Recently we shared with you the first ever spy shot of perhaps the next generation BMW S1000RR. Now, more details of the same have been surfaced.
According to the reports, apart from cosmetic changes, the new BMW S1000RR will get mechanical as well as electronic upgrades too. BMW will use a lighter race-spec swingarm and a new exhaust system in order to get the weight of the new motorcycle as low as possible. This will definitely increase the power-to-weight ratio of the bike, even if the new cosmetic changes (fairing and headlight) add up a few grams, which is very unlikely.
Along with reducing the weight of the new S1000RR, BMW would also upgrade the engine. As of now BMW hasn’t released any power figure but expect it to be somewhere over 200hp. Less weight + more power = bliss.
In terms of electronics, BMW will equip the new S1000RR with a more sophisticated electronic package than the one being used in the current generation. We can expect the inclusion of an inertial measurement system. Also, a new and upgraded coloured TFT digital console would be seen.
The last major upgrade of the BMW S1000RR was seen in 2015 when BMW added cruise control and increased the power output by around 5hp (4kW) and the torque by 1Nm. The bike then produced approx 195hp and 113Nm. Also, its weight was reduced by 4kgs.
We’ll keep you guys posted about the new BMW S1000RR with new details. Stay tuned.