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It was an open secret, and it has not disappointed. The BMW S 1000 RR has just been unveiled at the Milan Motor Show with a clear proposal: to once again become the queen that was once of the street Superbike.
Following the guideline of doing things exactly as the competition does but with its own proposal, BMW Motorrad has developed a all-new supercar, more powerful, more radical and lighter than before.
BMW S 1000 RR: The German beast returns to the fray
If the previous version of the BMW S 1000 RR was a radical motorcycle, in Munich they have not been fooling around and almost a decade after its birth they have created a motorcycle that gives a Twist on the German Superbike Concept.
Externally, the BMW S 1000 RR lacks its cross-eyed look for the first time, incorporating a much more compact fairing with a full LED look, gills on the right side and a sharp tail that lacks a headlight. Accessory elements such as the indicators have been removed from the bodywork so that they can be quickly removed to enter the track.
The large front air intake is now even larger, dropping from the dome to the bottom of the front, enhanced by much smaller and more compact headlamps. The aerodynamics have been completely revised, as well as the ergonomics and general geometries to allow a much more aggressive position at their controls.
The four-cylinder engine is completely new. Now the 4-cylinder of 999 cubic centimeters increases its power to 207 hp (+8 hp) and a torque of 113 Nm same as before, although with 100 Nm available from 5,500 rpm. But the novelties are not so much in the figures as in its interior, since the cylinder head with four valves per cylinder includes the ShiftCam variable cam technology premiered in the BMW R 1250 GS that we tested a few weeks ago.
This system focuses its skills on offering a better feel and a more effective behavior at low and medium revolutions. Despite including more complete hardware, the new thruster is 4 kg lighter.
The aluminum double girder chassis hugs the engine in a more compact way and with Flex Frame technology to achieve greater controlled flexibility, the subframe becomes multi-tubular and the aluminum swingarm now has lower reinforcements, as in the BMW HP4 Race. The engine now supports a greater structural role.
This chassis is associated with a 45 mm inverted front fork in the front axle and a rear monoshock with Full Floater Pro technology that, according to the brand, offer a greater dose of information and control at all times. Optionally available electronic suspension system Dynamic Damping Control (DDC).
As expected, technology plays an even more relevant role in the 2019 BMW S 1000 RR. This new generation of the German Superbike includes the new 6.5 inch digital dashboard similar to those already used by the rest of the family, but it hides numerous 2.0 trinkets.
Four driving modes (Rain, Road, Dynamic and Race), antiwheelie, DTC dynamic traction control, ABS with cornering brake assist, engine brake control and bi-directional semi-automatic shifting come standard thanks to the implementation of a new six-inch inertial measurement platform. axes. It can also be complemented with the optional Race Pro 1, Race Pro 2 and Race Pro 3 modes that also include Launch Control and pitlane limiter.
On the scale there are also novelties, and that is that despite being more equipped than ever the BMW S 1000 RR leaves its weight in 197 kg in running order, 10 kg less than previous model which can be lowered even further: 195.4 kg with the Race package and 193.5 with the M package.
At BMW Motorrad they have concentrated on creating a motorcycle that is much more effective than the previous one without revolutionizing the concept, and they announce that the S 1000 RR is now 1 second faster on track than its previous version.
Because yes, equipment packages They have also been extended to the most radical BMW in the catalog, being able to choose between the M package (Pro mode, Motorsport paint, carbon fiber rims, lightweight battery, M seat and adjustable swingarm axle), Dynamic package (DDC electronic suspension, grips and cruise control) and the Race package (Pro mode, forged front rim, lightweight battery and adjustable swingarm axle).
At the time of its commercialization (yet to be determined), the BMW S 1000 RR will be available in only two finishes: Racing Red with black chassis, fork and subframe and Motorsport with gold fork and titanium subframe.
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