2019 BMW S 1000 RR launched at Rs 18.5 lakh in India
BMW Motorrad's S 1000 RR needs no introduction as one of the most revolutionary and popular litre-class superbikes of the past decade. The German manufacturer took its game forward earlier this year with the all-new BMW S 1000 RR and has launched the same in India today, priced at Rs 18.5 lakh ex-showroom. The 2019 BMW S 1000 RR is a full generation change over and pretty much everything on the bike is all-new including the inline-four cylinder engine that offers more power and torque apart from being lighter than before and boasting technology like variable valve tech which BMW calls ShiftCam. ShiftCam varies the timing for intake valves and the valve stroke by using two cam profiles. Partial load cams work at low to mid revs to offer vastly better bottom-end grunt now. Lobes are switched at 9,000rpm to the full load cams which keep the valves open for longer, thereby enhancing mid to top end grunt. What's more, the four-pot engine offers 207PS and 113Nm now and is more compact than before, apart from weighing 4kg lesser than the older engine.
The 2019 BMW S 1000 RR is the second generation litre-class superbike from BMW Motorrad and further refines the class-leading package that the first generation bike was
The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission, which gets a bi-directional quick shifter as standard. Interestingly, BMW has ditched the older S 1000 RR's asymmetrical headlamp design and has gone in for a radical new design language. What's more, the bike uses full-LED headlights now in the interest of weight savings. Overall, the new S 1000 RR is 11kg lighter than its predecessor thanks to its redesigned chassis and swingarm. The Pro version of the earlier S 1000 RR has been joined by with a higher-specced M version this being the first time BMW is using the M alphabet for one of its two-wheelers which gets the BMW M paint scheme, carbon fibre wheels, additional rider aids, additional riding modes and also gets the 6.5 inch TFT display instrument cluster as standard. The M package also brings additional weight savings in the form of a lighter battery, apart from a grippier M seat and M swingarm pivot for improved handling over the standard version. The M package-equipped Pro version has been priced at Rs 22.95 lakh ex-showroom in India. The Pro without this package Rs 20.95 lakh ex-showroom.
Needless to say, the electronics suite has been updated as well and includes a six-axis IMU, cornering ABS, multiple DTC levels, hill start, engine brake control as also Raid, Road, Dynamic and Race modes. With pretty much litre-class superbike in the world on sale in India, the BMW S 1000 RR takes on all its international rivals in India as well, including the Yamaha YZF-R1, Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, Suzuki GSX-R1000, Ducati Panigale V4 and the MV Agusta F4 as well.
OVERDRIVE has ridden the 2019 BMW S 1000 RR already, you can read our first ride review from the bike's international press ride in Portugal right here.
Additionally, here's our video review of the 2019 BMW S 1000 RR :
Also see: Our 2019 BMW S 1000 RR Track Ride Video Review
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