Some technical details of the 2019 BMW S1000RR have been leaked to Facebook, revealing what gains the new superbike achieves over its predecessor.
The leak first surfaced from US tuner Alpha SBK which posted a photo of the basic specs on its Facebook page. And the details are tantalizing indeed. 207hp at the crank, 112Nm torque, and the new ShiftCam valve train packed inside the 999cc inline-four; the new Beemer is promising, to say the least.
The ShiftCam technology first debuted on the R1250 GS along with the other R-badged models from BMW Motorrad. It was just a matter of time before the tech made it way to the company’s flagship superbike.
Kerb weight of the 2019 BMW S1000RR is pegged at 196kg. You can further lighten the litre-class bike by choosing the ‘M Package’ which replaces quite a few parts with carbon fibre alternatives. Forged wheels are also part of the package. The M Package brings the kerb weight of the bike down to 193kg. Finally, the fuel tank is now smaller with a litre less of fuel onboard than before.
If this information is indeed true, then the Germans are getting rather good at tuning their high-compression engines. The 2019 S1000RR makes more power at the same RPM as the outgoing one. However, peak torque can be accessed at 500 RPM above of where the old bike used to make. The number is still identical, at 113Nm.
Aside from the powertrain, major changes are in store for the litre-class superbike. For starters, it will feature a counter-rotating crankshaft, and spy photos show a new chassis design with heavily revised bodywork.
BMW Motorrad will also return to the World Superbike championship hedging its bets on the Shaun Muir Racing team next season, with Tom Sykes and Markus Reiterberger behind the bars. An official announcement to that end will come at 2018 EICMA, which is only a week away. That means the all-new 2019 BMW S1000RR is also coming to Milan!