BMW Motorrad’s popular super sport bike – the BMW S 1000 RR has been launched in India in an all new avatar. The RR finds favour amongst racing enthusiasts seeking the thrill of speed, and ever since its introduction in 2009, each generation has set the category benchmark.
The new BMW S 1000 RR has comprehensive updates to the engine, suspension, chassis, aerodynamics, design and assistance systems. It embodies true BMW Motorrad racing DNA with more engine power, a sharper design, improved aerodynamics and numerous innovations in handling dynamics.
The new design impresses with its compact layout and super-sporty appeal. The front has a revamped look with a higher windscreen, side winglets and partitioning of the lower triple clamp. These elements optimise aerodynamics and help maintain top speed. Newly added M winglets, as on the M RR, generate aerodynamic downforce and additional load on front wheel. This brings advantages such as – reducing the bike’s tendency to do a wheelie, increasing cornering stability and faster lap times. The redesigned upper and lower tail sections and changes at the rear include the hump cover for pillion seat in ‘monoposto’ look (optional) and a shorter, detachable license plate holder.
The new BMW S 1000 RR is fitted with an advanced 4-cylinder water/oil cooled engine with BMW ShiftCam Technology. The 999cc engine generates 210 hp at 13,750 rpm (3 hp more than the previous model). Despite an increase in peak output, the usable engine speed range is significantly broader and more fulsome – maximum engine speed is 14,600 rpm.
The 6-speed gearbox allows ease of engagement, no slippage and precise shifts. Gear Shift Assistant Pro enables upshifting without clutch actuation and offers perfect acceleration without interrupting traction.
The RR is fitted with four modes – Rain, Road, Dynamic and Race. The optional ‘Pro Modes’ offer Race Pro 1, Race Pro 2 and Race Pro 3 setting in addition. Riders can activate Launch Control by pressing the start button for more than three seconds during standstill. Pit Lane Limiter enables speed limiting when passing through the pit lane. Hill Start Control Pro facilitates starting on gradients.
M Brakes are offered as standard on the new BMW S 1000 RR. The effective ABS Pro with new Brake Slide Assist and ABS Pro ‘Slick’ setting functions ensure perfect braking.
The new instrument cluster has an optimised display of the rev counter. It has a dashed area and a solid red area controlled by the engine control unit. As a new comfort function, the last selected screen appears on start. The instrument cluster has four screens to suit rider needs. Pure Ride screen provides all necessary information for normal operation on road, while the three Core screen displays – CORE Screen 1, CORE Screen 2 and CORE Screen 3 -are designed for the racetrack.
Standard equipment has been expanded to include the lighter M battery and USB charging socket.
The dynamic design of the new RR is supported by three attractive colour options – Black Storm Metallic, Passion and Light White Uni / M Motorsport (with M Package). Riders can further customise with two optional packages – Dynamic and M. Dynamic Package lifts the riding experience with Dynamic Damping Control, Riding Modes Pro, Heated Grips and Cruise Control. M Package (available for Pro M Sport variant) uplifts the racing character with special paintwork Light White Uni / M Motorsport, M Carbon Wheels, M Sport Seat, M Brake Calipers Blue, Fuel Filler Cap Black and M Rider Footrest System.
The ex-showroom price for the BMW S 1000 RR is INR 20.25 lacs. The BMW S 1000 RR Pro is priced at INR 22.15 lacs and the BMW S 1000 RR Pro M Sport tops the range at INR 24.45 lacs. Launched as a completely built-up unit, the bike is available for bookings throughout the BMW Motorrad network in India. Deliveries will commence from February 2023 onwards.