No more “lazy eye” or “Forest Whitaker” remarks for the BMW S1000RR.
Words: Allan Lane//Images: BMW Motorrad
The 2019 S1000RR has been completely redesigned, including a significant symmetrical facelift. Performance output has been increased to 207 horses while the weight has been lessened to a wet weight of 434 pounds. The 2019 BMW S1000R is available in two colorways: Racing Red and Motorsport theme. The German manufacturer didn’t stop there. They have completely revamped their flagship superbike with a myriad of improvements and upgrades. The list of new features is long. However, there are a few that stand out.
Here are 10 things that you need to know about the 2019 BMW S1000RR:
1. Facelift: Most notable is the redesign of the front end that now features a symmetrical aesthetic. The seat and fuel tanks have been trimmed to offer improved rider support and knee grip while principal contact surfaces have been maximized to optimize the connection between rider and bike.
2. M Package: BMW is now offering an M Package for the 2019 S1000RR that includes Motorsports paint finish, carbon fiber wheels, lightweight battery, chassis kit, sports seat, and Pro Mode.
3. More power: 207HP at 13,500RPM and 83-foot-pounds of torque at 11,000RPM.
4. Lighter load: 434 pounds, curb weight. 427 pounds, curb weight with the M Package installed.
5. Advanced Dynamic Traction Control: An improved DTC system that includes DTC Wheelie Function as well as an optional Adjustable DTC Wheelie Function.
6. New riding modes: The list of riding modes include Rain, Road, Dynamic and Race. With the M Package installed, an additional three modes are accessible: Race Pro 1, Race Pro 2 and Race Pro 3.
7. New pipes: New exhaust system weighing almost 3 pounds less than prior model years.
8. New suspension: The all-new suspension system features a Flex Frame composition where the engine facilities the role of load bearer. The Flex Frame factor improves the overall ergonomics and refine the geometry for improved handling and increased traction.
9. New instrument panel: The data cluster has been updated to a 6.5 inch TFT multifunctional instrument panel.
10. ABS Pro: The ABS features a new six-axis sensor cluster for increased braking performance, particularly when cornering.
On paper, the S1000RR is loaded with components engineered to make it faster and lighter with an enhanced rider experience. It looks dramatically different yet remains true to its original profile and line work.
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