Actor Shahid Kapoor unveils the all-new BMW S 1000 RR in India

BMW Motorrad launched the all-new BMW S 1000 RR super bike this week, and Indian movie star Shahid Kapoor officially unveiled the new bike in India. It will be available as a completely built-up unit (CBU) and can be booked at any BMW Motorrad dealerships with immediate effect.

The BMW S 1000 RR shaped the BMW Motorrad brand with its outstanding dynamics when it was launched 10 years back. The RR is a super bike in the truest sense, with a design that reflects not just distinctive style but also the brand character. The all-new ‘Double R’ features lower weight, a newly developed chassis and suspension, lights, dashboard, design and a new engine with BMW ShiftCam technology. It is the first motorcycle to feature an M package, a combination of the power of M with Motorrad.

The S 1000 RR is available in two color options. ‘Racing Red’, the flashy red finish portraying the super bike’s racing genes and the color ‘Light White / Lupin Blue Metallic/ Racing Red’ with Motorsport finish that sends a clear signal of sportiness, agility and dynamics. With the new M package, the all-new RR has is nothing short of being the ultimate racing machine. High-quality M features such as carbon fibre wheels, M lightweight battery and M Sport seat underpin this performance promise in the most impressive way.

The design of the all-new RR makes an unmistakable statement – light, fast and uncompromising. The proportions are compactly concentrated between the wheels. The athletic and focused design makes RR instantly recognisable on the roads. The clear razor-sharp flyline and the front view form an extremely narrow and streamlined silhouette. The low-level front section gives it a light, athletic appearance. The LED headlights are now standard and give the bike a dynamic and aggressive look. The powerful surface styling gives the dynamic side design an impression of visual unity. A dynamic flow is traced across the body of the motorcycle by the surfaces, with the BMW logo as the start and finish point. Seen from the rear, the RR dominates in terms of design and functionality: ‘All-in-one’ is the motto here. The number plate holder includes plate lighting, LED turn signals, tail lights and brake lights. The slim rear gives absolute freedom of movement. It is lean and athletic when viewed from above, and a dynamic line flows from the fuel tank to the rear. The striking design of the fuel tank lends particular emphasis to the motorcycle’s length and sporty flair.

The all-new BMW S 1000 RR is fitted with a completely newly developed 4-cylinder in-line engine with a displacement of 999cc. The engine is now 4 kgs lighter and narrower, which improves both the handling and the ergonomics. It generates 152 kW (207 hp) at 13,500 rpm to deliver supreme level of engine power. BMW’s ShiftCam Technology provides an excellent torque curve that is captivating even at low and middle speeds. The variable camshaft control BMW ShiftCam is an entirely new technology which provides supreme ride-ability along with an additional increase in power across the entire engine speed range, reduced emission and fuel consumption levels, optimised running smoothness and refinement. The newly developed suspension has enhanced the riding dynamics as well as achieved significantly reduced weight as compared to the outgoing model. It features a Flex Frame which is the optimum interplay between the frame design and the engine as a load-bearing element. It improves the aerodynamics of the motorcycle and helps keep the weight low. The new layout of the main frame has a leaner fuel tank and seating area trim sections for further improved support and knee grip. The all-new RR is also fitted with ABS Pro (Anti-lock Braking System), DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) and DTC Wheelie Function as standard. The optional DDC (Dynamic Damping Control) adjusts the electronic chassis optimally to the riding situation within milliseconds.

For ideal adaptation to varied conditions of use, the all-new RR is fitted with four modes ‘Rain’, ‘Road’, ‘Dynamic’ and ‘Race’ as standard. For the world of race tracks and motor racing, the Riding Modes Pro option offers additional three riding modes (Race Pro 1-3) that are freely programmable. These enable individual adaptation of the most diverse control functions such as Engine (throttle), Engine Brake, Traction Control, Wheelie-Control, ABS and ABS Pro to suit the rider’s own skill level and riding style. Another feature that comes with the ‘Pro Modes’ is Launch Control for perfect race starts.

The benchmark in the super bike segment is the Multifunctional instrument panel – the TFT display of the all-new RR. With 6.5″, riders can have the perfect overview. The Pure Ride screen displays the essentials or one of three Core Ride screens that display other important information. BMW Motorrad multi-controller gives the rider quick access to vehicle and connectivity functions. Phone and media functions can be used without having to install an app.

The new BMW S1000 RR comes at a starting price of INR 18.50 lacs for the base version, while the Pro and Pro M Sport are priced at INR 20.95 lacs and INR 22.95 lacs, respectively (ex-showroom India).

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