BMW Motorrad is launching its all-new litre-class superbike, the S 1000 RR in India shortly, regarded as one of the most advanced superbikes on the planet. The new generation S 1000 RR is a full-generation change over last year's bike and gets a new chassis, engine, suspension and more, as also some of the newest technologies in the superbike world, including variable valve timing. We've already ridden the motorcycle a few months ago at the Estoril race circuit in Portugal and the bike gets launched in India today! Here's all the updates from the launch event:
Also see: Our first ride video review of the 2019 BMW S 1000 RR
Also see: Our 2019 BMW S 1000 RR Track Ride Video Review
The new BMW Motorrad S 1000 RR has been launched in three trims, priced at ₹ 18.5 lakh for the standard version, ₹ 20.95 lakh for the Pro version and 22.95 lakh for the Pro M-Sport version.
2019 BMW S 1000 RR launched at Rs 18.5 lakh in India - raed our launch story here
The 2019 BMW Motorrad S1000RR also uses a new chassis, swingarm and rear subframe and the bike weighs 11kg lesser than its predecessor overall!
The BMW Motorrad S 1000 RR was launched originally in 2009 and became the best seller in the litre-class superbike almost overnight and has pretty much ruled the segment over the past 10 years.
Future plans also include a foray into road racing in India, says BMW Motorrad! That sounds exciting!
The BMW Motorrad Safaris are doing well and garnering a huge response from customers across the country too we’re told.
The roadmap ahead for BMW Motorrad includes a strong focus on tier 2 and 3 cities, along with a ‘BMW on tour’ mobile showcase of its products in India. S 1000 RR
New S 1000 RR can be made ‘race ready’ by removing mirrors and rear number plate in just a couple of minutes
It’s about to begin! The stage is set here in Gurugram for the launch of the new generation BMW S 1000 RR!
New design sees BMW ditch the asymmetrical design language in favour of smaller, lighter LED headlights
Engine produces 207PS and 113Nm
New S 1000 RR uses a 6.5 inch TFT display as instrument cluster.
M Package includes M livery, M swingarm pivot, lighter battery, different seat, additional riding modes
M Package helps reduce the bike’s weight further
This is the first time BMW is using the M alphabet on a two-wheeler
BMW has done away with the Pro version and instead you now get an M Package
Engine uses ShiftCam, variable valve tech that includes two cam profiles for partial load and full load conditions
All-new engine that’s more compact in size, narrower and 4kg lighter than before
New S 1000 RR is 11kg lighter