The first thing to notice is the new headlight. The old asymmetrical design is replaced with a new symmetrical unit which consists of LED lights. The rear of the bike has also been reworked to feature LED tail light and turn signals. The new design is not as legendary but looks amazing in every way. The fairing also loses the shark fins in favour of a more open design.
The 2019 BMW S1000RR has a longer swing arm. The rake is also steep, hence now the bike is more forward focused. Almost 54% of the total weight has shifted upfront which has resulted in a relatively aggressive riding position.
In terms of the engine, the bike gets a 999cc 4-cylinder liquid cooled motor with ShiftCam technology. The new tech works like the VVA, to deliver more power across the entire RPM range. Meaning more low down torque, more mid-range rush and a powerful top end. Power figures are pretty amazing, with 207 HP and 113 Nm of torque.
In terms of electronics, the standard version of the bike gets BMW Motorrad ABS pro, cornering ABS, Digital Traction control (DTC), Hill Start Control (HSC), and much more. The bike has a normal shifter which works like a bi-directional quick shifter. During the upshifts, the bike uses normal clutchless upshifts, but during downshifts, the ECU interferes with the throttle and allows easy downshifting. The bike also features four Riding-Modes namely (Rain, Road, Race, Dynamic)
The new S1000RR comes with a coloured TFT screen which can be used to manage all the above electronics. The bike also features an increased seat height of 824 mm and a fuel tank capacity of 16.5 litres.
The 2019 BMW S1000RR is a bike which has received a design update after almost a decade. The new design is going to displease some people, but the bike has improved so much in the last 10 years that people will not mind giving this new design a fair chance.
Expect the launch of the bike to be somewhere around the spring of 2019.
By: Yetnesh Dubey