2019 BMW S1000RR officially revealed at EICMA

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After all those leaks, it’s finally here. BMW have just told the world at EICMA all about its new S1000RR. Unsurprisingly it looks just like the leaked imagery and has the same specs. Fancy that!

The important stuff:

  • 207bhp @ 13,500 RPM (+8bhp)
  • Redline upped to 14,600 RPM
  • More mid-range torque (details TBC)
  • All-new underslung swingarm with re-worked linkage system
  • 11kg weight reduction from 208 to 197kg. 4kg weight reduction comes from engine and 1.3kg from exhaust mods
  • Variable cam timing (“shift cam” as seen on the R1250 GS) shifts at 9,000 RPM
  • Titanium valves (hollowed out!), and revised inlet ports
  • Lighter rocker arms and shorter, 10% lighter steel con rods
  • Longer wheelbase, steeper rake with less trail
  • More front-biased weight bias with 53.8% of weight over the front wheel
  • TFT colour dashboard with lean angle and lap times
  • LED headlights

Pricing will be revealed on or during the press launch in early 2019. Until then, it’s at the top of our Christmas list.


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