After tons of speculations and spy-shots, we can finally quench our thirst after BMW officially launched the 2019 S1000RR at this year’s EICMA.
The new iteration plays an important role in the German manufacturer’s line-up as it will race for the company in the next season of WSBK racing along with Tom Sykes and the Shaun Muir Racing team.
BMW has worked some serious appetite for performance this time. The already-powerful S1000RR now cranks more power clocking the maximum output at 204bhp of power and 83lbft of torque. This is also aided by the company’s new ShiftCam valve train that we recently saw on the new R 1250GS and other R models.
The 8hp increase is not all that the new S 1000 RR offers. The featuring 998cc inline-four engine on the bike is an all-new design weighing 3.6kg lighter than its predecessor. Additionally, the new ShiftCam Technology calls for variable valve timing and valve stroke to the intake side of the valve train.
The new S 1000 RR is now based on an improved platform which has seen a number of improvements for the upcoming model year. BMW is also showing off what it calls “Full Floater Pro kinematics” in the rear wheel suspension, which brings increased feel and traction to the rear of the motorcycle.
The new bike makes way for a semi-active electronically controlled suspension (DDC) that is available as an option for all the buyers. BMW claims that the system has seen some serious improvements, especially with better valving and control technology.
For 2019, the S1000RR boasts a host of new electronic features that include the new standard six-axis IMU that helps power the cornering ABS (ABS Pro) and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) features.
A total of four riding modes will be available on the new bike including “Rain”, “Road”, “Dynamic” and “Race”), along with three additional “Race Pro” options which will allow the fine-tuning of options like wheelie control and engine braking.
BMW, however, will not be offering a bi-directional quick-shifter and cruise control as standard. However, a 6.5″ TFT dash will be offered as standard.
The Germans are finally bringing the M Packages to its motorcycle line-up with the S1000RR being the first bike to enjoy it. The package includes various bits and bots including fibre wheels and race livery.