000RR produces a maximum power of 199hp at 13,500 rpm and puts out a peak torque of 113Nm at 10,500 rpm. It comes with different riding modes (Rain, Sport, Race) and is armed with Race ABS, Dynamic Traction Control and all the wizardry electronics of BMW.
This is the first spy shot of the next generation BMW S1000RR. We might have to wait for quite some time to see the final production unit in flesh. We are expecting BMW to make a higher-spec variant too which would feature a higher level of engineering than the normal model, something based on the race spec HP4 Race model. Let’s wait and watch.