- BMW S1000RR has ditched the asymmetric headlamps and now sports a conventional unit
- The Supersport is powered by the same in-line 999 cc motor but churns out more power than the outgoing model
- The motor is equipped with the renowned ShiftCam technology
- The litre-class motorcycle has also ditched the Marzocchi suspension for a new set up from Sachs
BMW Motorrad is all set to launch the 2019 edition of their litre-class supersport - S1000RR on June 27. The German motorcycle manufacturer has been teasing the adrenaline junkies by sharing information on the launch date of their supersport. The upcoming 2019 BMW S1000RR packs all-new front facade, more powerful engine, a 6.5-inch digital instrument display, all-new suspension set-up and riding assists.
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The 2019 BMW S1000RR is powered by the same in-line 999 cc motor as seen on the outgoing model but this motor has been re-tuned to churn out more power than its predecessor. The motor on 2019 BMW S1000RR is capable of making 207 bhp of peak power at 13,500 rpm and a massive 113 NM of peak torque at 10,500 rpm. The motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox which is equipped with a bi-directional quick-shifter that makes the gear shifting buttery smooth. The quick-shifter also helps the rider in bumper to bumper traffic scenario as the rider doesn't have to pay heed to the clutch lever to launch the bike. BMW has also equipped the 2019 S1000RR with ShiftCam technology that provides the supersport with ample amount of horses across the rev-range, especially in the lower rev-range.
The 2019 S1000RR has got new suspensions from Sachs and ditched the Italian Marzocchi suspension setup. Braking duties on the litre-class supersport is being taken care by Hayes and instead of the Brembos. The supersport gets cornering ABS and traction control that further strengthens the technological prowess of the BMW S1000RR. The motorcycle also has four riding modes to keep the rider entertained and engaged all day long - Rain, Road, Dynamic and Race. All of these electronics can be accessed through a 6.5-inch all-digital instrument display.
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One of the major cosmetic updates given to the German supersport is that the 2019 edition has ditched the love or hate asymmetric twin headlamp unit. The 2019 BMW S1000RR now sports a more conventional looking twin headlamp unit which further increases the sharp look of the supersport. S1000RR is available in three variants in the international market - standard, sport and M package. The 2019 edition of the litre-class motorcycle has also shed some weight and now tips the scale at 197 kg - all thanks to a redesigned and lighter chassis. The outgoing model currently retails at Rs 19.18 lakh (ex-showroom) and the 2019 S1000RR will be priced on a premium side. Once launched the Supersport will lock horn with the likes of Kawasaki ZX-10R, Ducati Panigale V4 and Yamaha YZF-R1 in the Indian market.