The much awaited 2019 S 1000 RR has been recently launched by BMW Motorrad in India with a starting price of INR 18.5 lakh, which is just INR 45,000 more than its predecessor model. The pricing set for this new racing bike has received huge applause from all BMW fans in India. Although the top-end model of 2019 S 1000 R is priced at INR 22.5 lakh, but then again, it comes with a host of additional features for the riders and is also heavier compared to the standard trim.
As far as the bike features are concerned, it comes with a 6.5-inch full TFT screen with Bluetooth connectivity, a unique tail light submerged with turn indicators, and LED headlights with LED DRLs. BMW's propertiary ShftCam technology is also present on this bike which offers low-end grunt without comprising on bike performance.
On the mechanical front, this new bike is powered by a four-cylinder, 999c motor that can easily churn out207 PS power at 8,500rpm along with 113Nm torque at 11,000 rpm. A bi-directional quick-shifter and 6-speed transmission is also present on the bike.
Further, the engine of this new bike is using lightweight running components that make it 4kg lighter than its predecessor. The 2019 BMW S1000 R, overall weighs around 197kg, which is 11 kg lesser than the previous gen model all thanks to a WSBK stirred aluminium swingarm and redesigned chassis. BMW also offers a special "M-Package" that further curbs down bike weight to 193.5kg all thanks to its lightweight carbon wheels, M Chasis kit, M lightweight battery, ride height adjustment, and a pivot for the swingarm.
A range of electronic rider aids is also present on this new bike. The list unfolds an IMU-based cornering ABS, disengageable race ABS, hill start assist, dynamic traction control (DTC), and four riding modes: Road, Rain, Dynamic & Race. All such features come as standard in the new bike. That's not all, the M-Package also offers a bunch of additional capabilities like launch control, wheelie control, a pitlane limiter, slide control, hill start control pro, and a host of other riding modes (e.g., Race Pro 1-3). The riders are also allowed to fine tune the settings in different modes to customize it according to their needs.
BWM also offers heated grip, tyre pressure control unit, and a colour-coded seat cover with this new bike.
In terms of braking, the bike comes with twin 320mm discs that are paired along with radially mounted four-piston calipers and a 220mm rear disc brake. The bike has 17" alloy wheels with dimensions 120/70- front section and 190/55-rear section.
The new 2019 S 1000 RR is likely to compete against the likes of Suzuki GSX-R1000R (INR 19.81 lakh), Honda CBR1000RR (INR 16.84 lakh), Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R (INR 13.99 lakh), Yamaha YZF-R1 (INR 20.39 lakh) and the Ducati Panigale V4 (INR 22.70 lakh).