Mysteriously, some specs of the highly anticipated 2019 BMW S1000RR have found their way on the Internet before the official announcement of the 2018 EICMA. This looks promising.
The leak takes the form of an image of poor quality that seems to have been extracted from a brochure. According to this, the power will come from a 999 cc water-oil-cooled inline four-cylinder engine. It will have titanium valves and will be equipped with BMW ShiftCam, the variable valve timing system of BMW. This engine will produce 207 horsepower at 13,500 rpm, compared to 199 in the current model, and 113 Newton meters (about 83 lb-ft) of torque at 11,000 rpm, like the current model.
This bike will weigh 197 kg, ready to roll and gasoline, against 459 kg for the current model. A trim level “Package M” indicates its weight at 193.5 kg, or about 426 pounds. Its maximum speed is assumed to be 299 kilometers per hour, about 185 miles per hour. Many technologies will safeguard this power. In addition to the anti-lock brakes and four driving modes, the 2019 BMW S1000RR will also feature Slope Start Control and Pro Shift Assist, which allows you to shift from one gear to the other without clutching.
Many optional equipment will be available, including carbon fiber parts, footrests, levers, a seat, a datalogger and stopwatch, a calibration kit and even a BMW M brand bike cover It seems that BMW\’s MM Performance brand for cars is also doing magic on motorcycles, or at least slapping its image on many parts.
BMW said the new S1000RR would be more revolutionary than evolution. If we believe the specifications disclosed, it seems that BMW can keep its promises.